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Geometric representations of objects in 3 dimensions. 3D-meshes are made up of a collection of triangles or other polygons, forming volumes and surfaces. They are commonly used for visual representati…
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a free Open Source 2D OpenGL Game Engine for the Android platform.
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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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describe the physical geography of a location. This can include elevation, slope and orientation of features.
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A process of adjusting game objects position after collision.
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The Slick2D graphic engine and utility collection is meant to make the development of games using LWJGL easier.
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Game resources separate from the software (code) and hardware (platform). The most common assets are graphics and audio.
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usually refers to linear algebra operations on points, vectors and matrices.
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Role playing game. A game where the player assumes a character or role, that evolves through story or character development.
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Component-based designs rely on separating the multiple logical attributes of business objects and game objects into small components dedicated only to specific tasks. Whereas game objects are usually…
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an abbreviation for "massively multiplayer online," a kind of game that allows an extremely large number of concurrent players in a shared world.
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The parent computer responsible for handling interactions with multiple client connections, as generally encountered with online games.
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A type of programming, often meant to be easier to learn than more "traditional" programming. Scripting is often used when performance is less important than ease of use. Examples of scripting languag…
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Simple and Fast Multimedia Library - a free, portable API that provides access to graphics, input, audio, etc.
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one of the scripting languages available for the Unity engine (other languages are C# and Boo).
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a centralized computing model where one node (the server) performs some service for other nodes (the clients).
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Topics about games made for Microsoft Windows products.
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A game development library based on the Python programming language. It wraps SDL for easy use alongside Python.
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Numeric representation of the location of an entity in the game space. There are multiple forms of coordinate systems to cater to a variety of methods to map position.
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a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem within a given context in software design.
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specifically related to version 9.0 of DirectX SDK. If your question is not specific to this version of SDK (i.e. it could apply to DirectX 10 and 11 as well), use the 'directx' ta…
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fraught with legal concerns and issues, especially on copyright, terms of service, and licensing fronts.
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a cross plaform port of cocos2d-iphone using C++. It supports iOS, Mac, Android, Samsung Bada, BlackBerry Tablet OS, Windows and Linux. It has built-in bindings for Lua and Javascript.
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A technique for using rays to determine points of intersection. Often used in lighting simulation.
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VOlumetric piXEL (volumetric picture element). An approach to world construction that uses small, uniform volumetric elements as opposed to the larger, non-uniform polyhedra most commonly found in con…
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An entity for organizing data in a specific way so it can be used efficiently. Examples are arrays, objects, records, structs.
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A portable device capable of multiple applications, one of which is a platform for playing games. Mobile phones are the eponymous example of such devices. Distinct from handhelds, which are exclusivel…
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a general-purpose, high-level, object-oriented programming language. It's mainly used for game development on Apple iOS and Mac OS devices, however it's not limitied to this platforms.
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Mathematical constructions, number systems. In 3D-graphics quaternions are used alongside vectors and matrices. One of the benefits of quaternions is that they overcome some rotational problems (known…
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Multithreading allows multiple threads to exist within the context of a single process sharing same resources but are able to execute independently.
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A program that runs on the GPU to determine output colors for pixels. Also known as a fragment shader.
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a general-purpose computer programming language used for operating systems, libraries, games and other high performance work.
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A popular sandbox indie game made by Markus Persson, a.k.a. Notch. The gameplay revolves around collecting materials and building shelters in survival, or simply making intriguing structures in the cr…
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Algorithms or methods to produce events or behavior that is random in nature.
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Questions related to images, including creation and modification
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A regular tessellation of a surface to create uniform, contiguous cells arranged in a consistent pattern.