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Metroidvania is a subgenre of 2D (sometimes 2.5D and rarely 3D) platforming games focused on guided non-linearity and utility-gated exploration. The term, coined by video game critic Jeremy Parish, is a portmanteau of Metroid and Castlevania. Typical features of this subgenre include, but are not limited to, progressively revealed minimaps, backtracking, and difficult boss fights.
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Dead Cells is an action/platformer/roguelite game developed by Motion Twin, a French independent developer based in Bordeaux. It's available on all current gaming platforms. This subreddit is here for anyone wanting to discuss the game. Everyone is welcome to participate! Please read the rules before you post but don't be shy, come say hi! Got a question ? Go ask in Noob Central (see "Useful Resources" below the subreddit header).
The largest active Super Nintendo community on the internet! The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is Nintendo's second home console, following the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The console introduced advanced graphics and sound capabilities compared with other consoles at the time. Additionally, development of a variety of enhancement chips (which were integrated on game circuit boards) helped to keep it competitive in the marketplace.
A subreddit for games descended from Rogue - a sub-genre of RPG games involving things like permadeath and randomized levels. This community is mostly centered around traditional roguelike games which are turn-based, grid-based and single character focused, but discussion of "roguelike-like" games is still allowed.
RPG_Gamers is a subreddit for fans of all videogame RPGs from JRPGs (Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest), Western RPGs (Fallout, Baldur's Gate), action games with RPG elements (Diablo, League of Legends), and discussions related to them. Subreddit in general revolves around discussion of RPG videogames, recommendations for new games to try, news of upcoming RPGs, and reviews of recently released RPGs. Memes and other related filler content is not presently allowed.
A subreddit for talking about Nintendo news and games. Discussion questions, news, review/previews, opinion pieces, and informative videos about games, new and old, are welcome! Our sister-subreddit, /r/casualnintendo, is for Nintendo-themed entertainment including fan work, memes, let's plays and more. We recommend browsing both subreddits at the same time @ http://reddit.com/r/nintendo+casualnintendo
For topics related to the design of games for interactive entertainment systems - video games, board games, tabletop RPGs, or any other type. /r/GameDesign is not a subreddit about general game development, nor is it a programming subreddit. This is a place to talk about Game Design and what it entails. Use this community to network, discuss crafting rulesets and general game design, and share game design tips with other game designers. Designers of all experience levels are welcome!