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#1 Edited by jonnyp (192 posts) -
UPDATE: 
 
Hey everyone!!  We want to thank all of you again for your input and feedback, and thanks to you all the game has an official name: PaintScape.  It's coming along great and we hope to have some video to show you very soon!  In the mean time we could use the help of your fine tastes choosing an app icon:
 
 Thanks again for your support!!  We are going to need some testers in the next couple weeks if anyone lives in northern Colorado and would be interested!
  
- Jon 
 
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Hey guys!  You all have fine and discerning tastes, yeah?  I was wondering if you'd help me name a game I'm making.  It's a sidescroller shooter and we are using hand-painted art as sprites. The name we're using right now is PaintShooter, and it was once called PaintScape so we are between those two.  We'd kind of like to keep the prefix "Paint" in there but it's all up in the air and we don't know if generic sounding is good or bad for this type of game.  We're at a point now building menus and such so a solid name is needed!  Any thoughts, or suggestions? 
 
Here are a couple screens to give you a feel for the art.  Wish I could show you some video but getting screen capture video off an iPhone is apparently difficult :/
 
Thanks in advance for any input!  Hope everyone's having a good summer!

#2 Edited by SuperCycle (330 posts) -

Looks cool. Is that person in the shoe who you control? Is there any type of story?

#3 Posted by Fajita_Jim (1463 posts) -

Painted Odyssey? Don't know, hard to tell what the game is actually about from a few pics. Looks nice, though.

#4 Posted by SuperCycle (330 posts) -

Painted: A redhead in a shoe

#5 Edited by Surkov (989 posts) -

Paintscape: Torment  
Resonance of Paint 
Painted Frame: Crimson Butterfly 

#6 Posted by Zyte (178 posts) -
"Off an iPhone"? I thought iOS SDK included an iOS emulating software to run .IPA:s. Just use that and Quicktime (or something) to record it off your desktop?
#7 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19158 posts) -

Paint of War

#8 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Super paint war 2 turbo.

#9 Posted by ZeroFanatic (12 posts) -

Drenched
Gears of Paint 
GET PAINTED

#10 Posted by tkalsey (152 posts) -

Paint: Unleashed

#11 Posted by McGhee (6091 posts) -

Harry Painter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

#12 Posted by ajamafalous (11592 posts) -

To give a legitimate answer, I like PaintScape more than PaintShooter. PaintShooter just sounds incredibly generic. Games with bullshit generic names like that are the ones I'm likely to scroll past in the app store.

#13 Posted by jelekeloy (456 posts) -

Paint: Storm Origins Returms 
 
For real though, I think PaintScape sounds at least OK.

#14 Edited by Hilikus (279 posts) -

Paintapalooza 4: The Reckoning

#15 Edited by Fripplebubby (1027 posts) -

Paint: Paint 

#16 Posted by ajamafalous (11592 posts) -

@Hilikus said:

Paintapalooza 4: The Reckoning

: Origins: Logan's Shadow: Storm of Logan's Quest

#17 Posted by Azteck (7447 posts) -
@jelekeloy said:
Paint: Storm Origins Returms  For real though, I think PaintScape sounds at least OK.
This truly is the age of paint.
#18 Posted by Landon (4115 posts) -

(Main Characters Name) and the Canvas of Color

#19 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

PaintScape sounds okay to me.

#20 Posted by I_smell (3925 posts) -

TAG the power of paint.

#21 Posted by FateOfNever (1758 posts) -

PaintScape: The Paintening:  Here We Paint Again.
PaintScape: Let's Paint That Shit
PaintScape: A Scape of Paint
PaintScape: A Shooter in Paint
PaintScape: We Shall Paint Again
PaintScape: The PaintScapening
PaintScape: Your Mind Will be Painted
PaintScape: A Travel to the Right  (Then the sequel you could be going left and call it A Travel to the Left) 
PaintScape: A Girl and Her Shoe
PaintScape: Until We Paint Again
PaintScape: Painting My Way Home
 
Really though, between the two, PaintScape is the better sounding one.  The art style also looks pretty nice.  Good luck with the game!

#22 Posted by Zyte (178 posts) -

I really want to see a video of your game. 
 
Oh, and I think PaintScape is the best sounding name so far. It gets my vote.

#23 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

Shoe fly, don't bother me. 
Just the first impression I had of the photos.
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#24 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
@FateOfNever said:
PaintScape: Let's Paint That Shit
Hahaha.
#25 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -

PaintLand. 
 
But, seriously, PaintScape is awesome.

