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Continuous game

A continuous game, or real-time game, is a game without pauses, turns, rounds, or other stopping points.

The term is only used of video games, which are today almost all real-time, the shift having proceeded gradually through the 1980s and 1990s, partly enabled by increases in computing power.

The relatively new video game genre known as real-time strategy modified traditional strategy games in a way that brought public attention to the differences between real-time and turn-based games.

Examples of some real-time strategy games are Command and Conquer, Red Alert, StarCraft, and Age of Empires.

Compare turn-based game.