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« on: August 27, 2014, 11:39:06 AM »

Hi everyone, I'm new to Tig but I'm almost finished with my demo and I'm hoping to be a contributor here!

I finally figured out a title for my game in progress, and like a jerk I didn't immediately google to see who else had used it. My game is going to be a full length RPG about following your stupid dreams with a pipe-game type puzzle instead of traditional battling. I thought I was really clever when I came up with "Pipe Dream" as a title but yesterday I googled 'pipe dream' and found out that there was an Amiga game that was a simple puzzle game that used pipes too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipe_Mania (Originally called Pipe mania) The older game has a pipe puzzle in it but otherwise isn't similar.

So, should I rethink my title and change my title screen?
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 12:44:24 PM »

Welcome to TIGForums! You should make a post to introduce yourself on http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=45.0

I always associate any type of pipe game with Lucasarts' Pipe Dream. I think I even remember people referring to the hacking sections of Bioshock as "playing Pipe Dream." In other words, I think the name already means something to a lot of people. I think you should pick a different title, at least for search engines' sakes.

I hate it when I come up with a great name for a game only to find out it was already taken in the 80's.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 01:00:05 PM »

Hi Ubrasaur!

I'll definitely make an introduction post!

That's good advice, I think you're probably correct. Especially about being able to google for something.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 02:24:17 AM »

Welcome to TIGForums! You should make a post to introduce yourself on http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=45.0

I always associate any type of pipe game with Lucasarts' Pipe Dream. I think I even remember people referring to the hacking sections of Bioshock as "playing Pipe Dream." In other words, I think the name already means something to a lot of people. I think you should pick a different title, at least for search engines' sakes.

I hate it when I come up with a great name for a game only to find out it was already taken in the 80's.

This, exactly this. Let us know what alternatives you come up with, if you want any kind of feedback.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 02:38:55 PM »

It's so difficult to come up with a good, strong and interesting title for a game which has not been used too much, not only in 40 years of games but also a century of cinema. I ended up going with Arelite Core as my game's name since Arelite isn't a real thing so I was sure it wouldn't be used by anyone else (arelite is a thing in the game). I also wanted to avoid the cliches of Final/Endless/Infinite/Quest something that a lot of RPGs do.

That being said, I'm still not sure if it was a good move, it may backfire since people may not be able to remember the title.

It's hard to do a good, unique and memorable title.
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