Let’s Name Our Game!

Hey! Over the past few weeks we’ve shared our card design, game art and main screen. Now it’s time for us to pick a new name for our game 🙂

Reward

If you submit the winning name, you’ll get these awesome rewards:

  • Your name listed in the Credits section of the game client!
  • Crystals (in-game virtual currency) valued at $100, upon game release!

Pretty sweet!!

Process

Here’s the process we’re following:

1. Submit Ideas

Submit your ideas for the game name by posting a comment below.

Players in our community (as of Feb 5th) can suggest names between now and Saturday, Feb 10th.

  • Our community = Players who submitted “Yes Build It” from our game page or Facebook ad.
  • When suggesting the name, please make sure to use the same email address you used to submit “Yes Build It”.

2. Vote in Our Poll

We’ll run a poll starting next Tuesday, Feb 13th and ending Saturday, Feb 17th.

Poll will consist of 5 entries:

  • Two entries from Able Apes team.
    • Boomrah
    • Cosmic Brawl
  • Three entries from our community.

Only the players in our community as of Feb 5th will be invited to participate in this poll.

3. Poll Result & New Name

We’ll announce the poll result and our new name on Tuesday, Feb 20th.

Name Criteria

Suggested names must be:

  1. Easy to say & write.
  2. Three or fewer syllables.
  3. Fits with our theme of light-hearted Sci-Fi.
  4. No more than 14 characters.
  5. And of course, unique!

Couple of Simple Rules

  1. Each person can submit up to a maximum of 5 names. If you submit more than 5 names, you’ll only get credit for the first 5 names.
  2. If multiple people submit the same name, the credit goes to whoever submitted it first.

Alrighty then, post your ideas – let’s name our game! 🙂

Comments closed. 564 Comments

About the Author:

I'm your Game Designer at Able Apes, I live in California. My favorite video games have been puzzles, RTS, and CCG. I love mobile games and SciFi. Thanks for stopping by!

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Strategery
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Strategery

I don’t have any ideas yet just wanted to say Cosmic brawl is much better than Boomra!

Josh
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Josh

Ignis, Finis, Inception, Ceaser, Cosmo, Premier, Erno, Blitz, Mako, Espionage, Mystery, Buck, Lance, Recapo, Fate, Hope, Wave, Ivy, Revelation, Hatter, Castle, Ironwood, Inferno, Furnace, Iced, Malichai, Ammaro, Ludicy, Icarus, Uncas, Tumultus.

Are these good names.

Sodacan
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Sodacan

Maybe Infinity?
That seems like a good Sci-Fi name right?

SmittyG
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SmittyG

The Balance

selina
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selina

agreed

Emile
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Emile

Ooh okay how about:

– Star Saga
– Nova Wars
– Space-Off (get it? Like Face-off? Lmao)
– Orbit Wars
– Sci-Fight!

Dylan G
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Dylan G

Ooh I actually really like “Sci-Fight!” !!!

Noe
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Noe

Aww man, Sci-Fight was gonna be my entry.

Wavingatfat
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Wavingatfat

“Sci Fight”

Clearly i was not as original as I thought I was being when I submitted that xD

Noe
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Noe

I felt the EXACT same way when I saw someone had already posted it lol.

Chase
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Chase

Lol Sci-Fight is an awesome idea!

Isaiah Andersen
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Isaiah Andersen

I actually gave the idea for Sci-Fight originally, but thanks for your support on the idea!

Noe
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Noe

Sorry mate! Would have commented on your post had I saw it.

Isaiah Andersen
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Isaiah Andersen

It’s ok, I just wanted to make sure people knew in case it goes up for voting

Cypher
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Cypher

I dont know why but Sci-Fight just seems like a corny joke. Anyways very creative and still a cool idea.

Abdallah Banat
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Abdallah Banat

Sci-fight sounds really good

Elvinhammer
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Elvinhammer

Sci-fight sounds awesome dude

Kenshin
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Kenshin

Why does it have to be a fight? Let’s emphasize crafting/deck building in the title! Make decks not war…

Fazootle
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Fazootle

Dang I just saw “Nova Wars” right after I posted nova Warfare

Ethan
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Ethan

Sci fight lol

Reytheomega
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Reytheomega

Sci-fight ooo

Vextry
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Vextry

Tumultus :3 the latin word for invasion

Dylan
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Dylan

Tumultus does sound like a very good name

EvolBrew
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EvolBrew

Black Eye Galaxy (<- This is the name of an actual galaxy, and a bad ass name for a space fighting game. It's also called the Evil Eye Galaxy)

Brian
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Brian

Between Boomrah and Cosmic Brawl, I’d go with Cosmic Brawl. “Stellar FIght” came to mind, it refers to a fight in space and is kind of a pun with another meaning, an exceptional fight, or something like that. Which I feel goes with the lighter nature of the game.

