View Full Version : Name for new SW RTS

Darth Windu
10-20-2003, 08:21 AM
Hi people. Since we know (or at least think) that this new RTS is not SWGB2, i would like some suggestions as to what the board would like to see it called. When the suggestions are in, i'll set up a poll so the board can vote on it. At the moment, im thinking-

"Star Wars: A Galaxy in Flames"

10-20-2003, 09:35 AM
Star Wars: Galactic War

That's the best I can come up with right now.

10-20-2003, 10:44 AM
Star wars battlegrounds

Admiral Vostok
10-20-2003, 12:39 PM
Star Wars: The Return of the Phantom Clones Strikes a New Hope.

Seriously though I don't know. I'm crap with titles.

10-20-2003, 02:41 PM

10-20-2003, 07:25 PM

10-20-2003, 09:43 PM
I just want to take the time to personally gloat that I triumphed over all you nay-sayers in predicting that the new SW RTS would not be a sequel, for a variety of reasons. :p :p :p :p

As for a title, I predict SW: Galactic Upheaval, but that prediction will probably change once more information is released (namely the title:D )

10-21-2003, 07:05 AM
Star Wars the Exotic Battlefield

10-21-2003, 10:06 AM
I'm a little unclear on many things regarding the new SW RTS. But here are some possibilities

If it's an Ep 3 Tie-In-
Star Wars: Fall of an Epic
or Fall of an Era

It it's GB2 (which I'm sure it isn't)-
Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds 2: Conflict Ignited
or, in JK style, Galactic Battlegrounds: Conflict Ignited

If it's, uh, a Star Wars RTS-
Star Wars: Galactic Conflict (I like the word conflict today, it seems)

Just a spur-of-the-moment composition... I might think of something decent later.

10-21-2003, 08:10 PM
We need a title that shows that the game is an RTS.

Like when you see "Galactic Battlegrounds" you know it must be an RTS of some sort.

10-21-2003, 08:21 PM
Well, anything with the word 'Galaxy,' or 'Universe,' or 'Epic,' and so forth is clearly a bit bigger than just a typical first-person shooter like JO. But it could be taken to be some kind of, uh, really big first-person shooter like BF1942. Anyway, I don't think we absolutely need to focus on making it sound like an RTS... the title for SWG might have done quite well for the new SW RTS, but that's neither here nor there, and that's an RPG.
On the topic, I'd like to see the 'GB franchise' or 'SW RTS franchise' go through a series of series name changes. That was quite fun to see with the, uh, Kyle Katarn series, for lack of a better series title. Honestly... Dark Forces (1 and 2) to Jedi Knight (1, 2 and the spin-off Academy) to Jedi Outcast.... maybe LA needs to create a special personnel department that just thinks up titles. Come to think of it, nearly every game developer needs one of those. Titles these days... makes you wish they'd stuck to the simple stuff. Like 'Space Invaders.' Invaders from space. It worked.

10-21-2003, 08:29 PM
well, space invaders has been used so many times now it's too boring...

Hmmm...Maybe Star Wars Conquest...

10-21-2003, 09:38 PM
How about Star Wars: Force Commander? The commander part represents the RTS and the force part infers that its about Star Wars. I think that its a great name.

10-21-2003, 10:20 PM
Maybe something with the Ep3 title?

I like CorranSec's "conflict" stuff though

@Sith : Strange... I think I already heard that name somewhere... but I can't remember where :rolleyes:

10-22-2003, 06:43 AM
Yeah, Force Commander sounds great! I'm sure that with a name like that, it'll turn out to be a brilliant game.

LMAO! *stumbles away laughing*

Single-word titles don't work, especially with RTS games. Thinking back, 'Of The' in titles generally doesn't work either, that's more of a movie thing, although it has been done in some 1PS games. Two words is best (not including the Star Wars bit of course).

A link with the Ep 3 title would be good (like Clone Campaigns was linked to Attack of the Clones). But, once again, it depends on the release date of both titles.

