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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 (except Other, Themes, Content Warnings, Franchises and Game Engines). 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.

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 one or more stages by 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
Shoot 'Em Up Move freely horizontally and vertically to shoot enemies with projectiles, while avoiding theirs. Cookie Crisp Space Flight Shooter
Shooter Any game where you use guns to shoot enemies. Alien Hominid
Shooting Gallery Move your cursor to shoot targets on a usually stationary playfield, and rack up lots of points. Pokemon Shooting Range
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.

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 that consist almost entirely of reading and picking choices. Often with static backgrounds and characters. I woke up next to you again.


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. OSTM
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. Progress Quest
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 typically involving two paddles, a ball with realistic physics, and various objects on a play field that give you points when hit. Pinbill
Pong Games specifically based on Pong. Other paddle-based games will most likely use either the Breakout or Pinball tag. 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 Snake. Snake Classic
Stacking Games that involve stacking objects, typically while keeping them balanced. Super Stacker
Tetris Games based on Tetris. Can also be used more generally for other drop-down fast-paced puzzle games such as Puyo Puyo and Dr. Mario. Tetris 1989
Timing Similar to rhythm games, these tend to rely on non-musical, usually-visual cues and proper timing. Stacking and slacking games are popular variants. Feed the King
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.

Tag Description Example
Flying Flying, but not fighting or racing. Usually in a plane or other airborne vehicle. Into Space 2
Motocross 2D driving 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.

Tag Description Example
Math A game that primarily involves solving math problems. Math Shootout
Quiz A game that asks you questions about any particular subject matter. Some Quiz games are more parodical 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.

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
Lemmings Use a set of tools per level to guide marching characters from point A to point B. Oreo O's Creme Team Journey
Logic Follow a set of rules, whether explained or not, and use methodical thinking to solve puzzles. Usually has no game-over criteria or time limit. 3D Logic 2
Marble Popper Shoot a round, small object at others of its kind to match groups of the same color, whether in a large mass as in Puzzle Bobble, or along a trail as in Zuma. Coba
Matching Games where you match groups of similar objects together. Ores
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
Memory Games that require using your memory to constantly remember in-game information, such as the level layout or a sequence of inputs. Memory-match and simon-says games fit this tag. "Elephants Never Forget!" Memory Game
Sliding Slide squares or blocks along a grid to create an image or free a specific tile. 8 Square Slider
Sokoban Games that involve pushing boxes around an area into specific locations. Aggressive Sokoban
Stealth The player must move around discreetly to avoid being detected by enemy entities. The Classroom
Word Games based on anagrams, crosswords, or similar material, or games that involve manipulating words. Bookworm


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
Cooking Games that revolve around cooking food. Cooking Academy
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
Surgery Any game that involves performing medical operations on characters. Elsa Heart Surgery
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 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


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

Tag Description Example
Coloring Digital coloring pages. Pick a color and color in a picture. Like a coloring book, but in the form of a web game. SpongeBob: Coloring Book
Demonstration Technical, engine, or concept demonstration. A tech demo. Ray Cast Car
Dress Up Choose outfits and hairstyles for a given character, or create an original character of your own. RPG Heroine Creator
Ecard A virtual postcard that you can send to a friend or relative's Email. Usually customizable. Mama Mirabelle eCard Maker
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, characters, and other decorations in a diorama. Like Dress Up games, but for a scene. The Disney Scene Creator games
Slacking Games where you must complete a series of tasks without being spotted or caught. Shop Class Slacking
Toy Games with no objective, things to pass the time. Interactive Buddy


Tag Description Example
3D Gameplay takes place in a 3-dimensional environment. 3D City
Adult A game meant entirely for titillation. Super Deepthroat
Advergame Games that are designed purely to promote a commercial product or brand. Postopia Cereal Factory Pinball
Anime A game with an anime art style. Anime Character Maker 2.2
Christmas Games with a Christmas theme. Bloons 2: Christmas Expansion
Community Content Games with community-made content (such as custom levels) included in Flashpoint. Typically also contain some sort of editor. Happy Wheels
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. Super Mario Bros. Crossover
Politics Games with political themes or featuring political figures. Good Guy With A Gun
Religious Games with religious themes, featuring religious figures, and/or based upon religious books/verses/stories. Noah's Ark Memo Game
Science Fiction A game with a futuristic or science fiction theme. Alternator
Side-Scrolling A game with a playfield that scrolls from left to right. Usually applies to shoot 'em ups or platformers. Heli Attack 3
Space Any game with an outer-space theme. Planet Cruncher
Stick Games featuring stick figure characters. Fighter's Rampage
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.
Strong Language Contains profane, vulgar or offensive language, either spoken or in text.


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 their respective franchise tag even if they weren't developed/published by the owners of the IP. At least three games in Flashpoint should be based around a franchise to warrant a tag for that franchise.

