Gaming Encyclopedia

Save Point

Quick Definition

When it comes to long games, the ability to save is vital. However, in many cases the player can only save by interacting with a specific object, called a save point. This means that they need to keep in mind where the nearest save point is if they are to quit the game sometime soon.

As an aside, one famous developer said he preferred to use save points instead of being able to save anywhere because it made continuing on more of a risk and thus more fun.