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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.

P#75135 2020-04-21 19:13 ( Edited 2020-05-14 05:30)


Nice one @thattomhall 👍

"Furious Engines"

I'd buy that for a dollar! 😂🎞

P#75136 2020-04-21 19:17

"Zombie in the Traveler"

Let me guess, some oregon trail game in the zombie apocalpse? 🤣⁈

P#75144 2020-04-22 01:20

Yeah, the titles are whatever they inspire you to think... whether they make sense or not! :D :P

P#75147 2020-04-22 02:10

Updated today with many words!

P#75186 2020-04-23 00:05

@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!

P#75233 2020-04-23 20:32 ( Edited 2020-04-23 20:33)

"Heroic Fight"

"Horrors Over the Hero"

Love It!
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!

P#75234 2020-04-23 20:34 ( Edited 2020-04-23 20:40)

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....)

P#75240 2020-04-23 21:22 ( Edited 2020-04-23 21:27)

I wonder what a game called "Doomed Heroes" would be like.

P#75244 2020-04-23 21:35 ( Edited 2020-04-23 23:09)

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....

P#75245 2020-04-23 21:53

@thattomhall Can you send me the link for the jam when you host it?

P#75247 2020-04-23 23:00

That would be cool! A time limit, perhaps!

P#75248 2020-04-23 23:01


P#75249 2020-04-23 23:01

Is "fast" and "furious" in there? you could make it so you could get "the fast and the furious"!

P#75250 2020-04-23 23:24

Starting work on:


P#75251 2020-04-23 23:33

Haha nice! That is a heroic meadow! :D

P#75252 2020-04-23 23:52

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!

P#75253 2020-04-23 23:53


@thattomhall is hosting a cool game jam!
find it at a link he will post!

P#75254 2020-04-24 00:04

This is great! Here are some I think could be fun little games:

Enchanted Hospital

Metal Insanity

Ultimate Swamp Assualt

Submarine Thunder

Jumpy War

Death Librarian

and my personal favorite:

Bullet Squad Go

(might have to make something for that one...)

P#75255 2020-04-24 00:57 ( Edited 2020-04-24 01:12)

Ooh, Jumpy War! That sounds like fun! So does Bullet Squad Go!

P#75256 2020-04-24 02:22

Haha okay jam sometime soon!

P#75259 2020-04-24 04:18

Perplexing Watermelon Farm

P#75265 2020-04-24 07:34


Rambling in the Creed Saga

P#75286 2020-04-24 13:06

Jelly Trek

Hmmm... A game where you fly around in a spaceship as a blob of slime?

P#75288 2020-04-24 13:57

Going to announce a week-long game jam for RNDGAME games -- starts in a week probably!

P#75294 2020-04-24 15:12

@thattomhall DEFINITELY gonna join!

P#75300 2020-04-24 16:56

I am almost done with Great Heroic Meadow Adventure! I just need to make the map!

P#75301 2020-04-24 16:58

Chicken of the Alive


Chicken Dungeon

sound cool!

P#75302 2020-04-24 17:04

Updated again, more words!

P#75317 2020-04-25 02:36
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P#75522 2020-04-27 21:57

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)

P#76539 2020-05-14 07:28 ( Edited 2020-05-14 08:51)

Those all sound great, @JadeLombax!

P#76563 2020-05-14 15:04

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. :)

P#76823 2020-05-18 11:18 ( Edited 2020-05-18 12:17)
:: extar

I'm having great fun on this game jam, some of the names it comes up with are brilliant.

P#76825 2020-05-18 11:54

Good stuff @remcode!

Thanks @extar!

P#76840 2020-05-18 15:40

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