Tag Example
Adventure Time Adventure Time: Legends of OOO
Angry Birds Angry Birds Rio
Barbie Barbie in Princess Power Dress Up Game
Batman Batman In Crime Wave
Beeserker Beeserker: The Videogame!
Ben 10 Ben 10 - Battle Ready
Between the Lions Lionel's Talking Gizmo!
Beyblade Beyblade Chaos
Big Nate Big Nate's Network
Blue's Clues Blue's Clues Ghost Hunt
Captain Underpants The Captain Underpants Rescue Raider 4000
Cars Cars
Castlevania Castlevania 2: Priest Battle
Cheetos Cheetos Chase
Chowder The Great Chowder Escape
Chuck E. Cheese Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Panic!
Chuggington Old Puffer Pete's Puzzle Panic
Clifford the Big Red Dog Clifford's Big Parade
Copa Jetix A Lavanderia Copa Jetix
Crash Bandicoot Crash Tag Team Racing
Curious George Mix and Paint
Cyberchase Cyberchase: The Quest 1 & 2
Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Dueling Decks
Despicable Me Bee-Do!
Dexter's Laboratory Dexter's Labyrinth
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old-Timey Ice Cream Parlour!
Dinosaur Train Buddy's A-Maze-ing Adventure
Dora the Explorer Dora's 3-D Backpack Adventure
Dragon Ball Dragon Ball Z Tournament
DragonflyTV Nanobots
Duck Hunt Kill The Dog From Duck Hunt
Ed, Edd n Eddy Ed, Edd n Eddy - Clash Of The Idiots
Family Guy Brian's Shoot 'em Up Bar
Fanboy & Chum Chum Fanboy & Chum Chum: Bubble Trouble
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman Fetch! Face-Off
Final Fantasy Final Fantasy Returns- Flash Game
Five Nights at Freddy's Five Nights of Love-FNAF Dating Sim
Franny's Feet Shoebox Adventures: Fancy Shoes
Frozen Frozen Elsa Fire Makeover
Garfield Garfield's Comic Creator
Garoto Emoticon O Pesadelo do Garoto Emoticon (The Ring)
Gravity Falls Gravity Falls: Rumble's Revenge
Half-Life Half-Life Reloaded
Handy Manny Hop Up, Jump In!
Hot Wheels Hot Wheels Ferrari X-V Speed Trial
Imagination Movers Warehouse Mouse in: The Bubble Room Game
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
LEGO Pepper's Skateboard Challenge
Life Savers Life Savers Waterpark Pinball
Little Einsteins The Great Sky Race
Little People Little People® Favorite Friend Finder
Madagascar Madagascar 3 Race Across Europe
Mario Bros. Super Mario 63
Martha Speaks Skits Cooks
Mega Man Mega Man RPG
Metal Gear Metal Gear Awesome
Metal Slug Metal Slug Brutal
Metroid Metroid: Genesis
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey's Treasure Hunt
Minecraft Minecraft Tower Defence 2
Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat Karnage
My Little Pony My Little Pony: Applejack's Horseshoe Toss
Octonauts Octonauts
Ooh, Aah & You Ooh & Aah's Coco-Nutty Bowling
Pac-Man Pac-Man
Passatempo Clicando a Turma
Peep and the Big Wide World Hop To It!
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
Pou Pou Kitchen Slacking
Regular Show Regular Show Trash n Dash
Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat Counting Koi
Samurai Jack Samurai Jack: Code of the Samurai
Scooby-Doo Scooby Doo! Monster Madness
Shaun the Sheep Shaun the Sheep: Home Sheep Home
Shrek Shrek 'n' Slide
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
Street Fighter Street Fighter Flash
Tangled Tangled Double Trouble
Teen Titans Teen Titans: Battle Blitz
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Time
The Avengers The Avengers: Bunker Busters 2
The Fairly OddParents Jimmy-Timmy Power Hour 2: Co-Pilot Chaos
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
The Smurfs The Smurfs Clumsy's Central Park Dash
Touhou Project 東方悠繰録
Toy Story Toy Story Memory Game
Transformers Transformers Dark of the Moon - Hidden Objects
Turma da Mônica Guarda-Roupa da Mônica
Têtes à Claques Têtes à Claques - Le Air hockey
Veggietales Veggie Tales Veggie Football
WALL-E WALL-E: Cup Shuffle
WordGirl WordGirl Synonym Toast
Wreck-It Ralph Wreck-It Ralph: Fix It Felix Jr.
X-Men Wolverine and the X-Men: M.R.D. Escape
Zootopia Zootopia Hair Salon

Game Engines

Game Engines are any programming tool used to make games at a Higher Level than using the tech directly. Note: Techs don't count as Game Engines, for example the ShiVa3D Engine is used to make ShiVa3D plugin games but ShiVa3D games shouldn't be tagged. Also if the engine has a web client, it shouldn't be tagged as that Engine, for example Tic80 shouldn't be tagged Tic80. At least three games in Flashpoint should be created in an engine to warrant a tag for that engine.

Tag Description
Bitsy Visual Game Engine by Adam Le Doux that exports to HTML5. For games "where you can walk around and talk to people and be somewhere".
Construct Visual Game Engine by Scirra Ltd. Exports to HTML5.
Emulated Game is written for a system and emulated online. Please note the Banned Games because most emulated games are banned.
FlashPunk Game Library for Flash.
Flixel Game Engine by Adam Atomic that exports to Flash.
GameMaker: Studio Visual Game Engine by YoYo Games that exports to HTML5.
GB Studio Visual Game Engine by Chris Maltby for Gameboy Games. Exports to HTML5 using the Gameboy Online emulator.
Phaser Game Engine and Toolkit by Photon Storm Ltd. that exports to HTML5.
Pico8 Game Engine and Toolkit by Lexaloffle that exports to HTML5. Designed for Retro style game with a 128x128 resolution.
PuzzleScript Game Engine by Stephen Lavelle that exports to HTML5. Designed for Puzzle Games.
Scratch Visual Game Engine by MIT that exports to Flash and HTML5. Designed for Children.
Tic-80 Game Engine and Toolkit by Nesbox that exports to HTML5. Designed for Retro style games with a 240x136 resolution.
Twine Visual Game Engine and Toolkit by Chris Klimas that exports to HTML5. For Interactive Fiction.
Unity WebGL Game Engine and Toolkit by Unity Technologies that exports to HTML5. Not to be confused with Unity Web Player.