It's a random arcade game name generator -- press RIGHT ARROW to generate a new one! (LEFT ARROW goes back to previously created names.)
So in the game Anachronox, there was an arcade on the planet Hephaestus. I made a random arcade game name generator (for a sign in an arcade). It announced new games coming to the arcade, but just made up random silly ones. Every time you clicked on the sign, it made up a new one, just or silly fun.
Hope you enjoy it! Let me know if there are any (family-friendly) words you want added!
Updated: May 13, 2020 with typo fix.
Nice one @thattomhall 👍
I'd buy that for a dollar! 😂🎞
"Zombie in the Traveler"
Let me guess, some oregon trail game in the zombie apocalpse? 🤣⁈
Yeah, the titles are whatever they inspire you to think... whether they make sense or not! :D :P
@thattomhall can we make games that we get from the name generator?
You could have a game jam with this where everyone gets a random name and builds a game with that name!
"Horrors Over the Hero"
I would definitely play horrors over the hero!
Can you add the word "Banana" and "Mitacore"? that would get some pretty funny names! Like: "BANANA FIGHT"
P.S. My brother takes mitacore medicine!
Sure! Make away!
Yeah, I'm planning a jam! Maybe in May? I will add BANANA and make sure CORE is in there... Mitacore is not generic enough? These should sound like a game that happened or a parody of one.
(I added "Meta" and "Meat"... if that helps, and CORE is in there....)
Well, you can try to make that game -- maybe it is like that CRANK movie ... they need to complete their mission before they die from something....
@thattomhall Can you send me the link for the jam when you host it?
Fast is in there, will add furious if it isn't. (Cuz it can apply to other things)
Will post about the Jam all over the place!
@thattomhall is hosting a cool game jam!
find it at a link he will post!
This is great! Here are some I think could be fun little games:
Ultimate Swamp Assualt
and my personal favorite:
Bullet Squad Go
(might have to make something for that one...)
Going to announce a week-long game jam for RNDGAME games -- starts in a week probably!
I've probably spent too much time fiddling with this thing, but I've come across some real gems. Here are a few more, along with my ideas of what kinds of games they might be made into:
Mind Bullet: A shooter-like game in which you use telekinesis on your enemies (which may or may not include yaks).
Monkey Trigger: An intense shooter where you play as a monkey for some reason
Assassin Frogs IV: A parody of Assassin's Creed.
Unpredictable Vengeance: I guess you're being stalked by some nefarious forces who can attack at any time.
and my favorite of this round:
Battle Wolves: That's just awesome no matter the genre. (but if I had to pick I'm thinking either strategy/SRPG or brawler)
Went through a few titles to see what ideas they would spark in my mind. As others have noted, some good combinations came up.
As well as a couple of good ones, I'm including some which aren't so good here, because they amused me anyway.
My Kingdom Sky A biplane game with aerial ballon cities at which you dock. Perhaps this could be a trading game of sorts (like Elite, but not in space). (This borrows some ideas from a recent film.)
False Eggs You are a chicken. You lay eggs. But the farmer keeps taking them. Collect various mechanisms and objects to allow you to manufacture false eggs for the farmer to collect, and meanwhile hide your own eggs away so the farmer can't collect them. The farmer meanwhile tries to find your clutches of eggs and replace them with ceramic eggs to fool you into thinking those locations remain hidden.
Lazy Pawns Chess, but with pawns that maybe don't make the effort to move every time. This would probably be more annoying than playable. (I wonder if this could be a balancing mechanism - the player who looks as if they are doing better has a greater chance that their pawns won't move.)
Dungeon Storm Nope. No ideas for that one.
Mentor's Candle You are a young wizard's apprentice. Your mentor, the only person who could have defeated the dragon in the fire caves, is killed. But his candle still burns! Travel through a fantasy landscape to the fire caves where the candle can set alight the fire cave waters and resurrect your mentor to defeat the dragon. Do not let Mentor's Candle go out, or he'll snuff it! (I may have borrowed most of the plot from a fantasy film. Dragon Slayer, 1981. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082288/)
I want to give the following one back to the community, in case someone else would like to make it: Yeeting Island Tactics.
I've kept some back. Some look easy-ish to make (generic titles with basic arcade mechanisms), others look much more intricate/complex. A nice mix in the ideas pool to fish out from time to time.
My own version
I liked it so much I made my own version (without looking at your code @thattomhall ). It needs some balancing still, to remove some of the darker, less friendly titles, or at least to put them into a genre area. It incorporates some words from film titles (in general), kung fu films (more specifically), and books, as well as games.
Having made my own version, I'll still use yours from time to time - there are always things I wouldn't have thought to put into a generator, which allows it to give me ideas that feel more original to me than the ideas that come from a generator I programmed.
Thanks for the ideas. :)
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