I wasn't actually suggesting using Space Invaders... I was just saying that it worked and fit, which is more than we can say for many recent titles. :rolleyes:

10-22-2003, 11:29 AM
I say Star Wars Force Commander II!

*shoots himself*

Why not just keep it at Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds II? Nothing fancy.

10-22-2003, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by JediMasterEd
I say Star Wars Force Commander II!

*shoots himself*

Why not just keep it at Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds II? Nothing fancy.

Because (hopefully) they gonna take a completly new engine this time.

Anyways, I'd go with the ep3 title (or something related to it)

10-23-2003, 08:34 AM
It can't be GB2 because it isn't GB2, which is either a good or bad thing, it's too early to tell. But even if it had been GB2, it still needed a new title, or second part to the title. It's just what sequels do. AoE2 was Age of Kings, Jedi Knight 2 was Jedi Outcast, and so on. Hey... there's a thought... they both still have the first part of the original title! So maybe it could be Galactic Conflict or something? *grins at mental leap of great brilliance*
Also, it isn't necessarily an Ep 3 tie-in. Could somebody clarify this if they happen to know more than I do?

Darth Windu
10-23-2003, 09:30 AM
Corran - it would seem the game is going to be released in 2004, so im assuming that we will get the full game pre-Ep3, then have an expansion pack released post-Ep3 for lucasarts to gain the most amount of profit.

10-23-2003, 10:59 AM
Actually i think the game was headed for 2005 wasnt it? I dont like long names, star wars: galactic battlegrounds is too long for me. I think the official title should be in the "GALACTIC BATTLEGROUNDS" format but display star wars in small letters in the top left corner of the logo, to let people know its star wars. I dont refer to this game as star wars galactic battlegrounds, i refer to it as battlegrounds, or galactic battlegrounds.
As far as the title goes, if i had my way it would be battlegrounds 2 with star wars up in small font on the top, but its obviously not going to. As far as i can go something with "warfare" in it.

Star Wars
HyperSpace Warfare

Darth Windu
10-24-2003, 03:23 AM
Well Skythe, i think it needs to have 'Star Wars' in a prominent position on the packaging because that is what it will be relying on to grab a customers attention.

Also, with your title just one thing...it doesnt involve HyperSpace warfare...(that we know of)

10-24-2003, 09:54 AM
Obviously it will be 'Star Wars: <<Insert Title Here>>,' because that's just the way things work. Another way things work is that you can't just have <<Prequel Title>> 2. As I've described in my earlier examples (eg with AoE2), there's always a second part. This not only increases viewer interest by making it seem different to (and better than) the previous game (or movie), but often clues the viewer in to what kind of game it is and what kind of content can be expected.
It doesn't actually matter that the game doesn't contain 'hyperspace warfare' as such. Did GB1 feature a battleground spanning the whole galaxy? It was more like planetary battlegrounds, and not even that, just a battleground taking up a small bit of a planet. But it was a cool-sounding, Star Warsy title, if slightly bland and uninforming. We should probably be aiming for something that is cool-sounding, Star Warsy, exciting and informing.

Darth Windu
10-26-2003, 09:24 AM
Corran - 'Galactic Battlegrounds' means Battlegrounds within the Galaxy, not a galactic-wide battleground.

Also, something like 'Hyperspace Wars' would probably get customers peeved because it would effectively be false advertising.

10-26-2003, 11:37 PM
Maybe we can have a competition where the person who correctly guesses the name wins something (i.e. nothing).

10-26-2003, 11:38 PM
Maybe we can have a competition where the person who correctly guesses the name wins something (i.e. nothing).

