Pre-production Glossary of Terms
A glossary of terms is an alphabetical list of terms along with their definitions that are related to the topic which the writing is about. For this glossary, the terms used will be related to media production, in particular, the games industry.
Finance: Finance in the gaming industry is the source of money within a company, where the money would come from or any financial aid that a company would be receiving for a project.
Time: Deadlines, availability of equipment, timescales and availability of team members.
Personnel: The size of the team being used for the project, the varied skills of a team or the amount of experience a team has.
Facilities: Where the pre-production and production would take place.
Materials: A material in this sense would be things such as software, hardware, audio, internet access or electricity.
Contributors: Any person who would have had some impact or say on the final release of the game would fall into this category, including the developers, experts or the general public through market research.
Locations: If a game would be photo realistic, locations would include where reference pictures would be taken, or where audio for things such as traffic or crowd noises would be recorded.
Codes of practice and regulation:
British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
This particular organisation notices, takes record of and awards individuals or companies that they deem worth of an internationally prestigious award. Some of the categories that are judged when it comes to games include best action, music, story, multiplayer and an overall best game of the year award.
International Games Development Association.
A non-profit, worldwide organisation that seeks to bring game developers together through means of conferences and interest groups that would help the developers grow in their craft and share their ideas with one another.
Mobile Entertainment Forum.
MEF is a global trade organisation made specifically for people who wish to make their products via mobile.