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Grid-based movement

Video game concept

First person games where the movement and other elements are locked to a grid.

464
games
61
platforms

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

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

ASCII, Electronic Arts and Sir-Tech 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 79
Linux 50
Amiga 33
Windows 30
NEC PC9801 22
C64 20
Mac OS Classic 18
Atari ST 17
Apple II E 16
NES 10
NEC PC8801 10
BeOS 9
MICRO 7 - FM7 9
Sharp X1 9
Mac OS X 7
GB 7
Amiga AGA 7
SNES 6
GBC 6
MSX 5
MSX2 5
Amstrad CPC 5
Saturn 5
C128 5
Mega-CD 4
Atari Falcon 4
iOS 4
Mega Drive 4
BSD 4
X68000 4

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