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The Unreal Engine. Not to be confused with the free UDK.
OpenGL ES 2.0 emphasizes a programmable 3D graphics pipeline (comparing to fixed-function pipeline of OpenGL ES 1.1).
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…
The client-server model is a centralized computing model where one node (the server) performs some service for other nodes (the clients).
Simple and Fast Multimedia Library - a free, portable API that provides access to graphics, input, audio, etc.
Role playing game. A game where the player assumes a character or role, that evolves through story or character development.
SDL2 (Simple DirectMedia Layer 2) is designed to provide platform independent access to various common multimedia devices. It is the new, current and updated version of SDL and recommended for new pro…
MMO is an abbreviation for "massively multiplayer online," a kind of game that allows an extremely large number of concurrent players in a shared world.
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.
Game resources separate from the software (code) and hardware (platform). The most common assets are graphics and audio.
Adobe Flash is a cross-platform multimedia runtime used to embed animations, video, and interactive applications into web pages.
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…
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.
The parent computer responsible for handling interactions with multiple client connections, as generally encountered with online games.
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…
cocos2d for iPhone is a free open-source framework for building 2D games, demos, and other graphical/interactive applications for iOS devices.
Design pattern is a general reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem within a given context in software design.
Topics about games made for Microsoft Windows products.
want. UnityScript is a deprecated language. For new questions about scripting in Unity, you probably want the tags "Unity" and "C#". Only use this tag for questi…
Adobe ActionScript is the open source multiparadigm language supporting object oriented, imperative, structural and functional programming and used within Adobe Flash Platform. ActionScript 3 is a dia…
A program that runs on the GPU to determine output colors for pixels. Also known as a fragment shader.
VOlumetric piXEL (volumetric picture element). A way to store volume data as a regular grid of values. This tag should be used on questions relating to voxels.
An entity for organizing data in a specific way so it can be used efficiently. Examples are arrays, objects, records, structs.
A collection of vertices, edges and faces that defines the shape of objects
As a business, game development is fraught with legal concerns and issues, especially on copyright, terms of service, and licensing fronts.
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…
In game development, a rigidbody is usually referred to anything that is affected by physics.
Algorithms or methods to produce events or behavior that is random in nature.
A regular tessellation of a surface to create uniform, contiguous cells arranged in a consistent pattern.
cocos2d is a free open-source framework for building 2D games, demos, and other graphical/interactive applications.
C is a general-purpose computer programming language used for operating systems, libraries, games and other high performance work.
Particle refers to a graphics technique that uses a large number of very small sprites or other graphic objects to simulate certain kinds of "fuzzy" structures like fire, explosions, etc.
A game object is any object in a game that the player can see and/or interact with. The player object, power ups, enemies, platforms, walls, weapons (if collision detection is considered) and projecti…
Multithreading allows multiple threads to exist within the context of a single process sharing same resources but are able to execute independently.