Win 4M CB$! Help me find a name for my iPhone Game (in Contests)


QBPixel Sage November 29 2008 3:43 AM EST

Hey all!

Just popping in. I've been working on an iPhone (& iPod Touch) game. It's your classic Sokoban game, but with a space theme (and with style!). Here are some mockups:



Okay, so here's the deal. We can't seem to settle on a game name. As you can see, our current name is Soqui. It has no meaning (which is fine). However, it sounds a bit too childish (depending on how you pronounce it), and isn't catchy enough. Other iPhone game titles we'ved liked are Frenzic and Fieldrunners. Frenzic we feel is one of the best game names out there. It's catchy and easy to remember.

That's what we need. A nice, catchy title. Here's a bit of brainstorming to get you started:

Soqui
Soquar
Warp
Droid/Android
Robot
Galaxy
Star

If we (the MacMage team) ends up picking a name you've posted (that we haven't though of already), or if you post one that directly leads us to come up with a final name, you get 4,000,000 CB$. If we feel no one was able to push us any further in naming our game, I'll either not give anything (actually unlikely), or do the same as I did my prior contest - split the reward amongst several of you.

Start posting!

FailBoat[SG] November 29 2008 3:51 AM EST

What music style are you putting in the game? Do you have a sample? As cheesy as it sounds, you can actually get a name to fit the game easier by using the music and its style as a guideline. >.>

Rawr November 29 2008 4:15 AM EST

Here are some I thought of, I hope you like them!

Pex
Apasati
Endless
Lunacy
Lunar
Solare (Inspired by clan)
Lostling (can be name of pusher guy, inspired by clan)
Screwball
Loony
Twist
Enigma

Throwing a bunch out there, I may post more names later. Otherwise, good luck! :D

Negator November 29 2008 4:15 AM EST

I love this kind of stuff. Here we go:

Gridix

Pushover

Ask Bono

Sokobot

iSokoban

Matricks

IndependenZ November 29 2008 4:34 AM EST

Just throwing in some random names :)

Altea

Inversis

Boxis

Notabilis

Andy November 29 2008 4:37 AM EST

Push!
iPush

Boxy Pushy Game?

Maybe Push Push Push!

I have no idea ^^

Underage Drinking November 29 2008 4:46 AM EST

galaxy android
robot push
space odyssey
escape
space escape

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] November 29 2008 5:03 AM EST

Scuzzle

Spazzle

Spuzzle

Slamblox

Bunzer

Plobox

Soxjr November 29 2008 6:26 AM EST

Farquat

Limeblot

IBloks

I_Slide

Plox

kevlar November 29 2008 6:31 AM EST

Cozmic (cosmic) <----ya
Orbit
Eclipse
Cozmos (cosmos)

blackshadowshade November 29 2008 9:06 AM EST

Spaced out
Space Slide
Rocky Road
SoqSpace
FutureSoq

{cb2}Dinh November 29 2008 9:14 AM EST

Wormhole Delight
Space Fever
Space Delite

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 29 2008 9:15 AM EST

space freighters
galactic warehouse
stellar shipping station
lightspeed longshoreman

DAS bro November 29 2008 10:42 AM EST

haunted space boared????

Tal [G6] November 29 2008 11:14 AM EST

kinda looks like a mix between chess and Push-It!
with a space-age feel I would have to play the game to get
the feel for a name tho.
However hows about
Phionix

QBOddBird November 29 2008 1:18 PM EST


Shiftron
Cube Crawl
Galaxia

fatty the loner November 29 2008 1:38 PM EST

Space cube
Scube
Spacewalk
AstroCube

three4thsforsaken November 29 2008 2:22 PM EST

Shloop!

Soul Eater November 29 2008 2:40 PM EST

Destructitron
Space Puzzler

Relic November 29 2008 2:41 PM EST

iShift
iSlide
Sokoslide
Sokoslix
SokoGala
StarSlide
SokoWarp
iWarp
iSoko
iGalaxy

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 29 2008 5:51 PM EST

How about Psyonic?

