Quiz: The Innovations in Video Game Design Quiz
The Innovations in Video Game Design Quiz
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About This Quiz

Game designers continually expand on what's possible in video games. From simple simulations to sprawling fantasy epics, innovation has pushed games in new directions. How much do you know about innovation in video game design? Take this quiz to see.

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One of the earliest video games, which used an oscilloscope to display the graphics, modeled what sport?
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"The Realm Online" is credited as the first multiplayer online game to load each combat encounter in a separate area from other players, a concept known as ...
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Today, "Warcraft" is best known for the "World of Warcraft" massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), but the first "Warcraft" game was a landmark in what genre?
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The first video game to become popular enough to run on multiple computers at universities around the U.S. was called …
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The one-on-one fighting game is a video game staple. The first one was released in 1976 and was based on what real-world fighting competition?
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A video game that is based on exploration and item collection but includes permanent death and does not allow saving is known as a …
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In 1978 "Space Invaders" brought many new ideas to arcade games, including the concept that a game ends when?
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What 1989 video game, based on building and controlling a fictional city, introduced the concept of an open-ended game that had no winner or loser?
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What was the first game to use quick-time events, or pre-rendered cinematic scenes that the player reacts to?
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The earliest persistent-world multiplayer games used a text-only interface and were called MUDs. What does MUD stand for?
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The first game that allowed multiple players to interact in the same virtual space across a network was called …
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Which RTS game became so popular that its high-stakes tournaments became the foundation of e-sports?
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Video games like "Sweet Home" and "Alone in the Dark" that focus on evasion, mystery solving, frightening storylines and inventory management rather than combat belong to the genre known as …
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"Minecraft" allows players to dig and explore tunnels, collect resources and items and build things in an innovative way. What game is its most direct inspiration?
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The process of generating random environments in real time used by games like "Beneath Apple Manor," "Rogue," "River Raid" and "Elite: Dangerous" is known as …
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What was the first home-console game to use battery-powered RAM to allow the player to save the game?
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The first text-adventure game, also known as an interactive-fiction game, was "Colossal Cave Adventure" from 1976. What was the most famous text-adventure game?
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What game introduced the concept of a gory "fatality" finishing move to the fighting game genre in 1992?
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Which famous game designer coined the term MMORPG?
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