Platform games are games in which your character has to run and jump from platform to platform, jump over obstacles, collect objects, and try not to fall down. The genre first appeared in the 80s. The first platform games only had a static playing field, because technology was limited. Soon games with multiple static screens began appearing, where the player could move from one screen to the next. In the early 80s platform games with scrolling screens began to appear, although they only because very popular more toward the mid-80s. Those scrolling screen games more closely resemble the modern platform game. Think of the early Mario Bros. games for instance.
In the 90s a lot of gaming companies started investing in developing 3D platform games and 2D platformers fell into decline. These days, with the availability of many small, casual games online, the 2D platformer is making a huge comeback!
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