Gaming is an activity in which participants, called gamers or game players, interact with one another in order to win or compete for points or prizes. Video games are designed to be winnable; developers often use the term "game over" to indicate that a player has lost the game and failed at playing it. Gaming can include activities that resemble gambling (bets or other stakes) for money or goods, while others are performed solely for entertainment purposes.
Gaming related articles are focused on the gaming industry. These include introductions to game development tools, frameworks, or middleware; in-depth coverage of game development; and news or opinion pieces about current events in the gaming industry. Additional topics related to games include software design patterns, game mechanics, game art assets, and game testing.