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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%)

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2014, 04:18:57 PM »
There's something to be said for originality.  Tell me: what genre is "Sins of a Solar Empire?"  Okay, fine, that has the word Empire in there.  But what about "Braid?"  Etc.

I see the point about Empire, though.  That, or Nations, or Age, tend to be the big word.  Age of Nations. ;) (AOE + RON)
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2014, 04:22:06 PM »
There's something to be said for originality.  Tell me: what genre is "Sins of a Solar Empire?"  Okay, fine, that has the word Empire in there.  But what about "Braid?"  Etc.

I see the point about Empire, though.  That, or Nations, or Age, tend to be the big word.  Age of Nations. ;) (AOE + RON)

Trespasses of a Terran Empire  :P

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2014, 04:22:38 PM »
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There's a lot of commentary about how that doesn't sound like a 4x game to people, and thus how they wouldn't click into it seeing that name on steam.  It irks me, because I like the name quite a lot, but I think it's worth listening to.

People have made a good point that the word "Empire" or "Imperial" is strongly associated with 4x games.  I'm thinking that I'd prefer Empire over Imperial, but I suppose we could see.  I'd be open to up to 4 words at this point, if we can do something really cool (Sins of a Solar Empire is 5, and works).

Empire Of Ash
Exiled Empire
Empire Of Ruin
Ashen Empire

Those are all interesting ones.
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2014, 04:23:02 PM »
There's something to be said for originality.  Tell me: what genre is "Sins of a Solar Empire?"  Okay, fine, that has the word Empire in there.  But what about "Braid?"  Etc.

I see the point about Empire, though.  That, or Nations, or Age, tend to be the big word.  Age of Nations. ;) (AOE + RON)

Trespasses of a Terran Empire  :P

Hahaha. :)
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2014, 04:25:16 PM »
The End Of All Empires
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2014, 04:34:32 PM »
:)  OK, this is just silliness... well, at least partly...



Ruined Empire
Age of Ruin
Empire Storms
Red Ruin
Time of Madness
Magister : A 4x Strategy Game of Intrigue and Espionage
Christopher Park's All Star 4X Game of Battlement
Master of the Terrestrial Empire  (MotTE)
Scheming Lawyers!  A game of backstabbing and smiling!
The Last Empire (to go along with TLF)  * could be a series of strategy games much in the *Endless Space approach.
The Centauri Project (sort of a tie in from the Alpha Centauri game of old.)
Centauri Prophet (name based on a derivation of Herbert's Dune styling)
Centauri Messiah (name based on a derivation of Herbert's Dune styling)
Centauri Empire
or  Centauri Emperor (though that is a bit sexist.)
Ashes to Ashes...
Dust to Dust...


didn't want to make it too long... like i said, just mostly for silliness, but some may be ok.

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2014, 04:37:22 PM »
"Empire(s) in exile" or "Diaspora empire(s)"?  :-\

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2014, 04:44:47 PM »
All of these are really good:

Ruined Empire
Age of Ruin
Empires In Exile
Diaspora Empire

I really like Empires In Exile in particular.
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2014, 04:50:27 PM »
For something a bit (ham-fistedly) poetic, how about "Autumn empire(s)"?

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Age of Ashes)
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2014, 04:52:36 PM »
The End Of All Empires


hmmm... i like that a lot, very different!!  :)

Or the Empire in Exile  (i really do like that a lot too)

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2014, 04:55:03 PM »
I like that, too!  Something like that could be really interesting.
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2014, 04:56:32 PM »
How about Ruined Empire.

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2014, 04:58:07 PM »
That's a good one, although it's already an expansion for a big MMO, so I want to avoid it.

Proto Empire might be interesting.  Something that really conveys a sense of high technology and the future would be good.
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2014, 04:59:07 PM »
Or something like Chrono Empire.
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2014, 05:17:18 PM »
The Ashen Empire has already been taken by the middle-age empire of Ermor. ...Dominions 4, anyone?
And the Age of Ruin, IIRC, occurs in Dwarf Fortress.

I find picking a name to be the single most difficult aspect of game design.
So, suggestions...

  • Among Empires
  • They were Emperors
  • Ruina Imperii

PS: Just throwing in something futurey-sounding like proto or chrono could really come of as needless babble, especially if the word's meaning doesn't even fit the theme.
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