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  1. overworld(Noun)

    The celestial world.

  2. overworld(Noun)

    The community of law-abiding citizens (compare underworld).

  3. overworld(Noun)

    In certain video games, the space connecting disparate towns/dungeons/levels. It can encompass the entire world, but doesn't necessarily have to.

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  1. Overworld

    An overworld is, in a broad sense, an area within a video game that interconnects all its levels or locations. They are mostly common in role-playing games, though this does not exclude other video game genres. Overworlds generally feature a top-down view or a third-person perspective of the fictional world within the game. It often contains varied terrain and a collection of towns and other locations. When the party enters one of these locations the world map display may remain on the screen, be replaced by the local geography, or be hidden until the party exits the location. In many games, the player is able to travel on the world map; in other games, the player uses the world map to select their next location. Typically, a dungeon houses a host of enemies, while a town usually is safe. In some games, there are a series of world maps. Some games allow the player to view only a portion of the world map at the beginning of the game, with new locations becoming visible as the game progresses, whereas other games show the entire world map from the beginning. The term "overworld" also refers to the opposite of the "underworld"—the world underneath the ground.


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