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What's your favorite name here?  Feel free to comment with other names, or change your vote later.

This World Is Mine
3 (15.8%)
From a Dying Sun
6 (31.6%)
Stars Beyond Reach
7 (36.8%)
Stars Beyond Reach: This World Is Mine
3 (15.8%)

Total Members Voted: 19

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Fallen Colony) (POLL 9/16)
« Reply #195 on: September 17, 2014, 10:31:01 AM »
CryoColony?
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - CryoColony) (POLL 9/16)
« Reply #196 on: September 17, 2014, 10:53:43 AM »
Doesn't roll off the tongue very well the first time.

But... I think I could respect it.

Also, null vote in the poll.  I'm biased towards Colony 17 and cannot decide between Colony EX and CryoColony.

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - CryoColony) (POLL 9/16)
« Reply #197 on: September 17, 2014, 10:54:19 AM »
Doesn't roll off the tongue very well the first time.

But... I think I could respect it.

Yeah... agreed.
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - CryoColony) (POLL 9/16)
« Reply #198 on: September 17, 2014, 10:54:32 AM »
Interesting words:
circuit
cloud
cryo
crystal
eclipse
falcon
salvage
rook
tyran
twin
ultra
under
wire
wreck
wreckage
-opolis

Mechopolis (not really taken)
Machinopolis (taken pretty well)
Astropolis (taken major time)
Terranopolis (small flash game, mostly not taken)
Colonopolis (somewhat taken, and sounds oodd anyway)
Xenopolis (taken a little bit, but not much)
Xeno Colony (not taken at all)
Technopolis (majorly taken)
Technicopolis (somewhat taken, but also kind of odd)
Ashenopolis (not taken at all, but kind of odd)
Aeropolis (taken pretty well)
Extopolis (not really taken)
Colony Sector (taken pretty well)
Chronopolis (taken)
Cryopolis (kind of taken)
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - CryoColony) (POLL 9/16)
« Reply #199 on: September 17, 2014, 10:58:52 AM »
Eclipse Phase!
Whoops.

Eclipse Colony
Twin Colony
Cryophase
Salvage Phase
Ultra Eclipse (pfft)
Phoenix Wreck / Phoenix Wreckage (I actually kinda like this one, cue visuals of a crashed spaceship named The Phoenix)
Phoenix Eclipse ("even immortal things must die")
Risen Falcon (cue backlit bird evoking phoenix imagery without actually saying phoenix)

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Xeno Colony) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #200 on: September 17, 2014, 11:00:28 AM »
Not bad, but nothing jumps out at me as the perfect name yet.
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Xeno Colony) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #201 on: September 17, 2014, 11:04:16 AM »
Not bad, but nothing jumps out at me as the perfect name yet.

I was just playing around with words.  Some of them are great names, even if not necessarily for this game.
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Xeno Colony) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #202 on: September 17, 2014, 11:08:41 AM »
Oh, sure -- there are TONS of great names in this thread all over the place.  And I appreciate any and all brainstorming, believe me.  It's just hard to find something that I go "yes, that's THIS game!"
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Xeno Colony) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #203 on: September 17, 2014, 01:02:07 PM »
Interesting words:
hub
town
port
city limit
metro
urban
cityscape
geo
science
engineering
mechanics
metallurgy
architect
station
master
frontier

Possibilities:
Geopolis
Metronautics
Starchitect (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starchitect)
Chief Engineer
Aftercity
Protocity
Forechitect
Galactic Architect
Astroneer (taken)
City Marrow
Master Colony
Colony Master
Far Frontier
Mechanical Frontier
Alien Frontier (taken)
Dire Frontier
AShen Frontier
Sentient Frontier
Sentient Wastes
Sentient Planet
Sentient Domain


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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Starchitect) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #204 on: September 17, 2014, 01:09:58 PM »
Phoenix Frontier
Falcon Frontier
Risen Frontier / Frontier Risen
Eclipse Frontier
Crystal Frontier
Last Frontier

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Starchitect) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #205 on: September 17, 2014, 01:38:08 PM »
Geo Hub EX? ;)

Frontier Hub?

Phoenix Hub (EX) ? ;)
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Starchitect) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #206 on: September 17, 2014, 02:22:30 PM »
If Starchitect is good, can I get a ruling on Potato Colony?

The only way I would go in on Starchitect would be if Potatoes were an important part of colony life.

(Not trying to belittle a good name, its just what I see when i read that word -- Starch-itect)
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Starchitect) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #207 on: September 17, 2014, 03:04:19 PM »
Hmm, just not feeling this stuff yet.  Starchitect is the closest for me so far, but it has a lot of drawbacks.  As Erik put it: "As a player, I probably wouldn't give the game a second glance if it carried any of the other names pitched thus far. Starchitect would have me at least reading the description and/or looking at the trailer/screenshots."

Starchitect would probably get me to look, but I'd be wary.  So that's an improvement, anyway, but still not where I think it needs to be.

I'm less concerned about Google results (since that's almost none of our visibility), and more concerned with clickthrough rates when people see the game on storefronts or mentioned on sites.  For The Last Federation, that clickthrough rate was absolutely enormous.  About 3x what the normal rate for games is.  Bionic Dues was abysmal.  All because of the name and/or tiny little box on Steam.
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Starchitect) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #208 on: September 17, 2014, 03:28:06 PM »
Planetary Construction
Born of Fusion
Planetary Executor
Planetary Alliance
Planetary Legacy
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #209 on: September 17, 2014, 03:38:04 PM »
Scourge of Colonies
Planetary Betrayer (Betrayal?)
Dark Hub
Eclipsing Hub
Colony Eclipse?

Scrying Colony
Scrying Planet
Scrying Legacy

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