I’m too frazzled to look it up, but a few years back there was a great IF story, Steph Cherrywell I think… something something Monsters from Spaaaace? Brain-Eating maybe?
How is that not on this list!
Although “Llamageddon” is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever heard.
I always had a weakness for Rock Star Ate My Hamster. Aside from being wacky, the title also manages to completely sum up the game’s ethos.
So with all this perspective, what do you think makes a funny or good title?
There’s a no man’s land between WhAt An OuTrAgEoUs TiTLe with lots of weird words and one that’s just tongue-in-cheek with a straight face.
Counterfeit Monkey is brilliant because it hints at concept, mechanics, and plot in two words.
That’s my ideal: one or two words hopefully with a pun or a bluntness or a double entendre that makes wry sense with what the game is.
I’m also a sucker for a good over-lengthy/“pompous” title.
Reference and Representation: An Approach to First-Order Semantics
So straight-faced, there’s gotta be some irony and I’m interested.
Leather Goddesses of Phobos
A Freak Accident Leaves Seattle Pantsless
You know what you’re in for.
And Then You Come to a House Not Unlike the Previous One
Wordy in a good way, suggesting recursion and meta.
Blunt. Exactly how the main character communicates.
The Trolley Problem Problem
The End of Earth, and you are a victim/survivor of this incident at least, depending on which way you look at it.
Redundancy or verbosity conveys a particular sort of corporate obliviousness.
Something that can either totally work or totally not since it’s overused is [Something] Simulator [Year] which usually implies an absurd reductionist perspective of a subject.
Clearly if you want to win Aster’s heart, you need to write a game with a supernatural event at a chain restaurant.
Petition to turn this into a game jam, or for someone to turn this into a series.
Dibs on Summoning Demons at Chick-fil-A.
There’s a chain of (quite okay, lunch-focused) restaurants in The Netherlands called La Place, so I’ll have to go with La Place’s Demon.
Oh I can just imagine him: drunk as a skunk on watery mimosas at 11:37, haranguing the waitresses about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle anytime they have to check on him, until the manager’s forced to come out.
Good premise, but I’m afraid they don’t have mimosas! They might have some beers. I think Belgian abbey beers would fit best.
Bagsy Happy Eater, the sadly missed British roadside restaurant chain with the best logo in graphic design history:
Working title: Haunting at the Happy Eater, Horsham.
I did have a dream once where I made an IF called “on getting your tarot read in the line at mcdonalds” (which was a clear riff on 16 ways to kill a vampire at mcdonalds), I might change it to another chain like. burger king or sonic
Kentucky Fried Wiccan.
(Click below if you want to see how little help ChatGPT was in coming up with this pun. Spoiler: very very little.)