Welcome to the Game Name Game event! The goal of the event is to take a game name from below, create a synopsis, mockups and concept art, and pitch it to RMN!



Voting ends Friday.

The genesis for this idea came from this game name ideas thread, and that is from where the list of available game names for this event have been compiled.

This is a short event.

You are not going to be making a game. You will be making a pitch and mockup and description of a game. The challenge will be to come up with a good idea for a game based on the name alone! Also, the game submission doesn't have to be funny or a joke - serious game idea entries are welcome.

First, pick a game name from the list below! And then provide the following:

Mockup the Game!
Type of game
The coolest unique thing about it
Give context
Describe an example of play
Create 3 mockup images (minimum)
What question is your game trying to answer?

Pitch the Game!
Short pitch - in 15 words or less pitch your game.
Long pitch - write the content that would show up on the back of the game box
Description on RMN - write the description as you would present it on RMN

An explanation of the above submission requirements...

The type of game would be akin to its genre (or blend of genres), try to use a word that reflects what you actually do in the game. ie- "Platformer", "2D exploration", "top-down hack-n-slash".

For the coolest unique thing, you can summarize drastically. We don't need to know how it works, but we want to know why it's cool. ie- "you can manage four parties of heroes at once!"

Next give us some context: who am I, where am I, what am I trying to do? The plot will never sound good in ten words, but the fantasy might. You're a ninja? You're a knight? You're a ninja-knight saving kittens? You're a kitten-knight saving ninjas? Give us the setting or framework of where the game takes place, and the story behind it. You can go into greater detail here, if required. Also spoilers are allowed.

Now describe a moment the player can experience that's typical of the game, and illustrates the best of what you've just told us. Explain the gameplay.

The mockups can be concept art, rips from other games amalgamated into a new frame of reference (this is pretty common in the industry (most movie industry but hey)), game titlescreen, storyboards or wireframes. Try to explain the aesthetic.

Lastly, what question is your game trying to answer? You might not realize it, but your game is answering a question. Games are a form of self-expression (like any other artform), and as such give a venue for us to answer questions we might have. Seeing as how games are primarily about gameplay, it follows that your question will be about gameplay mechanics. Like, "What if you had a platformer, but played as an enemy?", "What if you extended the concept of the multiparty dungeons in Final Fantasy VI to the entire game?", "What if a traditional RPG had non-traditional classes?". Figure this out for your own game.

For the Short pitch, you have to get to the point, incredibly quickly, in plain and simple language. This is critical to pitching your game. GET. OUR. ATTENTION. 15 words might be too much! Shoot for 10 or less. Imagine you are in an elevator with a game publisher and you had 30 seconds to make your case. Go!

For the long pitch write the content that would show up on the back of the game box. A player is attracted to your cover art and short pitch, and grabs the game for further inspection. You have about three sentences to hook him and about three more to sell it. Go!

This time, the game is on RMN, and your potential player saw your main image, title and short description and clicks on your gameprofile. Write the description as you would present it on RMN, so that he PLAYS your game. Go!

  • Compile your mockup and pitch into a zip file and submit it to the event.
  • Post your mockup and pitch as a post to the event page for others to view in full BBC glory!
  • Make as many submissions as you like.
  • Multiple people can use the same game name if they want!
  • DON'T MAKE A GAME (at least not for this event - it's not required)
  • Have fun!

The long list of game name ideas from which to choose:

The Unicorn of Death
The Dragon, the Witch and the Wardrobe Malfunction
Ye Olde Guitar of the Blood God
The King and Guy
How To Evolve Your Dragon
A Hard Day's Knight
Knight for a Day
Imaginarium of Some Kids
The Ways and the Rules of the World
The Goin' Gets Tough from the Get-go
Death Did Not Want to Kill Me
Tractor of Innocence
A Bridge Over Trolled Waters
Android Dryad
Time is Not a Limitless Commodity
Bwarf Dortress
God isn't dead. He's just hunting you.
Good morning, you have amnesia!
Coolio McStreets and His Famous Dancing Bear
Ninja Knight, Master-at-Arms
Guitar Hero's Realm
Lennon is not the Leader (Batman is)
Explore Because Stuff!
Death by Misadventure

The Imaginarium Kids in "There's Snow Stopping Us Now!"
The Imaginarium Kids in "A Bridge Over Trolled Waters"
The Imaginarium Kids in "Good Knight, Sweet Prince"
The Imaginarium Kids in "That's a Nice Wagon, Your Dragon"
The Imaginarium Kids in "The Dog Who Cried 'Woof!'"

