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Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 03:13
by Kirby
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Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 03:19
by HarbingerDawn
Kirby wrote:
Source of the post All in all it really depends in which direction the game is going actually

Each player will control an interstellar space exploration craft ("mothership") and will explore planets and other objects around distant stars. Initially the game will be single-player (perhaps with a multi-player component via a centralized server database of object discoveries and descriptions written by players that will be visible to all). So the idea is that there will be many space exploration craft, even if each player is only able to interact with one. So it cannot be named after a ship, because there will be many ships, and the player will probably be able to name their own ship anyway.

Kirby wrote:
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Again, why this? It doesn't seem like something that really works, and doesn't seem like a very serious suggestion (sorry if I sound mean, I just want to avoid name spam).

Kirby wrote:
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I actually like this one, though perhaps better to change it to "Outward Bound".

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 03:41
by Kirby
HarbingerDawn wrote:
Source of the post So it cannot be named after a ship, because there will be many ships, and the player will probably be able to name their own ship anyway.

Ah I see... alright I like the idea of naming my ship. So yeah that doesnt work then...

HarbingerDawn wrote:
Source of the post I actually like this one, though perhaps better to change it to "Outward Bound".

Thats the spot! Thats even better, since 'Outbound' reminds me too much of 'Starbound'.
Outward Bound sounds pretty legit. Also because it has different meanings in my language that all fits pretty well.


Sorry for Name spamming, tried to avoid it, but brain storming can result in such a mess sometimes lol. Guess I know now what direction we are heading, so thanks for the feedback.

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 05:18
by chronicle
Galaxies Unlimited

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 06:19
by HarbingerDawn
Updated list of notable names in the OP, added how many times each name as been endorsed (across both new and old forums).

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 12:35
by N0B0DY
Pioneer is already being used.  Also New Horizons ring a bell maybe
And btw Uncharted Worlds is also used...

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 12:53
by HarbingerDawn
N0B0DY wrote:
Source of the post And btw Uncharted Worlds is also used...

For a pen and paper RPG. I think we're allowed to use the name if it's for a dissimilar product.

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 13:12
by midtskogen
"Uncharted Worlds" sound like a play on "Uncharted Land", or "terra ignota"/"terra incognita" which is a term used for well over 2000 years.  So, to avoid "Uncharted Worlds" one could go closer to the source and name it "Universa Ignota/Incognita".  "Universum" may signify "world" in a broad sense.  I find "Universa Ignota" better than "Mundi Ignoti", "Orbes Ignotae", "Planetae Ignotae", etc.  "Universa" cover not only celestial bodies, but also any distinct part of the whole universe.

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 15:23
by Proteus
Don't mind me. Just toying around. (Wanted to throw a ship in there but couldn't decide exactly where or what orientation, but I figure you get the idea anyway).

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Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 23 Jun 2017 00:22
by Kirby
Proteus wrote:
Don't mind me. Just toying around. (Wanted to throw a ship in there but couldn't decide exactly where or what orientation, but I figure you get the idea anyway).

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Nice artwork!
'Wanderer' just reminds me too much of the short film 'Wanderers' tho. Even I like both title and flick, I am not sure they might be a bit too close. People could think both have intentionally something to do with each other, you know what I mean?

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 23 Jun 2017 00:58
by midtskogen
I think the name will be better if the game plot is decided first.  For instance, the name of the game could simply be the name of the spacecraft (if the game revolves around the player's spacecraft), which could be anything.  Or if there is a story behind the gameplay, the name could reflect that story.

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 23 Jun 2017 05:08
by HarbingerDawn
midtskogen wrote:
Source of the post I think the name will be better if the game plot is decided first.

Story is likely to be minimal, and the player's ship will not have a pre-defined name. The game will center around the player(s) being explorers who set out to map other star systems and planets and return that knowledge back to Earth.

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 23 Jun 2017 08:53
by midtskogen
HarbingerDawn wrote:
Source of the post Story is likely to be minimal, and the player's ship will not have a pre-defined name. The game will center around the player(s) being explorers who set out to map other star systems and planets and return that knowledge back to Earth.

Still, some story would help.  For instance, something describing the technology that made interstellar travel possible.

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 24 Jun 2017 04:36
by SpaceEngineer
"Terra incognita" :)

Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game

Posted: 25 Jun 2017 09:13
by redking
Nomadic traveler, Skyless, Skyness, Nova Star, Stellar, Costellar