Archive for October, 2009

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

At long last, we have a winner!

Alex and I have gone through over 400 names, and there were some very interesting, entertaining, baffling, horrifying, charming, and “almost right” entries out there… However, we feel there is one that stands out for a number of reasons and that is the delightful:


We love the name as it nicely sums up the general mood of the game, and ties it in with the “flora” theme that sets our game apart from many other titles. It is also easy to remember, nice to say and hear, and nicely compact. In short: an excellent name!

Looks good in a screenshot too:
Eufloria screenie

It was quite hard to choose initially, We liked a range of other entries like: Arborealis, Bloom Automata, Flowbotica, Starboretum, Bloom (or variations thereof) and others.

We were especially thrilled by the fact that somebody submitted “Panda Box” as a name. It is an intriguing choice as it has the distinct quality of a brilliant name, yet there is no connection to our game whatsoever. We are tempted to create a game solely for the use of the name, but haven’t decided yet one way or another. What kind of game would it be?

Either way, Eufloria it is, so congratulations to our winner: Vernon Sydnor, for providing the winning entry and many thanks for helping us out. Enjoy your free games!

Special thanks to the lovely people at IGN and Direct2Drive who have done so much to make this contest a success. And finally, extra special thanks to all the great people who have submitted a staggering amount of names for us to pour and puzzle over.

You guys/gals are the best.

So, October 20th (aproximately) will be Eufloria Day, but meanwhile, you can purchase the pre-order for 25% off now until launch date!

UK link here.
US link here.