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Community Help choose the The New World's new title

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Latelistener Cipher

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    Spaceship Dwellers

    No, seriously though, I feel like the name has to do something with ark / ship, space / stars and journey / voyage or their synonyms to get the idea of the game.

    Like Spaceship Pilgrims, Voyagers of the Lost Ark, etc.
     
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  2. Bohr Arcane

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    I suggested Void Dwellers in the other thread but sadly it never gained traction :(

    But I agree, the title should definitely have a reference to ship/space/stars imo, some of the cleverer references are great for those of us who already know about the game but probably not the best in terms of reaching a potential audience.
     
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  3. WhistlerWCT Barely Literate

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    "East of Earth" is cool but what about "East of Sun" ?
    Imo it gives idea it space-related setting.
     
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  4. Change My Name Educated

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    *best names if you dont choose yer game will flop kurwa
     
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  5. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    This Spaceship is too Small For Us.
     
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  6. Latelistener Cipher

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    Btw Bethesda may start bitching about that like they did with Scrolls.
     
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  7. Bigg Boss Prophet

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    Interstellar Pilgrimage
    a spaceship role playing game
     
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  8. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    1. Yes, it would be great to have a single word name, but the odds of finding a fitting (i.e. not random) name that works but not taken is very low. Adrift was my first choice back in 2016 but there's a space game with that name on Steam already. Other possible names were used as book titles and I don't want to waste time defending the title in court.

    2. Yes, it would be great to have an awesome, evocative, and super original title but what's evocative and awesome for one person is utter shit for another. More 'mechanical' X of Y title tend to be less polarizing.

    3. Pilgrims works because it fits the purpose (colonization), the religious nature (to establish a Christian colony), and it means people traveling to a sacred place (the promised land). The loss of the original purpose and the loss of faith adds an interesting subtext. Shortening it to just Pilgrims would be like shortening John Carter of Mars to just John Carter. Earth indicates that they left it (i.e. space colonization). We can't use Centauri as the ship hasn't landed yet. Not sure Pilgrims of the Void would be a better name, but we can consider it if we do another round of voting.
     
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  9. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    I don't understand people affinity for short titles. They are pretty boring compared to longer ones.
     
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  10. Marten Broadcloak Learned

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    I'm just a random codexer, but I'd like to advise you not to use the word pilgrim in your game title. It is a very bland word, and it reeks of religious themes, which I suspect are not a huge turn-on for a lot of players. Words like void, mutiny, star, etc. work a lot better and make people curious because it is something they don't know, whereas everybody knows what a pilgrim/pilgrimage is - and boy don't we want to explore that in a videogame.

    The reasons you are listing that guide your choice all come from the idea that your name has to be descriptive of the nature and themes of the game. But none of those reasons matter. You are picking a game title, not a wikipedia summary that should reflect your carefully crafted tons of lore. You could pick literally any word and nobody would be offended that it seems off-topic. You have to pick a (short) name that make people want to buy your game. That's the only thing that matters.

    Maybe, but they work incredibly better to sell videogames. That's just something the industry has to work with.
     
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  11. Johannes Arcane

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    If pilgrims is boring but you want to keep the religious theme

    SPACE CRUSADE
     
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  12. BlackGoat Savant

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    No Truce With The Void
    Long Millenium's Journey Into Void
     
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  13. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    How do you know that?
     
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  14. Gylfi.Fenriz.Conquests Augur

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    EPIC

    boom, sold.
    See?
     
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  15. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire MCA Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I don't really like any of the 3 titles suggested in the OP - but I do like Pilgrims of the Void. (I guess Pilgrims of Earth is better than the other two, though - but for me it does not connect to space travel explicitly/expressly enough, which is the main thing to do imho.)

    East of Earth is not very good, I think. To me at least, it suggests proximity to Earth, does not necessarily suggest space travel (with that title the game could easily take place on another planet of the solar system), and definitely does not suggest anything like a generation ship.
     
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  16. undecaf Arcane Patron

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  17. Gylfi.Fenriz.Conquests Augur

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    I preferred a one-word title (or at least one with an adjective): it's more subtle, it "becomes" the game.

    And it's easier to pick for you.
     
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  18. rohand Savant

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    Last Pilgrimage
    Pilgrim's Frontier
     
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  19. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    Also, you should keep in mind that if further sequels are developed (the Starfarer isn't supposed to reach its destination in this game, right?) you don't want a title that's too specific to space travel or pilgrimage.
     
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  20. Latelistener Cipher

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    Orphans of the Sky Stars
     
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  21. Athos Arcane

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    Void Dwellers
     
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  22. Obsequious Approbation Savant

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    Argosy? Stellar Argosy?

    Or you could just go the way of Gothic. Choose something largely unrelated to the setting and the game.
     
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  23. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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    Going back to my previous post, there's an old and common sci-fi trope that deals with an aggressive alien race roflstomping entire planets, consuming its resources before moving to the next one. This is usually presented in an almost caricaturesque fashion (evil aliens have finally come to take Earth!) But I like the idea that we, as the human race, will eventually become those 'evil aliens' simply because it's what we did for thousands of years, and space travel will allow us to conquer colonize planets and kill bring peace to other races/human settlers.
     
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  24. Moink Savant

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    Has anyone suggested "Are we there yet"?
     
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  25. Gylfi.Fenriz.Conquests Augur

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    How bout

    The new Offworld
     
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