QBPixel Sage November 29 2008 6:54 PM EST

Keep them coming guys. Here are some guidelines we decided to try to keep within:

No iPrefix
No CamelCase
Less than 8 letters
No ambiguity towards meaning, spelling or pronunciation
No more than one X or one Y

I picked one out from what all you guys posted above and liked it, but two teammates shot it down. Sorry =P. Throw out more names!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 29 2008 7:09 PM EST

Quasar

Tyriel [123456789] November 29 2008 7:23 PM EST

Boxitron
Galidon
Robio
Kastenio (Kasten is 'Box' in German, so Babel Fish says)
Cajadon (Caja is 'Box' in Spanish, apparently)

That's all I can come up with right now. :)

Wizard'sFirstRule November 29 2008 7:24 PM EST

Corsa? (it is Italian for travel, and I think that little alien is trying to go somewhere) (derivative)

Korsa

Callsa

Coras

spellcheck is really annoying when you are trying to type names that can't mean anything or in a foreign language.

Zaekyr November 29 2008 7:42 PM EST

RoBoX

Rawr November 29 2008 8:41 PM EST

Vortex
Void
Gamax
Visage
Zuma

Rawr November 29 2008 8:46 PM EST

Meepo

Ryuyoko November 29 2008 9:25 PM EST

Hmm.....I'll try
Soqedout
Starajar
Astrofable

Meh, bad imagination lol :(

Negator November 29 2008 9:29 PM EST

OK, here's some more:

Gridlog

Oddroid

Failbot

Destaro

Droidary

Xenod

Xenova

Alienigma (I know, longer than 8 chars, but I though it sounded OK)

{cb2}Dinh November 29 2008 9:40 PM EST

Cyberus Starbit Orion 19 Orbitron Scorcher Scorch

QBPixel Sage November 29 2008 9:49 PM EST

FYi they're robots, not aliens.

Thraklight Resonance November 29 2008 10:00 PM EST

Oddroid looks a little too much like something that might be attached to Oddbird. :-)

Rawr November 30 2008 12:25 AM EST

Malfunction
Spark
Sequence
Beepbop

Dudster4 November 30 2008 12:33 AM EST

Cyber stack

alaskanpsyko November 30 2008 12:38 AM EST

...Blackbox?
starbokan..??weird
all ive got right now

xwindsx [Shifty] November 30 2008 12:39 AM EST

bibidy

Steve G November 30 2008 12:54 AM EST

Robotica SoqBots Galaxy Robotica

Guardian November 30 2008 3:37 AM EST

thecube
magicbox
spacefillers
boxstorm
cubemix
cubic

{cb1}Linguala November 30 2008 5:37 AM EST

ngsgame
It's short for next-gen sobokan game.
We guys know it, you guys know and everybody else will wonder what the ngs means.

And now some stuff to fool the spellcheck. I sometimes really hate that system...But I guess I'll have to take the bad with the good.
More text was needed, so I'm writing an essay here.
Who knows something about the reproductive capabilities of sharks?

Xiaz on Hiatus November 30 2008 6:18 AM EST

Spong!

Underage Drinking November 30 2008 7:05 AM EST


BotBloks
Exploration Bot
gaobot
Magnetic push
blocks and brains
robot escape
rob-e) ..erm like wall-e
robot galaxy
robots run
pixel push
Sixth Star
BotBlox
Dio Dash


is there a name to the little guy? that could spin more titles for the games name.

QBPixel Sage November 30 2008 1:28 PM EST

I think it's good to tell you so far what kind of things we've liked:

Names we liked:
Gridix (by Negator) - Short and catchy. Though game has a grid in it, it's not the main point of the game, and teammate Ken doesn't like -ix suffix.
Elusic (by MacMage) - Short and rolls of the tongue. May not fit game well, however.
Scuzzle (by Verifex) - Easy to remember, but very cliché name for puzzle games.
Altea (by InmybenZ) - Ken like this for a second. Good alphabetical listing, but not catchy.


Spiffy words to work off of:
Lunar (Rawr)
Cozmic/Cozmos (kevlar)
Stellar (dudemus)
Galaxy (OddBird)
Astro (evilfattyman)

Guidelines to remember:
No iPrefix
No CamelCase
Less than 8 letters
No ambiguity towards meaning, spelling or pronunciation
No more than one X or one Y
NEW! One word

Other notes: SilvaGaidin - Yes, there will be music, but it's being composed! Rawr - Stop playing so much DotA. i don't know - The little guy's code name for now is actually KidユE, but we may not express that in the game.

