A game loop is a loop that repeatedly updates the core processes of your game—a cycle that repeats in order to continuously cause game logic and rendering to take place and to receive input and network events, etc.
The “main game” is a higher-level concept describing the main area of the game. In a fighting game this would be the actual fighting part of the game. In a top-down shooter this would be the area where you fly and shoot. This contrasts with other parts of the game such as the main menu, credits screen, etc.
“Main game” is rarely or never used because it is very abstract and could refer to almost anything between different people, which is exactly why you are confused right now.
In general, never use the term “main game”.
Hey L. Spiro!
I see. Okay I will not use the term again. I agree it is very vague and abstract.
Thanks for the knowledge on game loop!
Although I remember there was a site that has a term about main game loop. Is main loop and game loop and game main loop the same?
The source of my confusion is from this: