Phantasmaburbia

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

And the Title Is...

Phantasmaburbia.


Thanks Alex Stiskal! Let's celebrate with the first screenshot of battle!
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You'll find that it plays a lot like Dubloon, with a number of refinements. Looking forward to sharing more down the road! Keep your eyes peeled for a free demo or two as I get more of the game together.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

*Weeping over the name "Phantasmburbia"*

orange08 said...

That light looks a bit awkward.. not sure what's wrong with it though...

A.J. said...

Perhaps he should make it fade out a bit smoother. Yea, I think that would do a lot for it.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like "masturbation" too much.

Anonymous said...

Dangit, I was really hoping for "Specterhood"...

Someone said...

Sorry, but I also think this is a bit awkward...

Banov said...

Call it "Phanta" or "burbia" for short. I think you'll warm up to it if you're still one of the nay-sayers. I like it!

It also sounds like some of you are confused on the pronounciation ("masturbation"? "Phantasm-burbia?"). It's spelled Phantasmaburbia, pronounced Fan-taz-ma-ber-bee-ah.

I liked Specterhood too, but it had its own issues. See this comment I wrote on the last post: "Specterhood would be great if it didn't have a couple misleading connotations. The wording makes me think of "the 'hood," which sounds wannabe ghetto or something. It also sounds like "specterhood" as in "godhood," which might make you think you play as a ghost or something.

If this were the same game, but you control a ghost and you're in the ghetto, then Specterhood would be the best title undoubtedly."


Phantasmaburbia is cool. It's a clever combination of suburbia and phantasmagoria. In a list of titles, it's one that sticks out really easily. It sounds a little dark and a little silly, which I think reflects well the mood of the game. And remember that it's only a title! The content of the game should not at all diminished by your like or dislike of the title. As long as it is making strangers check it out because the name "Phantasmaburbia" looks different and exciting, it's doing its job.

Anonymous said...

I mean the title looks too much like "Masturbation". I don't care about how it's pronounced. That's all.

Banov said...

I don't see it at all unless I really look for it. You should get you mind out of the gutter, or at least stop thinking about masturbation.

Nathan said...

I'm getting pumped for this! I think it's a nice title. Go Banov!

How's the ipod game coming? and crazy over goo? I still have never played it because I was waiting for your new version. Maybe I'm missing something?

Anonymous said...

I really don't think "Specterhood" makes you think of "the hood". Perhaps if you're american.