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160318 - I Need a Name

With implementation of basic movement and weapons (mostly) implemented, I'm starting to get to a point where I feel I should be making builds I can take to show, which means I need two things:

  • A main menu
  • A title

Alright, “need” might be a bit of a strong word, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to start thinking about it. My scratchpad list of name ideas is below:

Name Concepts

  • Mech League too much like Rocket League
  • Detonate
  • Mechlab
  • Mech Arena
  • Deluxe
  • Targetlock
  • Fusion
  • Arena
  • International Mech Combat League (IMCL)
  • XCL
  • Thermo

Some things to consider when trying to come up with a name:

  • While it's a mech simulator, it's also a “sports” game. That is, as much of a “sports” game as the Wipeout games were
  • The game is satirical of pro sports organizations, large corporations, modern marketing, etc.
  • It takes place in the “future”, but it's really somewhere between 1988 and 1996, but with giant robots
  • The name does not need to be the same as the name of the fictional league.
    • For example, Wipeout is about the “F3600 anti-gravity racing league”

The main menu right now is probably going to be pretty simple:

  • The title in big bold text
  • Buttons pointing to various test scenes
  • Quit

This kinda goes back to the name concept thing too. I want this to look sharp, so as to encourage myself to go “HEY LOOK AT THIS COOL THING I'M MAKING” at BGS meetups and stuff. Also, I need more practice with Unity's GUI system (which so far seems incredibly easy to use).

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