Thursday, November 19, 2020

We've Crossed Over to the Other Side

There is a game in Early Access now.

The name of the game is Shardpunk: Verminfall. It's is a turn-based RPG. 

I'm not here to discuss whether it's a good game, because I don't know. 

I'm more interested in knowing whether we've passed the point of no return when it comes to naming games. 

Shard. Punk. Vermin. Fall. Four words that are words on their own, seemingly combined entirely at random. We're now just throwing four tiles into a bag and drawing them out one at a time.

How about Fallpunk: Verminshard?  Or maybe Shardfall: Verminpunk?

The incredible thing about these four words is that using them in any combination, with a colon in the middle, makes for an equally suitable name. It's sorcery.

Verminpunk: Fallshard. That works, too.

Two words on the left, two words on the right, a colon in the middle. It's just science.

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