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.
These games are active and action-packed, whether they involve running, jumping, shooting, or something else.
|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|
In Adventure games, the player experiences an interactive story driven by exploration and/or puzzle-solving.
|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|
|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 games have easily graspable gameplay and a focus on getting a high score.
|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|
|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|
|Tetris||Games based on the classic||Tetris 1989|
|Variety||Mini-game collections, or games where the gameplay changes frequently||Four Second Fury|
Driving games involve steering a vehicle, whether to win a race, get the shortest time, or accomplish another goal.
|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 games aim to teach something as you play.
|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 games involve brainteasers of all types, from fast-paced matching games to hidden object puzzles.
|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|
|Match-3||Swap and move objects around to match colours/shapes in lines||Bejeweled|
|Sokoban||Games that involve pushing boxes around an area into specific locations||Aggressive Sokoban|
|Word||Games based on anagrams, crosswords, or similar||Bookworm|
This type of a game attempts to simulate something from real life, like a card game or just walking around.
|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|
|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 games come in many forms, but usually involve controlling units in an efficient way to defeat some kind of enemy.
|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|
If a game doesn't seem to fit anywhere else, it will probably fit in one of these tags.
|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|
|Toy||Games with no objective, things to pass the time||Interactive Buddy|
|Adult||A game meant entirely for titillation.||Super Deepthroat|
|Anime||A game with an anime art style.||Anime Character Maker 2.2|
|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|
|Historical||A game based on a historical event or time period.||Western Front 1914|
|Holiday||Games with holiday themes like Christmas and Halloween get this tag||Snow Line|
|Horror||A game that intends to provide an unsettling, creepy, spooky, scary skele-cough atmosphere. Isn't exclusive to any other tag.||Exmortis|
|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|
|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|
Tags that must be included if your game matches the criteria.
|Gore||Game contains realistic blood or guts|
|Seizure Warning||Game contains flashing effects that could trigger photosensitive epilepsy|
|Sexual Content||Game contains explicit or implied depictions of sexual acts or themes|