★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

I need a new name of my game,which one is better

View Poll Results: which one?
The quest of the mermaids 2 4.65%
Beauty&Shark or Beauty vs Shark 3 6.98%
the courage of mermaids 4 9.30%
Shark's Treasure 27 62.79%
others ,please give me advise 7 16.28%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll
09-22-2009, 01:18 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: china--beijing
Posts: 561
I need a new name of my game,which one is better

Shark's Treasure 1.3 will coming,I add mermaid,so the background of game became like this
Deep in the ocean blue lives three happy mermaids: Sally Lily and Lisa. The three lived in peace and harmony until one day the sharks destroyed their world and stole everything. They were devestated until they met John the diver who decided to help them on his deep sea expeditions. The four of them decided to band together to steal the treasures back from the sharks. Can you help the fearless four restore peace to the depths of the ocean?

Choose any of the 4 characters to elude the sharks and reclaim the treasure.

then maybe a new name will be better

1.The quest of the mermaids
2.Beauty&Shark
3.the courage of mermaids
4. remain Shark's Treasure
5 Mermaids vs. Sharks
6。Shark's Treasure:The quest of the mermaids
7. others, you name it


any advise?

Last edited by fwish; 09-22-2009 at 10:36 PM.
09-22-2009, 01:33 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,006
How about "Mermaids vs. Sharks"?


Quote:
Originally Posted by fwish View Post
Shark's Treasure 1.3 will coming,I add mermaid,so the background of game became like this
Deep in the ocean blue lives three happy mermaids: Sally Lily and Lisa. The three lived in peace and harmony until one day the sharks destroyed their world and stole everything. They were devestated until they met John the diver who decided to help them on his deep sea expeditions. The four of them decided to band together to steal the treasures back from the sharks. Can you help the fearless four restore peace to the depths of the ocean?

Choose any of the 4 characters to elude the sharks and reclaim the treasure.

then maybe a new name will be better

1.The quest of the mermaids
2.Beauty&Shark
3.the courage of mermaids
4. remain Shark's Treasure
5. others, you name it

any advise?

09-22-2009, 01:36 AM
#3
Treasures of Atlantis

We Are Pocket Monkey Games
Website | Twitter | Facebook

•Our Games on the AppStore•
09-22-2009, 09:30 AM
#4
2.Beauty&Shark

Quote:
--- Game: Chinese Zombies 3D ARPG! Click To iTunes Store
--- Game: Robot Bros. 3D Action+Puzzle Game! Click To iTunes Store
---------- 108km Game Studio ----------
09-22-2009, 11:27 AM
#5
I had a weird issue with when I submitted my binary with a new name. My app was rejected because my binary name did not match my iTunes Connect name. But to me, my binary name is exactly the same name as my iTunes Connect name. They app reviewer was still seeing the old name for some reason.

So sad.
09-22-2009, 11:46 AM
#6
Naming tips

Some things to keep in mind when coming up with a name:

1. Does it fit below the app icon on iPhone menu screen. I personally wouldn't go beyond 11 letters. The great thing about short names is that they don't get shortened by players either. This is what generally happens to long names: Grand Theft Auto is practically called GTA nowdays, couldn't it have been called that from the very beginning


2. If you want to be searchable through google you need to choose an unique name. Let's say I call my game Fire, that's gonna be very hard game to find because there's gonna be a ton of sites that rank higher than my game on google. (Not saying it can't be done, just search for Halo or Apple for couple of examples )


3. Does it suit the game concept. Uniqueness is a double edged sword. If you choose a nonsense word it's gonna be harder to remember and it doesn't bring "fantasy of the familiar". So you gotta find a good balance. There's also other things to consider like how hard it is to spell when the word isn't familiar. "Caged animal" is easy for Americans to spell but it isn't necessarily as straightforward for foreigners. "Häkkieläin" would be the Finnish equivalent, imagine Americans trying to spell that one.
When we chose Minigore there were only few google searches for that name and google suggested "did you mean Mini Gore" and clicking that brought some pictures of mini sized Al Gore . Now several months later there's about 200 000 google search results for Minigore. It was so unique that we could have had the domain name called minigore.com but we haven't found domain names very useful in the past (we had domain for our earlier game) so we left it at the mercy of the internet sharks. Turns out it was registered by someone near the release date. http://minigore.blogspot.com serves us very well because it seems to get a good boost in search rankings and shows up before sites like IGN.com (blogspot is a google owned site so it's understandable).


4. Is it already used somewhere. Maybe your game becomes the next big thing and if you decide to call it Assassin's Creed without checking first if there's a game of that name you're in a world of trouble


5. Once you find something that works, stick with it. Recognizable brand is the most valuable thing in the games industry.

Cheers,
Timo

KingHunt - The Next Generation Slicing Game Lead designer
Bike Baron artist & co-creator
Minigore artist & co-creator
Ice Rage artist & co-creator
Death Rally game designer
09-22-2009, 12:17 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 109
If you're creating a backstory for the game now, maybe you should have a shark with a name that's the main antagonist opposite to John (the protagonist) and the mermaids (protagonists/secondary characters).

Using simple storytelling conventions will give you ideas for your app name.

Rōnin game developer.
09-22-2009, 12:47 PM
#8
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Brampton, Ontario
Posts: 344
Definitely stick with Shark's Treasure. It's simple, catchy, and doesn't seem overkill.
09-22-2009, 01:04 PM
#9
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: bremen/germany
Posts: 185
how about " neptun`s gold"?

or something like this.
sure, you have to insert a new character (big boss neptun), but you can tell a
nice story.

maybe you can look for other undersea gods (in the greek mythology or any other one), so you find an evil one. ^^

and did you change the submarine to a mermaid? if so, you can give her a name like arielle.

maybe "Seaya, the brave mermaid"? oh, my english is too bad for that.

for me, some sentence in english sound great, but native speakers didn`t get it.
but this is the reason for that thread, isn`t it? ^^



"zombie mermaids from outaspace"…
"plan 9 from undersea"
"sea of the damned"
sorry.
^^

no orchestral sound, no 3D, no zombies. just a LCD game: Great leaping Lambrettinis

no orchestral sound, no 3D, no LCD. just an annoying game: Scream`N`Run

Last edited by nickcaveman; 09-22-2009 at 01:24 PM.
09-22-2009, 01:22 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,680
Send a message via AIM to dogmeat
Shark Bait: Rise of the Mermaids

Honestly, you should post more about the game, its hard to come up with a name for a game based on almost nothing.

Artist | Designer
@PixelDogmeat