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X3M
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Since I like to create missions. And am working on a story line. A good name for this "mod" in SC/BW is needed.

I came across this site for inspirations:
http://gamenamegenerator.mygamesonline.org

Is there anything else out there that could help me thing of a good name?

I am currently pending towards "Something with Insanity".

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Some Ideas

When coming up with game jam video games and I'm completely uninspired, I like to check out:

videogamena.me

Something will usually come to mind.

Meanwhile, using the tool you provided, I came up with a couple that might be worth considering...

Starcraft: ...
Bloodlines
The Hidden Earth
The Silent Conquerors
The Ghost Dominion
Desperate Edge
Desperate Force
Dying Fire

Good luck to you. :)

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I can be pretty good with

I can be pretty good with naming stuff, but.. I have no idea what the game is! It does matter a LITTLE :)

"Something with Insanity" has a nice ring to it, though..

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To help you out...

In his OP, Ramon says "SC/BW", which stands for "StarCraft/Brood Wars"...

My guess it's a MOD or Scenario... Is this a TableTop Game or a Video Game?

Maybe those clarifications might also help...

Cheers!

Update: I personally like "StarCraft: Bloodlines"...

The Terran humans are experimenting with genetic material from the Zergs to produce their own Zerg armies to battle on moons and planets overran by opposing enemy Zerg Broods...

Maybe that's worth exploring further. Just an idea...

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I was assuming it's the same

I was assuming it's the same as the one where he's seeking help on coming up with a story, but without some idea of what the story IS, you're only going to get generic names..

(the last video game I wrote was titled "Dark Vengeance", which was not my name, but that's pretty generic and doesn't give much idea of what the game is)

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Yes indeed. It is a single player campaign for Starcraft/Broodwar.

Here the combat mechanics are different. 0 armor, 24 armor and some higher degree's of armor. For a very sharp RPS system regarding certain units.

***

It is indeed the story that I am working on.

Lets just say that the most insane aspects of war are going to be addressed, in the first few arc's.

A lot of dark humour too.

Maybe I even go a bit too far like having a Retard in a military chain getting a promotion. He is called Jimmy.
Stupid assumptions on some ones character. Jimmy pretends to be retarded to gets his ways.
Practise consists of shooting criminals (mostly innocent) that are handed guns from the government for self defence (verdict: they may be shot now.)
Cyborgs that rule over humans. (Verdict: the innocent refugees must be executed.)
A stupid reason to go to Mars.

Cyborgs now being divided about the verdict.

Weird cloning effects.
Decent Politics in a race that just has seen the light.
Of course, killing in those Politics.
Gary the Gatherer likes to Gather.
President Yz (and the zerg)
Queen Axyz (and another zerg faction)
A decent proposal to find a planet on their own, Yz tries to take over Earth.

Constant switching sides.
New alliances, that where first unheard of.
Losing, winning, losing, winning ground in a war.

***

And who knows what kind of Dark Insanity I can think of.

Here are the names that have some chances:
Absolute Insanity
Age of Insanity
Call of Insanity
Chronicles of Insanity
Covert Insanity
Dark Insanity
Endless Insanity
Epic Insanity
Eternal Insanity
Extreme Insanity
Final Insanity (if the game ends with extinction)
Heroes of Insanity
Infinite Insanity
Lords of Insanity
Path to Insanity
Total Insanity

Insane Annihilation
Insane Chaos
Insane Judgement

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Subtitle Suggestion

X3M wrote:
Yes indeed. It is a single player campaign for Starcraft/Broodwar.

Here the combat mechanics are different...

With all that being said, out of those you suggest I personally think Path to Insanity seems the most apt subtitle.

I also strongly suggest you avoid using the term "retard" to describe anyone, fictional or otherwise. It's an ableist term and does not paint the speaker in a positive light. However, if you want to cast a character in your story negatively, you may want them to use that term in their own dialogue/voice when describing someone they don't like.

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Path of Insanity

Path of Insanity would better suit the game then. No one is going to get insane. They all already are.

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Wondering about the "retard" thing.
The text that I am using in the story, would be "special".

"You, is a 'special' boy."
"That is why I am arranging a special promotion for You".

[This is Jimmy]
"What is he saying? "This is just me", I guess."
"Why is he saying it like that?", "Because You is special".

[I know that I should have stayed in bed this morning]
"Are you mental tired right now?"
"I can give you some time to rest if you want".

