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Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 13:56
We seem to be getting good coverage chaps and I'm wondering if it might be a good time to consider a rebranding of WMD to a more commercially friendly name?

Kickstarter is a great name IMO. I think we might benefit from something more punchy/catchy.

Thoughts and suggestions please.

Poll here: http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?4581-WMD-Rebranding-(name)

fredo76
28-03-2012, 13:59
Crowdstarter

Priit Vork
28-03-2012, 14:01
Dev(elopment) Launcher

Big Ron
28-03-2012, 14:02
Moneycatcher or Crowdfunder would be my first ideas.

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:03
Some variation on

Seed
Phoenix
Conception
Concept
Nucleus

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 14:07
Wildfire?

2fast2drive
28-03-2012, 14:07
I too think WMD is not catchy... Weapon of Mass Destruction...

hmm is the rebranding going to be focused on the pCARS title or this community alone?

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:07
Blaze

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 14:08
LaunchTitle.

Machinaea
28-03-2012, 14:09
Community Driven Development
Community Funded Development

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:09
Spark
Ignite
Ignition

Tero Rehnman
28-03-2012, 14:09
Crowdbacker, maybe. :)

Simon Ashbourne
28-03-2012, 14:09
Bringiton
GameFarm
Cultivator
Deliverit
GamerPowered

Danny Giusa
28-03-2012, 14:09
InsertHere

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:09
Free Beer
Large Breasts

Laschlo
28-03-2012, 14:10
Mayby "Launch Control"

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:10
Mayby "Launch Control"Launch Pad?

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:11
Lift Off

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 14:11
Launch Pad?

LaunchPad is good. is it better than LaunchTitle?

Are Leistad
28-03-2012, 14:12
^ Yes.

drandiiski
28-03-2012, 14:13
I like Ignition. Maybe Devignition?

Remco Van Dijk
28-03-2012, 14:13
LaunchPad subtly implies a platform (for crowdfunding). I like it.

Big Ron
28-03-2012, 14:13
Prelude?

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 14:14
Yeah, I really like LaunchPad. URL is gone though.

FLX81
28-03-2012, 14:14
Huh? I think WMD and what the acronym stands for is very cool actually. I wouldnt change that unless somebody can come up with something truly marvellous.

Now the Project CARS logo, on the other hand... (sorry, speed1!)

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:15
how about Launch Pad Portal or some variation.

http://www.launchpadportal.com/

Remco Van Dijk
28-03-2012, 14:16
HeadStart
FUNDament

drandiiski
28-03-2012, 14:16
DevBOX

Mihkel Kytt
28-03-2012, 14:17
Onset

ibby
28-03-2012, 14:18
Mass Effect ? ah.. shit ^^

gathering of nerds ?

occupy gamestreet ?

boost-a-dev?

gamethrower...

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 14:18
how about Launch Pad Portal or some variation.

http://www.launchpadportal.com/

A bit long.

We're chasing launchpad.com now.

Patrick Kulinski
28-03-2012, 14:18
Dev(elopment) LauncherEither this or...

Dev(eloper) Portal

Are Leistad
28-03-2012, 14:18
Progenitor
Projector
DreamFoundation
DreamFunder
GameGrower
Initiator

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 14:19
Gamagio :)

petervermeulen78
28-03-2012, 14:21
I don't know if we should change the name of WMD and what it stands for. It has a certain ring to it.
On the other hand it's not a catchy commercial thing. So I do understand the question that's brought up. But do we want/need that for such a portal?

Also if we get a new name you'll have to include the hint what it refers to as well.
Beeing a portal for Mass Development that funded for a part by the crowd.

Just my 2 penies on this. Don't have an idea about a different name. So curious what idea's will pop-up.

FLX81
28-03-2012, 14:21
Howzabout Shutupandletssticktowhatwegotcauseallthesenamesarentringingmybell(nopuninteded)

Laschlo
28-03-2012, 14:22
Launch Pad?
I like it!

Joven
28-03-2012, 14:23
Magic give us money you get game and money fountain.
Community Gameshaping

Maybe find the most googled phrases for game development or upcoming games and just stick em in, one big buzzword filled title and a webpage that would make a link farm proud.

