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gaming definition

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action An action game is a video game genre that emphasizes physical challenges, including hand–eye coordination and reaction-time. ... In an action game, the player typically controls a character often in the form of a protagonist or avatar.
anime a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children.
assets Game assets include everything that can go into a game, including 3D models, sprites, sound effects, music, code snippets and modules, and even complete projects that can be used by a game engine. Here's a list of examples: 2D/3D Design: Character
console the control or monitoring unit of a computer, containing the keyboard or keys, switches, etc.
cut scene A cutscene or event scene (sometimes in-game cinematic or in-game movie) is a sequence in a video game that is not interactive, breaking up the gameplay.
esa The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is where the major players of the video game industry work together to support the bright future of video games. The video game industry is one of America's fastest growing industries.
esrb rating ESRB ratings provide information about what's in a game or app so parents and consumers can make informed choices about which games are right for their family.
events a thing that happens, especially one of importance.
fps first person shooter First-person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered on gun and other weapon-based combat in a first-person perspective
frames per second FPS stand for frames per second, a measurement for how many unique consecutive images a camera can handle each second
game scene genre a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
gml It is designed to allow its users to easily develop computer games without having to learn a complex programming language such as C++ or Pascal.
gone gold Going gold” refers to approval for the Gold Master Copy of the game — IE, the very first ready-for-release, shippable version of the game that's going to get pressed on discs, put up in online storefronts, and so on.
grind hard dull work.
janky Obsidian Entertainment is the definition of janky. Glitchy, buggy, weird issues in the game, something goes wrong in a game randomly. It is the collision of multiple 'yes/no' commands in the game that results in weird anomalies throughout.
loot In video games, loot describes items obtained by the player character for free over the course of the game, such as in-game currency, spells, equipment, or weapons. In singleplayer games, they are often obtained as treasure or from defeated enemies.
mmo A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG, or more commonly, MMO) is an online game with large numbers of players, typically from hundreds to thousands, on the same server.
object A game object is any object in a game that the player can see and/or interact with. The player object, power ups, enemies, platforms, walls, weapons (if collision detection is considered) and projectiles are all game objects
origin point As of May 28, 2013, Origin has introduced "Origin Points", which purportedly helps track your achievements in some of EA's games on PC. ... Origin Points help you track your achievements and measure your progress while playing some of our games
pixels Pixel art is a form of digital art, created through the use of software, where images are edited on the pixel level.
platform Platform games, or platformers, are a video game genre and subgenre of action game. In a platformer the player controlled character must jump and climb between suspended platforms while avoiding obstacles.
quest A quest, or mission, is a task in video games that a player-controlled character, party, or group of characters may complete in order to gain a reward. Quests are most commonly seen in role-playing games and massively multiplayer online games. ...
realm a field or domain of activity or interest.
room a recreation room
rpg A role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game;[1][2] abbreviated RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional or nonfictional setting
sprites Sprite. A sprite is a bitmap graphic that is designed to be part of a larger scene. It can either be a static image or an animated graphic. Examples of sprites include objects in 2D video games
sdk A software development kit (SDK) is a collection of software development tools in one installable package. They ease creation of applications by having compiler, debugger and perhaps a software framework
strategy A strategy game or strategic game is a game
top down Definition. Any game that offers an elevated viewpoint above the action can be considered to have a top-down or overhead perspective
YOYO YoYo Games Ltd. is a software and game publishing company based in Dundee, Scotland. It is best known for developing the proprietary, game development IDE, GameMaker Studio for Windows which can compile cross-platform, originally created by Mark Overmars.
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