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Tags are used to classify and organize games in Flashpoint for easier searching. Here, they have been organised into categories. You may use multiple tags per game, and you can use the category headers as tags too. If there is a tag that you feel would be useful, please ask a Staff Member on the Discord server, and we'll see if it's something that should be added. We don't want tags to be too specific, to the point where a tag exists solely for one game.

Action

These games are active and action-packed, whether they involve running, jumping, shooting, or something else.

Tag Description Example
Artillery Games where you use various weapons, setting the power and angle, to fight your enemy Tank Wars
Brawler Progress through areas, beating up goons as you go. Usually 2D Stick Brawl
Fighting Two characters face off using combos and special techniques Samurai Fighters
First-Person Shooter The game is played from the point of view of the character firing the weapon Sierra 7
Platformer Progress through the stage(s), jumping from object to object Super Mario 63
Rail Shooter The game is played with a viewpoint that moves automatically, with no input available to the player. Xiao Xiao no. 4
Shooter Any game where you use guns to shoot enemies Alien Hominid
Vertically-Scrolling Shooter The game is played with a playfield that scrolls from bottom to top (usually in a ship). Enigmata 2


Adventure

In Adventure games, the player experiences an interactive story driven by exploration and/or puzzle-solving.

Tag Description Example
Choose Your Own Adventure Choose a path at specific junctions and see where the story takes you The Henry Stickmin Series
Dating Sim Pick options to take boys or girls on dates. SimGirls
Escape the Room A subset of the Adventure genre where you're in a single room / low amount of rooms, a general lack of story, and puzzles to solve to get out of it. Cube Escape: The Cave
Metroidvania Adventure games that feature an interconnected world, explored by acquiring new items and unlocking new areas. Nuclear Autumn
Point and Click A specific subset of adventure games where your only controls are the mouse Easy Joe
Roguelike You have one life. Don't die, or you'll lose most if not all of your progress Yet Another Roguelike
RPG Games focused less on combat and more on exploration and puzzle solving. May or may not have detailed character stats Sonny
Visual Novel Story based games where you pick from preset choices Sonic RPG


Arcade

Arcade games have easily graspable gameplay and a focus on getting a high score.

Tag Description Example
Breakout Bounce a ball from a paddle to break all the bricks in a level bloXplatter
Clicker A game where you primarily click to increase numbers. AdVenture Capitalist
Dodge You control a character, dodging or avoiding obstacles. Cubefield
Idle A game where numbers go up while you're away. Most of the incremental games are idle ones. NGU Idle
Launch A game where you throw your character to see how far you get. Buy upgrades to shoot yourself further next time. Learn to Fly
Pinball A game involving a paddle, a ball, and brickbreaking Pinbill
Pong The classic game, now in Flash PONGS
Rhythm Press the right buttons to the beat of the music F2Jam
Rock-Paper-Scissors A game based off the classic three-way head-to-head mind game. Pico vs. Uberkids
Runner A game that usually involves you moving down a path automatically, avoiding obstacles in order to either get a high score (endless) or finish a level Robot Unicorn Attack
Score-Attack Your goal throughout the game is to get a high score Starry Night
Snake Games based on the classic Snake Classic
Tetris Games based on the classic Tetris 1989
Variety Mini-game collections, or games where the gameplay changes frequently Four Second Fury


Driving

Driving games involve steering a vehicle, whether to win a race, get the shortest time, or accomplish another goal.

Tag Description Example
Flying Flying, but not fighting or racing. Usually in a plane or other airborne vehicle Into Space 2
Motocross 2D Racing games with specific physics enabled Dirt Bike
Parking Park in a precise space, using any vehicle Docking Perfection 2
Racing Try to go faster than either the other drivers or the clock as you drive around a track Cyclomaniacs


Educational

Educational games aim to teach something as you play.

Tag Description Example
Math A game where you mostly solve math problems Math Shootout
Quiz A game that asks you questions about any particular subject matter. Some Quiz games are more parodies than educational, however. 50 States
Tutorial A game that is more akin to a tutorial, showing you how to do something in an interactive fashion Ultimate Spriting Tutorial
Typing Games that teach you to type efficiently Icarus Proudbottom Teaches Typing!


Puzzle

Puzzle games involve brainteasers of all types, from fast-paced matching games to hidden object puzzles.