Simon Ashbourne
28-03-2012, 14:24
Teamgame

drandiiski
28-03-2012, 14:25
gamecraft

SOXY
28-03-2012, 14:26
www.getstarted.net

:confused:

Torsten Schmitt
28-03-2012, 14:26
crowdedClowd

Rob Prange
28-03-2012, 14:27
Launchpad is awesome! :)

Domain is just parked as well.

fredo76
28-03-2012, 14:27
icanhazfund.com

Priit Vork
28-03-2012, 14:27
LaunchPad reminds me too much of this: https://launchpad.net/

Miguel Garcia
28-03-2012, 14:28
Clutch Overheating


Overheating On

fredo76
28-03-2012, 14:30
launchpool.com

Bergs
28-03-2012, 14:30
skilldevgame ( skill dev game )

sic_kapkan
28-03-2012, 14:36
sourced
))

Justin Cruze
28-03-2012, 14:37
InterAction
MindStorm
ConceptBox
:a05:

Or perhaps we can just get away with iWMD - the diminitive i will automatically make it popular. In theory.

Mark Adams
28-03-2012, 14:37
Few I wrote down earlier:

MoneyTree
Catapult
Springboard
Reach
BreakAssist
ChainReaction
Gener8
Genesis

(Sorry, not great, I know...LaunchPad is great if we can make that work)

sic_kapkan
28-03-2012, 14:38
mewithyou

fredo76
28-03-2012, 14:38
[...] Or perhaps we can just get away with iWMD - the diminitive i will automatically make it popular. In theory.

and sued. really :)

Simon Ashbourne
28-03-2012, 14:38
Launchpad.net is a collaboritive software site...might cause confusion

Zulu
28-03-2012, 14:41
Inception
Genesis

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 14:42
Again, think URL's guys.

fredo76
28-03-2012, 14:45
i like the rocket launch implications.

liftoff.com
wehavealiftoff.com
ignitionstarted.com

ibby
28-03-2012, 14:45
gamehatch.com ?

speed1
28-03-2012, 14:45
DevBase
GameBase

edit: shit url problem again :rolleyes:

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:45
gamelaunchpad.com
devlaunchpad.com

are available if they're not too long

drandiiski
28-03-2012, 14:47
gamecraft.com doesn't open anything
devbox.com is a placeholder
devignition.com is taken

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 14:47
i like the rocket launch implications.

liftoff.com
wehavealiftoff.com
ignitionstarted.com

I mean, find ones that aren't taken :)

Mike Laskey
28-03-2012, 14:48
Some good ones above. Modify by prefixing with "indie", eg. indiespringboard. indielaunchpad is already gone though.

indiestarter
indiestartup
indiegamestarter
indieentrepreneur
indiefirebox
indiegenerator

Marton Szamos
28-03-2012, 14:50
Quickload

Quicklaunch

Davide Rizzo
28-03-2012, 14:50
SlightlyMadLauncher.com

No results on google :P

Eric Zehnder
28-03-2012, 14:52
NerdsQA4U
Cutco
Edgecom
Interslice
Got01100011ProblemsButABugAin't00000001
Microsoft

Realistically:
MadLaunchPad
SlightlyMadLaunchPad
DevStarter

AngeloMertel
28-03-2012, 14:52
KickPad5withKickOS6:stupid:

Mihkel Kytt
28-03-2012, 14:52
Enter

SOXY
28-03-2012, 14:53
www.madstarted.com

www.madstudios.com

ibby
28-03-2012, 14:54
mustgatherresources.com ;)
itsalive.com
gamespring.com

Michael Kondos
28-03-2012, 14:54
gameovulation.com <--- lol
gameception.com <-- instead of conception :P lol
congregametion.com

I think I was thinking about sex during this lol wierd

Are Leistad
28-03-2012, 14:55
CrowdCorp (crowdcorp.net (.com taken, but no real site))
GameEnabler (gameenabler.com)

