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- (video games) An area in a video game from which all other levels in the game are accessed.
Peach's Castle in Super Mario 64 is an early example of a hub world.
2009, Game Informer Magazine: For Video Game Enthusiasts, page 62:
- First of all, the game is split into discrete levels joined by a hub world.
2010, EZ Guides: The Games of the Decade:
- The loot system is as constant and unyielding as the endlessly respawning enemies: it's an obsessive's nirvana, leading to as much time navigating the inventory screen as the game's hub world and dungeons.
2014, Tobias Winnerling, Early Modernity and Video Games, page 206:
- Souls, which function as both currency and experience points, are slowly collected as the player works through a stage, and can only be spent at Nexus, the hub world that players are transported to between stages.
- (science fiction) A planet which serves as a hub.
1965, John Wood Campbell, editor, Analog Science Fact/science Fiction, page 43:
- Otherwise, our beautiful tree might become a definite nuisance on any Hub world to which it is introduced.
2007, Aaron Michael Fanthorpe, Genesis Project: Prelude to Destiny, volume 1, page 8:
- A hub world in the Kasna Republik, Kasnearfar was a cosmopolitan port for beings across the Four Galaxies.
2012, Ted White, Sideslip:
- But something was shaping up—something incomprehensible and vast, concerning the Hub Worlds, something that was apparently tangled in and directly related to tens of thousands of years of interacting histories.