Game Development/ Company Names and Logos

Started by Reno-s--Joker, January 31, 2009, 05:03:19 am

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January 31, 2009, 05:03:19 am Last Edit: February 10, 2009, 12:41:22 am by Reno-s--Joker
First of all I apologise if there is already a post for this, and if I put this in the wrong category.  :^_^':

I just thought that there might be other people out there who are willing to help others out if they are stuck with a good name for their game development team/self.  ;)

Common Name Structures
Here is a list of common company name structures I got from, where X is the unique part of your company name:

  • X Entertainment (e.g. Retard Entertainment)
  • X Interactive (e.g. Your Face Interactive)
  • X Studios/Studio (e.g. Amazing Studios)
  • X Software/Soft (e.g. Very Soft)
  • X Labs/Lab (e.g. Evil Minion Labs)
  • X Company/Co/Corp (e.g. Shinra Co.)
  • X Media (e.g. 1337 Media)
  • X Games/Game Development/Development (e.g. My Frog Died Yesterday Games)
  • X Online (e.g. I Go Online)
  • X Design (e.g. Curly Brackets Design)
  • X Systems (e.g. Asterisk Systems)
  • X Technology/Tech (e.g. Synsys Tech)

Spiffy Naming
Some suggestions for greatness include:

  • Oxymorons (e.g. Ice on Fire, Old Babies  :O.o:)
  • Completely random two or three (max) word phrases (e.g. Porcelain Chicken, Chinese Fried Tofu) <-- can't you tell I'm hungry  :P
  • Japanese (sounding) words. Because it sounds pro.
  • Merge words together (e.g. Stormtronics, Enterbrain, Microsoft :roll:)

Words that make you sound spiffy (open for more suggestions):

  • Point
  • Zone
  • Mode
  • Zero
  • Generation/Gen
  • Republic (lol)

Logo Design
If you already have a company name, keep reading!

Some suggestions for good, balanced logos include:

  • First and last letters are same type (e.g. ToT, aBBa, quoop)
  • If you merge two words, make them similar lengths (e.g. MacroHard is 5, 4; TimTam is equal)
  • A pretty first letter (e.g. Q, F, define pretty I know)
  • Include a geometrically awesome letter (e.g. X, Z, O, T, I, V, etc.)
  • Have it match the style of your game (e.g. futuristic font, bubble font, etc.)

game_guy's 3D Text
Send game_guy a PM with what you want and he can help you out:

Logo: Logo name
Color: Color of logo
Background(optional): Give me a background or just mark transparent.
Font: Name of font

Here are some awesome examples of his work! :D
Examples: ShowHide

I'm also selectively available for designing logos for your company name. I specialise in simplified, shiny or flat logos which make use of basic geometric shapes, so if you're interested I'll see what I can do for you. Just bear in mind I still have to go to school...  :<_<:

Hhmmm mental blank atm. I'll happily mod the list if you have more suggestions. Hope people find this useful/ help others out.  :)

King Munkey

This could be very helpful to people whom do not have a name for their team/company/or whatever they are.

My team/company/or whatever is Ugly Munkey Studios. I haven't really designed a logo for it yet. Although I have started just never got around to finishing it. lol.

G_G Is my hero!
Munkey != monkey
Munkey > monkey


January 31, 2009, 01:28:03 pm #2 Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 01:29:25 pm by Starrodkirby86
Personally for me I consider it pointless to have a whole Studio studio name, like [name] Inc. or Studios, for me. It's much easier just saying you did it or having an "alias" or simple name...

The creator for Cave Story just had its development "studio" simply Pixel. And Blizzard, his is StormTronics (Though that is considered more of a company name because of the suffix...But regardless).

You can actually use this for companies within your game, if you would like. :P I see a use for that.

Regardless, you did an excellent job with this. Boredom does lead you places. :3 xD

What's osu!? It's a rhythm game. Thought I should have a signature with a working rank. ;P It's now clickable!
Still Aqua's biggest fan (Or am I?).


Like seriously...
you did a nice job on this thread...

I could even see this being stickied!!
*powers up*


@Kingmunkey: :haha: Lol, I like it! :D I know what you mean about the procrastination (is the the right word?). >->

@Starrodkirby86: I agree - although it's useful if you're working in a team, or want to sound pro for no good reason. :D And you're right - I'm going to use this structure for a number of the companies in my game. It's just so fun sending them up. :haha: Thanks. :P

@Calintz16438: :D Wow, that's high praise, thank you very much! ^-^


January 31, 2009, 07:56:59 pm #5 Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 08:04:56 pm by Calintz16438
I wouldn't consider that a high praise. You did a fantastic job on this topic Reno...

This is one of those mind blocks that come along in the early process of game creation...

For instance, I know when I 1st started making Well in the Woods, I had often thought to myself how I could make my game LOOK more professional (especially after playing the DEMO for the script I use for my title screen (credits to MOG)). However, I was only able to come up with "A Derek Chestnut Production," Lol, but by using your advice and simple method; I have been able to come up with a great company name!! I simply need to make the logo for it now =)

And I was just implying that if Blizzard decided to sticky this topic, it would make all the sense in the world, because this is the kind of material that needs to be targeted in the General Discussion section. =)

Once more...great job Reno.


^-^ Woot! My purpose here is done. XD

Quote"A Derek Chestnut Production," Lol

Hehe, although I must say it sounds cinematic. If that's the right word to use here. :D Well, if you're stuck with making the logo I may be able to help you with ideas. :)

... and thank you again! :P


Haha, already have the layout planned, it's just making it now. I will do it when I get some time...


Well, there was this one little company over in Cupertino who just went with fruit. I dunno, i think they're doing okay with their business...

But nothing will EVER beat the magic words "Square Enix." It doesn't matter if they keep on going downhill, I'll love that company forever  :)



Fruit is good. Actually, my game has something to do with fruit, so maybe I'll go with that, lol.... :D
Thanks for the comment WcW! ^-^

QuoteBut nothing will EVER beat the magic words "Square Enix." It doesn't matter if they keep on going downhill, I'll love that company forever  Happy

HEAR HEAR. <33333


Can I get a WOO WOO!! For the company that introduced the RPG genre to the world as a dynamite genre!!


February 08, 2009, 04:31:12 pm #12 Last Edit: March 24, 2009, 04:08:43 am by MetaKnight
Mine is Time Stop Gamesgames of the future

If you were a fish...


Mine is quite boring...Legacy Productions, XD



I also have a simple name...
- Solo Designs


in case you havent already seen my star wars project thread its

Game Guy's Projects

here's the logo


@Meta: :D I noticed. I like it - it reminds me of that really annoying skill where the bad guys cast 'Stop' on you... D:
@legacyblade: :haha: LOL legacyblade... at least we know it's you... ^-^ <3
@Landith: How is Jammpulse boring...? :xD: I like it! :P
@Calintz: Simple indeed - the Solo has a lot of potential for a logo with those nice 'o's.... :)
@game_guy: How do you make shiny logos like that? *drools* I want one! :xD:



@reno: Thnx for the idea of opening a 3-D text shop! But I dont think I will.

If anyone wants me PM the logo name, color and background. Background is optional if u dont want a background the background will just be transparent.
So PM this

Logo: Logo_Name
Color: Color of it
Background(optional): Give me a background or just mark transparent.