In a turn based strategy
or real-time strategy
, a location or item that produces a resource
. In some games (Starcraft
), generators contain a fixed amount of resources
. In others (Total Annihilation
), generators produce a steady stream of resources
- uncollected resources are lost.
Note that depleted Vespene geysers in Starcraft actually have an infinite amount of vespene; once depleted, resource gatherers can only collect a smaller amount per harvesting trip.