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Jargon

Culture concept

Player is subjected to technical, scientific or other terminology most people are not expected to understand, whether this is fictitious (technobabble) or factually accurate.

22
games
8
platforms

Alternate name: Technobabble

The first video game about Jargon was released on July 25, 1998.

Red Barrels, 2K Games and Valve has published most of these games

Usually this is terminology pertinent to a specific profession, commonly engineering but can be medical or anything else, even something more "mundane".

There's three variations of jargon used in fiction:
* Humorous — usually quite obviously made-up and exists for laughs. Commonly referred to as technobabble.
* Serious — made-up but sounds reasonable/real to anyone who doesn't know better. In some instances may be hard to prove as fictitious if used jargon involves currently unproven (but not disproven) theories.
* Factual — the real jargon that's used appropriately.