Software concept

Info dialogs that pop up when pointer is held over certain UI or gameworld elements, usually providing more in-depth info that does not pop up an actual window (disappears usually as soon as the pointer is moved away) or enter a modal screen for it.


The first video game about Tooltips was released on December 1996.

Chucklefish, Blizzard and Paradox Interactive has published most of these games

Usually tooltips are non-interactive, but some may have functionality close to a proper window/dialog.

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