Conspiracy Behind The Name

#1 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

I just got a thought of what could this mysterious name represent. It's a Latin phrase "Vi veri universum vivus vici", meaning "By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe".
 
You may say that there is a U in there so that cannot be it, but back in those times they didn't have a distinct letter for "u" and for "v", so "u" was written as "v". Even after they started to separate the two, "u" would often be capitalized as "V". So with that in mind, this phrase is now written like this:

"Vi veri veniversum vivus vici"
 
Well, that's my crazy theory, anyway. Thoughts?

#2 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3203 posts) -

These are indie dudes who think of shit on a quick instant. I doubt they'd think of something THAT deep for such a low-budget game.

#3 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

There are five words there, so five Vs, but if you just count all the Vs you get 6, disregarding the universum V.
 
Or it is to do with the Illuminati.

#4 Edited by valrog (3671 posts) -
@dbz1995: I can't believe I didn't notice that. I suppose the effort that went into this thread was in Vain.
#5 Posted by Cheesebob (1236 posts) -

But what if...they are all actually Ws?

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6422 posts) -

They look like spikes. The game has spikes. I doubt it goes any deeper than that.  
 
Would be nifty if it did, though.

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#7 Edited by Swoxx (2993 posts) -

@Cheesebob said:

But what if...they are all actually Ws?

Then it's simply the world wide web

Besides the quick look covered the fact that the V's may represent the first name of each crewmember of the ship, which all start with V, and there are 6 crew members

#8 Posted by Scrawnto (2440 posts) -

@ShaggE: That's part of it. The other part is that the crew is made of six people, and each one has a name starting with v: Verdigris, Vermilion, Victoria, Violet, Viridian, and Vitellary.

#9 Posted by 49th (2732 posts) -

Because they look like up and down arrows, and you primarily flip upside-down in the game. It is so obvious.

#10 Posted by alternate (2696 posts) -

either that or someone likes drawing vaginas in ASCii

#11 Edited by JackSukeru (5910 posts) -

@valrog: Cheer up! One of the words has two "V"'s in it.

Edit: Double checking, two of them actually has that, doh!

#12 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

Doesn't the amount of V's stem from the amount of crew members you save?

#13 Posted by Scrawnto (2440 posts) -

@Azteck: Yep. Your name starts with V (Veridian), and you save five other V named crew members. I listed them in my post above.

#14 Edited by JeffGoldblum (3704 posts) -

@Tru3_Blu3 said:

These are indie dudes who think of shit on a quick instant. I doubt they'd think of something THAT deep for such a low-budget game.

Just because a game is low budget doesn't mean that it was easy to make or a throw away project for the developer. Playing VVVVVV, it becomes very clear that quite a bit of thought and work went into that game. Jonathan Blow is an indie developer would you say he puts no thought into his projects?

#15 Posted by SamFo (1528 posts) -

looks the same upside down? right? isnt that obvious? am i totally wrong?

#16 Posted by BrainSpecialist (554 posts) -

@valrog: It's the Masons what done it.

#17 Posted by RichieJohn (525 posts) -
@Tru3_Blu3: Don't need a big budget to think! If anything a low budget seems to vastly increase the thought behind a game.
#18 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

There is no conspiracy, each V in the title stands for a crew member that you rescue throughout the game

#19 Posted by mnzy (2914 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:
There is no conspiracy, each V in the title stands for a crew member that you rescue throughout the game
Yeah right...and if one member would've been Carl, we would play VVVVVC?
#20 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -
@Azteck said:
Doesn't the amount of V's stem from the amount of crew members you save?

Yep, haha.

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