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.

527
games
64
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 95
Linux 50
Amiga 39
Windows 32
NEC PC9801 28
C64 24
Atari ST 20
Apple II E 19
Mac OS Classic 18
NES 17
NEC PC8801 12
Sharp X1 11
GB 9
BeOS 9
MICRO 7 - FM7 9
Amstrad CPC 7
FM Towns 7
GBC 6
MSX 6
Amiga AGA 6
SNES 6
Mac OS X 6
MSX2 5
Saturn 5
X68000 5
Mega Drive 4
BSD 4
C128 4
iOS 4
Mega-CD 4

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