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#1 naf456   Members   -  Reputation: 134

Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:52 AM

Hello.
I need a new name for my 'Game studio' (really it's just me :/). I had venom interactive first, but it just didn't sound right - so then I went for lvl2 games which is the best I came up with. then it turned into vortex games - which was already taken, now I'm currently at Trinity Games, which is taken by triniti games on the app store on the iphone.

It's not a MAJOR worry (I keep that back for the games) but I'm never satisfied...
I have thought about other querky names, like "Leg Of Lamb Games" which gets shortened down to "LOL", or maybe "Brutal"

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#2 Don Carnage   Members   -  Reputation: 613

Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

Game company name generator.
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#3 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:37 PM

What's a hobby of yours completely unrelated to games or something you are passionate about? (activities, people, places, things?)

Look around at random things and pick some things that stand out.

Doing the latter I came up with:
  • Trophy Tower (there is a trophy on top of my PC tower)
  • Blue Pig Games (I have a pig on my tower also and there is something blue immediately to my right)
  • Tea Rex Games (I have tea on my desk and googled Tea puns)
  • Dirty Spoon
  • etc.
Or just open the dictionary to a random page, toss a pen/pencil, and pick whatever word it's pointing at until your pleased. It shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes to come up with a hundred or so ideas.






#4 capn_midnight   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1375

Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:00 PM

Call it "<your last name> Holdings" and be done with it the company naming game forever, regardless of what your company even does. Nobody cares what a company is named. You could even do a random string of 3 letters and it would be fine. Now get back to work :)
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#5 coderx75   Members   -  Reputation: 406

Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

Game company name generator.

This just gave me "Fresh Women Games". That's right, folks! You asked for it and now, coming this Fall from Fresh Women Games: Summer's Eve: The Game. The first ever video game based on a commercial!

Sorry, couldn't resist. Okay, so Game Company Name Generator may not be the best idea. With every studio using Random-cool-sounding-word-here Studios or some such, use something more realistic to what you're doing. Crunchtime Games? Still sounds cool to the end user while being a nudge-and-a-wink to other developers.

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Nope. Taken.

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#6 JustChris   Members   -  Reputation: 149

Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:11 PM

I have thought about other querky names



That's kind of funny because I just happened to have recently sat in for an indie game presentation by a company called "Cwerky Studios" which to them was a quirky was of spelling "quirky". With that in mind, try to keep it as searchable on the internet as possible, because Google tried to correct my spelling of "Cwerky".

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#7 diventurer   Members   -  Reputation: 769

Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:36 AM

I think that games company name generator works like a charm!
It gave me Island Girls United and Damaged Airship Studio.

Damaged Airship Studio is the most brilliant damn thing ever! xD

#8 Sereath   Members   -  Reputation: 102

Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:52 AM

try to keep it as searchable on the internet as possible, because Google tried to correct my spelling of "Cwerky".

Very good point.

If Google can't find it, or intensively point to something different with a similar name, you failed.

#9 Murmix   Members   -  Reputation: 154

Posted 28 November 2011 - 07:56 AM

try to keep it as searchable on the internet as possible, because Google tried to correct my spelling of "Cwerky".

Very good point.

If Google can't find it, or intensively point to something different with a similar name, you failed.


...which is funny, considering Google is a quirky misspelling of the number googol.
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#10 Paul Franzen   Members   -  Reputation: 333

Posted 02 December 2011 - 09:25 AM

IMO, it might be a good idea to shy away from "Trinity Games," to avoid a possible religious connotation. Or any other connotation, really--I feel like that's the sort of name that works best if the company is based around three people or things coming together, so if that's not the case, it might not be a great fit.


I like the idea that way2lazy2care suggested: look around for something around you that means something to you, and use that as the basis for your company's name. You can use random word generators to come up with something quirky, but if you choose something that has some meaning to you, you might feel more attached to it and more inclined to stick with it.

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#11 davepermen   Members   -  Reputation: 1007

Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:24 PM

Cheese Bread Studios


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#12 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6966

Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

Cheese Bread Studios


guess what i'm eating right now..

Studios?
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#13 davepermen   Members   -  Reputation: 1007

Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:36 PM

Exactly :)
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#14 froop   Members   -  Reputation: 636

Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:20 PM

TBA Studios
Bedroom Soft
No Budget Studios
No Name No Game Studios
Vaporware Studios
Uranus Soft
Spaghetti Soft

#15 DarklyDreaming   Members   -  Reputation: 363

Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:29 PM

Don't use "studios" unless you command more than one studio; otherwise, it's dishonest.
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#16 irreversible   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1198

Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:50 AM

TBA Studios


Uh no, that is not a good name :)

Incidentally, the generator gave me Lost Signal Studio, which is actually half decent. Instead of studio I'd go with Enterprises or simply Lost Signal, though. It's SEO-friendly and IMO lends well to logo design. Developing from a different one the generator spewed out to me, I'd personally also consider Progression Enterprises - it has a powerful sound to it and a very forward (while slightly ambivalent) meaning.

One of the best studio names I can think of is actually Dreamworks (especially their logo). Next in line is probably Epic and then United Artists, followed by Valve.

If anything, I'd consider these as examples of short to-the-point names.

#17 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6966

Posted 03 December 2011 - 10:54 AM

My opinion: don't put "studio(s)" at the end of the name. Chances are, you don't have a studio (or multiple). I say embrace the small nature of your company/organization/whatever it is you want to call it.
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#18 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 17045

Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:13 PM

Don't use "studios" unless you command more than one studio; otherwise, it's dishonest.

Odd, it never occurred to me that "<name> Studios" is more than one studio.

Matter of fact, when I hear "Studio" what comes to mind is not a huge office complex, but a artist's studio, which is usually just one or two rooms set aside for art in an average person's home. More frequently, I think "studio apartment".

A studio seem indie to me. Studios seem 'small' like the solo painter of times past, or the workshop of a crafter and his apprentice.

Calling a one man shop a 'studio' doesn't seem dishonest to me, but maybe I'm just too immersed in old-fashion studios (Where a 'studio' is an artist's equivalent of a 'study').
Calling it 'studios' doesn't seem dishonest either, in my opinion. The word 'studios' seems oddly fitting even if it's a singular location, though I don't know why - I can't immediately lay a mental hand upon a similar 'singular plural'

Calling it "Enterprise" or "Corporation" or something like that, would seem deceptive to me, but maybe not to others.

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#19 froop   Members   -  Reputation: 636

Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:27 PM

I had the impression that dishonesty is a widely accepted standard in the business world anyway...

#20 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6966

Posted 03 December 2011 - 01:28 PM

Matter of fact, when I hear "Studio" what comes to mind is not a huge office complex, but a artist's studio, which is usually just one or two rooms set aside for art in an average person's home. More frequently, I think "studio apartment".


If someone's got a dedicated "studio" (could just be a room), then I don't really see a problem with it. I think a lot of us don't have any kind of a dedicated work space for creating games though. I might use this room and computer to make games, but that's certainly not their completely dedicated purpose (would be cool if it was, but it's not).
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