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Grand Theft Gold is coming soon!

06-20-2011, 10:42 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 72
Grand Theft Gold is coming soon!

Hey guys,

Our new game Grand Theft Gold is coming. We are thinking about differnet ideas to present screenshot.

1, just show a really blurred image and ask gamers to "see it for yourself". The game will be free.
2, just like normal games to show in-game screenshot.

Which idea is better? We have some screenshots here.

Please give us some suggestions!

BTW, we are looking for PR or marketing partners
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Last edited by GameVision; 06-22-2011 at 09:21 AM.
06-20-2011, 10:48 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Houston, TX
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Naming this product Grand Theft Gold is the most self-destructive idea I've heard in a long time. Good luck.

Part of me wonders what the gameplay is like; the other part of me cringes at the sleazy title/logo rip.

06-20-2011, 10:50 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 72
:S ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Naming this product Grand Theft Gold is the most self-destructive idea I've heard in a long time. Good luck.

Part of me wonders what the gameplay is like; the other part of me cringes at the sleazy title/logo rip.

Last edited by GameVision; 06-20-2011 at 10:54 PM.
06-20-2011, 10:53 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,400
Please come up with an original title for your game, rather than trying to succeed by imitating a mega-hit franchise. It will only backfire.

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Last edited by KiddToKmart; 06-21-2011 at 12:33 AM.
06-20-2011, 11:00 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,737
Quote:
Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
Naming this product Grand Theft Gold is the most self-destructive idea I've heard in a long time. Good luck.

Part of me wonders what the gameplay is like; the other part of me cringes at the sleazy title/logo rip.
Yeah, especially the logo rip. The screenshots are intriguing enough for me to want to see a gameplay video, but that is a lil on the WTF side. If a developer is confident in his (or her) own work, wouldn't he want to make a name for himself and his game?
06-20-2011, 11:22 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,074
Grand Theft Fail, indeed

I suppose you could've called it Grand Theft Grand Theft

Since you just committed a grand theft of Grand Theft
06-20-2011, 11:33 PM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I can deal with the font, it suits the game quite well... I'm not sure Rockstar would be too happy with you using both the font and such a similar name though. If you go ahead with it I'd suggest having a backup name ready just in case.

When you talk about blurring the images, do you mean on the App Store? If so I think that's a very bad idea. People don't want clues, they want to look at an app and know within 2 seconds whether or not it appeals to them. I can pretty much guarantee you that if they see that logo with a blurred screenshot, a large percentage of people will assume it's a badly-made GTA clone and ignore it completely.

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06-20-2011, 11:38 PM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
If rockstar see this I think you're in trouble as it looks like they're associated with it

Having a blurred screenshot and making people install it first is a silly idea
06-21-2011, 12:25 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 72
Thanks for these comments, guys. Really appreciate it.

I agree with that the name Grand Theft Gold may be risky. It took really long time for us to find a good name. One day, Grand Theft Gold just came out~~~. We thought it is kind of fun to use "Grand THeft" and it may get more attention. It's really hard to get noticed in the app store for small companies now
06-21-2011, 12:34 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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I think you should start a thread asking for name suggestions and see if anyone can come up with something you like, it can't hurt to try. My own suggestion would be something like Gold Theft or Gold Heist. You could get away with using the same font, but keep the name simple and to the point. Plus a short name looks better on the iPhone springboard.

Even if you stick with the same name I can imagine myself buying the game because I like what I see in the screenshots, but there are people who won't take it seriously if they think you're just trying to copy Rockstar.

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