Why Frostbite?

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#1 Posted by Nijntje1971 (169 posts) -

I was just wondering after all the fuss about Frostbite 2.0: Why is it called Frostbite? 
Anyone knows why? Is it because there is a mountain called Frostbite, or did one of the developers lose a toe or something because of frostbite?    

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#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12573 posts) -

Why is anything named anything?  
Maybe it has to do with how toes and fingers can fall off if you have frostbite, just like the destructibility of the engine.  
Or maybe they just thought it sounded cool. 

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#3 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

It's because the man who created the engine lost both his legs to frostbite while attempting to climb Mt Everest.

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#4 Posted by Dingofighter (1876 posts) -

Maybe because they thought it was cold outside when they were going to come up with the name, you know, heating didn't work or something. 
Or maybe they looked out the window and saw a polar bear and thought "Hey, polar bears like the cold, why don't we call it Frostbite". Yes we have polar bears walking the streets here in Sweden, honestly...

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#5 Edited by Venatio (4733 posts) -

Well, it's generally pretty cold here in Sweden and Frostbite sound pretty damn cool

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#6 Posted by Kjellm87 (1735 posts) -

Just a name really, a catchy one at that

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#7 Posted by kingofpeanuts (566 posts) -

I hate to tell you but all engine names are stupid. For example HeroEngine(this is one word), BRender, Renderware, Unreal, Gamebryo, Panda3D, Lithtech Jupiter EX, I could go on. As I see it if you add Frostbite to the list it wouldn't be the black sheep. 

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#8 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

Why is Unreal named Unreal when it looks real?

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#9 Posted by Nijntje1971 (169 posts) -

Well, there is actually a game called Frostbite .. perhaps some secret connection?? :-)

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#10 Posted by Nijntje1971 (169 posts) -

Well, the programmer of Frostbite  Steve Cartwright was later in life an Executive Producer at Electronic Arts, which published the Battlefield series. 

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#11 Posted by ViciousReiven (978 posts) -

Dor that matter why does Crytek have such a fixation on the word Cry? are they all emo?

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#12 Posted by mutha3 (5052 posts) -
@KaosAngel: Because its unreal how real it looked!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#13 Posted by ZeroCast (1882 posts) -

I can think of a lot of engines that don't have a back story to their original name. Sometimes, it just has to be something catchy and easy to remember.  

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#14 Posted by lumley (1035 posts) -

Why is SpeedTree called SpeedTree?  
oh wait...

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#15 Posted by MattyFTM (14819 posts) -

Why not? It's certainly more creative than Id Tech or SpeedTree.

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#16 Posted by ShaneDev (1702 posts) -

It sounds catchy and most of these name types are or are devised from simple code names thought up quickly as a name for a project I assume.

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#17 Posted by thedj93 (1260 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" Why is Unreal named Unreal when it looks real? "
I always thought it had something to do with the fact that Epic's flagship game with which they proved the unreal engine was a game called unreal.

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