Help with game name

Discussion in 'Feedback Requests' started by Dyno Kid, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Moose2000

    Moose2000 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't have a name suggestion (other than 'not iSheepz!'), but damn, that's a good looking game for a three day project. That's the way to handle the App Store!

    I seem to be completely incapable of making anything in less than 100 times that long.
     
  2. HDL

    HDL New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2007
    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    0
    iSheepz has the problem that there's already a game out there called iSheep (http://jost.kicks-ass.org/isheep/index.php). The names are different, it's on a different platform and doesn't look like it's trademarked so it's up to you.
     
  3. AlexWeldon

    AlexWeldon New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    0
    Baa Tender gets my vote. That's better than any of my suggestions, or any of the others so far. :)
     
  4. Cevo70

    Cevo70 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sheep Shep

    Jeepers Sheepers

    Heaps of Sheep

    (not iSheepz, please!)

    And I thought Sheeper Keeper was cool.
     
  5. AlexWeldon

    AlexWeldon New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    0
    How about combining the idea of Jeepers Sheepers and Sheeper Keeper and calling it Sheepers' Keepers!

    Or even Jeepers Creepers, Sheepers' Keepers! ;)
     
  6. FlySim

    Indie Author

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2004
    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    0
    I vote for Sheepers Keepers although Baa Tender is not bad.
     
  7. GolfHacker

    GolfHacker Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2006
    Messages:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sheepers Keepers sounds good to me too!
     
  8. jmcginley

    Original Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    So far, I'm liking "Sheep Whisperer" best.
    Also like "Sheeps". Hate "iSheepz".

    3 more for your consideration:

    1. Knee Deep in Sheep - my favourite

    2. Dolly and Herselves - might be too obscure
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_(sheep)

    3. Sheepiality
    Sheep gets the girls, bestiality gets the guys!
     
  9. Reactor

    Moderator Original Member Indie Author

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,637
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now that's cool :)
     
  10. Dyno Kid

    Indie Author

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2006
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm like a kid in a sweet shop not knowing what to buy lol.

    Darren.
     
  11. ChrisP

    Indie Author

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Messages:
    971
    Likes Received:
    0
    Glad we could help. :D

    Knee Deep in Sheep is a spiffing name and I wish I'd thought of it.
     
  12. AlexWeldon

    AlexWeldon New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, just don't make the mistake of going for the most boring option because you're intimidated by the choices.

    Agree that "Knee Deep in Sheep" is a good name...but it's also kind of an inside joke. You might want to use it for either a sequel or a "hardcore" mode in the game. It'd be lost on the casual audience...
     
    #32 AlexWeldon, Jul 24, 2009
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2009
  13. psyvariar

    psyvariar New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looking at the games fencing how about...

    Behind Baah's ?
     
  14. Sol_HSA

    Indie Author

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    1
    Another combination of earlier ideas:

    Flocks of Baaahh
     
  15. ChrisP

    Indie Author

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2007
    Messages:
    971
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not so keen on Sheepers Keepers, myself. What on earth is a Sheeper? :)

    Inside joke? I'm missing something... I just like it for the "ee" sound and consequent rhyming. :) It should also stand out in a skim-read, unlike e.g. my suggestion of Baa Tender - which, although I like the wordplay in it, is maybe a bit too subtle to catch attention.

    *ahem* :D
     
  16. AlexWeldon

    AlexWeldon New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, it does work on its own because of the assonance, but I'm pretty sure it's meant to be a reference to Knee Deep in the Dead, which was Episode 1 of the original Doom.
     
  17. jmcginley

    Original Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hate to cause a loss of innocence,
    but "Knee Deep in Sheep" is meant to reference "Knee Deep in Shit".
    A common phrase similar to "when the shit hits the fan"
    i.e. I didn't pay my taxes for 10 years, now I'm knee deep in shit.
    Depending on company, can be shortened to "Knee Deep".
    Fairly confident Doom's "Knee Deep in the Dead" was playing off that.

    I couldn't find the origin, but the phrase has been around forever.
    I imagine it started with livestock farmers who'd often be ankle deep in the pens.
    Alas, I have no proof. Googling.ca "Knee Deep in Shit" yields 690,000 results,
    so it's safe to say the phrase is well known.

    I still think it's a great name for the game!
    Cute, and just a dash subversive.
     
  18. electronicStar

    Original Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,068
    Likes Received:
    0
    OOPS sorry wrong thread
     
  19. AlexWeldon

    AlexWeldon New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    0
    Interesting. Must not be used much in Quebec, since I've never heard it, though the meaning is clear enough. We tend to say "up shit creek [without a paddle]" or just "up the creek."
     
  20. twobitart

    twobitart New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wool Wranglers/Wool Wranglin'

    edit: Wool Rustlin'

    Pasturized? (<--stretching it a bit, mebbe - looks more like a typo than a play on words.)
     

Share This Page

  • About Indie Gamer

    When the original Dexterity Forums closed in 2004, Indie Gamer was born and a diverse community has grown out of a passion for creating great games. Here you will find over 10 years of in-depth discussion on game design, the business of game development, and marketing/sales. Indie Gamer also provides a friendly place to meet up with other Developers, Artists, Composers and Writers.
  • Buy us a beer!

    Indie Gamer is delicately held together by a single poor bastard who thankfully gets help from various community volunteers. If you frequent this site or have found value in something you've learned here, help keep the site running by donating a few dollars (for beer of course)!

    Sure, I'll Buy You a Beer