Legend of Legend
Final Legacy
Legend Saga
Gaia Chronicles
Dragon Fable
Story of the Epic Adventure
Chaos Destiny
The Retelling of a Teenage Swordsman's Exploits
Dubious Gentlemen: Lizard Rogue
Mineral Geyser Reckoning: Revengevenge
Quest Simulator 2008 June 20th 5:42pm
Killer Romancer: Song of the 40 Devils
Campaign Goblin: We Will Rock You
Finite Discovery
Water Filter
God Foot
Cowardly Variant
Under the Under

Under God's Gaze
Paint Your Dragon: The Musical
The Adventures of Plastic Hair Man! (I give credit to my wife: she'd kill me for putting it out in public)
The Watchtower Crumbles
Chaos Weeps
Pandora's Reign
The Prometheus Protocol
Emerald Secret
Crimson Mind
The Painted Warrior
The Girl With No Eyes
Belial's Deception
The Last Hero
The Woman Without, the Tiger Within

Chaos Welps

Captain Flatulence and the Invasion of the Poo-Poo Platters
Begone, Sweet Mace
I Am A Game, Honest!
Crass Defect
I Went Back In Time
Brum: the Video Game
Love Is An Open Wound Full Of Tears And I Want To See It Break
You Are Wrong
Ignore This Game: It Is Not To Be Downloaded Or Touched
A Mattress, Curled Up and Ready To Be Slept On
Left Toe
Justice Power Love Anger Hatred Beauty Revenge Jealousy Annoyance Affairs Drama Cowardice, and the One Potato Chip That Started It All

When Death Wills
Tides of Time
After Day Ends
Empty in the Sky
A Waking Dream
Of Life's Lost Loves
Little Star Lost
Freedoms' Chain

Chaos Over Hoardes

When Death Wills: Underworld Accountant Agency
Tides of Time: Clock Ocean
After Day Ends: It's Night
Sunlit: The Prequel to Bronzed
Bronzed: Jersey Shore Quest
Empty in the Sky: Boring Weather Forecast Simulator
A Waking Dream: Electronic Oxymoron Encyclopedia
Of Life's Lost Loves: Interactive Sex GPS
Little Star Lost: Oh, There It Is

Under God's Gaze: Trust Me, You're Guilty
Paint Your Dragon: The Musical: The Book: The Game
The Watchtower Crumbles: Uneducated Architect
Chaos Weeps: And Other Tales For Children
Emerald Secret: Now in Every Box of Lucky Charms
Crimson Mind: Surgicational Funsploration of the Human Brain
The Painted Warrior: Face-Painting Booth Adventures
The Girl With No Eyes: She Also Has Lobster Claws Instead of Hands
Belial's Deception: Demon in Drag
The Last Hero: The Last Action Hero Video Game Remake 2014
The Woman Without, the Tiger Within: Her Refrigerator

The Dead: When People Are Killed
Shonen Fist
Fighting! PUNCH: the RPG
Yu-Gi-Oh! 2014: It's Time To D-D-D-Duel Tournament XX: Screw the Rules, We Have Card Games On Motorcycles: Aeroplane Edition
Playing Games: The Game
Senpai's Notice

A Dream's Nightmare
Dusty Town
Shadow's Shadow

Mister Monster Man
Right Finger - The Sequel to Left Toe
Gam Mak Galore
Fluffy in the Land of Bleeding Hearts
Death needs Friends too!
Mary Sue and the Bishies
Spoiler: Everyone Dies

Lucy in the Sky with Cubic Zircons
Wimbledon Death Match Xtreme!
A Life in a Day
A Hard Day's Knight
Warrior's Soul: Ex Machina
Do Broken Toys Go to Heaven?
Avalon's Eclipse
Goth Girl: Through a Compact Darkly
Doctor Who and the Island of Bones
The Age of Poseidon
Among Us
Death to Bunnyscotch!
Common Ground
Descendants of Camelot
The Man From R. M. N.