Jonathan Wynman-Comas
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Jonathan Wynman-Comas

Deep Space Duels then you can put D.S.D in bold and under is put the name Deep Space Duels

Dav1d
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Dav1d

I’m out of country next week, so my vote is for Cosmic Brawl. Git r done

Jonathan Aviles
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Jonathan Aviles

Cosmic beatdown, Galactic rivals, Into Stardust, beyond the cosmos, Starlight Duels

Peter
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Peter

Cosmic Beatdown sounds so legit

Jonathan Aviles
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Jonathan Aviles

Thanks I think so too

Big Chungus
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Big Chungus

Space Jam

Cody Stevens
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Cody Stevens

Cardy McCard Face

R B
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R B

We can make this the name, lets go!

patorikkudozzu
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patorikkudozzu
It’s hard to come up with a name for the game without understanding the lore. I’m sure the card designers have a much better idea of what KIND of universe this game exists in that some randos on the internet. Take for example Hearthstone. That name is perfect. It comes from an existing universe (Warcraft) where the concept is that you use a device called a hearthstone to return to your favorite inn. You use it, and it makes you to a place to relax, get rowdy, have a few drinks, and have fun playing a few rounds with a Tauren Paladin or that Bloodsail Buccaneer with the peg leg. The name of the game should, like with Hearthstone, convey a sense of what the game is about just by reading it. Perhaps us just throwing names out can help to inspire the designers, and I think frankly that’s the… Read more »
Iamawestruck
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Iamawestruck

I understand where your coming from, but these developers are just two people trying to appeal to the masses with their game. If they didn’t ask, it would seem like they didn’t care about their supporters ideas. Plus they threw in there own ideas as well and we all vote on the final name in the end. That was a good point though patorikkudozzu.

Bruce
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Bruce

I kinda like Arcturus but at the same time I get like this odd feeling with it, like it belongs as the title but doesn’t. I think you’re right about how the name should go with the lore. I’ve seen a lot of good names on here but since I don’t know anything about the game I can’t really say any of them really fit the part

Netdecker
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Netdecker

I got 2 names ready to go, may post a few more later. Galactic Duels. Solarity.

Isaiah Andersen
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Isaiah Andersen

My idea would be Sci-Fight, because it seems so fluid and easy to remember. Keep up the good work, guys!

Divinity
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Divinity

Cosmic brawl is cool razz

Corey Greene
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Corey Greene

Here’s a few:
– Electric Sheep (I know it’s 4 syllables)
– First Contact (Dual meaning)
– The Vortex (Are you ready to enter….THE VORTEX)
– Nebula
– Star Fighters

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hope you enjoy some of these!

Eli Dalziell
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Eli Dalziell

StarLight, Nova Heart, Celestial Skies, Star Solstice, Quasar Zero

Matt Taylor
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Matt Taylor

I love the Sci-Fi theme of this. i think its going to turn out great! when i think of some names that would give me the idea of awesome Sci-Fi card game i think of:

Astral Wars
Crystal Core
Dark Nebula
Pulsar
Aphelion (the point in an objects orbit around the sun when its furthest from the sun… just for reference smile )

Hope my suggestions help! im so glad you are making this, super excited over here!

Cyborg
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Cyborg

“Dystopians” Good name right?

Erin
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Erin

– StarBomb
– Phaser Friends (alternatively: Phasers & Friends)
– Astrona
– GalactiCards
– HyperSpeed

Chris
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Chris

Ooh! I love Astrona and HyperSpeed!

Warren
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Warren

Cosmic Clash
Cocarga
Duels of the Fates
Liberum Universum (Free Universe in Latin)

Erich
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Erich

This isn’t Star Wars now

Nic
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Nic

Cosmic Strife
Galactic March
Cosimic Crusade
Infinity Slam
Celestial Riot

Derik
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Derik
Perhaps a more neutral-yet-engaging name such as “Galaxio” would work well thematically, evoking wonder whislt being lighthearted. I feel that an aggressive name like “Cosmic Brawl” or a more passive name like “Cosmic Command” feels out of place within the name of a game. An aggressive or passive name detracts from the sci-fi, new age tech in the theme of the game, and gives the name a more “medieval” feel to it, i.e. a brawl between knights and orcs, or the player as a king/queen in command. In Boomrah’s “Top 10 Reasons” video, they mention a war for survival between races, and describing a deck/race playstyle and strategy is where control/aggressive names shine, e.g. Beatdown X’arl vs Outlast Borgs. Neutral names allow the game to expand in case of new mechanics without clashing with the game title. Anyway, that’s just my two cents on the topic of naming. tl;dr Neutral… Read more »
Other Paul
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Other Paul

My entry:
Dominance

Chris Parker
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Chris Parker

Polaris

Fits the space theme and sounds great

Zachary Boswell
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Zachary Boswell

Astral Attack

Yumigami
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Yumigami

Solar slam

Casey
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Casey

I love how punchy and rhymey solar slam is

Targaryen
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Targaryen

My proposal:

Stellar Agora (In ancient greece the agora was the place of reunion and meeting, here is where the different inhabitants of the galaxy meet to negotiate or to declare…war)

Dystopia (I like just a word talking about a dark future universe), even Universal Dystopia is cool

Rockets and Lasers (this is a more “fun” approach)

Inhumanity (Why not?, all species from space together in an eclectic assembly)

