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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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Author Topic: Name our upcoming 4x (best - Stars Beyond Reach) POLL 10/27  (Read 48471 times)

Offline Teal_Blue

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2014, 07:09:23 PM »
Chrono Empire might be very interesting if there were a specific emphasis on Time in the 4x play of the game.

* Perhaps if there were a descending timer in which to achieve certain goals? (x turns to win the game?) (x turns to kill 5 challengers?) (x turns to bring over 50% of the other empires into diplomatic discussions of peace?) (x turns to achieve +50% influence with 80% of other empires) (bring 5 empires into research parity by x turns) (subvert +75% of 5 empires economies, effectively collapsing their financial ability) (etc...)

It might be interesting to have these timers set by the player at the beginning of the game.
easy               =         +200 turns
normal            =         100 to 200 turns
hard               =          less than 100 turns
very hard       =          less than 75 turns
Misery            =          less than 50 turns

I am not sure this could fit in with what Chris sees for the game, but i mention it because i found it  intriguing to consider the player selecting how many turns they were competing against, and then feel pressured to perform under different game conditions from game to game. And for the different variety of conditions (other than battles)  to win the game.

Just my two cents though,  :)

-Teal


p.s.  hope this is not out of place in the naming thread, if so i can delete the other stuff, just wanted to agree Chrono Empire could be cool if there were 'Time' stuff in the game.

Maybe even Time Travel?   :)  Now that might be a handful though.


« Last Edit: May 27, 2014, 07:13:27 PM by Teal_Blue »

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2014, 07:24:15 PM »
Using "Chrono" in the title seems to imply time travel, which may not be what you want.

Maybe something like Imperial Ascension, or Imperial Ashes, to combine a few themes you've established already.
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2014, 07:45:49 PM »
Intrigue Empires


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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2014, 08:03:31 PM »
Others from me:

Empire Dawn
Space Age (taken, but just a minor flash game)
Lost Empire
Forgotten Empire
Advanced Empires

I also like:

Among Empires
Imperial Ashes
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2014, 08:08:58 PM »
Others from me:

Empire Dawn
Space Age (taken, but just a minor flash game)
Lost Empire
Forgotten Empire
Advanced Empires

I also like:

Among Empires
Imperial Ashes


You know when you said the Lost Empire, I immediately thought of  'The Last Empire' (like related to The Last Federation) which you could turn into a series if you like... using The Last (whatever).

Or if you were living in California, it could be 'The Last What-Eva'   :)

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2014, 08:10:12 PM »
I definitely don't want cross-confusion between the strategy games that we have.  Individual lores are important to me.  We handle "series" as expansions, mainly.

Computer Empire
Pioneer Empire
Colony Empire
Aero Empire
Aerospace Empire
Gene Empire
Mechanical Empire
Modern Empire
Electronic Empire
Silicon Empire
Technic Empire
Engineering Empire
Stealth Empire
Nuclear Empire
Cosmic Empire
Endless Empire
Deep Empire
Artifact Empire
Entropy Empire
Cypher Empire
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2014, 08:13:59 PM »
Well then, I'd still go back to 'Empire in Exile' then.... sounds intriguing with the exile part. You will be making new races and a new history then? Sounds interesting.

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2014, 08:17:46 PM »
Yep, new races and all that.

Mecha Empire
Machine Empire
Sentient Empire
Forward Empire
Extreme Empire
Cultural Empire
Frontier Empire
Wild Empire
Deserted Empire
Colonial Ascent
Hive Empire
Colonial Empire
Outpost Empire
Viceroy
Age of Colonists
Imperial Territory
Far Colony
Exiled Colony
Chrono Colony
Gene Colony
Technic Colony
Nuclear Colony
Cypher Colony
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2014, 08:21:53 PM »
The last for a bit:

Colonial Intrigue
Missing Empire
Doomed Empire
Extant Empire
Cold Empire
Imperial Outage
The Imperial Wastes
Fallen Colony
Broken Empire (already take by a book series, sadly)
Desperate Empire
Eternal Empire
Eternal Emperor


All of the stuff is up in the OP, too.
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2014, 08:31:07 PM »
Ashen Empire
Empire of Ash And Flame
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2014, 08:33:41 PM »
Savage Empire

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2014, 08:42:40 PM »
It makes it seem more prehistoric rather than futuristic, but it's a good thought.  Overall we're trying to come up with something that isn't too stressful sounding, too.
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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2014, 08:51:29 PM »
Colonial Ascent
Empires in Exile -> Exiled Imperium (?)

Both have good mouthfeel and are descriptive. And they avoid the trap of alliteration.

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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2014, 08:54:39 PM »
Going with the more unique sounding things:

hmm, terrestrial... terra firma...something with fighting/fire...made-up words...

Terra Inferna
Terra Inferna: Chronicles of an Empire
Terra Inferna: Empire in Exile
Terra Inferna: Shadow Empire
Terra Inferna: Ashes of an Empire
Terra Inferna: Dawn of an Empire

There is a lot more freedom in adding tag words if you choose a unique name to begin the name with. Can get the best of both worlds (uniqueness and word association) You could pretty much use anything from all previous posts after the :

I was going to try to come up with multiple unique names, but I liked Terra Inferna and that is all I have for now.  :P


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Re: Naming our upcoming terrestrial 4x (current best: Empires In Exile)
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2014, 08:58:55 PM »
Ascent is something I'm feeling like is played out at this point.  It just is hard to say without a lisp for me, a bit, anyway.

Other forms of Empire are less interesting to me, except Imperialism, which is already a game.  I'm not saying I wouldn't do something like Imperium, but it just doesn't strike me as something I love.

I try to avoid multi-part titles for base games, because we add on sub-parts for expansions.  Right now AI War: Fleet Command is the only game we use with a subtitle in the main game, and it's something I want to avoid.

Overall I'm looking for something that:
1. Screams "grand strategy."
2. Doesn't sound generic.
3. Is ideally positive-sounding, but definitely is epic-sounding.
4. Is ideally 2-3 words, but could go longer if it's really awesome.

It's really tough!
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