Naturalistic

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Not necessarily realistic. Has nothing overtly fantastic, be it magical, paranormal, psychic, mystic, super powers, technomagic, nor magical technology.

4197
games
150
platforms

Alternate names: Mundane, No Magic

Essentially anything devoid of fantastic (decidedly reality ignoring/breaking) elements (not as in the fantasy genre).

This is not about what's known, it is about the way it works. Unknown technologies, aliens, things not of Earth and not of the known world can still behave naturalistically.

Contrasts: (any one of these disqualifies use of this tag):
* Super powers
* Psychic powers (a.k.a. psionics)
* Technomagic
* Paranormal
* Magical Technology
* Magic
... or any other supernatural phenomena or superhuman powers

Possible Contrasts: (any one of these may disqualify use of this tag):
* Magical potions (but not medical).
* Visions that are clearly presented as supernatural.
* Cartoons are rarely naturalistic. Animation however, just might be.
* In rare cases, fantasy-like creatures my be given naturalistic explanation.
* Undead can only be naturalistic if a reasonably realistic explanation is given (tuberculosis, pneumonic plague, porphyria, lyssa, chemically educed zombi/real zombies, photosensitivity, hypertrichosis, trisomy, or like causes).
* Visions are not naturalistic if they have a clearly supernatural origin.
* 'Potions' that produce a naturalistic medical effect (poison, antidote, drowsiness, hallucinations, euphoria, drunkenness, etc) might be compatible with naturalistic.

Compatible:
* Supernormal(Prodigies)
* Science fiction/Aliens(use your best judgment for alien telepathy as it could go either way. Examples: Star Trek has naturalistic telepathy. Star Wars does not)
Science fiction can be naturalistic, but not in the case of technomagic or weird science. Similarly fantasy can be naturalistic.
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The first Naturalistic video game was released on January 28, 1947.

Creative Computing, Activision and Electronic Arts published most of these games.

Child groups

Real world, Vaguely Naturalistic

Platforms

Linux 737
Windows 563
Mac OS Classic 391
Apple II E 323
MS-DOS 213
PS2 116
Tandy Coco 107
BeOS 100
TRS-80 97
C64 82
Mac OS X 80
Altair 8800 76
Atari 400/800 60
Amiga 54
NeXT 50
X360 48
ZX Spectrum 46
Commodore PET 41
Xbox 41
custom 41
PS3 40
Win3.1 38
Atari ST 38
NES 37
PS 29
BSD 27
Amstrad CPC 27
DEC PDP-1 24
Wii 22
Ohio Scientific 22

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