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need suggestions about my game's name

View Poll Results: which one?
get smarter 2 7.69%
Rock me einstein 1 3.85%
Brain Balance 23 88.46%
other, please tell me 0 0%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll
01-06-2010, 06:38 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: china--beijing
Posts: 561
need suggestions about my game's name

hello guys,to think a good english name of game is so hard for non-english guy like me, yes I am a chinese developer.

I mode a very simple game, maybe some of you has tried it .it's all about keep balance, keep the big ball from dropping of the board

the fun part and the challenge part is, the control(no matter tilt or touch)will be reversed in a shart time and then swhich back.

just like this, when you press the right botton, the borad goes up, but when reversed,the same button,the borad goes down

to make it more challenge,I made a few ways to reverse the control,upside down.45 degree,the board become invisible and so on, total 15 ways

and all this things,will need player to think quick,act quick,to figure out what will happen when the button is pressed. so play this game will improve player's reflexes, judgment, patience, and memory.

then a theme come to me.look einstein, the smarttest guy in the world




so the name of this little game is "get smarter"

but seems no one show any intersting about it

a friend think out a name for me "Rock me einstein",I like it a lot,and used it as the name when I upload 1.0 version

still, users don't think the name present the game quiet well,then the 1.1 version,the name is Brain Balance,(thanks the advise from PhagoCychotic)


and I just what know, if you think Brain Balance is the best name for it?
or any suggestion?

thanks a lot

Last edited by fwish; 01-08-2010 at 10:43 AM.
01-06-2010, 07:02 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Ithaca, NY
Posts: 33
Despite the name I eventually chose for my game, I was always told the title should incorporate the main mechanic/theme of your game. In this case, Brain Balance gives people a much better idea of what's going to happen, and people who want balance games will easily be able to search and find your game. "Get Smarter" just makes me think it's a multiplication crunching game like Brain Age, or an IQ tester. "Rock me Einstein" makes me think of a music game that involves math. Brain Balance... Brain Balance sounds cool/interesting/engaging and I assume it has to do with balance.

Definitely go with Brain Balance, in my opinion

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01-06-2010, 07:08 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,770
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I agree, go with brain balance.
01-06-2010, 10:55 AM
#4
Relative Balance
Brain Level
Brain Theory


You can have those for free
01-07-2010, 10:45 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: china--beijing
Posts: 561
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manojalpa View Post
Despite the name I eventually chose for my game, I was always told the title should incorporate the main mechanic/theme of your game. In this case, Brain Balance gives people a much better idea of what's going to happen, and people who want balance games will easily be able to search and find your game. "Get Smarter" just makes me think it's a multiplication crunching game like Brain Age, or an IQ tester. "Rock me Einstein" makes me think of a music game that involves math. Brain Balance... Brain Balance sounds cool/interesting/engaging and I assume it has to do with balance.

Definitely go with Brain Balance, in my opinion
thanks a lot,so be it
01-08-2010, 10:39 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: china--beijing
Posts: 561
I post this game's info in TA,

when I use name get smarter, viewer :921

Rock Me Einstein , viewer : 368

Brain Balance , viewer:ONLY 61

but the poll said you like this name most

I really confused
01-08-2010, 12:22 PM
#7
Fwish,

What ever you do don't have the name Einstein any where on this app. The "Einstein Estate'' will make sure your app is removed and they will seek damages. The images are risky enough. The estate still holds a copyright.
01-09-2010, 02:43 AM
#8
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
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Yes, I agree.. probably better to just use a cartoon character that resembles a scientist

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01-09-2010, 02:48 AM
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How about... "Tease My Brain" It calls for an action.

It makes me think of "The Moron Test" game that did pretty well. A very short lived app that everyone has to "try" at least once. The name teases people to take it. And its done pretty well where you can't help but share it with everyone else. Hence lots of sales.

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01-09-2010, 08:01 PM
#10
Maybe Brain Teaser? I liked the suggestion Tease my brain. Brain Balamnce sounds also nice.

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