Periodic autosaves

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Game progress is periodically (usually every 5 to 15 minutes) saved without any action from the player needed.


Alternate name: Timed autosaves

The first video game about Periodic autosaves was released on September 1997.

Kalypso Media Digital, Polytron and Atari has published most of these games

The most important part is that the saves occur every n minutes or seconds.

  • Autosaves that occur at specific locations instead of being triggered by some timer should be marked with autosave points instead.
  • Autosaving at the end of timed mission/level is the same as autosave point, so autosaves does not cover them either.
  • Autosave at the start of a mission/level falls also under autosave points.