#26 Posted by iam3green (14388 posts) -

the sidescrolling painting shooter game, it just rolls off of your tongue. 
 
paint-shooter.

#27 Posted by dancingpolkabear (191 posts) -

Gwarh: My fingers have Paint on them (but my toes don't)
That name will stand out

#28 Edited by supermike6 (3523 posts) -

PaintStorm: Reckoning. 
DarkPaint: Unleashed 
 
EDIT: How the fuck is Darkstorm not a game yet? That seems crazy to me.

#29 Edited by TheMummyDetective (16 posts) -

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

#30 Posted by MistaSparkle (2146 posts) -

Ya Shooeze Ya Looeze 
Shoebert 
Pain-T 
Shoe wanna paint? With me? Huh? Shoe you, really? Cuz there's some paint...and a shoe. 
Shoema-Gorath: The Paintening 
Paint-Paint: The Adventures of Paint-Paint: Episode Shoe: Painterly Edition 
Kanvas Kombat

#31 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I'd go PaintScape: Art Shooter or PaintScape: Canvas Shooter

That way you have the potential to franchise it like a motherfucker

#32 Posted by Pezen (1469 posts) -

Rogue Rouge: Sneaker Squadron

I know, it lacks paint, but that's because using it feels extremely uninspired and redundant.

#33 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

Always Be Painting

#34 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2661 posts) -

@Azteck said:

@jelekeloy said:
Paint: Storm Origins Returms For real though, I think PaintScape sounds at least OK.
This truly is the age of paint.

Truly this is the age of paint.

You had one quote to remember, and you fucked up the wording. COME ON MAN

#35 Posted by jonnyp (192 posts) -
@Zyte:  Yeah, there are ways to video capture the simulator, but the girl in the shoe is controlled via accelerometer so we don't have a way of showing that not on a device.  
 
@FateOfNever@MistaSparkle:   Those are great!  Kanvas Kombat was getting a lot of laughs around the office :)  Nicely done! 
 
@TheMummyDetective said:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
I think even by suggesting that we now owe Activision royalties ;)  Bobby is going to send his team in to smash our monitors.. 
 
Thank you for all your help everyone!  We really appreciate it!!  Giant Bomb has a mighty fine creative community :)
#36 Posted by DJKommunist (170 posts) -

Angry Birds

#37 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -
@jonnyp So, figured out a name yet?
#38 Posted by avengerdalton (8 posts) -

I like PaintScape, or possibly CanvasShooter.

#39 Posted by Nictel (2312 posts) -

Paintcraft

Paint Fortress 3

Angry Paint

Call of Paint

#40 Posted by Vodun (2365 posts) -

Shoelace Diaries: A Painting

#41 Posted by HellBrendy (992 posts) -

Paint The Game. It's a game with paint, and you can, if you make colorfull bullets, paint your game. so it's "Paint", it's the game about paint, "The Game" and you paint it. "Paint The Game". 

#42 Posted by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -

That's a great artstyle...paint

#43 Posted by mnzy (2909 posts) -

Max Paint.

#44 Posted by Makoto_Mizuhara_Sakamoto (592 posts) -
@ajamafalous said:

To give a legitimate answer, I like PaintScape more than PaintShooter. PaintShooter just sounds incredibly generic. Games with bullshit generic names like that are the ones I'm likely to scroll past in the app store.

But what if that generic name is a misnomer? What if that game with the seemingly generic name is actually pretty awesome?
#45 Posted by ajamafalous (11592 posts) -

@makoto_mizuhara_sakamoto said:

@ajamafalous said:

To give a legitimate answer, I like PaintScape more than PaintShooter. PaintShooter just sounds incredibly generic. Games with bullshit generic names like that are the ones I'm likely to scroll past in the app store.

But what if that generic name is a misnomer? What if that game with the seemingly generic name is actually pretty awesome?

Then that's a shame for the developer, because I'll never know.

#46 Posted by Dany (7886 posts) -

incorporate birds since its on iOS. Fat Doves!

Painted Odyssey

#47 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

Need a little more info of whats going on or what its about to really make a geniune name. I love the art style (at least in the stills) would love to see video or a demo of it to see it in motion.

Just by going by the screen shots I'd have to name it:

Paintsea

Painter's Odyssey

#48 Edited by StarFoxA (5123 posts) -

If it's a side-scrolling shooter where you control the character in the shoe, I think the obvious title is... Shoeter.

If you want to keep the paint prefix you can always call it Paint Shoeter.

#49 Posted by Dany (7886 posts) -

Brushed Odyssey

#50 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

I actually think PaintScape sounds good-- I at least like the name. Go for it :)