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gaming terms

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action An action game is a video game genre that emphasizes physical challenges, including hand–eye coordination and reaction-time. The genre includes a large variety of sub-genres, such as fighting games, beat 'em ups, shooter games and platform games
anime A style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children. Compare with manga
assets 'Game assets are the "things" that go into a game. Some examples of assets are artwork (including textures and 3D models), sound effects and music, text, dialogue and anything else that is presented to the user.
console a computer system specially made for playing video games by connecting it to a television or other display for video and sound
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 ESA is the voice and advocate for companies that publish computer and video games and provides its members with expert insights into legal, policy, and public affairs matters.
ESRB Rating 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.
First person shooter a genre of action video game that is played from the point of view of the protagonist.
FPS is used to measure frame rate – the number of consecutive full-screen images that are displayed each second.
game scene genre is a specific category of games related by similar gameplay characteristics.
GML it is designed to allow it users to easily develop computer game without having to learn complex gaming langue
Gone Gold refer to approval go the Gold Master Copy of the game
Grind is performing repetitive tasks, usually for a gameplay advantage or loot but in some cases for purely aesthetic or cosmetic benefits.
Janky When a new app, device, game, or movie premieres and doesn’t live up to high-performing expectations, critics use janky as a synonym for glitchy or buggy to describe it.
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 refers to videogames that allow a large number of players to participate simultaneously over an internet connectio
Object The team must guess what is being illustrated within a certain amount of time. The object of the game is to occupy every territory on the board and eliminate all other players.
Origin Point the place where something comes from
Pixels is the smallest unit of a digital image or graphic that can be displayed and represented on a digital display device
Platform 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 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 a field or domain of activity or interest
Room a recreation room
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 is an image, or a number of images, that represents something in the game
SDK is a collection of frameworks, code samples, and learning resources that helps developers to create and deliver ActionScript games across multiple devices.
strategy 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 is the decomposition of a system into smaller parts in order to comprehend its compositional sub-systems.
YOYO 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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