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"Official" name of the beginning logo screens

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Not sure if this is the best forum or not, but... Does anyone know the "official" name for the screens that appear when you first start a game that have all of the company logos on them? Do they even have an official name? Thanks.

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I call them:

Logo screens
Title screen
Intro cinematic
Sample gameplay

The whole thing that keeps repeating until you press Start (which may or may not include logo screens) I call either "attract mode" or "attract cycle" or "shell" or "front end" or "power-on sequence" or "upfront marquee"...

There is no one universally-agreed-upon term.
You get to decide what to call it in your GDD.

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Splash Screen usually refers to the one main or first screen that tells you what you are booting ... it was used to give feedback to the user since some programs (like Word, Access, etc) take a while to load up and be usable.

The extra screens that games now show ... like the AMD / Nvidia and Miles Sound System screens are almost all either Advertisements (AMD/Intel/vidia) and/or Credits (Miles Sound System / Havok Physics). And also of course games show the publisher, developer and sometimes other Logo / Trademark / Credit screens (like movies do).

All of these things could be grouped together as the Intro Screens, Intro Credits, etc. Or some better name I haven't yet thought of :).

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I don't really want to use the term "legals" because it implies that it's something that they're forced to use or they'll get in trouble (which is partially true since the only requirement for using the engine will be to let ours display, but still. =p)

I find it kind of odd that something like this doesn't have a common name that we're told in school or something.

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