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Some opinions needed about our game's title.

View Poll Results: Which names do you like? (can choose multiple)
Critical Existence Failure 1 8.33%
We Come In Pieces 2 16.67%
Divided They Shall Fall 2 16.67%
Of Vending Machines and Super Science 2 16.67%
Slice Fight 4 33.33%
Slice Crisis 6 50.00%
If It Bleeds... 0 0%
Tenticle Holocaust 0 0%
Limb From Limb 0 0%
None of these (can only fit 10 options) 1 8.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 12. You may not vote on this poll
02-02-2012, 08:29 AM
#1
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 75
Some opinions needed about our game's title.

Hi everyone!

We have two choices of names for our game and we need to choose one so we can do a proper logo and start promoting:

They are:

1. "Slice Fight!" or "Slice Fight"
2. "Slice Crisis"

I know on the App Store users often get very little information about the game they are about to click on... often just a name and an icon...

So if there were to be an icon it would either be a meaty tentacle being sliced... or a blue tie in a pool of blood.

The game has a lot more depth than what I just explained... But I need opinions from people who know a little bit about the App Store users and who aren't already intimately familiar with our game (as we are).

This is going to be my first game release after Pocket RPG, but this time I'm working without Tasty Poison and I'm trying to do everything right on my own.

Thanks in advance!
02-02-2012, 09:30 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 877
none of those titles appeal to me, they don't roll off the tongue, crisis slice is slightly better as it feels more natural.

it usually sounds more catchy when a titles first word has more syllables then the second word, slice crisis is the opposite and sounds a little dull, crisis slice immediately sounds more fun and attractive..

maybe play around with word mixing and call it something like "Slicis" i dunno

02-02-2012, 09:58 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 26
Hmmm...

I really like "Slice Crisis". It has a nice ring to it and a feeling of urgency and fast pace.

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02-02-2012, 10:34 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 243
Yeah Slice Crisis works for me too. Makes me wanna play Time Crisis

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02-02-2012, 11:37 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 75
Thanks for replying!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_wexer View Post
Yeah Slice Crisis works for me too. Makes me wanna play Time Crisis
It is kind of a slicing game on rails (hence the Time Crisis reference). Although it isn't really derivative of Time Crisis in theme... It's more of a humorous gory science-fiction game set in a office environment run by a ethically questionable company...

Here are some other names we are debating:

"Deadline"
"Employee of the Month"
"Critical Existence Failure"
"Job Cuts"
"We Come in Pieces"
"Divided They Shall Fall"
"Worst Monday Ever"
"Of Vending Machines and Super Science"
"Closed for Science"
02-02-2012, 05:00 PM
#6
Joined: May 2011
Location: Burlington, Ontario
Posts: 25
I really like Slice Crisis too.

Also keep in mind that a lot of people just flick scroll through the lists of apps for something that jumps out at them. Shorter names are easier for your eyes to notice / and understand.

With longer titles you might just see a blur of words and skip over it, not even thinking twice.

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02-02-2012, 05:58 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: near Indianapolis, IN USA
Posts: 9
Quote:
... It's more of a humorous gory science-fiction game set in a office environment run by a ethically questionable company...
I like "Cubical Nightmare" but it's probably too long.

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02-02-2012, 07:26 PM
#9
I actually really don't like Slice Crisis at all. Slice Fight at least gave me an idea of the gameplay: I slice stuff in a fighting game with my finger

Slice Crisis is uh.. vague. Am I slicing computers (aka hacking minigame in Mass Effect) or slicing people? What's the crisis?

I actually really like the idea of the office theme. I think a lot of people will go for that. However, neither Slice Fight or Slice Crisis gives any indication that it's related to an office full of evil people

I'd recommend something that uses the word Office or something similar. Here's some ideas:
  • Office Massacre
  • Pink Slip Massacre
  • Slice Up Your Office

I also like the ones you already mentioned:
  • Job Cuts
  • Worst Monday Ever
  • Deadline

Honestly if I had to pick one right now I'd pick "Pink Slip Massacre" or "Worst Monday Ever". The latter has more of a ring to it though. Everyone's had a bad Monday

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02-02-2012, 08:47 PM
#10
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 127
I suggest you to edit your first post and put a direct appstore link so people can see your game right away!

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