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Game Design Dictionary

by Richard Terrell on 11/22/11 09:37:00 pm

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Download The Critical-Glossary in this convenient PDF file. Works especially well on the iPad. For Kindles, rotate the screen view to the side for optimum viewing. 


  • A dictionary or Glossary of video game design terms.
  • 450 entries and counting! updated 11/11/2011 
  • 100% Free. Use it. Share it. 
  • Features links to articles for examples, pictures, video, and interactive demos. 
  • Contains definitions from Wikipedia,, A Dictionary of Video Game Theory, and
  • Send any questions, comments, or concerns my way. See contact info here

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