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Suggestions for the Name of the SE Game
Antza2Date: Monday, 07.01.2013, 22:35 | Message # 91
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Space Engine - a game engine
UniSim1 - a planetarium created by Space Engine
?2 - a video game created by Space Engine

1 UniSim means Universe Simulator
2 ? - name is unknown

Vosk, you have been banned time and time again. You have no business here anymore.





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Ignuus66Date: Sunday, 13.01.2013, 13:53 | Message # 92
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What about Unison? (Took Unisim and changed it to what It reminded me of)
 
werdnaforeverDate: Sunday, 13.01.2013, 19:42 | Message # 93
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What about Unison? (Took Unisim and changed it to what It reminded me of)

It's not a unique name.

Also, I'm going to admit that I'm (not surprisingly) biased towards my own suggestion.
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 13.01.2013, 21:11 | Message # 94
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Also, I'm going to admit that I'm (not surprisingly) biased towards my own suggestion.

I'm pretty sure we all are.





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werdnaforeverDate: Sunday, 13.01.2013, 21:50 | Message # 95
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I'm pretty sure we all are.

I appreciate the complement, and am glad everyone liked my idea.

Oh, wait a second, that's not what you meant t0 $@¥
 
Jabberwockxeno6109Date: Monday, 14.01.2013, 01:35 | Message # 96
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Fractalis? The whole system of planets, stars, solar systems, galaxies, etc is kinda like a fractal.

Ouroboros? Neverending.

Ouranos, or Aether? Greek gods of the sky and space.
 
MethisDate: Monday, 14.01.2013, 16:02 | Message # 97
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Aether already exists as a game.. Ouroboros is the snake encircling the world, biting its own tail and represents the cycles, but not necessarily never-endingness in the sense of inifinity...

I'm still partial to
Voidscape

But, if we're going for something more.. esoteric, might I suggest Nu(n)?

Nun was, in ancient Egyptian mythology, the embodiment of the Great Watery Abyss (Nu) - what we would consider 'chaos', maximum entropy, the uniform state from which the maximum amount of configurations is possible. It was from the Watery Abyss that the universe was brought forth by Atum, the divine potter, whom had first created himself... Anyways, Nu is the chaos from which all that is, has been, might have been, will be, might be, etc. comes forth, which, in an infinite universe, might nicely represent the freedom of choice and direction?
 
werdnaforeverDate: Tuesday, 15.01.2013, 09:29 | Message # 98
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Obscurity isn't something you want in the name, IMHO. By that, I mean if it takes a paragraph just to describe the name to the average person, this is a strong indicator that the name isn't a good idea. It carries the risk of alienating people new to the subject- consider SE's potential as a way to popularize astronomy. Any initial obscurity also has some potential to cause confusion for newcomers.

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Fractalis? The whole system of planets, stars, solar systems, galaxies, etc is kinda like a fractal.

This is an interesting point, but there are actual fractal generation programs out there, and its kind of misleading, IMO. When you think about it, all procedural programs are like fractals in some way.

What do you guys think about Unisim?

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I'm still partial to Voidscape

It sounds cool, but sort of implies SE is devoid of content. A landscape has land. A seascape has water. A voidscape has... Voids? See what I mean?


Edited by werdnaforever - Tuesday, 15.01.2013, 09:38
 
Blu3smanDate: Tuesday, 15.01.2013, 17:35 | Message # 99
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simply The Search
or The Great Search as in historical period in which the game takes place.
Unisim is an option for planetarium but does not reflect the essence of the game, which is about invention of ftl technology and humanities first steps into outer space.
 
StopubDate: Sunday, 17.02.2013, 04:28 | Message # 100
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Best space exploring engine ever made, think you to enable us to travel through space and time.

Space & Time

Gravity

Black field

Nebula

Universo

Stellaris



 
ProteusDate: Friday, 28.06.2013, 03:27 | Message # 101
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Obscurity isn't something you want in the name, IMHO. By that, I mean if it takes a paragraph just to describe the name to the average person, this is a strong indicator that the name isn't a good idea. It carries the risk of alienating people new to the subject- consider SE's potential as a way to popularize astronomy. Any initial obscurity also has some potential to cause confusion for newcomers.


I wouldn't be too definitive on that. Eve seems to be quite a thriving game. So was X in its own right.

Suggestions of mine:

These are names taken either directly from Astronomy terms or slightly modified from them, and can be used to base on a storyline, or on a focusing concept of the game in whatever fashion. I also post these to potentially be used for inspiring more original ideas for a good name. My philosophy is also "short, sweet, catchy, broad" to keep it sounding epic, a bit mysterious, and flexible to whatever would be in store for the player.

- Eon

- Azimuth

- Blueshift

- Redshift

- Stellarius

- Ion

- Lunara

- Plerion

- Zenith

- Precession

- Flux

- Luminosity

- Meridia

- Saros

- Parabola

- Messierus

- Spectra

- Zion

I also stand behind two others' suggestions:

- Ascension

- Beyond





 
BlackeyeDate: Friday, 28.06.2013, 11:26 | Message # 102
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Ion+zenith = Ion Zenith ?
 
neutronium76Date: Friday, 28.06.2013, 12:57 | Message # 103
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Unisim sounds like a simulator program for unix OSs cool

What about Space Engine: Explorers of The Coscmic Abyss ?





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HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 28.06.2013, 16:33 | Message # 104
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Space Engine: Explorers of The Coscmic Abyss

That's a little bit lengthy. I don't think that anyone would ever take the time to say that, type it, or even read it. I can't think of any successful game off the top of my head that's had a long name. It should be no more than 5 or 6 syllables long.





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werdnaforeverDate: Friday, 28.06.2013, 17:15 | Message # 105
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Unisim sounds like a simulator program for unix OSs

Yes, I guess it does, as it stands for "universe simulator" (it is a simulation game); I think it's the perfect name. Yes, it's a made-up word, but not just for the sake of sounding cool as it describes what Space Engine is. Remembering that "Unisim" stands for "universe simulator" ought to be very, very easy for anyone, so the meaning of the name isn't ambiguous. The question "what is Unisim supposed to mean?" has a short and explainable two word answer.

It's nonspecific to any part of space or culture. Any reference to a known (specific) astronomical object will be utterly meaningless when you are exploring nearby stars in a galaxy 6 gigaparsecs from the Milky Way. For any celestial object one can name, in SE there will be countless other very similar objects of the same type among the millions of galaxies.


Edited by werdnaforever - Friday, 28.06.2013, 17:16
 
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