Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Better Term For “Metroidvania”

What Exactly IS A “Metroidvania”? I’ve never liked the term “Metroidvania“. Metroidvania (a portmanteau of “Metroid” and “Castlevania”) is a well-known subgenre definition in the game industry which generally refers to “any game containing the major gameplay concepts shared by the Metroid series … Continue reading

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