I have been thinking about making a "Arcade" map that would be similar to a "Risk" game. Take over Regions or Castles or Cities and what not. But one thing i am wondering is... What about the name to grab peoples attentions. One i did come up with (sorta inspired as well) was "Shadow of Chaos" but that might sound like an -after apocalypse- type of game instead of a World War type game.
Idea about game play would be - there are 'castles or cities' around the map in SET locations. you can invade each location and it would go to a 'battle area' for the two players in the fight. The fight field will be modified by the "defending hero" of the location. EG: Jim raynor is the hero so he will make the battlefield to benefit his fight style. Winner of the fight will clearly take control of the location. take all the locations and you win. simple enough. I would make 1 hero unit for each Unit in the game. imagine a marine hero defending against a swarm host hero- hot dam, lol. anyways.
It all starts with the name though. What is your suggestions other than what i have already said. Thanks for any feedback.
I have a few thoughts, though they're not actual name ideas.
In a map like this you have two styles of name that you could go with. You could give it a cool, lore-based name that doesn't really tell much about gameplay, but sounds really cool, like your "Shadows of Chaos" idea.
The other option would be to have a name that doesn't quite sound as cool, but is a little more descriptive. Obviously you don't want it to be too descriptive, but something simple that at least gives you a vague idea of what the theme/gameplay might be like. An example of this is the game "Archers" which is basically a third person One-in-the-chamber game.
I personally like the second better. When I'm looking for a new map, I am much more interested in a map that is a little more descriptive, and a little less on the epic/lore-sounding name. But that's just me, other people probably have different preferences.
I don't have any ideas for you if you prefer an epic-sounding name, but if you want a more descriptive name then maybe something like "War for (name of land)", or "The Sieges of..."
Sorry I don't have any good ideas for you, I'm not good at making up names, but hopefully this will give someone an idea.