Vittorio Rapa
28-03-2012, 14:56
www.start.it (http://www.start.it) :P

SOXY
28-03-2012, 14:57
UpRise

www.uprise.com or .net

Nick Claydon
28-03-2012, 14:58
Voltage
Volt pack
Cracker
SimBad (as in sinbad )
Flyer

Rob Prange
28-03-2012, 14:58
www.start.it (http://www.start.it) :P

I actually like the idea of using a domain ending in a creative way. There are several domains that can be used for such stuff (.in, .me etc.)

avl121
28-03-2012, 14:59
Racestorming

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 14:59
Something along the lines of DevNation, GameLegion both of those have .com already taken but others are free

Vittorio Rapa
28-03-2012, 15:01
www.start.it (http://www.start.it) :P

I actually like the idea of using a domain ending in a creative way. There are several domains that can be used for such stuff (.in, .me etc.)

even ad is available.. but i don't like how it looks: www.launchp.ad

Hmm.. naaaa. While with "it" (Italian.. what coincidence) sounds a way more natural.

KAMPFBIBER81
28-03-2012, 15:01
Too much apple associations... pad everywhere.. pff :)

LauchControl
ControlTower
ControlCenter

Alejandro Gorgal
28-03-2012, 15:02
Besides being a bit long, what's the problem with WMD? I personally quite like it.

wizza
28-03-2012, 15:02
Evolution
ReGenerate
Injector
:D

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 15:04
www.makeit.so

:)

Rob Prange
28-03-2012, 15:05
Besides being a bit long, what's the problem with WMD? I personally quite like it.

Well there's always the problem that the abbreviation is associated with another word.

Nick Claydon
28-03-2012, 15:05
DumpValve

ibby
28-03-2012, 15:05
how about gametorrent.com ?
Every kid searching for gametorrents would find a crowdsourcing site ;D

YANNLEBLANC
28-03-2012, 15:05
Devsandchaps.
Greymaterial.
GoUpSystem.

:rolleyes:

SOXY
28-03-2012, 15:06
www.originate.net

www.origigate.com

:a05:

ONT
28-03-2012, 15:06
THE GAME FOUNDRY

Where you pour in ideas, mold them and let them solidify.

.com not taken.

Nick Claydon
28-03-2012, 15:06
Whogivsaf.uk ?

Bean0
28-03-2012, 15:08
Launch Control

Has both motoring and rocket meanings, launchcontrol.com seems to be available too.

Neil Hopwood
28-03-2012, 15:11
Well there's always the problem that the abbreviation is associated with another word.

I think that's why it works.

It attracts your attention, and that's what you want.

To all the launch ideas rockethub.com is a fundraising site so the ideas been done.

Miguel Garcia
28-03-2012, 15:12
ProSeries
RacingSeries

chickster25
28-03-2012, 15:14
codefinger.co.uk
codefingers.co.uk
codehands.co.uk
evocode.co.uk

fredo76
28-03-2012, 15:15
pushthepedal.com is free, Ian :)

GAT_Montana
28-03-2012, 15:17
Whats about:

http://www.airborn.net

Suggests ...flying high into the sky....the dream of flying...etc...

Focus on the succesfull take off of a new company...

WIGG77
28-03-2012, 15:18
How about CGEvo (Communtiy game evolution)

cluck
28-03-2012, 15:18
Going along the lines of Vit's 'make.it' suggestion, how about 'fund.it' ?

BermudaKID
28-03-2012, 15:19
Community Assisted Development - CAD

Daniel Westlake
28-03-2012, 15:19
conceptboost.com
fullgridconcepts.com
ratchetdesigns.com
unrestricteddevelopment.com
fullfieldfoundations.com

Peter Ball
28-03-2012, 15:19
CodeAnTing.co.uk

We make a good ting better

Simon Kaminski
28-03-2012, 15:21
crowd-crafting.com

cluck
28-03-2012, 15:22
As a play on words, how about www.gamefundation.com (http://www.gamefundation.com) - it's also available (.co.uk is taken)

Jonathan Newsam
28-03-2012, 15:22
Fundcoder...

dusty
28-03-2012, 15:22
Wildfire?

sounds to much like project widfire - pwf. site that was test bed for first racing. (iracing)

Umer Ahmad
28-03-2012, 15:24
Ian, what's the image we're after? What feelings or emotions should the name conjure?

wildfire.com redirected me to Orange.com

and wildfire is a popular restaurant in Chicago. http://www.wildfirerestaurant.com/chicago

(let me know if you guys are ever in town, me and eracerhead will set it up right for you guys!)

dusty
28-03-2012, 15:25
A bit long.