Keep it up!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 30 2008 1:31 PM EST

stellara

Rawr November 30 2008 1:33 PM EST

Hahaha.
I though Void would be good :P

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] November 30 2008 1:36 PM EST

lunaris

Rawr November 30 2008 1:52 PM EST

Intergalactic
Stellaxy
Galastro
Stellunar
Nebula
Meltdown
Infinity
Lacuna (an actual word :P)
Cluster

Relic November 30 2008 1:54 PM EST

Blox
Galax
Sokan
Soban
Altax
Altox
Balax
Boxlox
Cosmox
Cosmax
Warpax
Starlax
Droban

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] November 30 2008 2:25 PM EST

Robotic, ionno if this is taken or something already, but I figured I'd keep it simple.

kevlar November 30 2008 2:35 PM EST

Stratos
Nebulon
Riftrix
Cosmix
Eclipse

Last Gasp November 30 2008 5:21 PM EST

Galoid

Steluna

Astaluna

Rockoid

Alphacet

Omegon

Centule

Zaekyr November 30 2008 7:09 PM EST

CosmoBot

blackshadowshade November 30 2008 7:19 PM EST

Robopush
Andy2008
Systron
Socket
Soqet
Zapout
I just thought of a corny one for nerds: SpaceEscape, which would ideally be the ASCII codes for and , but it doesn't fit your guidelines. :p

{cb2}ShadeSlayer November 30 2008 7:20 PM EST

AstroGrid

Steve G December 1 2008 1:11 AM EST

Astrobot
Botz
Botfrnzy
Infinbot


fatty the loner December 1 2008 2:50 AM EST

<nospellcheck>
Astropuz
Puzrun
Pushfast
Puzstar
Pushter
Here are a few more
</nospellcheck>

Zaekyr December 3 2008 5:29 PM EST

Botiverse

Tal [G6] December 3 2008 5:35 PM EST

AstroPlox

Lord Bob December 3 2008 5:43 PM EST

Xytron.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 3 2008 6:07 PM EST

Roban
Roboban
Steban
Androban
Galaban
Quiban
Banbot
Banaxy
Botban
BINS (BINS is not Sokoban)
Banobot
Androban
Staban
Quzaban
Cargobay
Warebot
Cargobot
Argobot
Wormban
Cargohold
Holdban
Holoban
Argoban
Kargan (adding the n to the Filipino[well, what google thinks is Filipino] word for cargo)
Arganan Arganon Arkon Arbon Arcabon

Xiaz on Hiatus December 4 2008 2:18 AM EST

Bumpod!
Bumpoid!
Doink!
Bouncist!
Tripper!

Zaekyr December 4 2008 5:13 AM EST

Planedroid

Zaekyr December 4 2008 5:14 AM EST

Droidiza

Brakke Bres [Ow man] December 4 2008 5:22 AM EST

tap tap revenge

Zaekyr December 5 2008 6:56 AM EST

Androbot

Zaekyr December 5 2008 1:17 PM EST

Solarix

DAS bro December 6 2008 1:40 PM EST

galaxy warp

LODD2 December 6 2008 9:34 PM EST

Galaxian

Rawr December 6 2008 10:09 PM EST

Nova

Varcas December 6 2008 10:14 PM EST

MetaRift

Zaekyr December 7 2008 7:42 PM EST

Solabot

Colonel Custard December 7 2008 11:29 PM EST

Blockdude In Space

Rawr December 10 2008 11:00 PM EST

Ripple
Rappel
Roppel

Zenai December 10 2008 11:50 PM EST

Touch Star

Nova Tap

Tap-N-Slap

I-Slap

(The reverse for these work too)

Galatapz






Zenai December 10 2008 11:51 PM EST

Robotix

Zenai December 10 2008 11:52 PM EST

Wormhole Warp

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 11 2008 7:08 AM EST

Galaxy's end

QBPixel Sage December 14 2008 4:46 AM EST

All of you fail! We've decided on the name Anigma, something we came up on our own after MUCH contemplation. You can view our teaser website here: www.getanigma.com (copy and paste)

Negator wins CB$100k for coming up with Gridix, which was my favorite and a possible name for quite some time.

Thanks for your contributions, nonetheless!

Rawr December 14 2008 4:51 AM EST

Aw!!!
I had Enigma!!!
My first post!!
So close!!

blackshadowshade December 14 2008 6:48 PM EST

That certainly does seem pretty close ... perhaps even close enough for the $4M. ;)

QBOddBird December 14 2008 6:51 PM EST

Congrats Negator :)

Thanks for the contest, Pixel!

QBPixel Sage December 15 2008 3:03 AM EST

blackshadowshade -That certainly does seem pretty close ... perhaps even close enough for the $4M. ;)

Yet so far.... ;)
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