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2D games are drawn in a two-dimensional space using two-dimensional objects. Each game object's position will have an x and a y coordinate, but not a z coordinate unlike in 3D games.

Using techniques to create effects is .

Many game types can be realised in two dimensions, and two-dimensional games are in no way qualitatively inferior to three-dimensional ones.


A taster of some of the variety possible in two dimensions:

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