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[REQUEST] Give me a name for my game

Discussion in 'Game Design' started by Riscc, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Riscc

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    The game:
    genre: Real-time Tactics
    Platform: Mobile
    Type: Voxel
    Ingame Year: 2017
    Gameplay: 1v1 Competetive
    Units: Military
    Online at all times.
    Every month the one with the least points drops to second division. Also those who havent played in a month will be taken off the list so they wont be hanging around on the list.

    any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
  2. Steve-Tack

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    Skull Warriors Tactics Super Plus: Revenge of the Forsaken: Black: GOTY Edition
     
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  3. theANMATOR2b

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    Not-So Final Fantasy

    Really though - Not enough information

    I second Steve's suggestion until more info is provided.
     
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  4. EternalAmbiguity

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    I Made A Game But Evidently I'm So Emotionally Unattached To The Work That I Can't Name It Myself

    In other words: the person who should be naming the game is the person who made the game, the person who built it, who slept with it every night, who put hard hours putting the drive, the ambition, the emotion, into play. Only that person is truly close enough to define it.
     
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  5. Murgilod

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    Real-Time Voxel Tactics: 2017 (Mobile Edition)
     
  6. Kiwasi

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    Tactics McTactface
     
  7. Mauri

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    Tactful Voxels

    (But literally what EternalAmbiguity said above. It's your game, you build it and you'll have to come up with a good name by yourself)
     
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  8. BIGTIMEMASTER

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    Sho Me Da Muneez Beetch
     
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  9. theANMATOR2b

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    UnTacticaL
     
  10. Riscc

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    now?
     
  11. Steve-Tack

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    Generic Military Tactics Game Without a Specific Theme, Chapter 1

    or GMTGWAST, C1 as the cool kids will call it.

    Seriously though, "military" is the closest word you've used to a theme, but without giving us a hint at anything specific beyond that, it's just guesswork.

    I always thought "The Crucible" could be a good name for a game and could cover a lot of themes.

    Does your game have a narrative/story/characters at all or at least a setting? If not, maybe it should?
     
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  12. LaneFox

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    Pudding Wars 3000
     
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  13. Riscc

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    The game is in my words a 1v1 online competetive game where people come together or play over the internet against each other. Red vs Blue. You have tanks to send to attack the enemy base and artillery to clear the tanks and bombers to eliminate the artillery and AA guns to counter and tanks to counter AA:s. You can deploy troops and the just drive forward to eliminate or be eliminated.
     
  14. EternalAmbiguity

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    What types of tanks? Are these American-style tanks? European? What kinds of environments are the maps? Why don't you show us an image or two so we can see what the game looks like, get a glimpse of what it feels like?

    Because from how you're describing it (I was right about no emotional attachment, wasn't I...) the title should be "The Real-Time Strategy Game." You're just describing features, not personality. A name reflects personality.
     
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  15. theANMATOR2b

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    Slap hat Tactics!
    Urban dictionary - :eek:
     
  16. EternalAmbiguity

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    Why did I search that...
     
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  17. Steve-Tack

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    You're having a hard time with a name, since the game apparently has no theme or personality yet. Which means you could come up with something that doesn't directly describe the game (I mean, one of the seminal first-person shooters is called Quake after all) by using a word that generally describes the feel of the game or make up character or faction names to use. Otherwise, it's going to be too generic and not very Google-able.

    It could be that you need to develop it further before a theme emerges.

    Anyway, just to throw out some stupid names so you know what NOT to name it:

    Something Something Wars
    RvB
    War. What Is It Good For?
    Treads
    Beach Breach
    Boom Time
    Battlicious
    Flank This!
    My General Can Beat Up Your General
     
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  18. Riscc

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    Flank this sound pretty cool. but couldn't suit my game, would suit a open world game like boom beach. Well if you want you can give the colors(factions) names
    My suggestions.
    Red: INSOQ
    Green: FM Corp.
    Blue: 3. Initative
    Gray: Royal Bravo
    Also for my game a name like Field of Fire: RTT cause it needs to be a brand and the game is just wars on a field.
     
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  19. theANMATOR2b

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    Point being - asking people to name something who know nothing about the content other than a couple lines will result in gibberish, compared to someone who has intimate, hands on knowledge of the content.
    Field of Fire doesn't sound terrible.
     
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  20. EternalAmbiguity

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    I agree with all, including the semi-positive recommendation for Field of Fire.
     
