Notes from the Slippery Slope, Part 1

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Postby OrR » Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:57 pm

300000 :wink:

I like Game Of Death (Wouldn't add a "The", though...)

14 Pixels, A Laser and Grenades

Strength In Numbers

Darwin's Daydream ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin's_Nightmare )
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Postby BrianBlessed » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:06 pm

Surely Game of Death would be confused with the Bruce Lee film of the same name.

People might be disappointed by the lack of pagoda style fighting action.
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Postby Inigo » Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:17 pm

Crimson Pixels.

Of course, that would only work if it had blood effects.
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Postby OrR » Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:18 pm

BrianBlessed wrote:Surely Game of Death would be confused with the Bruce Lee film of the same name.

People might be disappointed by the lack of pagoda style fighting action.

Perhaps we should not forget that the game cover not only contains the game's name but also an artwork. ;) (Same is of course true for internet distribution channels.)
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Postby illustriouschin » Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:38 pm

OrR wrote:
BrianBlessed wrote:Surely Game of Death would be confused with the Bruce Lee film of the same name.

People might be disappointed by the lack of pagoda style fighting action.

Perhaps we should not forget that the game cover not only contains the game's name but also an artwork. ;) (Same is of course true for internet distribution channels.)

the name is still bad.
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Postby Xocrates » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:02 pm

How about CTRL? It has a reference to a digital world while implying the "control" of the battleground.
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Postby ynbniar » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:18 pm

I'm going to run with this...

Image

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Postby Ace Rimmer » Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:28 pm

ynbniar wrote:I'm going to run with this...

[img]nice%20image%20was%20here[/img]

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I'm sold.
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast...
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Postby illustriouschin » Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:25 am

ynbniar wrote:I'm going to run with this...

Image

:wink:


craving attention are we? can't your name sell itself?
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Postby ynbniar » Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:49 am

illustriouschin wrote:craving attention are we?


No, just taking the opportunity to be creative...the field I work in doesn't allow much for creativity, I don't claim to be any kind of artist or graphic designer, and I posted the name alone earlier.

I like it, and thought it would be fun to create an image...this one popped in my head so here it is...I enjoyed taking the time creating it, though I may have seen it or something similar before, perhaps as an avatar, I'm not sure?

illustriouschin wrote:can't your name sell itself?

I don't know, can it? What do you think?
Personally I think it's a bit of an ugly sounding word, and probably doesn't work, but it's the best I can come up with so far...

:)
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Postby Narwhal » Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:07 am

I think there is all the info we need in all the previous game titles-- uplink, darwinia, defcon... each are simple, one-worded, and hint at the core gameplay/story/setting. People like Multiwinia because it fits into this category, but it is misleading because it makes people think of Darwinia and its gameplay. All these long serious names suggest what multiwinia isn't.

Future War, Natural Selection, etc. ... they all suggest long plodding battles. everybody's right who suggested something snappy and punchy. Of course, everybody's got personal opinion, which is what makes this so different and difficult to agree on one thing. A neat trick used by a lot of artists to get their creative juices flowing is to narrow the field as much as possible, so that we have a framework of ideas or concepts to work with. we gots a lot of narrowing already done by Chris who gave us hints at gameplay. Now we just need something that evokes the frantic arcade simplicity that this game is. I mean, anyone who's played Galaga or one of the old Vectrex titles knows exactly what i mean... they could probably name a few too. Spike, Scramble, Hyperchase... all simple, all memorable. somethin name like Attack!, or Blastoids, or Explodicons. Im not sayin thems is the best or the way to go, but just as a jumping-off point to focus our joined creative power, like a hundred bajillion mirrors all reflecting the sun on one point and Frying the bejeezus out of anything crossing the way to victory. And marshmallows. Laser-cooking marshmallows is always fun.
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Postby Iris » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:53 am

Hey guys, just some random names coming off my head:

* Soul Supremacy (or just Supremacy)
* Future Conquest
* Digital Sparta
* Future Faction
* The Digital Art of War

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Postby trickfred » Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:54 am

Call it 'Bash'.

The linux kids'll love it.
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Postby Inigo » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:00 am

Iris wrote:Digital Sparta

But the Darwinians are genderless. Where would all the homoerotic tension come from?
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Postby Kadayi » Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:06 am

Couple of suggestions:-

[R]-EVOLUTION

Name combines conflict with development but keeps the title in the line with the one word style that is the hallmark of IV.

OPENSOURCE

Breaks the one word tack, but it's a popular buzz word so easily recognized and conveys a certain sensibility. To me it's indicative of code and of multiple interaction.

REBIRTH

Only if the slain are recycled in some way like in Darwinia


Kadayi

I assume if our name suggestion goes forward we get a nod in the game manual or some such for coming up with it :?:

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