Friday, February 08, 2008

Name of the Game

I've been toying with the idea of changing the name of my game Nuclear Graveyard (again), since it has nothing to do with anything nuclear, and even less to do with graveyards. The reason I chose it was because I got a DynDns domain name, and I chose "ng" as the prefix to the standard domain "". I chose NG as I was thinking of the phrase "network game", since at the time I didn't have any idea what I wanted to do with it! I then decided to give my new (at the time) game the initials "NG", and the rest is history.

I have toyed with the idea of giving it the ridiculous name "Space Nazis", just to see if it would perk up interest. However, this would be misleading as most people would expect some wacky platformer or something, whereas Nuclear Graveyard is a 3D multi-player "serious" strategy FPS game.

I might just change it back to its original name "Laser Squad 3D", since that sums it up perfectly if you remember the original Laser Squad game. I think it's a bit of a cliche to add "3D" to the end of a game's name though, which is why I changed it in the first place.

So, watch this space...


Charlie said...

Tactical Assault

Laser Assault

Laser Tactics

Steve said...

Thanks for the suggestions; I think I'm going to go with "Laser Tactics".

Charlie said...

Glad I could help. It's a good thing not to have gone with a controversial name. They say there's no such thing as bad publicity but that isn't really true - people can be quite hateful over these kind of issues and you don't want to be on the receiving end of it.