Grid-based first-person movement

Video game concept

First person games where the movement and other elements are locked to a grid. May or may not have a smooth transition.

552
games
65
platforms

Alternate names: First-person grid
Name variations: Grid-based first-person

The first video game about Grid-based first-person movement was released on September 1981.

ASCII, SSI and Electronic Arts has published most of these games

This is a specific variation of 3DoF (three degrees of freedom): forward/back, left/right, and yaw (in 90 degree increments). Many are also only 2DoF with the lack of side stepping.

Better name for this concept is needed, but since there's no agreement on it besides grid based movement or similar elsewhere and that doesn't distinguish from other uses of grids, we're limited to this currently.
Related:
* Grid

Related: (environment rendering)
* Tile-based
* Pre-rendered backgrounds

Platforms

MS-DOS 97
Linux 51
Amiga 39
Windows 34
NEC PC9801 31
C64 25
Atari ST 21
Apple II E 19
Mac OS Classic 19
NES 17
NEC PC8801 14
Sharp X1 11
BeOS 9
GB 9
MICRO 7 - FM7 9
Amstrad CPC 9
Mac OS X 8
X68000 7
MSX2 7
FM Towns 7
Amiga AGA 6
SNES 6
GBC 6
MSX 6
Saturn 5
iOS 4
Mega-CD 4
BSD 4
Mega Drive 4
C128 4

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