Topic: Rename?

Hi guys

Just a stupid proposal - to rename OpenSurge. WTF? Well, I think that Open can make people think that there exists a Closed & Commercial Surge game, and OpenSurge is an attempt to make fan-made clone of it. Obviously, this is not true - Surge is original and independent game, so what about giving it independent name?
Of course, there are many many independent software out there that still uses "Open" prefix (e.g. OpenGL, OpenAL, OpenCL), but IMO, it's still misleading.

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You are really stupid if you think that "Open" and GPL necessarily mean free as in free beer, even though the idea of commercialization of this is even sillier

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squirrel wrote:

Hi guys

Just a stupid proposal - to rename OpenSurge. WTF? Well, I think that Open can make people think that there exists a Closed & Commercial Surge game, and OpenSurge is an attempt to make fan-made clone of it. Obviously, this is not true - Surge is original and independent game, so what about giving it independent name?
Of course, there are many many independent software out there that still uses "Open" prefix (e.g. OpenGL, OpenAL, OpenCL), but IMO, it's still misleading.

Hi squirrel

I don't think it's stupid at all. Yes, we can do that. Maybe rename it to Surge the Rabbit?

We actually have two projects here: the engine and the game. The engine can still be called Open Surge Engine, because it's GPL and all that. But the game, well, we can rename it.

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Oh yeah. This really needs to be renamed. Why? Because there is already an OpenSurge ERP group. I think Dimensional Surge is a better name both if you read the history behind the game and the dimensional gate.

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sounds like a good idea.

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What about hare instead of rabbit?

http://i39.tinypic.com/o6zq6o.png

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Yuush wrote:

What about hare instead of rabbit?

it makes sense, sir. Hares run a lot and have longer ears than rabbits. We can call the character "Surge the Hare", then.

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hmm... makes sense.

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Good points there. Makes more sense if you think about the sprites. Looks more like a hare than a rabbit. cool

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Does there even have to be a '_____ the ______' title for him? I mean Sonic games do it constantly; Sonic the hedgehog, Knuckles the echidna, Espio the chameleon, Rouge the bat, Original the character, and so on.

I feel like we can deviate ourselves from Sonic here a bit more easily, there doesn't necessarily have to be a title on the end of the word, describing what species Surge is, and I definitely think it shouldn't be the title of the game.

Plus, main titles don't always have to revolve around the main protagonists, games like the Legend of Zelda and Metroid didn't. So there's some room for creativity.

I just feel like I'd go into the game with a different mindset if it wasn't named so similarly to a Sonic game, that's all.

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True that. We could even name it "Sceptre - A dire tale of a dimensional tide".

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or maybe... "the tale of surge and his friends" (or maybe not.)

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We got plenty of time, so let's brain storm on a few months to get a nice suitable name.

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another thing should we open a topic about the game?.

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I can't see why, so go right ahead and do that. big_smile

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ok leave it to me.

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how about "Power Surge" ? it has "Surge" and it relates to electricity, which is Surge's power AFAIK.

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Could work. smile