Tag Description Example
Find Find things that are hidden within the larger picture, or find differences between pictures Pocket Creature ~Hidden Objects~
Jigsaw Classic style of puzzle where you have differently shaped pieces and need to put them in the right spots Ice-Age 4 Jigsaw Puzzle
Logic A game that tests your higher reasoning abilities 3D Logic 2
Matching Any game that involves matching pairs of objects Plato's Matching Game
Match-3 Swap and move objects around to match colours/shapes in lines Bejeweled
Maze A game where you traverse or solve mazes. Grow Maze
Sliding Slide squares around a grid, usually 3x3, to form a picture 8 Square Slider
Sokoban Games that involve pushing boxes around an area into specific locations Aggressive Sokoban
Word Games based on anagrams, crosswords, or similar Bookworm


Simulation

This type of a game attempts to simulate something from real life, like a card game or just walking around.

Tag Description Example
Card Card games that don't focus on gambling Solitaire
Gambling Bet virtual money, win virtual money Blackjack Elf
Mahjong A game based off the classic Mahjong/Shanghai solitaire tile games NingPo MahJong
Solitaire A game based off the classic solitaire/patience card games Golf Solitaire
Sports A recreation of any real-world sport, like baseball or football Stick Cricket
Tabletop Games that replicate board games, real-life or invented Snakes and Ladders
Time Management Move resources quickly in order to reach a quota or fulfill some other objective. Diner Dash
Walking Simulator A game that involves the player exploring a world by walking around it while the story unfolds around them. (Generally, if a game involves combat, platforming, or anything more than just walking around, it usually isn't a walking simulator.) Dear Esther


Strategy

Strategy games come in many forms, but usually involve controlling units in an efficient way to defeat some kind of enemy.

Tag Description Example
Lane-Based Strategy You and your opponent have one or more lanes with which to send units down to attack each other Plants vs. Zombies Web Version
Node-Based Strategy The player and the enemy each control 'nodes', which they can send units to and from. Tentacle Wars
Real-Time Strategy Create units and buildings, collect resources, and face an opponent who's doing the same things at the same time as you are Creeper World: Evermore
Tower Defense Build various towers to destroy the units your enemies send against you Bloons TD 5
Turn-Based Take turns with an opponent as you create units and buildings, move units, and order attacks Sonny


Other

If a game doesn't seem to fit anywhere else, it will probably fit in one of these tags.

Tag Description Example
Coloring Online coloring pages. Pick a color and color in a picture. Like a coloring book, but flash SpongeBob: Coloring Book
Dress Up Choose outfits and hairstyles for a given character, or create an original character of your own RPG Heroine Creator
Experimental Nontraditional games that often explore new concepts in art or gameplay Crumbling Room
Kissing A strangely prevalent type of game where the gameplay revolves around characters kissing Seaside Kissing
Microsite Not so much a game as an interactive website backed up from the internet. Often exists to promote another product. J.K. Rowling Official Site
Scene Creator Place objects, people and other decorations in a diorama. Like dress up games, but for a scene. The Disney Scene Creator games
Toy Games with no objective, things to pass the time Interactive Buddy


Themes

Tag Description Example
3D Gameplay takes place in a 3-dimensional environment. 3D City
Adult A game meant entirely for titillation. Super Deepthroat
Anime A game with an anime art style. Anime Character Maker 2.2
Christmas Games with a Christmas theme. Bloons 2: Christmas Expansion
Creative Anything that facilitates user-created content. Sonic Scene Creator 5
Daily A game with content that updates or changes every day. Drift n' Burn 365
Fantasy A game with a fantasy setting, such as a fairy tale. Talesworth Adventure Episode 1
Halloween Games with a Halloween theme. Angry Birds Halloween HD
Historical A game based on a historical event or time period. Western Front 1914
Holiday Games with holiday themes that don't fit the more specific holiday tags. Save The Easter Bunny
Horror A game that intends to provide an unsettling, creepy, spooky, scary skele-cough atmosphere. Isn't exclusive to any other tag. Exmortis
Intentionally Infuriating Intentionally unfair games designed to frustrate the player. Syobon Action (Cat Mario)
Joke Games that exist solely to deliver a punchline. You Have to Burn the Rope
Level Editor Games with level editors. Warp
Music If music is a major part of gameplay, then use this tag. Can also be used with the Creative tag for music creation applications. Symphony
Physics Objects in the game are affected by real world/akin to real world forces. Often applies to Puzzle games. Red Remover
Pixel A game with a pixelated art style. Upgrade Complete
Politics Games with political themes or featuring political figures. Good Guy With A Gun
Science Fiction A game with a futuristic or science fiction theme. Alternator
Side-Scrolling The game that's played with a playfield that scrolls from the left to the right. Sometimes ships, sometimes on foot. Usually applies to shooters or platformers. Heli Attack 3
Space Any game with an outer-space theme. Planet Cruncher
Story-Driven Story is a major focus of the game. Detective Grimoire
Western Cowboys, six shooters and yeeing your last haw. Wild West Showdown
Zombie Any game featuring zombies (usually as enemies). The Hunt

