The quote to “stand on the shoulders of giants” is the perfect way to describe the video game industry. Games all build off of their predecessors, sometimes literally. It is strange to think now that we’re so many generations in, but many of the mainstays of video games were only first experimented with a few decades ago. These pioneering games played with mechanics, perspective, visuals, and ideas that had quite literally never been attempted before.
source: Digital Trends