Something inanimate, such as an umbrella or a marble, inexplainably moves by itself but has no other traits of living things.
The first video game about Animate objects was released in 1982.
In case of mechanical or electronical devices, this group excludes anything that can be (or is) called a robot or said to be driven by an artificial intelligence. However, if the object or device that does move by such force is outlandish enough in that capacity, such as a flashlight or a chainsaw, this can be still applied though a note should be added to the game entry about it.
Child groupAnimate object protagonist
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