Chancellor Yakra: Ace Attorney
Double Trouble 2: The Third
Vindication 2: Extra Crispy
Vindication: Complacency

When Death Wills: A Guide to Building Effective Organizations
Tides of Time: A Problem-Solution Approach
After Day Ends:A Practical Framework for Successful Change Planning and Implementation
Sunlit: Emphasizing Speed and Innovation to Beat the Competition
Bronzed: Global Executives Share Strategies for Success
Empty in the Sky: Achieving a Higher Level of Effectiveness
A Waking Dream: The Marketing of Politics
Of Life's Lost Loves: Execution IS the Strategy
Little Star Lost: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World
Freedoms' Chain: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership
Stark: Optimizing Value Through Programs, Portfolios and Organizational Change Management

Brian Okam's Free Throw Challenge

Space Journey to the Center of the Sun
Police Chase
Fender Bending
Monkey Business
As the Wheels Turn
Sunset Dawn
Eternal Whisper
Careless Echo
Froggy Dew
Mumbo Jumble
My House is on Fire!
Would You Like Fries With That?
25 to Knife

Control Fever
The Abandoned Booze
or The Dishonored Samurai Still Lives
Charlie Actually Rules the World
Emo: The Crying Talking Diary
Crack saved a Crack Babys Life
Ex-Smokers Band Together to Save the World
Mentally Ill: One Patient to Rule All the Patients in the World
Earth Leaves the Solar System
The Terror of Patience: Waiting in Line
Walmarts Are Actually Spaceships
The Alien and Me: Pregnant

Laser Train Disco

Phoenix Down: Ace Attorney - Turnabout Undead
Oh My Guitar Hero
Darkness and Star Power

The Chocolate Dragon
Bubblegum Robot
Cotton Candy Combat
Words Speak Louder
Rhythmic Journey: Final Mix
Fatal Fate
One Million Steps to Home
Dance Into Mordor
Muscleshirt Minnie & Miniskirt Max
Young Albert Einstein: Mecha Calamity
Accidental Zombie
Fashioncleaver: The End of Malls

My Words Speak Louder Than My Actions
New Forgotten Lands
47 Zone Eaters
New Years' Revolution
Readers Reading
The Bone of Contention
The Magical Quest of the Philanthropologist
The Ballad of Dyce Gamblor: Gambler Extraordinaire
Fighter Mage Healer
E.V.O.: Earth Intruders
Chaos Emerald Weapon
Precognitive Dissonance
Laser Cowboy
The Day The Breakbeat Broke

Zodiac Dynasty
The Earth Hungers
Pandora Sings Sweetly
Falcon's Final Flight
Aeon of Atlantis
Attila the Nun: Escape from Sunday School
The Reclaiming: Return to Earth
Children of the Waste
Feast and Famine
As the Gods are Amused, So Earth Shall Stand
The Frost
The Martian Frontier: Conquest of Valles Marineris
Survivors of Mars: The Secret of Ius Chasma
Judgement: The Last Days
Daughters of Artemis
The Horn of Heimdall
The Diary of Morgan Le Fay
The Hunt for Black Friday

Hot Chips in Vinegar: A Real Life Story
Hi I'm Charlie, And I Make Sick Beats, Yo
One Won, Two Won Too! 2
That Feeling When You Die Suddenly Without A Purpose
Tragic Backstory Generator
Ayn Gel: Rand Re-Married
Aremen's Folly: The MS Mishap
A Dry Spell Wipes Out Humanity: The Next Stage
Life As We Don't Know It
Just A Game Where You Live Life And Stuff I Don't Know I'm Making It Up As I Go Along, Geez

PMHL: Prairie Man Hates Life
Municipal Man
Mother Of Men
Get the Net!
Intensity in Tent City

I will select a winner from the list of submissions after the community voting period (The submission deadline is May 5th, and the voting ends May 9th). The voting will factor into my decision but won't (necessarily) be the winner of the community vote.