We're chasing launchpad.com now.

sounds or reminds me of sony launchpad. not catchy or orignal. I am thinking hard. trying not to hurt myself lol.

dusty
28-03-2012, 15:27
Ready Steady Go - rsgo.com

http://www.godaddy.com/domains/searchresults.aspx?ci=16556&isc=goft2001eb

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 15:31
Ian, what's the image we're after? What feelings or emotions should the name conjure?

wildfire.com redirected me to Orange.com

and wildfire is a popular restaurant in Chicago. http://www.wildfirerestaurant.com/chicago

(let me know if you guys are ever in town, me and eracerhead will set it up right for you guys!)

Corporate but with a warm heart. Solidarity against the man.

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 15:32
As a play on words, how about www.gamefundation.com (http://www.gamefundation.com) - it's also available (.co.uk is taken)

That's good.

Catflavor
28-03-2012, 15:33
LaunchPad is good. is it better than LaunchTitle?

LaunchCode?

Gives more of a nod towards coding, has a real life meaning and slightly sci-fi feel :)

(There seems to be a placeholder site on launchcode.com and launchco.de has been taken)

Dude27
28-03-2012, 15:33
DevDrivers (free)
DevDriven (free)
VirtualNation Development (free)
MadFusionNation (free)
SlightlyMadMatters! game development (Free)
UKandoit! Game Development (free)
{St#rt!} gamed Development (free)

dusty
28-03-2012, 15:35
That's good.

to be really honest. I like your current name. it is straight to the point.
ill keep thinking though.

weimaraner
28-03-2012, 15:38
WMD --- "never touch a running system!"

cluck
28-03-2012, 15:39
That's good.Ta :) . Credit where credit is due, ONT's suggestion on page 5 got me thinking on these lines :).

ibby
28-03-2012, 15:39
Solidarity against the man ?


NOTea.com



Corporate but with a warm heart. Solidarity against the man.

Simon Kaminski
28-03-2012, 15:39
Ian what about choosing 3-4 good proposals you like and start a poll?

Ged Keaveney
28-03-2012, 15:42
THE GAME FOUNDRY

Where you pour in ideas, mold them and let them solidify.

.com not taken.I like this one.

Ben Buja
28-03-2012, 15:42
Yeah WMD makes me think of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which then makes me think of Bush and the war in Iraq. Not a good association.

chickster25
28-03-2012, 15:45
Using car and producing this together (coproduce) = carproduce.com

Or a work on collaborate = =car + laboratory + great games = carlabogreat.com :)

Millenium
28-03-2012, 15:47
I like WMD to be honest.

buzzin_nice
28-03-2012, 15:49
Formation or formation-racing

something short and quick, easily remembered and could be looked at like we have all formed to try and help drive the projected forward, could also be looked into like formation laps etc...

docgore
28-03-2012, 15:49
i also like WMD, the double meaning is a great catch... :) and i think the "brand" is well known by now

Lewis Hills
28-03-2012, 15:56
Got to agree, I like WMD, I think the vast majority of people appreciate the double meaning, and only a very small percentage would see any likeness in a dim light.

Jason Ganz
28-03-2012, 15:59
i like WMD. Why? Because it was developed by a worldwide mass of developers. Some in programming, some in gpu testing, some in input testing (ie: keyboard, fanatecs), some in graphics testing.

It truly is a world of mass developers who are going to massively destroy anything that's come before it.

Jason

buzzin_nice
28-03-2012, 16:02
to be fair i agree, and was concerned when i saw this thread. why change it now just when it seems so many more people have seen and are beginning to see WMD and know what it means. If we change names we may lose people who havent kept much up-to-date and also might confuse people.

