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Steven Lykowski
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I could use some help in finalizing the name for my game company. Which do you like best?

DREAMWAY GAMES
WORLD ADVENTURE GAMES
ROLEPLAY AVENUE
COLOSSUS GAMES
A WORLD INSIDE INC.
SCOREKEEPER GAMES

(The games would be fairly imaginative and light, much along the lines of what’s put out by Days of Wonder. Some lighter sci-fi and fantasy titles too).

Thanks for your help!
 
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Felkor wrote:
Dreamway
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I'd go with Dreamway, too.
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If it must be from those, think of the acronyms that will be seen from the box.

W.A.G

or indeed W.I.I. (Nintendo may not like it!)

Dream(a)way is nice, but fluffy.

Colossus suggests something massive (fine if that is what type of game you produce)

Scorekeeper Games (my wife hates games that mean you have to score
i.e. where the winner is not just known

Roleplay Avenue - if that is all the game types you will produce (kind of restrictive though)

I like A World Within (rather than inside) it appeals to my imagination to the posibilities of what I may find when I open the box.

Hope that helps.

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Are all of these unused as far as web domain names, registered company names in your state and trademarks?

That’s always my first check.

Scorekeeper sounds like a line of sports games

If sci-fi and fantasy are the main themes these would be the top 3

WORLD ADVENTURE GAMES
COLOSSUS GAMES
DREAMWAY GAMES

For company name merchandise WAG would go well under your logo and customers would probably shorten the other two to Colossus and Dreamway, ex hey have you seen that new game from Dreamway….

World Adventure fits any genre fairly well.
 
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How about Slykowski Games?

Everything else is kind of descriptive. The World Within sounds kind of cool, but also sounds like a self-help company.

SLK Games works too (Steven LyKowski), or SJK Games. It doesn't have to have a super fancy awesome name.

Z-Man is a good example. Simple, non-descriptive, easy to identify, and short.

If a name is too descriptive you may have a hard time getting a trademark.

Good luck.
 
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I like A WORLD INSIDE INC.
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Tell us about your company's portfolio. Will it be mainstream or niche? For kids, families or geeks? War-games, fantasy, party, euro, abstract, ...
Note to self: read entire post before replying.

Do you plan to limit yourself to English-speaking markets?

Any other info that will help picking a name is welcome.

 
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Days of Wonders does light games? I think they have a diversified bunch currently, from Ticket to Ride to Coliseum, Memoir 44 to Small World. Don't count them out on only doing light games; they make what sells (in their opinion).

I'm not sure I want to say, "Did you see that new Dreamway game that just came out?"
I think "Did you see that new World Inside game?" sounds less like an infomercial name. Dreamway sounds like some new pillow company.

"Wow, did you see that new game by World Interactive that just came out?"

I just use that phrase until it sounds like something a gamer would say to another gamer, and not look like an idiot in front of non-gamers, if possible.

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ze_stom wrote:
How about Slykowski Games?

Everything else is kind of descriptive. The World Within sounds kind of cool, but also sounds like a self-help company.

SLK Games works too (Steven LyKowski), or SJK Games. It doesn't have to have a super fancy awesome name.

Z-Man is a good example. Simple, non-descriptive, easy to identify, and short.

If a name is too descriptive you may have a hard time getting a trademark.

Good luck.
I kinda like the sound of Lyko Games... Like Oh Games, uses part of the last name...
 
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Go for "a world inside inc." That one is by far the coolest.
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I like Colossus and Scorekeeper.
 
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Sayburr wrote:
I kinda like the sound of Lyko Games... Like Oh Games, uses part of the last name...



Almost there...

I think Like-O is a winner. Easy to remember, easy to say, reminds me of Whammo in a fun retro way.

You could even do all sorts of nice retro logo designs to play off it.






...But yeah, if following the OP instructions only, Dreamway is my pick.



 
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A world inside is my favourite, but I would choose dreamway games
Having the games ending instantly lets you know its a games company
 
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Sayburr wrote:
ze_stom wrote:
How about Slykowski Games?

Everything else is kind of descriptive. The World Within sounds kind of cool, but also sounds like a self-help company.

SLK Games works too (Steven LyKowski), or SJK Games. It doesn't have to have a super fancy awesome name.

Z-Man is a good example. Simple, non-descriptive, easy to identify, and short.

If a name is too descriptive you may have a hard time getting a trademark.

Good luck.
I kinda like the sound of Lyko Games... Like Oh Games, uses part of the last name...


I second Lyko Games.
 
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TurquoiseKnight wrote:
I like A WORLD INSIDE INC.


+1. so games like Days of Wonder. that is a lofty goal
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Lyko games - NAH!!!!

DREAMWAY - yes!!!
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You've all been really helpful...thanks so much!

So it looks like the race is on between Dreamway Games and World Inside Inc.

As some have mentioned, I too feel like Dreamway Games sounds a bit generic. World Inside, though, seems to be shooting for something bigger, even though it's a bit of a mouthful. I think I just may go with this one!

Any preferences on how this should be written?

World Inside Inc.?
World Inside Games?
A World Inside Games?

 
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sjlykowski wrote:
You've all been really helpful...thanks so much!

So it looks like the race is on between Dreamway Games and World Inside Inc.

As some have mentioned, I too feel like Dreamway Games sounds a bit generic. World Inside, though, seems to be shooting for something bigger, even though it's a bit of a mouthful. I think I just may go with this one!

Any preferences on how this should be written?

World Inside Inc.?
World Inside Games?
A World Inside Games?



World Inside Games gets my vote.
Inc. is too corporate and will you be incorporated?
And I would drop the A.
 
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As a spanish language speaker, i can tell that the word "games" should be in the name so anyone can associate quickly.

That being said, If You add games at the end, You should drop the "A" at the beginning, so:

A world inside, or
World inside games

I'd go with the latter

 
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A World Inside Games



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I love titles....Dreamway Games makes me immediately think that you had games to offer that would take me to another place. Because of the word "Dream," I start thinkin of a dream game before I even see what you have to offer so my mind is open from jump.

It triggers the mind in some way. IMO
 
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