Eufloria

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:

“Eufloria”

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.

12 Responses

  1. Congrats to the winner, Eufloria’s a pretty cool name! Btw any chance Dyson…umm I mean Eufloria will make it to Impulse?

    Jug - October 3rd, 2009 at 4:24 am
  2. There is a good chance, but nothing official yet. We are currently evaluating or approaching additional digital distributors, so more news on this soon :-)

    Rudolf - October 3rd, 2009 at 9:42 am
  3. I still think my name should have won.. “Advanced Fruitfly Simulator”

    Gravious - October 3rd, 2009 at 3:17 pm
  4. I wonder, will you change/redirect the main website to fit the new name?

    BroodKiller - October 3rd, 2009 at 3:57 pm
  5. Impulse? Steam! Will preorder as soon as available there! :)

    Allen - October 3rd, 2009 at 6:02 pm
  6. Good name. Looking forward to it. Will it be available on Steam at some point?

    Erik Max Francis - October 3rd, 2009 at 7:36 pm
  7. I will pre order it when it’s on steam =D

    hl2mukkel - October 4th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
  8. Yes, Steam, and other other distributors will soon join the game. :-)

    Rudolf - October 4th, 2009 at 2:44 pm
  9. Yeah, as tempting as the 25% off offer is, I don’t really like D2D all that much, I don’t want to mess with keys and installers and their 50kb/s download speeds. The whole thing is so informal, so decentralized it feels as though I’m pirating the game!

    Steam is a billion times simpler and I feel like I’ve giving my money to someone I can trust. Besides, 1mb/s download speeds is where it’s at :D

    ryandaniels - October 4th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
  10. I just puked a little in my mouth.

    I hope I don’t have to bruteforce too much on my way to re-rename my copy back to just ‘Dyson’.

    digitalAngst - October 4th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
  11. I like this name more and more each time I think about it. Congrats!

    durandal - October 5th, 2009 at 1:23 am
  12. Yup As much as I’d like the pre order discount, I’ll wait for Steam, most of my good new games are there. Like the simplicity and unlimited re-downloads.

    Like the new Name alot, though it will always be Dyson in my heart :)

    Dave W - October 6th, 2009 at 9:47 am

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