A key is a special kind of item that is used to unlock locks, lower barriers, or gain access to secret areas.

Variables and Affordances

  • Associated lock: what the key unlocks
  • Location: where the key is originally held, and how far away it is from its associated lock. Searching for keys in a level is a common way to have a player fully explore an area and have many different enemy encounters.


  • Lock: keys can be used to used to unlock locks
  • Container: keys might be found inside containers elsewhere in a level
  • Item: a key is a kind of item
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