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Awesome name for a game company?

View Poll Results: Awesome game company name
Herp Games (= keep the old name) 0 0%
Obi Games (lame new name?) 8 23.53%
Both are bad. 23 67.65%
Sorry, but I don't really care about that. 3 8.82%
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08-09-2010, 08:40 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
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Awesome name for a game company?

Hi there,

currently my little "game company" is called Herp Games. Great games were published under this name: Defend your Phone, Black Matter, Doodle Wars: Ship vs. Stick, etc.

BUT: Many people told me that the company name is awful, complete bullshit, unproffessional, reminds them of illness and so on.

What do you think? Any suggestions?

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Yes, I made some games: www.herpgames.com
08-09-2010, 08:53 AM
#2
Because Herp is short for Herpes. An illness.


What I would suggest is an "outer space" name such as Saturn Games (if not taken lol) or somesuch. That way, it can't be misintrepeted. (Unless you choose Uranus...)

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08-09-2010, 08:57 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by LostLegend View Post
Because Herp is short for Herpes. An illness.
My first thought exactly!

I also like what you said about Saturn. Space is always good with gamers!


Also, Obi sounds like one of Eminem's mates, Obi trice...

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Last edited by lord-sam; 08-09-2010 at 08:59 AM.
08-09-2010, 09:00 AM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by lord-sam View Post
My first thought exactly!

I also like what you said about Saturn. Space is always good with gamers!


Also, Obi sounds like one of Eminem's mates, Obi trice...
I associated Obi with Obi-Wan from Star Wars but I don't know much else about that name.

EDIT: Oh wait, I didn't see the OP's username =.="

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08-09-2010, 09:05 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Megalodon Destroys All.


...no really, that's what I'd have. It's too typical having a name that ends with "games", I'd go one step further and just make use a badass short sentence instead.

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08-09-2010, 09:12 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Megalodon Destroys All.


...no really, that's what I'd have. It's too typical having a name that ends with "games", I'd go one step further and just make use a badass short sentence instead.
Kk...how about Awesome Game Makers.....?

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08-09-2010, 09:16 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by Alex Graal View Post
Kk...how about Awesome Game Makers.....?
Yeah... and "Very Good Games" and "Default Game Developer Name" and "Fun Game Development Team" as well. Because it's not as though we're trying to think of the most boringly generic names possible or anything.

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08-09-2010, 09:22 AM
#8
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Posts: 101
I really like "Megalodon Destroys All" but I think people wouldn't get it. I.e. think "damned my first iPhone virus" when the game splash screen is shown.

But a good idea for my next game title :-)

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08-09-2010, 09:39 AM
#9
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Dunno, Herpes Games is definitely unique and memorable

Herpes Games: the games that keep on giving!
Herpes Games: Once played, never forgotten!!

etc, etc...

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08-09-2010, 09:47 AM
#10
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Well, it's unique and memorable but there's good reason why Windows is not by Cancersoft or no one drinks a delicate Diarrhea-Coke.

Yes, I made some games: www.herpgames.com