Programming Techniques:Standard Game Object and Function names

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Initialize Variants

  • Create
  • Init
  • Initialize
  • Initialise
  • Load
  • Main
  • Prime
  • Run
  • SetUp (stolen from unit testing)
  • Start
  • Startup

Shutdown

  • Cleanup
  • Close
  • Deinitialize
  • Delete
  • Detonate
  • Destroy
  • Dispose
  • Drop
  • End
  • Exit
  • Finalize
  • Finish
  • Free
  • Kill
  • Murder
  • Nihilize
  • Release
  • Shutdown
  • Smite
  • TearDown (stolen from unit testing)
  • Terminate
  • Uninitialize
  • Unload


Updating

  • Calc/Calculate
  • Func
  • Proc
  • Step
  • Think
  • Tick
  • Update

Camera

  • Camera
  • Eye
  • Screen
  • View

Game Objects/Characters

  • Actor
  • Avatar
  • Character
  • Entity
  • Gadget
  • Item
  • Node
  • Object
  • Player
  • Sprite
  • Unit