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The Great Renaming, poll #2

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by Vault Dweller, Sep 6, 2018.

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Which name do you prefer?

  1. Pilgrims of the Void

    57 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. Colony Ship - a Post-Earth role-playing game

    92 vote(s)
    43.8%
  3. Across the Void

    16 vote(s)
    7.6%
  4. No Home But the Stars

    16 vote(s)
    7.6%
  5. Born Beneath No Sun

    29 vote(s)
    13.8%
  1. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Round 2

    While we appreciate a few hundred suggestions we've received, keep in mind that it's impossible to process them in a meaningful way without taking a few weeks off.
     
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  2. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Second option should be Colony Ship without the "The" imo.
     
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  3. Trashos Magister

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    Is there a conflict between Pilgrims of the Void and the (quite well known) flash game "Legend of the Void"? LoV was funded by Armor Games, I think.
     
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  4. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    You could easily append "a Post-Earth role-playing game" to pretty much any of those titles, really (if you want, that is).
     
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  5. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    You really suck at the naming game VD.
     
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  6. Serus Arcane

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    Vince D. Weller's Pilgrims of the Void got my vote.
     
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  7. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    4 of these names come from other people, including Scott and Mark (MRY).

    Unless he owns the word void, there isn't. If he does, he'll probably go after Blizzard first (Legacy of the Void).
     
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  8. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    But it was you who choose them for the poll :P

    I think using "void" in the title is a serious mistake. It sounds cheap and unimaginative without feeling too cheesy. At least cheesy words in tittles like "resurrection" make people smile when they read them. "Void" feels so... emotionless and boring. It promises no adventure, no trills.
     
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  9. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    I think it's a bit off the mark and doesn't have the same ring as East of Eden.

    I completely agree.
     
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  10. Serus Arcane

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    Disagree. The "colony ship" sounds cheap and unimaginative. A game about a colony ship named... "colony ship". You can't get less imaginative than that even if you try.
     
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  11. M. AQVILA Cipher

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    Pilgrims of the Void. I would have voted for the second option if it was just "Colony Ship". It's simple and describes the setting of the game adequately.

    Edit:
    Yeah you're right. What's the name of the ship? That's what it should be called.
     
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  12. ~*´¨¯¨`*·~-.¸-AIN'T Arcane Patron

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    I liked Between Two Suns the best out of all the suggestions in the other threads.

    The only one of the options in this poll that isn't bad is the second, and then only if you get rid of the "The"
     
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  13. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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  14. Morality Games Arcane Patron

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    The New World worked because it was ostensibly about finding a second Earth but was a conceit that actually referred to the "world" of the colony ship (the colony ship and its unusual, evolving society is the "New World" -- the second Earth that the player character will never see was a just a thematic red herring).

    Don't think there's another combination of English words out there that will do the same thing for this game. Colony Ship - A Post Earth Role Playing Game is:

    (a) charmingly utilitarian and straightforward, the same as the original Fallout
    (b) not cheesy, the same as the original Fallout
    (c) a timely, appropriate, and catchy homage to the original Fallout
    (d) probably captures the spirit of the game more than any of the cheesy proposals do. It's a narrative-driven game set on a colony ship where you assemble your own experiences from choices you make during role-playing.
     
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  15. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    The poll doesn't list 5 names I love so much that I just can't pick one. It lists different suggestions and we'd like to get some feedback before we continue internal discussions.
     
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  16. M. AQVILA Cipher

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    The "- A Post Earth Role Playing Game" part is really unnecessary.
     
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  17. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    I have to say, I really like the sound of the last one (E). It seems to most accurately convey the current state of events. The "sun" could also be a metaphor for a variety of things.
     
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  18. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Unfortunately, there isn't.

    I agree. On the surface it's the most generic, dull, and unimaginative name there is, but it does have all the points you listed.
     
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  19. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Look at the name from the perspective of someone who doesn't know anything about the game. It sounds unimaginative only if you read the game description. Whole purpose of the tittle is to get people to read that description.
     
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  20. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    He has a point and it's a good name for a potential sequel too because it's universal. #2 option is just too long and everyone will call it Colony Ship or CS (although that acronym is reserved for a shitty FPS game).
     
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  21. HeatEXTEND Liturgist

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    You are unnecessary:mixedemotions:
    It looks and sounds :obviously:
     
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  22. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Between Two Suns is pretty good but considering the ship's now orbiting Proxima B, it's not a perfect fit.
     
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  23. AdolfSatan Educated

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    Second option's the best here, but it's still not quite there. I insist that a better title would be one that focuses on the meat and potatoes rather than the setting. Granted, I often consider setting to be the least important of elements in games or books (not saying it isn't, though).
     
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  24. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    It's still accurate and they will be between two suns, Proxima Centauri and The Sun (they will be between many other suns but that's beside the point).
     
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  25. Big Wrangle Scholar

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    Honestly, the book your game is inspired by came from en era where writers didn't care how accurate titles were to the story and were more metaphorical, so I wouldn't be too worried.
     
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