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The Game Production Handbook, 3rd Edition by Heather Maxwell Chandler

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Glossary

AI—Abbreviation for artificial intelligence.

API—Abbreviation for application programming interface. APIs are sets of protocols and tools for programming software. Software that uses a common API will have a similar user interface.

asset pack—Another term for closing kit. An asset pack or closing kit contains all the necessary assets, documentation, and source code to rebuild a game from scratch without assistance from the original developer.

cinematics—Prerendered or in-game movies that are part of the gameplay experience. They are used to further the game’s story during gameplay.

closing kit—Another term for asset pack. An asset pack or closing kit contains all the necessary assets, documentation, and source code to rebuild a game ...

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