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Title: New name for my software label!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on September 16, 2007, 03:40:27 PM
I'm setting up a Retro label to release games on and supply trades and new cartridges etc. I would like to ask the community if they have any ideas for a new for this label. i have a few ideas but I'm always open to suggestions. Come on guys what do you think?? :-\


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: manopac on September 16, 2007, 08:25:06 PM
retronics

Edit: just googled it ... amazing ... every name I come up with (being it my band or whatever) is already used ... retronics, rectronic, retronix ... even every damn variation !!)


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on September 16, 2007, 08:30:47 PM
Thanks will put it down on the list


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Rafael on September 16, 2007, 10:07:29 PM
Certainly you already think about things like: Andy Games or Andy Soft.
For what machines you want to make releases?


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Janzl on September 16, 2007, 11:05:12 PM
Well I had a name once I wanted to use for myself but it will never happen: 'Dusty Bits'. So I put it here as an option for you.


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on September 16, 2007, 11:20:58 PM
Dusty Bits made me laugh  :D Could have itchy bits or something else like that. As for Andy Soft etc I like these too, please keep thinking of a name!


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Ozyr on September 17, 2007, 12:00:24 AM
Double on Andy Soft - sounds great!

If you want something odd, use first Initial and last name backwards: Rynda Soft

just a thought...  :P


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: fernandotcl on September 18, 2007, 11:56:08 PM
Andysoft sounds great. Two more suggestions: Andyvision, Andyvox.

When I was 12 I wanted to create a software house called Avalanche Software. I even created a logo and some demos.

Good luck.


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Janzl on September 19, 2007, 08:22:47 AM
There actually is a softwarehouse called avalanche  :)


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: dronspa on September 19, 2007, 04:12:50 PM
Yeah, Andysoft sounds very good!!

Good luck Andy, I'm sure that your games will be great homebrews!


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: almoehi on September 19, 2007, 08:02:27 PM
What about Andypac


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on September 22, 2007, 02:50:04 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions but I've gone for :--

RETROGENESIS

I have chosen this because we will be giving new life to old console systems.


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: list on September 22, 2007, 10:29:49 PM
A tad SEGAery  :-\


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Rafael on September 23, 2007, 01:48:26 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions but I've gone for :--

RETROGENESIS

I have chosen this because we will be giving new life to old console systems.

Well, Andy. If you made this choose it?s Ok. But it really seems something directed to Sega Genesis. If you want to use the word retro, Manopac gave a lot of good sugestions.


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Ozyr on September 23, 2007, 02:25:43 AM
Seems fine to me. Retrogenesis:

Retro - Imitation of a style, fashion, or design from the recent past.
Genesis - the origin or mode of formation of something.

From the dictionary. No mention of Sega to be found...

or in my own words, each to their own. If Andy likes it, go for it!  8)


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Janzl on September 23, 2007, 08:24:49 AM
If this software-house is a thing you want to do as a hobby, I completely agree with Ozyr.

But from a commercial point of view,as your name is part of your 'shop-window' Retro fans will probably at first hand associate it with Sega. I don't know exactly what your plans for your software-house are but if you want to support multiple retro-platforms this name might be a bit to "Partial".

But hey, do it your way  :) this is just a tip.


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: list on September 23, 2007, 08:26:47 AM
of course its his choice no one is disputeing that fact

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Genesis - the origin or mode of formation of something.

From the dictionary. No mention of Sega to be found...

it was genesis was also used for the name of the mega drive in north america
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Mega_Drive

and i bet it has no mention of it in any dictionary anywhere in the world


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on September 23, 2007, 05:53:44 PM
Wow didnt think about the Sega aspect of things and i have one sat 6 inches away from my left typing hand here! As for a commercial point of view, i'm doing it just for fun, I like retro gaming, if I make any money from this it will only probably get ploughed back into collecting videopac or some other stuff.  8)


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Janzl on September 23, 2007, 08:10:37 PM
Well, if you're just doing it just for fun you could call it 'Bits of Bollocks' for al I care  ;) I have worked at an advertising agency, must have infected me a bit I guess ;)


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: Rene_G7400 on September 24, 2007, 12:58:41 AM
I thought Genesis is originally a part of the Bible, so it has nothing to do with Sega.


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: ANDYRYALS on September 24, 2007, 05:50:01 PM
very smart comment rene!


Title: Re: New name for my software label!
Post by: manopac on September 25, 2007, 02:18:29 PM
well ... its always the context that counts ...

Church: book in the bible
record store: popular band
video game software: Sega ...