Admiral Vostok
10-27-2003, 05:11 AM
How about "Star Wars: Return of the Double Posters"

10-27-2003, 09:36 AM
settle it was just a suggestion... its not like the galaxy is in flames either. I just like the warfare bit;)

10-27-2003, 09:46 AM
Galactic Uprising, Battle in the Stars, Fight for a galaxy, Struggle for the galaxy, galactic domination etc

just a few i randomly made up

Darth Windu
10-28-2003, 08:04 AM
Skythe - the difference, however, is that something like 'A Galaxy in Flames' is vague, and refers to conflict. 'Hyperspace Warfare' however refers to...'hyperspace warfare' and to not include that in the game would be false advertising.

10-28-2003, 08:19 AM
'Return of the Double Posters' is too generous, Vostok... how about 'Brutal Murder of All Post Clones'? It even has a Star Wars ring with the word 'Clones'!

But, Windu, 'A Galaxy In Flames' suggests that the galaxy is, indeed, embroiled in desperate conflict and battle. Which, in many cases, it is not. Indeed, considering that the campaigns and races span a great number of time periods and political situations. Titles are quite often based around the premise of the main single-player campaign, but I don't think we'll be able to pin it down to any one thing with this game.

10-28-2003, 09:56 AM
Galactic Battlegrounds: The Search for more money.

[spaceballs theme plays]

Admiral Vostok
10-28-2003, 10:03 AM
Heh heh, good one Phreak. That's my favourite and most-often-quoted line from Space Balls. Have you watched it recently? Because I tried watching it about a year or so ago, and it wasn't as funny as I remember... I had to turn it off I got so bored...

10-28-2003, 01:57 PM

Spaceballs is always funny! Lord Helmet and the power of the Schwartz rules!

I shall watch it today to prove it :p

10-28-2003, 07:16 PM
How can a human being be bored by Spaceballs?!

Admiral Vostok
10-28-2003, 10:10 PM
It just seems to me as though the memory of Spaceballs is better than Spaceballs itself is now... or maybe it's because I watched it so many times that the jokes aren't funny anymore...

10-28-2003, 10:12 PM
Yeah that's probably the reason:p

Darth Windu
10-29-2003, 03:19 AM
Phreak - actually, it's Dark Helmet, not Lord Helmet

Corran - but that's exactly the premise for the game - warfare, and lots of it.

11-01-2003, 02:00 AM
Spaceballs will never cease to be funny. Ever.

11-01-2003, 02:14 AM
Put this in the list of Windu's gone off-topic threads...at least we're not talking about robot sex here...

11-02-2003, 02:17 AM
Poor Windu. I still don't know why some one would have wanted to revive the last (and longest and nastiest) gunship thread. I just dont get it.

11-02-2003, 02:25 AM
I wanted to unleash the evil of the uber gunship upon the newer forummites!!!!

11-03-2003, 08:20 AM
Pity none of will ever take the time to read all, oh, 13 pages of it. If they do that, there can be no doubt that the will immediately transform into either a) serial flamers, b) paranoid schitzophrenics, or (although the chance of this is very little) c) fanatic followers of Windu.
That's if, by around page 8, their liver hasn't promptly jumped up their aesophagus and choked them to death to prevent them from reading any more.

11-03-2003, 08:09 PM
LOL! I really wish to see fanatic followers of Windu!LOL:D

Darth Windu
11-04-2003, 05:14 AM
:( now you've hurt my feelings...

11-04-2003, 07:24 AM
Oh, sorry, Windu. *tries to avoid sounding sarcastic* I supported the Gunship at the start, you know. I was a fanatic follower of Windu.

And Luke, though that would be amusing, I'd much rather see saberhagen get choked to death by his own liver.

11-05-2003, 08:01 AM
Well I say whats done is done don't drag up any old crap that you guys talked about a trillion years ago.

11-05-2003, 06:57 PM
It's been less then a year...

11-06-2003, 02:36 AM
Its also been less than a trillion years...

No offense Windu, but I don't relish the thought of having you have fanatical followers. Actually, I don't relish the thought of anyone here having fanatical followers, myself included.

11-07-2003, 09:29 AM
Fanatical followers of anybody can be quite amusing. Scary, true... but still amusing. I say bring 'em on. More to shoot down.