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mads l. brynnum
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I'm working on a small first person shooter solo print and play game. The inspiration is obviously Doom, Aliens (the board game) and Zombies in my Pocket, but I simply don't know what to call it. And to make matters worse I don't know what to call the aliens one has to fight either.

I'm considering something that sounds like doom (Apocalypse, Groom, anything) and then the subtitle "a first person shooter", but I haven't found anything that works yet. And the same goes, as mentioned, for the aliens. Right now they're called "The Coalition" (inspired by the combine and the covenant) because there's more than one type of alien, but I'm not all happy with it.

So I'm hoping that maybe some of you helpful and creative people have a suggestion. If you do, I'll give 5 geek gold for each name i choose to use (game and aliens).

Thank you!

Oh, if you want to look at the prototype, files can be downloaded here: http://www.madsbrynnum.dk/files/FPS.zip You'll need some counters or small plastic minis and dice (d6, d8, d10) before you can play.
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Maybe a native speaker will be better suited to help you, but I'll give it a try...

For the alien combine: "The Throng"

For the name of the game, what about: "Blaze"

Hope it helps.
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I've read the post and thought about:
-Eternal darkness ?
-Final day/hour/time ?
-Struggle to survive ?
-End of it all ?

All of them seem pretty "apocalyptic" IMO, don't really know if that's what you search.

About the alien race.. if it's something primitive/instintive, "The swarm". Got no more ideas hehe.
 
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For the aliens, going with the Coalition/Combine/Covenant theme, how does 'The Collective' sound?
Perhaps if you had some (even behind the scenes) motivation in the plot for why these aliens would band together, a more suitable name might arise naturally.

As for the title, I'll submit 'Extinction: A First Person Shooter'.

Hope this gets the ball rolling, good luck with with your game.
 
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What's wrong with just calling it
"First Person Shooter: the Board Game"?
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How about Close Range ?

See this video for details:

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/hot_new_video_game_con...
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I was all "Meh" until the ostrich came on screen. Then I was all "YEAH!"

Dirty birds.
 
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For the alien force, how about the Dominion?

The Alliance?

The Axis?

Game name: Dawn of Armageddon
 
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Lock n Load?

Blast 'em Away?

Blazing?



 
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Inspired by Aliens, how about "Bug Hunt"?
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A quick look suggests it needs to be an aggressive single word title for the 1st person shooter game, like "Bang" or "Frag" or "Doom"

I'm guessing "Sniper" is either taken, or not quite appropriate for this game.

"Crackshot" or "Take Aim" might be reasonable because they definately suggest 'shooting' but might imply a required level of manual dexterity.

"Blazing battles" might not be a bad idea either.

As for the aliens game, "coalition" has bad connections to the war in Iraq in some parts of the world.





 
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How about a name that is reminiscent of a first person shooter, like POV, or HUD.

Even for the aliens, The Hud is an interesting play on the theme. Or maybe Hive or Swarm as the name of the aliens or the game.

Just think about what influenced the game or what you want to convey and start playing with words, or looking toward a thesaurus to find cooler sounding or more obscure words with the same meaning.
 
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Random_Person wrote:
What's wrong with just calling it
"First Person Shooter: the Board Game"?


Just like "Frag". That's one I want to try some day.

For aliens' name: Crimeaxe

For game name: Gunspace
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"FPS in my Pocket" sounds pretty good.



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How about Shootout!
 
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I dreamed about games a few nights ago, so I have something (for once!):

Game: Rage!

Alien group:
The Colony (like in bees & wasps)
or The Stain
or The Drove
or The Brood
or The Crew

 
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...okay, so yeah, I'd love some GG...

After a quick look at your files I think that you have a great starting concept here! A lot will depend on how much story goes into the "aliens" background (which of course can be revealed slowly through expansions and new missions)

In the Marines today there is the concept of a unit called "Force Recon" that would serve as the eyes and ears for the "Force" (some arrangement of units on a mission) and avoid contact with the enemy unless necessary. I think this could go well with you scenario.

Game Name: Marine Recon One. An FPS, because your the only one left!

This will provide a vehicle for expansions as your soldier gains rank or abilities and gets new assignments.

Aliens: well, going with the military feel, our troops are always inventive in giving their enemies "colorful" names. These allow for quick communication and precisely conveying alot of info - i.e. WWII British slang for the The 84mm Carl Gustav anti - tank weapon was "Charlie G".

Alien Names:
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as a group: The "Inbreds" : derived from Infestation and soldiers questioning their opponents parentage.
Shock troopers: Tubs : derived from those lousy cans in the ration packs that you cant open with out a laser torch! as in "these %&@* tubs are a pain in the !#@" - just like these guys.
Alien Marines: wannabes : as in "oh look, they wanna be marines like us" followed by accurate and decisive weapon discharges in their direction.
Hunter/Killers : H-kays : just derived from the abbreviation.

Officially
as a group: The Sovereign : analysis of their communications and some recovered documents indicates that they don't really have a name as a group. Overall they are ruled by a special group whose name most appropriately translates as the Sovereign. For all who are in or become part of the Sovereign's forces they are referred to by the Sovereigns as their Minions.

Hope this helps - Keep us posted.

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My suggestions:

Taken from the first line in your story
"Intelligence: A first person shooter game". With "intelligence" written in weird alien-ish font.

"Life Forms: " (also written in alien-ish font).

"Evil Aliens: "

"Alien Skirmish: "

Don't know if any of these are already names for things.
 
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"Dead Coalition"
 
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Blaze'n Lazers
Guns of Mars
Righteous Kill
Last Stand in Space
ReSpawn (a nod to FPS and the aliens are the respawned)
Last Man's Stand

Or flip it around and make it a game about the last alien on a ship besieged by humans! Surely there's no fiercer , more bloodthirsty, or ugly alien than man...
 
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Crypts of Chaos

Alien Abyss

Death Chasm

Alien Apocalypse

Doomscape

Hip Pocket Full of Aliens

Fistful of Aliens

Warriors of Destiny

Aliens ate my dog

Doom Fighters

Terracide

Armageddon in my Pocket

Omega Wars

Xenofighters

Kill em all and leave em where they lie (ok running out of ideas)



 
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Board Game Names:
Annihilation
The Whites of their Eyes
Cretin
Space Highway Patrol


Aliens:
The mYriad
The Increscent
 
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OK, here's my one shot at each.

Title= Last Person Shooter

(Premise that you're the last person on earth left to fight the aliens)

Aliens= The Armageddonoids, or the Armoids for short...
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This is great suggestions, guys - I really appreciate it.

I kinda like Lucio's "First Person Shooter in my pocket", but I'm not sure it will actually fit. Especially since I'm considering making it with 11x11cm tiles instead of 7x7 cm.

But there's also lots of other great stuff so I'll take the hard decision some time later today.

Thank you!
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