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"Fishies"

 

Has a nice ring, doesn't it! No? Okay - well I guess I didn't think so either - you got a better one?

 

Here's the deal: I need a name for my forthcoming 2600 homebrew game, and I want you to come up with it. Yes, this is the Name That Game Contest!

 

Here's how it works: post your brilliant suggestion(s) for the name for the game in this thread and, if I pick yours, you win my enduring gratitude. Not enough motivation? Well, how about this:

 

AtariAge has graciously offered to give a free copy of the upcoming game, with manual, to the winner! How cool is that! Pretty cool, unless you hate the game or something, you jerk. :P

Plus, you will get credit in the manual and the name you so ingeniously thought up will of course appear on the cartridge and manual and probably appear on the title screen in the game if I can swing it.

 

All this could be yours! All you gotta do is come up with something good and post it here.

 

Fine Print: In the case of duplicates, the first to post the winning title will be the winner. I will probably not choose a name that obviously references a movie/book/other video game. Who knows, though? It doesn't hurt to submit names like that, one might strike my fancy. I am going to say that my family members are not eligible to win. Sorry Tommy. Sorry Joe.

 

Please keep other, unrelated discussion of the game in it's thread in the Homebrews forum.

 

Thanks!

 

-bob

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These names were previously submitted in the game's thread in the homebrews forum so, in order to give those guys credit for coming up with these first, here they are:

 

Gateway:

Swimmin' with the Fishes

 

Rob Mitchell:

Fish Tank

Fish Tank Plus (Sears Version!)

Swim for your life!

Survival of the Fishes

Nibbles the Fish!

Swimming Survival

Fishy Soup

Eat or be Eaten!

Aquatic Food Chain

Aquarium Challenge

Oceanic Food Chain

Oceanic Challenge

Under the Sea

Fishy Food

Fishes for Brains

Herring Helper

Fish Bone Soup

Fish Fry

Fried Fish

Fish Gulp!

Bikini Bottom Feast!

Fish Feast!

 

Thomas Jentzsch:

Fish! Fish! Fish!

Too much fish

The winner eats them all

Eat or die

Gorge!

Big is beautiful

Fishing for life

A fish's life

Fish Mac

 

Nathan Strum:

Finding Nemo (copyright infringement version)

Eating Nemo (just asking for trouble version)

Fishing Derby II: Fishies' Revenge (Activision cease and desist version)

Ichthyology Gran Prix

Texas Goldfish Massacre

Fish 'n' Chips - hold the Chips

Lockjaw II (which would be immediately withdrawn, and renamed "Shark Attack II")

Even Funkier Fish

Under-Sea Battle

Die, Fish, Die!

Omega 3 (bonus points if you figure this one out)

Turbo (nothing to do with fish, but it would sell to collectors)

Swordquest: Fishworld

Dolphin-Safe Tuna

Cannibal Fish

You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

Codbat

Target Fin

Herring Cannonball

Stellar Trout

Sturgeon's Apprentice

Guppy 500

Puffer Position

Troutlaw

Salmon Bomber

Kung Fugu Master

Snapper Command

Tomcatfish: The F-14 Fish Simulator

 

retrocon:

Feeding Frenzy

Fishtank Antics

What's Eating Nemo?

Fish Food

 

Emehr:

Fishtastic

Fishtactic

 

~llama:

Scarfing Nemo

 

I think that's it. -bob

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- Supersize me!

- Fish dish

- I, Fish

- World according to fish

- A fish called Fish

- Draft of fish

- Survival of the fishiest

- Fish! Fish! Fish! (aka Too much fish ;))

- The winner eats them all

- Eat or die

- Gorge!

- Big is beautiful

- Fishing for life

- A fish's life

- Fish Mac

- ...

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Oh, sheesh! I forgot something rather important:

 

This contest will close at approximately this time in one week. That is, no further submissions will be considered after 1:00 pm Pacific Time (i.e., in Seattle) Wednesday, March 2 2005.

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So.. strike 2 of my entries... Rob Mitchell had "Survival of the Fishes" first... I'll retract "fishest" as well...

 

How 'bout:

 

Gulpin Guppies

 

 

instead...

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A lot of my first thoughts have already been posted. Sorry if I repeat any.

 

Sea of Life

Go Fish!

