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Played by multiple players, cooperatively or competitively, locally or remotely.
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A set of rules that govern an in-game experience. Game design is an effort to come up with game mechanics that allow for players to have a fun and engaging experience.
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A proprietary shading language developed by Microsoft for use with the Microsoft Direct3D API.
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Identically shaped objects (often squares or hexagons) representing spatial information.
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The quality, efficiency, and speed of running gameplay as a result of several factors in the design and structure of the game and its architecture.
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A 2D array of numbers, symbols or expressions, arranged in rows and columns. Each row must have the same number of columns. The numbers, symbols or expressions themselves are called elements or entrie…
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HTML 5 refers to new web technologies such as high performance JavaScript engines, canvas 2D and WebGL, video and audio tags.
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Open-source implementation of Microsoft's XNA 4, for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS, among others.
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express position, direction or velocity and which can simplify or outright trivialise spatial problems.
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Subset of the OpenGL 3D graphics API designed for embedded devices such as mobile phones.
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map out a path of travel from one point to another, typically avoiding obstacles in the way.
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The simulation of light and illumination in games, including its interaction with the environment. A core element of games that can bring out vivacity into otherwise static worlds.
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The Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) provides access to high performance, cross-platform libraries OpenGL and OpenAL. Additionally LWJGL provides access to controllers such as Gamepads, Steering …
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a technique of re-using small graphic pieces, tiles, over and over again to shape the game field.
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The algorithmic generation of content at runtime, as oppose to the manual placement of preset content and assets.
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The iPhone smartphone designed by Apple Inc. The first iPhone was introduced on January 9, 2007. The iPhone runs on the iOS platform and can download and install applications from the iTunes app store…
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a cross-platform multimedia runtime used to embed animations, video, and interactive applications into web pages.
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a free open-source framework for building 2D games, demos, and other graphical/interactive applications for iOS devices.
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A representation of an object in 3D space.
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OpenGL ES 2.0 emphasizes a programmable 3D graphics pipeline (comparing to fixed-function pipeline of OpenGL ES 1.1).
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a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, 3D hardware via OpenGL, and 2D video framebuffer.
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the open source multiparadigm language supporting object oriented, imperative, structural and functional programming and used within Adobe Flash Platform. ActionScript 3 is a dia…
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A visual representation of a geographic region, showing physical features.
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data provided to a game via player interaction (through the mouse, keyboard, gamepad, et cetera).
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The central code loop responsible for handling the running gameplay. At its most basic state, it accepts input, resolves the actions of entities, and renders the scene.
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describe the tools available to the player to interact with the game.
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a free open-source framework for building 2D games, demos, and other graphical/interactive applications.
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a dynamically and strongly typed programming language that encourages readability.
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A programming paradigm in which gameobjects (entities) are composed out of components, and are operated upon by systems. Each entity is an ID that points to specific components.
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an open source 3D modelling software with built-in game engine, Bullet physics engine and fluid animation engine. Questions involving issues with Blender itself should be posted on the rele…
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Programming related to the visual representation of information on computer screens.
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a free Open Source 2D OpenGL Game Engine for the Android platform.
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A new feature of HTML5, allowing Javascript apps to have a drawing surface in the browser.
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A branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.
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A specific 3D perspective technically defined as having all 3 axes being exactly 120 degrees apart. In early video games, it is often slightly off to account for smoother pixel lines.
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The process of modifying software to make some part of it work more efficiently or use fewer resources. Generally, this means it executes more rapidly, or will require fewer resources.