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Event is action that is usually happenes "outside" of main program thread, but handled inside of it.
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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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The audio component of a game, representing what the player will hear. Comprised of dialogue, music, and sound effects.
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Linear algebra is the branch of mathematics concerning vector spaces and linear mappings between such spaces. The tag is generally used for questions regarding calculations over vectors.
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Questions related to images, including creation and modification
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Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game programmers, perhaps owing to how easy it is to embed, its fast execution, an…
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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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Projections are several different types of geometrical mapping functions. In 3D, a projection maps three-dimensional points to a two-dimensional plane.
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Graphics effect is a video effect which requires non-trivial usage of standard graphics library calls, or custom graphics processing algorithms like shaders to achieve the required result.
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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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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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AndEngine is a free Open Source 2D OpenGL Game Engine for the Android platform.
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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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The creation and layout of the individual rooms/stages/sections in which the game takes place in.
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Skeletal animation is a technique by which a complex mesh (or "skin") is animated through the animation of a simpler hierarchical collection of geometry (the "bones").
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A definition of physical and/or visual characteristics of a surface, often for use with rendering software or a game engine.
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For questions about modding Minecraft, regardless of the edition.
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A collection of sprites that are loaded into memory as one image.
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Questions which are 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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You're reading text right now. Characters representing primarily letters and numbers, usually arranged to present a message.
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Terminology is the vocabulary of technical terms in the game development field.
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Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It supports many different programming languages.
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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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The frequency which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images. It is most often expressed in frames per second (FPS).
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Color is the visual perception of light by humans into named categories, commonly "red," "green," and "blue."
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Mods are extensions or modifications of other games that enhance or change the game play of the original game. This can often be done with SDKs or other tools provided by the developer. Sometimes, mod…
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cocos2d-x is 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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Virtual reality is a technology that simulates the physical presence of users in an artificially-generated environment.
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Unity UI is a UI toolkit for developing user interfaces for games and applications in Unity. It is a GameObject-based system that uses Components and the Game View to arrange, position, and style user…
Bullet is 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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Copyright is the legal right of the creator of a work to define how that work may be used and distributed.
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A 3D or pseudo-3D action game genre categorized most famously by its first-person perspective and a bias towards ranged projectile combat.
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In geometry a vertex is 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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The imitation of a real-world process or system.
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Questions about saving and loading (resuming, restoring) state of the game, allowing player stop and continue playing game at arbitrary moments of real and game time.
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Term 'character' in games is usually associated with complex interacting game entities which represent either player itself or non-player entities (NPC).
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