Fish Tale

Life Cycle

Small Fry

Big Tuna

Shark Run

Fish Run

Canabalistic Fish

Fish Fight

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Here are a few more:

 

- Ghoti ("gh" from "laugh", "o" from "women", "ti" from "action"... put it together and it spells "fish")

- F***! (That would be "Fish" of course. ;) )

- 13

- Fiz-nish

- It's Offishial!

- Fishaster

- Feed or Float

- Jump the Shark

- Feed 'em and Eat 'em

- China Findrome

- Quest for Fintana Roo

 

I'll quit while I'm behind. :roll:

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So.. strike 2 of my entries... Rob Mitchell had "Survival of the Fishes" first... I'll retract "fishest" as well...

Same here.

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Here are my incredibly fantastic submissions ;) :

 

Grow Fish! A take on the card game Go Fish!, and it nicely summarizes the game in two words. The exclamation point at the end is a nice little homage to Shark! Shark!

 

Gulp! In the grand tradition of one word Atari games with exclamation points at the end of them (like Kaboom! or Oink!).

 

Eat 'Em to Beat 'Em Hey, it's true -- that's what you've gotta do! NE146 would be a guaranteed customer!

 

Ocean Motion A very classy title that is also catchy.

 

I hope you like them, vdub_bobby.

 

BTW, I also like Lost Monkey's Survival of the Fishest (a slight improvement in my opinion over Rob Mitchell's "Survival of the Fishes" and Thomas Jentzsch's "Survival of the Fishiest" because it sounds more like "survival of the fittest")

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Wow, Lost Monkey -- great minds think alike! You posted that right as I was posting it too.

 

I hereby give credit to Grow Fish! over to Lost Monkey.

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Fishy Business

Open Water

Fish vs. Fish

Fishmaster

Pool Shark

Battle at the bottom of the sea

Fin Attack

Finius Maximus

Toxic Tuna

Baraccuda Battle

Baked Baraccuda

Whales and Guppies

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Wow, Lost Monkey -- great minds think alike!  You posted that right as I was posting it too.

 

I hereby give credit to Grow Fish! over to Lost Monkey.

 

Thanks.. I realize you probably would've gotten it in before me if you hadn't been commenting on the "Fishes, Fishest, Fishiest" suggestion...

:ponder:

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Wow, Lost Monkey -- great minds think alike!  You posted that right as I was posting it too.

 

I hereby give credit to Grow Fish! over to Lost Monkey.

 

Thanks.. I realize you probably would've gotten it in before me if you hadn't been commenting on the "Fishes, Fishest, Fishiest" suggestion...

:ponder:

 

Yeah, I was prettying my post up instead of being "e-fish-ent" ;) (it's ok to groan)

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How about...

 

- Eat 'em or Feed 'em (yet another variation on that title)

- Tails From the Deep

- 20,000 Fish Under the Sea

- Somethin' Fishy's Goin' On

- Name This Game, Too!

- Bubbly: The Cute Li'l Fish with the Big Eating Disorder

- S.C.A.R.F. 'E.M. (Sea Creature Attacks Random Fish, Eating Many)

- Seafood Diet (I see food and I eat it ;) )

- All You Can Eat

- 13 Piece Fish Special

- Try The Fish, It's Delish!

- Pass the Tartar Sauce

(okay... now I'm really getting hungry for Fish 'n' Chips)

- School Cafeteria

- School Lunch

- Death in the Shallows

- Eel Be Home for Christmas

- It Must be Jellyfish 'Cause Jamfish Don't Shake Like That

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I really like "Go Fish!" - short, simple, descriptive, and it already has instant name recognition. That would have my vote.

 

If I had a vote. :roll:

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I really like "Go Fish!" - short, simple, descriptive, and it already has instant name recognition. That would have my vote.

 

If I had a vote. :roll:

Pshaw! YOU don't have a vote! :D

 

It is nice...but so are many of the others posted so far. I'll withhold judgement for now.

 

Nice cart art too, neotokeo; a label contest is also forthcoming - but gotta have a name first!

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Nice cart art too, neotokeo; a label contest is also forthcoming - but gotta have a name first!

 

I won't be entering into any label contest. There are too many real artist around these days. :D I just wanted to see what it would look like.

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