Austin
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Austin

Zandia

Exodia

Shibori

Vorzenda

Warped

Thomas
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Thomas

I like all of them! Zandia the most!

justin
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justin

keep it simple call it Nexus: a collectible card game

Erich
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Erich

I actually think that is an amazing name

MadraSalach
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MadraSalach

Sirius Conflict
Infinite Strife

RRmasters
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RRmasters

I like having Duels in the name, makes it sounds like a card game.
Space Duels
Galaxy Duels

McLean Machut
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McLean Machut

Andromeda, Galactic Brawl, BattleCards, Spacequest, Starquest

Julian Babad
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Julian Babad

1. Arcrealm
2. Neospark
3. Vasteria / Vasterium
4. Galabrawl
5. Novadome

Hope you guys like at least one of these!

Zac Clark
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Zac Clark

Locus Realm (Locus=space in latin)

Cyborg
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Cyborg

Xeno Warfare

I think that sounds so cool and it fits the si-fi theme

Redstar
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Redstar

Hmmm let’s see. maybe:
Uni-versus
Novarealms
Warp Wars
Plexus

Shane
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Shane

Galacta-whack!
Horizonauts
Astro-rumble
Rift War
Star Scuffle (or Space Scuffle, not sure which one sounds better!)

Kamron Franco
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Kamron Franco
-Star-shot (also can be written as “Starshot” or “Star shot”.) -Planetary (Even though it’s a standalone verb, it makes sense and it looks and sounds good when applied to the card game.) -UnTerra (Meaning not of earth, which I think is clever and catchy.) -Ker’Blam! (For those who liked “Boomrah!”, but I think “Ker’Blam!” is better and fits well. You can exchange the apostrophe for a space or nothing.) -Finally, the one that took me the most time to find and was the hardest to make, “Space Tier: Ring” Now, while this doesn’t look like much or even sound like much at first, I need to first say that it’s ok to alter this to something better fitting the game specifically, like changing the word after “Space Tier:” to something like the highest tier of the league system (or ranked system) attainable in Boomrah. The reason I think this name… Read more »
Colan
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Colan

Galaxion

Travis Watchorn
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Travis Watchorn

my ideas-
1. VoidRift
2. SpaceKnights
3. SpaceBlast
4. Battlestar

Justin
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Justin

Piggybacking off “Cosmic Brawl”, what about Cosmic Clash or Cosmic Discord? The first obviously rolls off the tongue better, but I personally think the latter sounds more imposing! Really excited for this project!

Justus Robertson
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Justus Robertson

Name Suggestion: Racing Extinction or Mass Exodus

Issue with name suggestions: The majority of names the community will produce will be very board game-y. While my recommendations likely won’t be selected I hope that the discussion below or the names themselves help shape your decision making-process.

Would be far easier to produce a solid name if a story/prologue has been drafted describing the relations between the species and the driving force behind this relationship. As of right now I assume it would be something inline of human colonial imperialism impeded by alien lifeforms and potentially a third type of species that functions as a hive mind and is intent on dominating/eliminating all life it encounters. Please excuse me if any speculation is grossly incorrect.

Looking forward to the game, -Rob

Bryce Moody
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Bryce Moody

I’m quite fond of the clashing of many powers being akin to an elegant word: Tempest.

The name could simply be Tempest/The Tempest, or a play on it such as; Into the Tempest or Tempest Duels.

To make it even more sci-fi, perhaps something more like Tempest Nova, or Aether Tempest.

If it is heavily centered around a conflict of factions it could also be Tempest War/Wars or even Aether War/Wars.

InfiKnight105
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InfiKnight105

Nebula

Fractured Stars

Rift wars

Far out!

Light speed ahead!

Rimedane
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Rimedane
Simply to make it obvious, these are not my entries, I am simply restating the most obvious ones for the lovely designers. The Biggest 3 Names so far I’ve seen that are popular a/o been repeated by many of the commenters: 1. Sci-fight 2. Stellar Brawl 3. Stellarium / Nova 3 was a bit of a toss-up between Stellarium or Nova (combining the word Nova with just about anything). In my honest opinion, I’m torn between Sci-fight and Stellarium. Stellar Brawl is nice, but a more engaging word besides brawl would breath more life into it. Sci-fight is gimmicky but that’s is what gives it both a sense of seriousness and appeal to a broader audience. Stellarium has the same respect as Sci-fight, however for a slightly different reason in that ‘haters’ may call the name a rip-off of Terraria. I don’t really see how people would call it a… Read more »
Putricide
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Putricide

Galaxy core

Putricide
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Putricide

Or GC

Malachi G.
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Malachi G.

Astroguard or Astro
Zodiac
Blackstar

Im a fan of the single word names some other card games use, like Shadowverse or Hearthstone.

Braxticorn
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Braxticorn

– Discover-More
– New Space
– Star Quest
– Voyager
– Lunar-scape

Ryan T
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Ryan T

-Frontierland
-Lunaris
-Nebulon
-Tech Deck

Matt Rex
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Matt Rex

“Blast Em!”

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