Grand Prize:a copy of RPG Maker VX Ace! and a special Game Name Game achievement
Community Vote Prize:a special Game Name Game vote winner achievement
Participation:a Game Name Game participation achievement

The copy of RMVXA will be delivered via Steam. You will need a steam account to receive your prize. If you already have RMVXA I have some alternate prizes for you to choose from.

(If you want to be a judge, send me a PM and we can work something out. I am limiting the judging panel to 5 if there is that much interest.)

Good luck!


  • 04/26/2014 06:00 PM
  • 05/05/2014 06:00 PM
  • 05/09/2014 04:00 PM
  • kentona



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If want a good overview of what to do and NOT to do when pitching your game, read this:

You only have a week to do this, so get cracking!
RMN sex symbol
Thank God it's just pitching, since I can't make a game but wanted to enter this contest. I'm sure pull it off from my phone... Just need an art app now!
Sounds like fun. I'll be trolling those bridges.

Edit: Aaaand I'm done.
Sounds fun! I'll see what I can do.
Finally, a valid excuse to work on some Brian Okam’s Free Throw Challenge! I was originally going to work on it sometime in the future (maybe) after recompleting Monopolo this summer - so why not do some quick mockups of it while trying to get to work on the real thing sometime down the road.

Yeah, I’ll throw in my name into the bucket and see what I can do. Dry hands, don't fail me now! :D

Edit: Aaaand I'm done.

Well, now, that was bloomin’ fast (showoff).
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
Edit: Aaaand I'm done.

You're supposed to post it here in addition to submitting it!

Post your mockup and pitch as a post to the event page for others to view in full BBC glory!
You're supposed to post it here in addition to submitting it!

Whoops, I missed that part. Here it is:

A Bridge Over Trolled Waters
Build a bridge... and unleash the trolls on it!

Take on the task of constructing a huge variety of different bridges.
Enjoy the enhanced graphics and the realistic physics engine putting
the most spectacular bridges to the test with stress tests.
Extended weight and stability testing or natural events such as storms or earthquakes!
Not enough action for you?
Then test your creations against the ultimate enemy to any bridge, the trolls!
10 different sizes of trolls, from tiny to gargantuan!

I'll take on Would You Like Fries With That. I like being given random things and having to create something out of it, so this should be just straight up my alley.
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
Sweet! I'm the voice of Bubblegum Robot!
Some of those titles are pure comedy gold XD (and some of them are too cliché but that doesn't matter in this case... ^^;)

I'll try to do something! :D
This sounds cool! I'll sign up and submit something later.

Edit: All done! Do the image's that I uploaded count?

Short Pitch
Send a very annoying person back home...away from you.

Long Pitch
The most annoying person in the world just died...
and you have to spend all of eternity with her.
Its up to you to do everything in your
power to bring her back to life so she
can go home and leave you alone. Will 151 spirits that you can summon to aid you
be enough? How about a plot were you have control over the outcome?
and to top it all off epic battles and deep customization!

RMN Description
Your the keeper of the dead. Your job is to make sure
that dead people stay dead. About a week ago, a very
annoying person died. This isn't the first time an
annoying person has died, its just that this is the most
annoying person in the world who just died. After a
week with her, your starting to loos it, you've spent
centuries with the dead and this annoying ice girl
is about to crack you in a week. However, while reading
a book, you remember that there is a way for you to revive
people after they have died. Seeing no other option,
Its time for you and the very annoying ice girl to go
on a little journey.
-Acquire 151 different summons, ranging from healing, damaging, or support
-An open ended storyline, your choices matter!
-Meet cool character
-Fight epic battles of all kinds

Mock Stuff
Type of game RPG with Sandbox Elements
The coolest unique thing about it The perfect combination of humor and action
Give context The most annoying person in the world has just died. How would you feel if you had to spend all eternity with her?
Describe an example of play You can summon the souls of 151(get the refrence?) dead people to help you fight.
Create 3 mockup images (minimum) Check File
What question is your game trying to answer? How far would you go, to keep the most annoying person in the world out of your happy place.

