Author Topic: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?  (Read 6092 times)

Offline Captain Jack

  • Hero Member Mark II
  • *****
  • Posts: 808
  • Just lucky
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2016, 12:17:24 AM »
2. Will we be seeing Burlusts and similar in this game?  Probably not, unless we do a successful kickstarter and that's a stretch goal.  That's a lot of custom 3D modeling to really do them right.  Lore-wise this would really have to be something other than Earth Prime for that to make any sense in the timeline, too.  In general the AI kept humans far away from the TLF and SBR races, mainly because [redacted -- that would have been major spoilage for SBR].  But I'm sure that Jack, the official keeper of the Arcenverse lore/timeline at this point (Watashiwa) could come up with some sort of side timeline for this that would make sense.  Everyone from each race didn't just go one place at all times, so there's thematic consistency there -- so long as this game was set in the correct temporal period.
If we did they're look and act very different from the Burlurst we're used to. Blame relativistic travel, and the circumstances in TLF and SBR.

My official (ha!) thinking is that there's no connection with other Arcen games. I expect plenty of teases, but things just work too differently.

Offline Misery

  • Arcen Volunteer
  • Core Member Mark V
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,107
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2016, 01:11:21 AM »
I'd love a BD expansion, really.

Though I get the reasons why it wont happen... I'd offer to help make it myself, but the coding for that one isnt something I can do.

Offline Pumpkin

  • Hero Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,200
  • Neinzul Gardener Enclave
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2016, 10:05:24 AM »
Oops. I didn't see this brand new thread. Sorry!
« Last Edit: February 27, 2016, 10:07:44 AM by Pumpkin »
Please excuse my english: I'm not a native speaker. Don't hesitate to correct me.

Offline chemical_art

  • Core Member Mark IV
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,952
  • Fabulous
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2016, 09:00:47 PM »
Menacing Maverick
Stubborn Strike
Rocket (Rocker?) Mom
Life is short. Have fun.

Offline nas1m

  • Master Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,254
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2016, 09:40:35 PM »
I'd love a BD expansion, really.

Though I get the reasons why it wont happen... I'd offer to help make it myself, but the coding for that one isnt something I can do.
I would love to dig some into C#, but this won't be possible before next year (I'm a C/C++ dev by trade).
Who knows, maybe we can pull something off together ;)...
Would love to try it - that much is certain.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2016, 09:42:47 PM by nas1m »
Craving some more color and variety in your next Bionic run? Grab a boost and a couple of custom floors!

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Arcen Staff
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 31,237
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2016, 09:45:04 PM »
Attacks From The Rocky Barrren

;)
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline Cyborg

  • Master Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,929
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2016, 01:23:33 AM »
Dinosores: Jurassic health crisis

Biotic crisis

Great Oxygenation Event

Fossil record without a claws(paws?)
Kahuna strategy guide:
http://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,13369.0.html

Suggestions, bugs? Don't be lazy, give back:
http://www.arcengames.com/mantisbt/

Planetcracker. Believe it.

The stigma of hunger. http://wayw.re/Vi12BK

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Arcen Staff
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 31,237
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2016, 01:39:22 AM »
PostSim
Apocalyptic Occlusion
Watchtower
Distant Tower
Apex Scion
Ancient Elegant
Arid Town
Distant Wasteland
Surivalist Frigate
Modern Mechnar
Extreme Ruin
Abandoned Earth
Tripod Trooper
Amplify Antigrav
Wasteland Mole
Lethal Evolution

...some cool words in there, at least.
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline nas1m

  • Master Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,254
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2016, 05:11:02 AM »
I just love Tripod Trooper.
Adorable ;).
Craving some more color and variety in your next Bionic run? Grab a boost and a couple of custom floors!

Offline Pumpkin

  • Hero Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,200
  • Neinzul Gardener Enclave
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2016, 06:52:51 AM »
I like "XXX Ruin". Can't say why. "Extreme Ruin" is nice, but maybe better twisted or expanded, like "Lethal Ruin" or "Extreme Ruin... Survival". "Extreme Ruin Rider"? (Sounds like something that can come out of the Dwarf Fortress' name generator. :D) "Resilient Ruin Rider" for the sake of RRR (and the survival side)?

I like the slight silliness of associations. I think it gives some originality (some "relief") to the name.

"Lethal Evolution" is nice too, but maybe a bit common.

TL;DR:
Resilient Ruin Rider
Please excuse my english: I'm not a native speaker. Don't hesitate to correct me.

Offline tombik

  • Full Member Mark II
  • ***
  • Posts: 171
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2016, 01:28:49 PM »
Among those, my fav is Distant Tower.

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Arcen Staff
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 31,237
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2016, 03:11:21 PM »
World of Ruin from FFVI is always something I like, heh.

But I think Distant Tower is perhaps my second favorite.  I'd have to come up with some sort of tower for the game, though, but that's not too hard -- there just isn't some singular tower at the moment. ;)  Not that it would be hard to add, because of the build/level editor and all that jazz.  I'm sure there will be towers either way (well already there are small ones), but it's a matter of whether or not those will have some key story significance.
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline chemical_art

  • Core Member Mark IV
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,952
  • Fabulous
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2016, 07:02:04 PM »
World of Ruin from FFVI is always something I like, heh.

But I think Distant Tower is perhaps my second favorite.  I'd have to come up with some sort of tower for the game, though, but that's not too hard -- there just isn't some singular tower at the moment. ;)  Not that it would be hard to add, because of the build/level editor and all that jazz.  I'm sure there will be towers either way (well already there are small ones), but it's a matter of whether or not those will have some key story significance.

If you do not find a use, you can just have it be in the background somewhere.  Forever.  ;D

I'm not a fan of towers though in games I have found. I loved the idea of them as a kid but now I find them very unwieldy. If too small they seem silly and if too large they are a pain to get in and out of. I do enjoy it as decoration a bit though.
Life is short. Have fun.

Offline x4000

  • Chris Park, Arcen Games Founder and Lead Designer
  • Arcen Staff
  • Zenith Council Member Mark III
  • *****
  • Posts: 31,237
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2016, 07:58:05 PM »
Haha, yeah, "the tower you can never reach."  I could do that, although I won't. ;)

One of the tricky things with towers in this game is that all of the building materials are destructible, so if there are any towers that are too huge then they will wind up being something where you just go "welp, Imma gonna chop this guy down from the bottom and see what spills out!"
Have ideas or bug reports for one of our games?  Mantis for Suggestions and Bug Reports. Thanks for helping to make our games better!

Offline Draco18s

  • Resident Velociraptor
  • Core Member Mark V
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,108
Re: Names for a game you have no idea what it's about?
« Reply #59 on: March 02, 2016, 08:12:51 PM »
3D and destructible environment? :o