Types of games
Gaming genres tend to be shortened into acronym form, but of course, it can be tough to figure out what those acronyms mean if you aren't tuned into the lingo. So let’s break a few down.
An RPG is a "role-playing game." It’s any game where you take control of a character and develop their skills and abilities.
An MMORPG is a “massively multiplayer online role-playing game”—an enormous game where people from all over the world play as characters going on adventures.
RTS (“real-time strategy” game) is a type of game where you essentially build things (like kingdoms, items, etc.), while simultaneously destroying other things (like kingdoms or items built by another player or the game itself). The action takes place in real time.
A MOBA (“Multiplayer Online Battle Arena”) is a similar game type to RTS, but with less building (sometimes none at all) and more fighting. The fighting takes place in an arena, hence the name.
FPS stands for “first-person shooter.” These games are pretty notorious, but the name is a tad misleading. While this genre does include most military-themed and horror games, not every FPS game involves guns or violence. Essentially, it’s an FPS game if you’re playing from the first-person perspective—you usually only see your character’s hands and/or what’s in those hands.
Video game code isn't that hard, right?