Content Warnings

Tags that must be included if your game matches the criteria.

Tag Description
Gore Contains realistic blood or guts
Jumpscare Contains an abrupt image, sound, or event meant to scare or surprise. One example is The Scary Maze Game.
Seizure Warning Contains flashing effects that could trigger photosensitive epilepsy
Sexual Content Contains explicit or implied depictions of sexual acts or themes


Franchises

Tags that are associated with a particular franchise or intellectual property, web-game related or not. Note: A game or animation does not need to be officially part of a franchise for its tag to be applicable. In other words, fan-made games and animations based on a particular franchise can still use its respective franchise tag even if they weren't developed/published by the owners of the IP.

Tag Example
Adventure Time Adventure Time: Legends of OOO
Batman Batman In Crime Wave
Ben 10 Ben 10 - Battle Ready
Cars Cars
Crash Bandicoot Crash Tag Team Racing
Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Dueling Decks
Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Labyrinth
Dora the Explorer Dora's 3-D Backpack Adventure
Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Z Tournament
Duck Hunt Kill The Dog From Duck Hunt
Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy - Clash Of The Idiots
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman Link-O-Vision
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy Returns- Flash Game
Frozen Frozen Elsa Fire Makeover
Garfield Garfield's Comic Creator
Handy Manny Hop Up, Jump In!
Hot Wheels Hot Wheels Ferrari X-V Speed Trial
Jimmy Neutron Jimmy Neutron Sea Minus
Johnny Bravo Johnny Bravo - Bravo Boogie
Jungle Junction Ellyvan's Coconut Parade
Justice League Justice League: Curse of the Underworld
Kirby Kirby's Airride Puzzle
Life Savers Life Savers Waterpark Pinball
Mario Bros. Super Mario 63
Mega Man Mega Man RPG
Metal Gear Metal Gear Awesome
Metroid Metroid: Genesis
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey's Animal Video Parade
Minecraft Minecraft Tower Defence 2
My Little Pony My Little Pony: Applejack's Horseshoe Toss
Pac-Man Pac-Man
Phineas and Ferb Phineas and Ferb in the Transport-inators of Doooom
Pokemon Who's That Pokemon?
Power Rangers Power Rangers in Space Red Ranger to the Rescue
Regular Show Regular Show Trash n Dash
Samurai Jack Samurai Jack: Code of the Samurai
Scooby-Doo Scooby Doo! Monster Madness
Sonic the Hedgehog Ultimate Flash Sonic
Spider-Man Spider-Man: City Raid
SpongeBob SquarePants The Spongebob Squarepants Movie 3D Game
Spyro the Dragon Spyro Cavern Escape
Star Wars LEGO Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2
Teen Titans Teen Titans: Battle Blitz
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Time
The Avengers The Avengers: Bunker Busters 2
The Legend of Zelda The Legend of Zelda and the Lampshade of No Real Significance
The Powerpuff Girls Powerpuff Girls Pillow Fight
The Simpsons The Simpsons Movie: Bart Simpson's Naked Skate
Touhou Project 東方悠繰録
Toy Story Toy Story Memory Game
Transformers Transformers Dark of the Moon - Hidden Objects
Veggietales Veggie Tales Veggie Football
WALL-E WALL-E: Cup Shuffle
Wreck-It Ralph Wreck-It Ralph: Fix It Felix Jr.
X-Men Wolverine and the X-Men: M.R.D. Escape