Just finished whipping something up. P:
Cute game is cute.

Little Lost Star, a 2-D adventure platformer by GoatBoy

Mock up

Watch Avu grow from a little spark to a fully grown star!

You play as a little fallen star named Avu as he makes his way through the galaxy in search of a greater purpose or merely a place to call home.

Swim, climb, jump, glide, and sometimes fight your way through countless realms. Meet the inhabitants of each area, including adorable critters and adorable monsters. Complete quests to make a name for yourself and help little Avu become a shooting star.

What if one little star’s choices could affect the fate of the entire galaxy?


Short :
Traverse expansive environments, learning amazing new abilities to find your place in the galaxy.

Long :
In every little star’s life, there comes a time when he or she must leave the big blue blanket and forge their own path. What you make of this journey decides whether or not you will be remembered as merely another falling star… or a shooting star, blazing a new trail.
Jump, glide, and fight your way through over 20 unique environments while learning new abilities, researching locations, providing a helping hand to those you meet along the way, and bolstering your reputation on your quest to find your place.

Little Star Lost is a lighthearted and poetic 2D side-scrolling adventure game with some simple platforming.

Follow tiny fallen star, Avu, on an epic journey spanning the galaxy. Help him to find his place and make a name for himself by exploring, completing quests, and learning new abilities.

Features ::
– 20+ unique areas to explore across the galaxy.
– Watch Avu age as you progress through the story
– Build a reputation and earn up to 7 titles. “Zero, Somebody, Beloved, Killer, Hero, Legend, God.”
– Learn new abilities to traverse the land and fight enemies, including Swimming, Gliding, and Drop-Kicking.
– Learn about each region by getting to know the animals, people, food, and more.
– Find other fallen stars and help them reach shooting star status.

Little Lost Star, a 2-D adventure platformer by GoatBoy

Damn it, I was going to do Little Star Lost as a platformer.

Do we have any rules in place for dealing with entries that happen to share both the same name and general theme?
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
Multiple people can use the same game name if they want!

Go for it.
Multiple people can use the same game name if they want!
Go for it.

Sure, but an entry with the same name, and genre, and similar setting details, without any mention until after the first one is finished and posted is probably going to look suspicious. If I follow through with my original idea, there's no way to prove that I didn't just steal the idea from GoatBoy.
Or maybe I'm just being paranoid. I have no idea.
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
If it bothers you, maybe do that one and then also do a second submission?
If it makes you feel better, I'm not about to make any kind of fuss if they're similar.
I'm just doing this cuz it sounded fun. c:
The Last Hero

Action RPG set in the world of Terca Lumereis from the past.

Short Pitch:
Try to stop the leader behind it and ultimately finishing the Great War, or could worsen it... Who knows?

Long Pitch:
The casualties from The Great War is growing drastically.
Conflicts between the Entelexeia and the Humans are worsening each day with no end in sight, Could there be hope for our Terca Lumereis or will we be witnessing many innocent people suffer for the rest of our lives?
Duke, a mysterious swordsman who is accompanied by an entelexeia named Elucifer embarks in a journey to save Terca Lumeries from the Great War by bringing justice and hope for each and every race caught in this turmoil.

RMN Description:
The Last Hero is an Action RPG, a spinoff of Tales of Vesperia. The story takes place way before the events of Tales of Vesperia and First Strike. You are Duke, accompanied by Elucifer who plays an important role in the Great War, has the ability to control specific monsters to interact with the environment. Witness classic and memorable locations from the original game.
For people who wants a classic but innovative system? comes a new dynamic battle system to test your skills to the limit.

-Familiar locations from the original game
-The ability to use monsters
-Duke's signature Mystic Arte: Big Bang
-Meeting some characters you've met from the game
-Flex Range Dynamic Control Linear Motion Battle System
-Duke's Dynamic Hair (C'mon, you know you wanna!)
-Advanced Over-limit (reaches LV. 8!)
-Added Dein Nomos since it's so f*cking beast.

Mock Up
Experience the nostalgic and memorable places from the original game.

Try out the new control system, you can control helpless monsters to do your bidding.
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