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Gaming Terms

TermDefinition
action the fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.
anime a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children
assets a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.
console a panel or unit accommodating a set of controls for electronic or mechanical equipment.
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 the trade association of the video game industry in the United States.
ESRB Rating Content is generally suitable for all ages.
Events A thing that happens, especially one of importance
first peson shooter a type of video game whose gameplay involves shooting enemies and other targets and in which a player views the action as though through the eyes of the character they are controlling.
FPS (Frames Per Seconds) FPS stand for frames per second, a measurement for how many unique consecutive images a camera can handle each second.
Game Screens Genre video game genre is a classification assigned to a video game based on its gameplay interaction rather than visual or narrative differences
GML The Geography Markup Language (GML) is the XML grammar defined by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to express geographical features.
Gone Gold “Going gold” refers to approval for the Gold Master Copy of the game
Grind Grinding refers to the playing time spent doing repetitive tasks within a game to unlock a particular game item or to build the experience needed to progress smoothly through the game.
Janky Obsidian Entertainment is the definition of janky. Glitchy, buggy, weird issues in the game, something goes wrong in a game randomly.
Loot n 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.
MMO 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.
Orign Point where you start in the game
Pixels Pixel art is a form of digital art, created through the use of software, where images are edited on the pixel level.
Platform A Platform game (or platformer) is a video game which involves guiding an avatar to jump between suspended platforms and/or over obstacles to advance the game.
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.
Realm Realm is a platform video game with shooting elements that was released exclusively for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1996.
Room Definition of game room. : a recreation room especially : one fitted out for the playing of table games.
RPG A role-playing game (RPG) is a genre of video game where the gamer controls a fictional character (or characters) that undertakes a quest in an imaginary world.
Sprites Sprite is a computer graphics term for a two-dimensional bitmap that is integrated into a larger scene, most often in a 2D video game.
SDK An SDK is a collection of libraries, APIs, and tools that are made available for programming those same operating systems and services. Most game engines provide APIs in their SDKs.
Strategy A strategy game or strategic game is a game (e.g. video or board game) in which the players' uncoerced, and often autonomous decision-making skills have a high significance in determining the outcome.
Top-down 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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