#1 Edited by Strife777 (1589 posts) -

No, it's not one of those threads where I'm looking for the title of a game I remember parts of or anything.

I recently started a class in game design (mostly 3D modeling and art stuff). One of my current project is to make a "one pager" pitch for a game. Problem is, while I have my whole game in mind and writing the thing won't be too difficult, finding a title is the hardest thing.

So here's a quick description of what I thought of: It's a third-person game, you play a war correspondent/investigative journalist. It takes place from the 1990s to the 2010s. You do things like filming and taking pictures of combat, the aftermath, civilians, etc. You also talk to sources/whistleblowers to get info, you might do some "spying".

I'd give more details, but you know.... I don't want to give my ideas away :P. I brainstormed some pretty shitty titles while at work: The Line of Fire, Reports of War, Correspondants, Heroism Report, Necessary Risks, Survive to Tell, Freelancers.

Those aren't great, but I'm no writer, man! So if you guys have anything, I would love to hear it. If you can't come up with anything, I'd like atleast an opinion on the ones I gave. It's for tomorrow night (Feb. 14), so as much as I love humor, actual responses would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, internet comrades.

#2 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5549 posts) -

Geraldo Rivera's tour of terror

#3 Edited by SgtSphynx (1404 posts) -

Embedded: Photos from the Front

That might already be a title, but I'm not sure

#4 Posted by littleemille (32 posts) -

Between the Lines

#5 Posted by BigJeffrey (5021 posts) -

war correspondent simulator

Online
#6 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

War Stalker

Now pay me.

#7 Posted by Strife777 (1589 posts) -

Geraldo Rivera's tour of terror

Ohhhh you.

Embedded: Photos from the Front

That might already be a title, but I'm not sure

Between the Lines

Those are pretty good. I especially like Embedded. Don't know about the subtitle, I don't want to make it too focused on the photography, even though it's a big part of it. Thanks

war correspondent simulator

That is quite... to the point.

I should probably specify that the game would have a story, so it's not quite a simulator. (I know you were probably joking)

#8 Posted by TheHBK (5488 posts) -

Warnography

#9 Posted by ReddenBlack (123 posts) -

How about "Article 4 A (4)" it's the part of the Geneva convention that classifies war correspondents as POWs. Also, I think this is a phenomenal idea for a game. If it ever gets made, I hope we get a chance to play it

#10 Posted by audioBusting (1563 posts) -

It might be better to title it according to the story theme, like Beyond Good & Evil.

#11 Posted by Berserk007 (207 posts) -

Witness to War

#12 Posted by face15 (1302 posts) -

war correspondent simulator

war correspondent simulator 2014. Gotta get that annualised franchise, son.

#13 Edited by Gruebacca (521 posts) -

Point & Shoot

#14 Posted by Strife777 (1589 posts) -

@tycobb said:

War Stalker

Now pay me.

NEVER! The money is mine now! HAHAHAHA!

How about "Article 4 A (4)" it's the part of the Geneva convention that classifies war correspondents as POWs. Also, I think this is a phenomenal idea for a game. If it ever gets made, I hope we get a chance to play it

Man, I was totally hoping someone would bring something like that up. I kept thinking about names like Laws of Warfare and such, but it just didn't sound right. I'll take it into consideration. Thank you, and yes hopefully one day I'll get to make something like this, but I'm not there yet :P. Someone might get it first.

It might be better to title it according to the story theme, like Beyond Good & Evil.

Thing is, I don't really have a story quite figured out. I just know it would take place in conflicts that actually happened (Afghanistan, Kosovo, Libya, etc.) but with maybe some different twists or whatever, to fit the needs of the story. I also have a bit of the main characters backstory, but nothing that would matter to the overall plot, it wouldn't be focused on him.

Witness to War

That sounds pretty good.

Point & Shoot

A little too on the nose.

#15 Posted by crithon (3307 posts) -

"Pokemon Snap - Harden edition" and then just add a stainless steel blue filter on the original pokemon art.

#16 Edited by Reisz (1507 posts) -
  • For the Record
  • Field Work
  • Firsthand Account
  • Red Pages
  • Danger Close
  • Conflict Diaries
  • A Bloody Lens

That's all I've got, I love naming stuff. Good luck with your assignment!

#17 Posted by Strife777 (1589 posts) -

@reisz said:
  • For the Record
  • Field Work
  • Firsthand Account
  • Red Pages
  • Danger Close
  • Conflict Diaries
  • A Bloody Lens

That's all I've got, I love naming stuff. Good luck with your assignment!

Those are great. Thank you very much.

#18 Edited by White (1358 posts) -

Super Deluxe War Time Truths: Hyper Spy Journalist Edition

Why settle for simple-to-understand titles when you can go apeshit with the naming and grab people's attention that way?

#19 Posted by Reisz (1507 posts) -

@strife777: No worries, let me know if you end up using one of those.

#20 Edited by Fattony12000 (7451 posts) -

I've Covered Wars, You Know

#21 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3755 posts) -

@strife777: My suggestions are "The Lens of Truth", or "Snapshot." Although "Firsthand Account," "For the Record" and "Witness to War" are also pretty good.

#22 Edited by spyder335 (300 posts) -

collateral coverage

#23 Posted by Veektarius (4865 posts) -

Can you handle the truth? Jack Nicholson Simulator 2014