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.NET is a framework for software development based on the CLR ("Common Language Runtime") standard.
A 2.5D game uses either 3D or 2D to simulate the other. In modern day, a 2.5D game normally uses a 3D graphics engine but sticks to a 2D plane (e.g. Trine). More historically it would mean a game that…
2D refers to two dimensional space where coordinates are represented with X and Y values.
3D refers to three dimensional space where coordinates are represented with X, Y and Z values.
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…
3D modelling is the process of using software to generate representations of 3D objects for use in a game or other application.
3ds Max is a program for creating 3D animations, models, and images.
4D refers to four dimensional space where coordinates are represented with X, Y, Z and W values.
4X is an abbreviation of "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate." It is is a kind of turn-based strategy genre.
Axis-Aligned Bounding Box (see Bounding Box) - an extremely simplified representation of the size and position of a 2D or 3D graphical object, in the shape of a box.
An accelerometer is a sensor, usually embedded in smartphones, that detects the orientation of the device. Accelerometers are commonly used in racing and flying games as a primary input source.
Accessibility is the discussion of how to make games easier for people to use who might be impaired in some way. Examples are color blindness, general vision impairment, being hard of hearing, or hav…
An in-game goal created by the game's designers. Rewards for these are granted to the player, not the avatar, and therefore do not affect the in-game experience.
Actionscript is an object-oriented programming language primarily used in association with Adobe Flash.
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…
Adventure games are games which focus on interactive storytelling and puzzle elements.
Advertisements are notifications, supported by text or media, of a product or service. Advertisements are displayed in some games as form of revenue generation.
AGAL is the Adobe Graphics Assembly Language, a low-level shader assembly language for Stage3D (Flash and Adobe Air).
The design and/or logic of how an in-game entity makes decisions about its behavior.
Taking focus on a target, often to shoot it, and even more often in the head.
Algorithms are used for calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning. More precisely, an algorithm is an effective method expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculati…
Allegro is a cross-platform, open source, game programming library, primarily for C and C++ developers.
Alpha blending is the process of combining a translucent foreground color with a background color, thereby producing a new blended color.
Ambient occlusion is a rendering technique concerned with the measurement of the amount of ambient light reaching surfaces.
AMD is technology company that designs graphics processing units microprocessors (CPUs), motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processing units (GPUs) like the Radeon line of graphi…