Final game title?

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Poll: Which title would you like to see on the box?

RealRiven
2
11%
Starry Expanse
5
26%
Starry Expanse: Riven Remastered
5
26%
Riven: The Sequel to Myst - Unreal Edition
4
21%
Riven: The Sequel to Myst - New Millenium Edition
0
No votes
Riven: The Sequel to Myst - Reborn
0
No votes
Riven: The Sequel to Myst Remastered
0
No votes
Other (please comment)
3
16%
Total votes: 19

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LordNyriox
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Final game title?

Post#1 » 21 Jul 2015, 07:57

EDIT 08/11/2015: Thanks for the spirited discussion on the topic! I've edited my poll options to take your ideas into account.

I don't know whether anyone else has given much thought to this question, but I was wondering what people's expectations for the title of the final game are.

I've given it quite a bit of thought since I first started tracking this project, and have personally concluded that there are several obvious choices to choose from, some of which may be more desirable than others.

    RealRiven - The single most obvious title, given its place in the series, it inevitably conjures up associations with Cyan's official game RealMyst. I personally find it a bit of a tongue-twister, however.

    RealRiven: The Sequel to RealMyst - Same as above except it also ties in the original games sub-title ("Riven: The Sequel to Myst"), possibly sparking nostalgia for older players. It seems a bit of a mouthful, however.

    Starry Expanse - A little more controversial, this title retains the identity of the long-lasting project that led to that box in the store, and the community involvement in supporting it. However, it doesn't bring Riven instantly to mind, which might be a significant detractor.

    Starry Expanse: Riven Remastered - A little less obvious of an example, perhaps, but when I mulled over the other titles that came into my head and the best parts of each, this is what came to mind. It has the benefit of referencing both the nature of the game itself and the long community haul to make it playable. It has a nice grandiose effect, similar to the official "Masterpiece Edition" titles, but the meaning of the entire phrase is clear. My only concern is that it's also a bit of a mouthful, if sweeter than the others.

Clearly, that's not all the titles we can think of, so if you have a (serious) idea, sound off below, and I'll add it to the poll when I can manage it.

Don't worry, your vote's not permanent, you can change it later if you change your mind. ;>


Thanks for voting,
~LordNyriox
Last edited by LordNyriox on 11 Aug 2015, 15:17, edited 2 times in total.
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Arne
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Re: Final game title?

Post#2 » 21 Jul 2015, 12:23

I think Starry Expanse is the right title :)
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Daikun
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Re: Final game title?

Post#3 » 22 Jul 2015, 01:12

Riven Redux?

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Andross
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Re: Final game title?

Post#4 » 23 Jul 2015, 04:02

Starry Expanse, or realRiven.

I'd prefer Starry Expanse, but If the game is going to be marketed, the realRiven title perhaps makes more sense for the general public. I wouldn't pick any of the others though.
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BenMech
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Re: Final game title?

Post#5 » 23 Jul 2015, 17:06

Starry Expanse: Riven Remastered feels like the correct appropriate title.

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Yali
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Re: Final game title?

Post#6 » 28 Jul 2015, 18:32

No man, its gotta sound sexy...

Riven: The Sequel to Myst - Unreal Edition

or

Riven: The Sequel to Myst - New Millenium Edition

or

Riven: The Sequel to Myst - Reborn
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tim
Starry Expanse Developer
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Re: Final game title?

Post#7 » 01 Aug 2015, 14:16

I like Starry Expanse: Riven Remastered, though I think RealRiven might be the best for recognize-ability and consistency with RealMyst.

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Yali
Posts: 77

Re: Final game title?

Post#8 » 03 Aug 2015, 19:12

How about just Riven: The Sequel to Myst Remastered?
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zib_redlektab
Starry Expanse Developer
Posts: 14

Re: Final game title?

Post#9 » 04 Aug 2015, 20:22

Personally, I never intended for the game to be called anything other than realRiven. Starry Expanse was just the cool project title we came up with to stay cryptic and cool. We also began the project anonymously, referring to ourselves as 'cho102997' when posting online (10/29/97 being Rivens original release date).

That said, I do like a lot of the suggestions above, and its definitely not a closed subject.

tomysshadow
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Re: Final game title?

Post#10 » 10 Aug 2015, 03:33

I think realRiven is a better title for a few reasons. To base an entire game and all its assets on Riven, and yet not even give credit to Riven in the final title, seems odd. Plus, it'd be nice to see the word realRiven in the original Riven font from MystFonts.

However, I do think some mention of Starry Expanse should be made. In fact, here's an idea! The top of the box would say realRiven in big letters, and on the bottom of the box it'll say

And as I fell into that
    Starry Expanse...

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