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  21. Joe-Censored

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    Operation Whiskey Tango
     
  22. Riscc

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    Well how do you like the faction names?

    sounds cool, maybe for a Tactical Shooter
     
  23. theANMATOR2b

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    I don't - that's why I didn't comment, but I'm not your core audience so feel free to take better advice from those who play the type of game you are attempting to develop.
     
  24. Joe-Censored

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    Arsenal Unleashed
     
  25. BIGTIMEMASTER

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    Title isn't that important. Make the game. By the time you are done, you will have a good idea what to call it.
     
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  26. theANMATOR2b

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    Agree - just make sure to perform extensive search for another entertainment property with the same name. If "the perfect" name you choose is the same as a saddle maker based in southern Wyoming, there probably won't be any issue with the name infringing on there property because you service totally different industries and there is no threat of your game causing a negative opinion or damaging their property, but if another entertainment property has the same name - choose a different one.
     
  27. Serinx

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    It sounds like a core concept of the game is based around getting to the top of the ranks and staying there.
    In that regard you could go with something like:

    Battleranks
    Cannon Fodder (in reference to the lower ranks)
    Fallen Generals
    Rise of Ranks
    General Wartz

    I dunno, something along those lines. I agree with the others, we'd need to see the look and feel of the game before thinking up a truly fitting name.
     
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  28. theANMATOR2b

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    already taken
    already taken
    available
    available
    already taken by youtube personallity who plays games. Might be able to successfully litigate this one after being sued. o_O
     
  29. Riscc

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    Well feel free to drop ideas, im open for advice
     
  30. AntoineDesbiens

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    Snowboarding Gorillas from Mars

    All you need to do now is make your characters gorillas.
    Oh, and possibly turn your competitive online FPS game into a casual animal snowboarding game.

    or...

    Hola : Combat Evolve
    You'd be tapping right into the dyslexic halo players market.
     
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  31. Serinx

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    Haha wow, I didn't check to see if they were taken. Amazing how you can throw some generic names together and get so many hits :p Fallen Generals was my favourite anyway :c
     
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  32. theANMATOR2b

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    I just remember looking up cannon fodder for an unrelated title several years ago, and it was already taken, so I looked up the other ones. It would be an interesting suit with General Wartz though. ;)
     
  33. Kiwasi

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    I'm absolutely aghast that the two of you had to look up the name Cannon Fodder to realise it was taken. Kids these days. :p
     
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  34. s-ta-c

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    gg

    Because apparently "aa" works. You will have a theme on top of that.
     
  35. Kona

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    I won't give you a name for your title but nothing could be as tactical as tactical segway platoons, so that's a feature you should make sure to implement!

    [​IMG]
     
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  36. Riscc

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    Not doin a fps. how did you not notice that.
     
  37. AntoineDesbiens

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    Hola Wars*
     
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  38. hippocoder

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    Rusty Sheriff's Badge 4000
     
  39. John_Vella

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    When I made my first game, the name was one of the last things I decided on. From day one it was known as either "Tap Tap" or "Tap Tap Tap" depending on my mood. It described the game, and made people smile when they heard it, which in turn, made them keen to try it. It wasn't until I created the bee character that I decided on the name, "Retro Bee"*

    I don't see why you can't just call it something like "My Tank Game" for now, and see if inspiration strikes while you're developing it, or maybe one of your testers will have a suggestion.

    Hope this helps,

    John.

    *PS. Is it against the forum rules to say that Retro Bee is available on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store? ;)
     
  40. Kiwasi

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    Not at all. Its also traditional to put a link in your signature.
     
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  41. John_Vella

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    Ooh, I didn't know that. Think I might update my website and put a link to that.

    Thanks for the heads up. :D
     
  42. chris_sarama

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    Is this supposed to be like starcraft ?

    If so how about "Generals Battlefield" You would technically be a general leading your units.
     
  43. s-ta-c

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    Rusty Badge 4000 sounds better.
     
  44. hippocoder

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    But it would lose it's horrific true meaning along with a couple of layers of irony.
     
  45. John_Vella

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    Or you could call it... "The game with no name"

    Ooooooh... did that just send a tingle up your spine? *shivers* No? Oh, ok. :p
     
  46. Serinx

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    Or "the game which must not be named"?
     
  47. Ryiah

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    Both the developer (Sensible Software) and the publisher (Virgin Interactive) are long gone.
     
  48. John_Vella

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    I believe that Codemasters now own the IP for Cannon Fodder.
     
  49. lunaticCoder

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    How bout "Callsign : Phantom" or "Operation Alpha Whiskey Charlie Tango Delta Bravo Banana" ?