Greetings CoGizens! So even though my HG game and CoG contest entry (I don’t like to brag, but my final placement in the contest was “Participant”. Don’t worry, I’m not letting such lofty success go to my head) is nearly complete, I am seriously second-guessing the name Nuclear Powered Toaster. So before publishing renders it immutable, I want to turn it over to the masses for some opinions, and more importantly some options.
I will add the link to the game for those unfamiliar, but if you prefer not to get sucked into my own brand of off-putting shenanigans, the short summation is that it’s a snarky, tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek soft sci-fi tale with two fixed MCs, a male smuggler named Alexi and a female super powered government agent named Fiorella. Each one completes their particular academy’s program the same day only to get wrapped up in a terrorist plot. Apparently it reminds many people of Tales from the Borderlands? We’re hoping that’s a positive.
Bringing us to the reason for this thread: I want to maximize my story’s chance of success, and several readers have mentioned that the title may be a trifle too goofy, even for a story that contains spaceship staring contests and poop jokes. So let’s go back to the drawing board. Any suggestion or suggestions you have, throw them out there. The best ones will get included on a poll, and the winner will (probably) be selected as the new game title. Unless I like another one better. This is a cheerocracy, after all. But rest assured your opinions will be given a great deal of weight in the final decision.
Whatever one I pick will grudgingly pry $10 from my PayPal account and receive a special “Title By” credit. Which makes me a bit predisposed to pick my own suggestion, since I’m pretty cheap, but if yours is good enough I won’t have any choice.
Sure, an Atari game beat me to this gimmick, and they offered 1,000 times more money. But you see where that got them, eh?
That’s it. Show me what you got, forum faithful!