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Many games runs on me,
yet I'm found in a game.
To the game's family,
I lend also my name.

So go run and climb,
and jump with abandon,
but remember that I'm
the thing that you stand on.

Please tell me what I am, and explain why.

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You're...

a platform!
Platform is a word for the system a game runs on - PC, Wii, XBox, Playstation, etc.
Platforms are also common in games like Mario and Metroid.
Those games are called platformers.

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