Matthew Beeching
28-03-2012, 16:06
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5113/hoired.jpg

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 16:08
Using car and producing this together (coproduce) = carproduce.com

Or a work on collaborate = =car + laboratory + great games = carlabogreat.com :)

It's for WMD though, to take it to Kickstarter type levels. Which will mean not just car games.

Steve Broca
28-03-2012, 16:09
IndieGO

Roger Lee
28-03-2012, 16:09
I like WMD myself, plus all our videos have it branded all over them!!!!

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 16:09
I'll set up a poll.

One will be 'Keep WMD'.

Remco Van Dijk
28-03-2012, 16:10
www.WeMakeDreams.com ?

Dude27
28-03-2012, 16:10
SmithingGame... with passion


Like a lot, I still like WMD very much... (it turns something very bad into something more positive)

Steve Broca
28-03-2012, 16:13
repeating........


IndieGO

url is free too ;)

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 16:13
repeating........


IndieGO

url is free too ;)

There's an indieGoGo but I do really like that.

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 16:14
repeating........


IndieGO

url is free too ;)

http://www.123-reg.co.uk/order?domain=www.indiego&search=SEARCH&ajax_enabled=true

Steve Broca
28-03-2012, 16:16
Ah right. I just typed in the url and saw they didn't go anywhere.

Reaper 392
28-03-2012, 16:17
we could always go for a small change to sidestep the whole weapons of mass destruction thing; something like World of Community Development. however, i'm really not fussed by the whole WMD thing being associated with weapons

KoshaPashkin
28-03-2012, 16:18
YourDreamYourSim
DreamSim

Ian Bell
28-03-2012, 16:18
YourDreamYourSim
DreamSim

We can only allow developers making sims?

Steve Broca
28-03-2012, 16:18
IndieGO Games?

http://www.123-reg.co.uk/order?domain=www.indiego&search=SEARCH&ajax_enabled=true

dusty
28-03-2012, 16:18
It's for WMD though, to take it to Kickstarter type levels. Which will mean not just car games.

ah i understand now. you need something more fun sounding, more lightside.

Ready Steady Go .com ''rsgo.com'' / ''allrevedupdev.com'' ''revdupdevelopment.com''

Think of theme sitting at start line reving engine when the lights come on... it is a exciting feel along with sound of power of engine, mix in some music it will get people rev'd up.

Think emotions. Like no matter how many times I watch this is makes me want to hop in my online f77.


http://youtu.be/DRZovQzG9bk

So we need to capture the investors heart in total package. Just like this company below did, they made it personal by sharing idea, company name, their story, and storyline on what their producing. This all packaged together gave investors a feel good feeling about the company and the product.

take time to look at movie. Study there approach. For me it is well done and makes you feel good about there story and possible work ethic and creativity.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stoic/the-banner-saga

ArkhamUK
28-03-2012, 16:39
Ianbell.com? lol
Creativeterror.com
Jasonpenny.com! :p

TwistedNav
28-03-2012, 16:50
I agree that WMD should remain.

It catches one's attention through the obvious association and utterly subverts it. It says to me, 'you might think we're trying to be contentious, but take a look at what we are doing with it, and realise that we're reclaiming this acronym for the greater good.'

It works in a similar way to terms of abuse which have been reclaimed by the communities they were intended to disempower.

This also means that you don't have to spend time and money 're-imagining' the project. I would suggest that on the whole rebranding exercises are generally an excuse for self-important marketing gits to flounce around pretending to be intellectual and artistic at enormous cost to the client company. I know that won't be the case here, unless you intend to employ a marketing company, but still, you guys came up with WMD for a reason, and felt strongly enough about it to launch with it.

Have the courage of your convictions, and don't be bowed by commercial pressures into making it more fluffy. Isn't that the whole point of this exercise? To prove that the orthodox, tried and tested methods of churning out just another product can and should be challenged by something more radical and enlightened?

We're 'kicking against the pricks' as someone once said. Strength through mass development; innovation through mass development; perfection through mass development; this is the World of Mass Development.

[/soapbox]

Vittorio Rapa
28-03-2012, 16:56
Poll here: http://forum.wmdportal.com/showthread.php?4581-WMD-Rebranding-(name)