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Jackson Pope
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Building on the success of Border Reivers and It's Alive! I will be publishing the third game from Reiver Games this summer, while the gameplay is nearly finished, I'm struggling to come up with a name for the game. Without the name I can't get the game listed here, or really start publicising it.

Anyone got any ideas?

Here's a brief blurb:
10,000 years in the future, humanity has claimed the stars. But all is not well. The Emperor is weak, and without strong guidance the Empire is crumbling. Powerful groups within the empire are squabbling, positioning themselves for their own gain. If the Empire is to survive, it needs a strong leader - that means you! You must build a powerbase throughout the Empire by connecting with important groups: the military, traders, priests, engineers, expansionists and politicians and then claim the throne. Time is running out though, others also struggle for the throne. You must form a network of support by connecting yourself with powerful groups and slandering your opponents. Each connection is worth points at the end of the game when the winner grasps the Galactic Throne. Take advantage of events that occur for further gain. Be careful though, as each slander you receive is worth negative points unless you can counter it before the end of the game.

The gameplay revolves around a movable network of operatives who link you (or your opponents) with the groups.
 
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I suggest one of the following:

Twilight Imperium
Galactic Emperor
Race for the Galaxy
Master of Orion

Apparently confusion is an important marketing technique:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/302889
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Hmmm. Not sure that's going to work

The best I've managed so far is 'Seize the Stellar Throne' which is weak.

Cheers,

Jack
 
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CaptainJax wrote:
Anyone got any ideas?

The gameplay revolves around a movable network of operatives who link you (or your opponents) with the groups.
Web of Stars?
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seandavidross wrote:
CaptainJax wrote:
Anyone got any ideas?

The gameplay revolves around a movable network of operatives who link you (or your opponents) with the groups.
Web of Stars?
Hiya Sean,

Ooh, I like that! Definitely makes the shortlist. Anyone able to do better?

Cheers,

Jack
 
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In all seriousness (my post was actually a poke at another game in the thread I highlighted) why not trim it down to Stellar/Galactic Throne.

Galactic Throne. I quite like that.

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It's fun, it's healthy, it's good exercise. The kids will just love it. And we put a little sand inside to make the experience more pleasant.
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CaptainJax wrote:
the Galactic Throne.
What's wrong with "The Galactic Throne" ?

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It's fun, it's healthy, it's good exercise. The kids will just love it. And we put a little sand inside to make the experience more pleasant.
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In all seriousness (my post was actually a poke at another game in the thread I highlighted) why not trim it down to Stellar/Galactic Throne.

Galactic Throne. I quite like that.

Argh!!! I had it first!!

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I might offer Star Wars or Elite but those might run you into some problems I think ;-)

What about :
Distant Throne?
Stellar Throne?
One Tight Spot?
Space : The Final Throne?

*edit* : While typing this, there were already 3 replies ;-)
 
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bigfluffylemon wrote:
In all seriousness (my post was actually a poke at another game in the thread I highlighted) why not trim it down to Stellar/Galactic Throne.

Galactic Throne. I quite like that.

Thanks for the suggestions, someone has already suggested 'Stellar Throne' to me, I'll keep them both in consideration. I wonder if they don't describe it enough.

Cheers,

Jack
 
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Sounds almost like a political primary. 'I, Candidate'? That's sort of obtuse, but think 'space political race'.
 
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Dark Alliances?
The One Throne to Rule them All?
He who fits the throne...
Overseer? (as there will be only one overseeing things?)
 
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Why is our vision of the future (not just in this instance, but through so much of our culture) distinctly backward-looking? Despotism, feudalism, yadda-yadda-yadda.

You could at least make it a struggle for power in a future Democracy.
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The word Galactic is nice in a game name, but there are already so many games out there with Galactic in their names. The same goes for Empire and Stars.

But you definitely need a reference to outer space development in your title.

How about: Captain Jax
Isn't he the hero who saves the day and makes the empire strong again.

And yes, it would be a great "easter egg" for all the geeks out here


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10,060: The making of an Emperor
Galactic Empire
The Stellar Throne
Allegiance: Battle for the Empire
Destiny of the Empire
Imperium Galactum
Rise of the Emperor

Edit: Amazing how many people can reply when you're typing a message. Sorry for any duplicates
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How about...

Power Behind the Throne

Throne of Stars

Star Throne


Hope the game goes well for you.
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I know the problem with getting a decent name for a space game. Then you find out afterwards there's a PC game you never knew called the same thing and people then think your game is a reimplementation of it

[Any idea what I'm referring too ...]

What's with the sudden explosion of Sci-Fi themed games anyway? - I was repeatedly told that science fiction games don't sell and publishers aren't interested ... seems there's been a change of heart

To get back to the question, how about Space Senator?
 
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Two that popped in my head...

A Throne Alone
The Galactic Construct

Good luck on this endeavor!

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My father always called the toilet, the throne.

Galactic Throne, Stellar Throne... Yes I quite like those too.
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Intrigues of the Stars.
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Fate of The Empire
 
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CaptainJax wrote:
You must build a powerbase throughout the Empire by connecting with important groups: the military, traders, priests, engineers, expansionists and politicians and then claim the throne.
bigfluffylemon wrote:
I suggest one of the following:

Twilight Imperium
Galactic Emperor
Race for the Galaxy
Master of Orion
Ummm, that's why I was thinking Politico.

Philip Thomas wrote:
Why is our vision of the future (not just in this instance, but through so much of our culture) distinctly backward-looking? Despotism, feudalism, yadda-yadda-yadda.
10,00 years in the future? So, Machiavelli 12,040 AD.

 
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Star Crown
Galactic Crown
A New Star
Pulsar
Heirs of the Galaxy / of the Universe

(but... weren't you working on a game about YORK?)
 
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Okay, I'll get my jokey ones out of the way first:
Die Macher: Galactic Edition
Quango among the Quasars

Now my more serious entries:

Intergalactic Intrigue
Stellar Struggle
Interstellar Empire
Celestial Control
Ruler of the Heavens
Emperor of the Stars
Inner Conflict in Outer Space
 
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