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Algorithms or methods to produce events or behavior that is random in nature.
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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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Game resources separate from the software (code) and hardware (platform). The most common assets are graphics and audio.
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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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A game that runs in an internet browser, either using core browser features (HTML5, CSS and JavaScript) or plugins (ususally Flash, Java or Silverlight). For games build using Flash, Silverlight of Ja…
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Refers to attributes of the visual elements of the game (the style).
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Audio (heard) output of a game.
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usually refers to linear algebra operations on points, vectors and matrices.
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a professional, free 3D Game Multiphysics Library that provides state of the art collision detection, soft body and rigid body dynamics.
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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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a phone operating system built by Microsoft to replace Windows Mobile. Key features include, Metro Design, access to XBOX Live, Office, Skydrive. Applications written for Windows Ph…
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a collection of functions and/or classes which usually simplifies usage of an API, framework or a more complex and/or low-level library. If possible use a more specific library tag if possi…
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A regular tessellation of a surface to create uniform, contiguous cells arranged in a consistent pattern.
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C#/XNA port of the Box2D physics engine.
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Software designed to store massive amounts of data in a queryable form. The data is typically organized to model relevant aspects in a way that supports processes requiring this information.
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Dark spaces cast by the presence of a solid object blocking the flow of light. Often helpful for telling where your character is going to land.
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action that is usually happenes "outside" of main program thread, but handled inside of it.
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a Javascript API for rendering interactive 3D / 2D graphics on the HTML5 canvas element. It is based on OpenGL ES 2.0.
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Software for simulating physics like collisions, forces, mass, joints, motion etc. Examples of physics engines are PhysX, Havok, Bullet and ODE.
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an video effect which requires non-trivial usage of a standard graphics library calls, or custom graphics processing algorithms like shaders to achive required result.
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A very common input device in computer games. It offers a more direct form of movement compared to directional input.
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Software for generating images and image sequences of 3-dimensional objects, and presenting those images on a computer screen. Used for visualization purposes, often by applications like computer game…
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A technique for using rays to determine points of intersection. Often used in lighting simulation.
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Generally used in correlation with a state machine.
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The audio component of a game, representing what the player will hear. Comprised of dialogue, music, and sound effects.
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The distribution of a game onto multiple platforms.
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Generally getting assets off disk and into memory.
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a point defining the corners of polygons or intersections of lines. A triangle for example is defined by 3 vertices with lines between them. In 3D-graphical APIs like OpenGL a…
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an open-source third-party managed DirectX wrapper.
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usually associated with complex interacting game entities which represent either player itself or non-player entities (NPC).
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the second video game console developed by and produced for Microsoft and the successor to the Xbox.