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- (video games) A style of game in which the player observes and controls a large-scale environment, such as a city.
2010, Ernest Adams, Fundamentals of Game Design, page 580:
- Mana often grows in exponential proportion to population size, so as the population increases the player acquires vastly greater powers—a progression that god games share with spellcaster characters in role-playing games.
video game type