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gaming terms


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.Compare with manga
assets a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality.
console A console traditionally refers to a computer terminal where a user may input commands and view output such as the results of inputted commands or status messages from the computer.
cut scene a scene that develops the story line and is often shown on completion of a certain level, or when the player's character dies
ESA 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 The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) is an American self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings to consumer video games.
events a thing that happens, especially one of importance.
first person shooter 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 second) Frames per second (FPS) is a unit that measures display device performance.
game screens genre A video game genre is a specific category of games related by similar gameplay characteristics.
GML GML is a practical application for transferring cartographic information over the Web
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 reduce (something) to small particles or powder by crushing it.
janky of extremely poor or unreliable quality.
loot goods, especially private property, taken from an enemy in war. stolen money or valuables.
MMO an online video game which can be played by a very large number of people simultaneously.
Object a material thing that can be seen and touched.
origin point the place where something comes from : the place where something originates
pixels a minute area of illumination on a display screen, one of many from which an image is composed
platform a raised level surface on which people or things can stand.
quest a long or arduous search for something.
realm a kingdom.
room space that can be occupied or where something can be done, especially viewed in terms of whether there is enough.
RPG A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game
Sprites an elf or fairy.
SDK Stands for "Software Development Kit." An SDK is a collection of software used for developing applications for a specific device or operating system.
strategy a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim
top-down denoting a system of government or management in which actions and policies are initiated at the highest level; hierarchical.
YOYO Yoyo mode refers to a situation wherein a computer or a similar device seems stuck in a loop -- turning on briefly, then turning off again.
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