AAA. What are AAA titles?
High-quality games with high budget.
There is a debate that takes into considering several aspects that AAA titles should have. Some of the most common qualities that AAA titles should have (according to some experts) are:
– Broad market
– High sales
– Large teams
– Big budget
– Polished audio-visual direction
– Perfect technical and artistic execution
– Playable & fully enjoyable within the first five minutes of play
– Exhaustively tested
– Bug free
– Great usability
– Continous, balanced entertainment from beginning to end
– Great graphical user interface
– First place in the markets, and great marketing
API: Application programming interface. Is a protocol intended to be used as an interface by software components to communicate with each other
ARPU: Average Revenue per User
ARPPU: Average Revenue per Paying User
BBSs (Bulleting Board Systems) Mid- 80´s. Systems acted as basic mail servers, discussion forums and central hubsfor uploadingand downloading files. Requierd a grear deal of imagination . Ex. chess.
COGS: Cost of goods and services
CTR: Click Through Rate
DAU: Daily active users.
LTNV: Lifetime Network Value
LTV : Life time value
MAU: Monthly Active Users.
MAUU: Monthly average unique users
MMO: Massively multiplayer Online
MMORPG: Massively multiplayer online role playing game
MUD: Multi User Dungeon. Servreral players play in the same time interacting with each other.
ND: Nintendo DS
NPCs: Nonplayer caracters
PSP: playstation portable
P&L: Profit and loss
RPG: role playing game
RTS: real time strategy
UAC: User Acquisition cost