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Other games, like id Software’s Descent, can detect when God Modes are turned on and reduce the shields that protect the player in the game. Some players enjoy this challenge and access the God Mode for its short duration just to be able to attempt the level with a handicap. The bragging rights associated with winning that way are important to these players. Many gamers who have already played through a game and wish to replay but scoot through certain, perhaps boring, parts of the game (like fast-forwarding a recorded TV program or movie to get to the good parts) may use cheats to advance to the “more fun” areas of play.
They can be attacked repeatedly without suffering damage or dying and, therefore, finish the level—or they can go look out the window, which they couldn’t do before because too many bad guys were in the way. God Mode started with the company id Software, which programmed it into their Commander Keen game, and it has become synonymous with similar abilities in dozens of other games. It allows players to finish certain parts of the game that they might not have been able to complete otherwise and to move around environments that before would have been too hazardous to pass through.
This form of gameplay originated in the 1970s with designer Will Crowther in his Colossal Cave Adventure, also known as ADVENT or Adventure. Colossal Cave Adventure was based in part on the layout of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Although the game was partially an exploration of a real place, there was an element of fantasy, with elves and wizards roaming the twisty mazes that cut through caves. 3, you can see a sample from this text-based game. Text-based games are also known as interactive fiction because instead of using a mouse or other control device to navigate, players type in commands.