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Steampunk themed, train game.. Need a game name
Without giving too much away about the gameplay mechanics, I am designing a Steampunk themed train game. The back story is rival companies competing to become the best train service of the fictional Steampunk Victorian age.

So, I need a name and everything that I think of just don't seem to fit. Help me come up with a name and you will be mentioned in the credits when the game is produced. Thanks!!
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Too bad Age of Steam is already taken
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Maybe a bit simplistic, but your audience will know your theme from the title:

Steampunk Rails
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Oeternalis wrote:
Too bad Age of Steam is already taken


I KNOW!!
 
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dumarest123 wrote:
Iron Houses (play on iron horses and houses of business)


Nice, but I want it to have "rails" or "trains" or something else directly referring to trains in the title. The game will fit into the family genre so I want little train engineers, like my 8 year old son, to know exactly what the game is about by just the name.

Pone4games wrote:
Maybe a bit simplistic, but your audience will know your theme from the title:

Steampunk Rails


I like this too but its not jumping at me. Thanks though!

A little more detail:
The game will have a simple variant for younger players. The full game will have elements of coop and backstabbing for older players.
 
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Dilly Afterdeath wrote:
Iron Steam


I said this out loud to my wife and she said DRY CLEANING! Thanks for your suggestion!
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"Steam Trails"?

It could be reinforced by box art with a moving train and the trail of steam it leaves behind. It sort of has rails in it.
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TurquoiseKnight wrote:
Dilly Afterdeath wrote:
Iron Steam


I said this out loud to my wife and she said DRY CLEANING! Thanks for your suggestion!


What about Steam Dome: Rail Wars?
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Dilly Afterdeath wrote:
TurquoiseKnight wrote:
Dilly Afterdeath wrote:
Iron Steam


I said this out loud to my wife and she said DRY CLEANING! Thanks for your suggestion!


What about Steam Dome: Rail Wars?


I like the "Rail Wars" part. I'll need to mull it over in my head.
 
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The Great Steam Race

anything with "the great ___ race" calls up the early 20th century, and particularly steamships/horses/trains.

Her Majesty's Rails

Steamways

Steam, Inc.

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Trail of Steam (or rail)

Last Train to Metropolis

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How about

Steam Empire
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Empire of Steam
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Gaslight and iron trails

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Any good?:

Steam Iron
Runs like Clockwork
They run like Clockwork
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Steam Victoria

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Brass Rails
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Clockwork Station
Brass Horse (y'know instead of Iron Horse)
ferroequin (real steampunk word for Railway engine something)
off the top of my head not great but maybe you can get some inspiration
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Off the Rails

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Engines of Commerce

Steampunk Empires

Engine Empires

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My girlfriend wont let me off the forums until i suggest SPunky Rails
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CIlantr0 wrote:
The Great Steam Race

anything with "the great ___ race" calls up the early 20th century, and particularly steamships/horses/trains.

Her Majesty's Rails

Steamways

Steam, Inc.



These are great! My wife actually suggested "The Great American Train Race" but because Steampunk is fictional, I didn't think it fit.

Steam, Inc. is currently top on my list!
 
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Dilly Afterdeath wrote:
My girlfriend wont let me off the forums until i suggest SPunky Rails


Tell your girlfriend thanks!! One of the characters in the game definitely has a lot of "SPunk"!
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OMG, all of these are so great!! I will let this thread go until tomorrow and then close it with my final decision. THANK YOU ALL!!!
 
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Roundhouse Rails

Empire Rails

(I also like Steamways, suggested by Cilantr0.)
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Steam machines
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Vapor Rails has already been mentioned
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Lords of steam
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Anno 2021 - the way of the rail
Steam pipes
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