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I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on lengths of board game names? The reason I ask is that my gaming group is having trouble nailing down the name of the game we are developing.

For some background it is a game about traveling across the board in a post-apocalyptic (the catastrophe is probably a meteor strike at this point but we want the option to make flavor expansions) earth to get to a settlement/shelter/haven while surviving and collecting the most resources. The art is a blend of gritty and comical.

The ones we are tossing around are below and if any one has any suggestions for the missing pieces or additional names we would love the input!

Professor (LastName)'s Guide to the End of the World
Doomsday/Doomsday Road
Welcome to Mudwallow (or another fun word for the name of the shelter)

Thanks!
 
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No matter what you call it, it's going to get shortened to either an acronym or a single word or two by the community.

I'd personally try to influence that as much as possible.
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byronczimmer wrote:
No matter what you call it, it's going to get shortened to either an acronym or a single word or two by the community.

I'd personally try to influence that as much as possible.

So not, "Survival Highway: Invader Town"
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byronczimmer wrote:
No matter what you call it, it's going to get shortened to either an acronym or a single word or two by the community.

I'd personally try to influence that as much as possible.


That's a good point. We are already shortening it in our notes so maybe we need to be more thoughtful about what we call it casually.
 
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spoon wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
No matter what you call it, it's going to get shortened to either an acronym or a single word or two by the community.

I'd personally try to influence that as much as possible.

So not, "Survival Highway: Invader Town"


Hah!
 
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Kitosp wrote:
Professor (LastName)'s Guide to the End of the World
Doomsday/Doomsday Road
Welcome to Mudwallow (or another fun word for the name of the shelter)
Thanks!


I say combine all three, and call it The Road to Mudwallow: a Travel Guide for the End of the World, but refer to it as just "Mudwallow" in conversation as a convenient shorthand.
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Whatever you do, don't use a colon. The "Game Name: Blah Blah About the Game" format has been sooo overdone. Looking back, people will roll their eyes and assume it was just another flash-in-the-pan Kickstarter game.

To really stand the test of time, your game's name needs to be part of a new paradigm. I'm thinking the ampersand is the next big thing designers will be using to make their game stand out. There are none of the negative connotations associated with colons, plus it just sounds cool... Ampersand.
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Thanks everyone for your input; it gave us lots to think about!

Hopefully there will be more posts about (drum roll) The Survivors' Guide to the End of the World, or as it will be colloquially know, Survivor's Guide as we move forward with the design!
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