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I'm trying to find a name for a 2 player, head-to-head space combat game. The theme of the game is that players are stationed on a the moon or some distant planet and are trying to destroy their opponent's stations before their own are destroyed. It may be an outpost situation where players are participating in a training exercise to test their defenses.

The original title was Moon Base Alpha, but there is already a game with that name. The current working title is Moon Base Mayhem. However, I'm considering a few other names and am looking for input or other ideas.

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Which name sounds best?
Moon Base Mayhem
Moon Base Battle
Lunar Assault
Echo Station
Outpost: Echo
Full Moon Frenzy
Moon Base Melee
The Sea of In-tranquility
Sea of Storms
Mare Crisium
Tycho Offensive
Other
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Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Lunar Defense sounds good too.
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What is the tone of the theme? Is it played for zany laughs or more straightfaced?
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Last on Luna
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wamsp wrote:
What is the tone of the theme? Is it played for zany laughs or more straightfaced?


Same question. Tone => name => tone circle of reinforcement
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wamsp wrote:
What is the tone of the theme? Is it played for zany laughs or more straightfaced?


Good question. The original idea has a bit of a retro arcade game feel.

The game is a total of nine cards. Players have three stations they are defending and one laser turret that they use to attack the other player. The ninth card is used for selecting actions (moving, charging lasers, firing, and repairing, etc.).

The game isn't really about zany laughs, but there is a mechanism where you try to guess which action your opponent as selected which adds to some crazy moments when they thwart your plans.
 
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8-bit moon battle
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Sea of Hostility

Moon War I

Lunar Lasers
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jbrecken wrote:
Sea of Hostility
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lukedenby wrote:
jbrecken wrote:
Sea of Hostility
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Words like mayhem, battle, and assault seems fitting, but since the place is not sure will be in the moon or distant planet, I would put any word that fits with both.
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High Moon?
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Moon Base Arcadia?
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Burning Monkey wrote:
All Your Base


Oh snap! How did I not think of that? Nice!
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Where is none of the above?

Or how about

" I can't believe this is another space game."

or perhaps

" Couldn't Mike make this game about something else? "


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GustavMahler wrote:
Where is none of the above?

Or how about

" I can't believe this is another space game."

or perhaps

" Couldn't Mike make this game about something else? "


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Haha! I mostly do the space stuff because your reaction is so entertaining.

To be fair though, I do have 3 other Shakespeare games ready to go. I've done all I can, but the rest is out of my hands.

Plus, there's Oracles and Trash Pandas; those aren't space games.
 
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All Your Base

we have a winner here
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terskine wrote:
High Moon?

LOL!!! This would be my title.

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I picked the leading title Lunar assault
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