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Experience: Literal

Other (objects, etc.) concept

Experience (and thus advancement) is gained by literally doing what you want to get better at, meaning you get better at swimming by swimming, get more accurate with guns by shooting with them, get better at preparing food by cooking, etc.

121
games
32
platforms

Alternate names: Character advancement: Literal experience, Learn by doing

The first video game about Experience: Literal was released in 1984.

Bethesda Softworks, Phr00t Software and Origin has published most of these games

# RPG elements #

Experience gain:
* None
* Deeds
* Kills/Defeats
* Game progress
* Objects
* Literal

Character advancement:
* None
* Static
* Literal experience
* Experience distribution
* Point distribution
* Deeds
* Perks
* Objects
* Game progress
* Time
* Intermediary

Other:
* Multiple experience types
* Shared experience
* Undefined experience (games missing info on how experience is gained)
* Undefined advancement (games missing info on how character advancement works)
Some games have this in a limited form, such as "weapon familiarity".

At the most extreme point, games in this category don't have anything akin to the classic level system used by the oldest RPGs (and those that mimic their system) out there.

This also means you don't gain experience from doing quests either, besides what ever skills you used to finish it but that's no different from any other use of skills and the questing should not give any boosts to it lest it be in the realm of regular experience system.

Parent groups

Advancement, Experience

Platforms

Windows 36
Linux 16
MS-DOS 10
Mac OS X 8
Internet Only 4
Amiga 3
X360 3
PS3 3
BSD 3
NES 2
PS 2
C64 2
PS2 2
Apple II E 2
NEC PC9801 2
Atari 400/800 2
Atari ST 2
BeOS 2
Apple IIGS 2
FM Towns 2
X68000 2
Master System 1
Wii 1
OS/2 1
iOS 1
MICRO 7 - FM7 1
NEC PC8801 1
Sharp X1 1
MSX2 1
PS4 1

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