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Asger Harding Granerud
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Players control a team of two bicycle riders (in the 30s-50s), trying to coordinate them to take advantage of other players moves to slipstream and avoid exhaustion from being in front. Until the end, where the point is to be in front...

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Contract signed, so your input might end up on the cover of a box already in 2014!

2-5p racing game for gamer families, age 8+, 45 min, simultaneous play, deck thinning. Cycle themed, want to attract the non cycle fan crowds and kids, without alienating the hardcore fans.
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I can't think of a worthy name, but if you can fit the words, "Mage," "Magic," "Kingdom," "Empire," or "Zombie" in the title, it will probably sell a lot of copies.
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Congratulations on signing contracts!

I'd suggest Flamme Rouge, but presumably you've already decided not to go with that?

AsgerSG wrote:
2p racing game for gamer families


2 player only? What happened there?
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Cyclists.

Six-Day Race.

Tour de France.

 
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joe_salamone wrote:
I can't think of a worthy name, but if you can fit the words, "Mage," "Magic," "Kingdom," "Empire," or "Zombie" in the title, it will probably sell a lot of copies.


Zombie Cthulhu Cyclist in the Magic Kingdom
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Breakaway: The only truly drug free cyclists you'll see in your lifetime!
Sorry, couldn't resist. I'm a huge Tour fan and I just watched the Lance Armstrong documentary that was released last year.....I'm feeling bitter.
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Maximum Rush!

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Speedsters
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joe_salamone wrote:
I can't think of a worthy name, but if you can fit the words, "Mage," "Magic," "Kingdom," "Empire," or "Zombie" in the title, it will probably sell a lot of copies.


The Eldrich Cycle?
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joe_salamone wrote:
I can't think of a worthy name, but if you can fit the words, "Mage," "Magic," "Kingdom," "Empire," or "Zombie" in the title, it will probably sell a lot of copies.


It needs a colon too. All the hot games have colons. So it should be

Cycle Race: Kingdom Of Zombies

or

Cycle Race: Empire Of Magic

No colon, no sales.

Good luck, and thanks for producing a 2p game that's not a direct fight. Look forward to giving it a go.
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How about Up Front?

More seriously what about Home Stretch
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I think if they're racing from the '30s to the '50s there's no way they can avoid exhaustion regardless of slipstream.

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Yellow Jersey
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Breaking The Wind.
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Every Ounce.

Or if we need a colon... Every Ounce: Cycle Team. Or Cycle Team: Every Ounce. Or Cycle Team: Slipstream.

Oh, or Cyclestream.
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SuperGLS wrote:
Every Ounce.

Or if we need a colon... Every Ounce: Cycle Team. Or Cycle Team: Every Ounce. Or Cycle Team: Slipstream.

Oh, or Cyclestream.


Why not just Slipstream?
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SailinDude wrote:
Breaking The Wind.


LOL. I think 'Breaking the Wind' would work better if it involved a full colon (as opposed to a semi-colon).
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I suggest looking at the Wikipedia article "History of the bicycle".
You actually want to avoid association with the Tour De France to not make any people angry when it turns out that's not what they are getting. Choose a name that fits with the artwork.

My suggestion:
Penny-farthing
Pickering & Davis
Velocipede

Or simply call it Slipstream...
 
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How about "Vélo"?

I also like "Yellow Jersey" (suggested above)
 
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+1 for Slipstream

Or Slipstream shadow
 
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SteveK2 wrote:
Congratulations on signing contracts!

I'd suggest Flamme Rouge, but presumably you've already decided not to go with that?

AsgerSG wrote:
2p racing game for gamer families


2 player only? What happened there?


2-5 my bad

Flamme Rouge isn't off the table, just looking for alternatives

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How about Vélos, meaning "bikes" in French? It makes a reference both to Tour de France and the word "velocity".

Edit: just saw Rgtdal suggested the same thing, so I guess it's two votes.
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