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Game name - GryphonClaw - Apr 7, 2005 12:00 AM

Hello again all,

I'm having trouble with my game name
currently it's called CocoaRunner but i really don't like that much, it's "ok" i guess
but I'd prefer it be something different

the names i have above are the one's im think of right now

if you choose other, please reply with what you think it could be

CocoaRunner description: Lode Runner Clone, written using Cocoa and OpenGL

Regards


Game name - PowerMacX - Apr 7, 2005 01:49 AM

I just did a couple of quick Google searches, seems both names are already "taken":
Runner X
X Runner
Shock


Game name - OneSadCookie - Apr 7, 2005 03:12 AM

why not play on lode?

Mother Lode
Black Lode
Darkest Lode

or just on the meaning of lode...

Mine Shaft
Shaft Runner
Mine Runner
Gold Digger

... or any one of 1000 other names that captures the game's spirit and doesn't involve the name of an API or Operating System Rolleyes


Game name - JustinFic - Apr 7, 2005 08:06 AM

Or play around with synonyms of "Run":

amble, bound, break, canter, dart, dash, drop, escape, fall, flight, flow, gallop, jog, lope, pace, race, rush, scamper, scuttle, spring, sprint, spurt, tear, trot, whisk

Dash and sprint might be cool places to start.


Game name - IBethune - Apr 7, 2005 08:10 AM

Quote:... or any one of 1000 other names that captures the game's spirit and doesn't involve the name of an API or Operating System


Indeed - there are only 3 reasons I can see why you would want to use an API/OS name in a game name

1) Targetted at devs only e.g. CocoaMadRace in the 21 days contest
2) Showing off a cool piece of technology e.g. ToySight (well almost...)
3) A new version for OS X e.g. Apeiron -> Apeiron X

Any other time and you will just confuse/worry your users - "What does this game have to do with drinking hot chocolate (Cocoa)??", "Do I need to install library X?"

Now, in an attempt to be more constructive, I put in "Lode" to http://www.thesaurus.com and found a few titles that were cool

Bonanza
Eldorado (theme the game a bit?)
Pot of Gold (Lode Runner with Leprechauns!!!)
Cash Cow (figures are merchant bankers, running to get the money!)

Just a few ideas...


- Iain


Game name - aarku - Apr 7, 2005 10:10 AM

Bubba Runner Blast

-Jon

p.s. Make the name roll off your tongue like a hit song if you want a hit game.


Game name - Zwilnik - Apr 8, 2005 08:05 AM

or go for outright punnery like game clones used to do in the 8 bit days. Make your central character an ancient Anglo Saxon supermodel and call it Woad Stunner!

Smile


Game name - DanLab - Apr 8, 2005 08:19 AM

Runner vs mothra
Runners johns and the temple of doom
Cisor hand runner
Blood runner
Chicken runner
runner man
the runner
lode of the runner
lode and the killing tomotoes
lode strick back
lode a la joie
lode blaster
lode gunner
lode zipper
lode lazer
lode tamere
lode king
never lode story
dirty lode


Game name - DanLab - Apr 8, 2005 08:27 AM

rode lunner
androrun
androlaze
zapper runner
outer space runner
Buck Runners
Captain runner
forbiden runner
the return of the runner
lode may cry
lode of the round table

the best for the end :-)
Harry Runner


Game name - jspoon - Apr 8, 2005 08:47 AM

How about 'Lode of the Rings?'


Game name - Dan Potter - Apr 8, 2005 04:46 PM

jspoon Wrote:How about 'Lode of the Rings?'

Lode "lawsuit",8 ? Ninja

(too much coffee and sugar today....)


Game name - EvolPenguin - Apr 8, 2005 08:09 PM

aarku Wrote:Bubba Runner Blast

-Jon

p.s. Make the name roll off your tongue like a hit song if you want a hit game.

Lovin it.

take it eric, it's an awesome name.

Alex


Game name - jspoon - Apr 8, 2005 08:47 PM

Dan Potter Wrote:Lode "lawsuit",8 ? Ninja

(too much coffee and sugar today....)

Yeah, I was just thinking of how to make it safer. Change one additional letter and remove one and you get 'Lode of the Runs' which works really well as far as a play on 'Lode Runner' but has other, less savory, connotations.


Game name - DanLab - Apr 9, 2005 05:39 AM

Super monkey runner
Lode baba and the 40 thieve


Game name - socksy - Apr 9, 2005 02:13 PM

JustinFic Wrote:Or play around with synonyms of "Run":

amble, bound, break, canter, dart, dash, drop, escape, fall, flight, flow, gallop, jog, lope, pace, race, rush, scamper, scuttle, spring, sprint, spurt, tear, trot, whisk

Dash and sprint might be cool places to start.
Some of them may not be too much of a good idea...
Scuttler
lode of the scuttles
scuttlemania
scuttle extreme
scamperish lodes
galloping mania
gallop of a lifetime
troting sods