[Sounds fun!] while shooting a lot of innocent people.
Really, this is a flaw that the game itself has :)
"He likes to kill those people?"
"Why you ask?"
"He is constantly saying that he likes to kill!"

Eventually, plot wise, his name is truly Jimmy and not You. And he is waaay smarter than everyone else could have imagined.

He even goes as far as saying in a "dumb" way, in the face of the enemy, that he doesn't lay mines. He shoots them instead. He gets laughed at. But his bike will do the exact same damage as mines. Meaning, that he even will damage tanks as well. Not just infantry. And that is one of the missions that the enemy is suddenly super weak.

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So, is "special" going to far as well?

I could turn it into "crazy", "dumb", "not that smart" or "simple (person)".

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Special

X3M wrote:
So, is "special" going to far as well?

I could turn it into "crazy", "dumb", "not that smart" or "simple (person)".

Again, a loaded term can be used in some instances to lend to characterization - generally one that encourages the player to dislike the speaker, or to lose sympathy for them.

Generally speaking, this is a choice of style and it's your call. But, for example, even Quentin Tarantino has received a lot of criticism for his frequent use of the n-bomb in his films. Some say it's too much and/or it's irresponsible. But others say those stories wouldn't be the same if they were "watered down." Can you and your game mod endure criticism and still stand on their own merit and quality?

There are consequences to the words you choose and the way you tell your story, is all I'm saying. I suggest you choose with care, for many reasons.

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Special et al.

Yeah, I'd be careful about the "special" thing. Make it pretending to have a head injury or something, and you'll be on much safer ground.

"Path" is my favorite too, with "Lords" running in second.

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There will always be people

There will always be people that complain. I want to get on that nice line of only the whiners are left.
"He once got hit in the head". Is also something that I can work with.

The game is going to be played more in Europe.
The biggest group will be in the Netherlands.
I doubt if americans would ever see the game.

The dutch are very sober about this. After all, it is a game about injustice, gory deaths and betrayal any way, if you think about it. People tend to forget that.

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Insane in the Membrane

Like in the song "Insane in the Brain." Reference to Zorg development too. Okay, just messing around.

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Gory deaths? Miscarriages of justice? ...

X3M wrote:
After all, it is a game about injustice, gory deaths and betrayal any way, if you think about it. People tend to forget that.

It's a mod for Dwarf Fortress? I thought it was for StarCraft :-)

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Insanity

First, in regards to the naming, I personally wouldn't care what word/phrase you use. I don't get easily offended- but in today's society, many people do. I think the best advise was given earlier, you should use whatever word you want to as the creator that you feel is appropriate for your work, and to the extent of what criticism you can handle. Personally, I liked the "He once got hit in the head." I thought it was funny and conservative.

In regards to the title including Insanity, I like "Path to Insanity" also. It might be funny if you titled it "The Insanity", and had some kind of twist like the group became known as The Insanity, or the ship or some location got that title or name. Oh well, good luck with the project :)

-MAR

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Anything more to add?

Starcraft/Broodwar: Path of Insanity

I will make it my goal to make every mission contain something. That is absolute considered to be absolute evil, insane or crazy.

Or at least make an arc follow one of those evil, insane or crazy subjects.

The MC will be considered "Hit in the head once". Where they think he is "unfortunate" because he had taken a bullet in the head and survived.

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Path of Insanity

Well I will say it, but I think it is already settled. Should it be Path of Insanity or Path to Insanity? But if I remember correctly, you mentioned that they were all insane from the beginning, which would lead to the original phrase. Unless there is a "normal" hero/ main character that "becomes insane" by going along with the others.

Another note: in regards to being hit in the head with a bullet- I think that the phrase would be better "He has taken one to many shots to the head" or something along those lines.

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Hmm. Now that you mention it.

Hmm. Now that you mention it. There are some who go with the flow. The mc is one of those. And his to be friend will be too.

They pretend to be different though. But eventually they are tired of it and make their moves.

Path from Insanity. ???

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Escape from insanity?

Escape from Insanity?

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MAR wrote:Escape from

MAR wrote:
Escape from Insanity?

That is even better. Seeing as how players don't know yet who the mc is before the end of the second arc.

This is good.

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perhaps......

How about

Escape to Insanity?

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gxnpt wrote:How about Escape

gxnpt wrote:
How about

Escape to Insanity?


Maybe. But most characters turn out to be insane from the start. Including the mc. But he was pretending to be insane.

Then again. Almost the whole campaign. Crazy stuff keeps happening. Insane problems. Insane solutions?

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