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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

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We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong Question

We're going to keep the name gamdev.stackexchange.com. But we WILL be setting up redirects from the more "popular" domains names (e.g. seasonedadvice.com to cooking.stackexchange.com, basicallymoney.com to money.stackexchange.com, and others as we go through the list).

New question: "Write and Elevator Pitch / Tagline!"

Click here to contribute ideas and vote.

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Post your ideas for a dot-com domain name for this website, which captures the spirit and intent of the site, namely:

{name} is intended for expert and advanced gamers on all consoles and computers, including, but not limited to...

  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Asset Creation
  • Writing for Games

Please follow these guidelines:

  • Check to see if the domain is taken or squatted before making the name suggestion. Squatted and taken names, however clever, are not helpful. You can use whois.net to check availability. (EDIT: Read this post regarding squatted names).
  • Post one domain per answer. This makes the voting process much easier. If domains are very similar (e.g. "dev" and "devs"), they can be in the same answer.
  • Make sure the domain wasn't already suggested. To search within this question, use a search query such as: inquestion:1 "example.com" replacing example.com with the domain to search for.
  • When coming back to this question, make sure to sort the answers "newest first", as to not miss new proposals.
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marked as duplicate by Robert Cartaino Oct 9 '10 at 1:16

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Guess we should get started with that stuff here also :p \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 14 '10 at 19:20
  • \$\begingroup\$ Use bust a name to generate domain names. \$\endgroup\$ – Fire Jul 14 '10 at 21:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Fire Bustaname only checks for 404 like content. I got a few false positives from it. Still pretty cool for thinking of stuff though. \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 15 '10 at 1:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897435.aspx ^^ \$\endgroup\$ – Tamara Wijsman Jul 15 '10 at 11:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ Can we get a few game development domains that aren't programming-related? Coding is a relatively small part of the gamedev process, and I'd love to see some ideas that focus on the game part of things. \$\endgroup\$ – ZorbaTHut Jul 17 '10 at 8:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ZorbaTHut Going to find thats what the bulk of the suggestions come from since this place spawned from a programming community. \$\endgroup\$ – Jesse Dorsey Jul 17 '10 at 15:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ Is finding a domain name still relevant? nothingtoinstall.com was only life for half a day before it was renamed back to webapps.stackexchange.com \$\endgroup\$ – Hendrik Brummermann Oct 3 '10 at 20:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm of the mind that gamedev.stackexchange.com is superior to all of the below suggestions, perhaps only short of my suggestion. :) \$\endgroup\$ – dash-tom-bang Oct 7 '10 at 21:29

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Beyond Polygons

BeyondPolygons.com

Available.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I actually like this one a bunch. Stands out and is quite relevant. \$\endgroup\$ – Ólafur Waage Jul 20 '10 at 21:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ This neatly nails my "something that isn't just about programming" request. It's game-related, without limiting itself to any particular genre or style of game - if anything, it explicitly avoids limiting itself to any particular style. I approve highly and would vote up multiple times if possible. \$\endgroup\$ – ZorbaTHut Jul 21 '10 at 23:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ don't like it because it sounds like the site will be about 3D modelling to me. At least half the questions are about 2D games anyway. \$\endgroup\$ – Iain Jul 30 '10 at 10:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ Now registered by Stack Overflow! Looks like this will be our name :) \$\endgroup\$ – Ricket Jul 30 '10 at 19:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Ricket: Registration does not indicate acceptance at all! I register any names that show momentum or promise. Carry on. \$\endgroup\$ – Robert Cartaino Jul 30 '10 at 20:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ Gotcha, sorry. I didn't know you were actually preemptively registering domains, but I'm glad you are! \$\endgroup\$ – Ricket Aug 2 '10 at 14:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ Seems to much driving on the graphics / 3D train to me. Games are not (only) that. \$\endgroup\$ – Suma Sep 9 '10 at 7:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Suma: That is what "beyond" is supposed to mean. \$\endgroup\$ – Spoike Sep 9 '10 at 9:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ I am not native English speaker, hence my understanding is likely to be inaccurate. I understood Beyond like "the invisible background" (i.e. what makes polygons to be there). \$\endgroup\$ – Suma Sep 9 '10 at 19:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ I am not a fan of putting a 3D bent on the domain, either. \$\endgroup\$ – dash-tom-bang Sep 14 '10 at 1:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Suma: beyond can mean "behind", or it can mean "in addition to". So in this case, "beyond polygons" can sort of mean "more than just polygons". You had the first or second definition, but it is implied to be the third: wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=beyond \$\endgroup\$ – Ricket Sep 16 '10 at 11:37
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    \$\begingroup\$ This feels a bit too graphics oriented, however, the site is too programing oriented. Maybe this will create some balance? \$\endgroup\$ – deft_code Sep 17 '10 at 17:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Dates the site. Will be outdated when we render using nurbs. \$\endgroup\$ – bobobobo Dec 11 '10 at 3:03
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GameTestPatch.com

Play on Game, Set, Match. Maybe we don't have that many game developers who are also tennis players.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think it's cute. \$\endgroup\$ – Justin L. Jul 16 '10 at 10:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 I like it a lot! \$\endgroup\$ – knight666 Jul 22 '10 at 7:26
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TheGameLoop.com

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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 Not taken, only problem is that people could type GameLoop.com instead. \$\endgroup\$ – Tamara Wijsman Jul 14 '10 at 20:58
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    \$\begingroup\$ I like it though I agree that simply GameLoop.com might be a better solution. \$\endgroup\$ – SD021 Jul 14 '10 at 21:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, but GameLoop.com has been taken already. They could try to buy it from them... \$\endgroup\$ – Tamara Wijsman Jul 14 '10 at 21:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ According to whois and some searching, this is the blog of gameloop.com's registrant. He also registered gameloop.net. According to the Wayback machine, it was a site for a "Gameloop, Inc." in 2001 but has been through various "coming soon" pages since May 2001. Asking might be worth a try. \$\endgroup\$ – Firas Assaad Jul 15 '10 at 17:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @TomWij: gamedevs are the kind of usebase that would recover from that problem either by adding the, bookmark the site or use Google Chrome. ;P \$\endgroup\$ – Spoike Jul 16 '10 at 6:54
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    \$\begingroup\$ it's a really great name but "the" in the beginning is not nice. It's probably to long but how about something like "brokengameloop.com" (not taken btw) which also keeps in spirit with stackoverflow and serverfault naming scheme. \$\endgroup\$ – Raoul Jul 16 '10 at 10:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ -1 There is a game development conference held in boston called "Boston Game Loop" that actually has a pending trademark on Game Loop for conference purposes. I talked to the founders and they're not going to be dicks about it or anything, but it will present some confusion. \$\endgroup\$ – Jeff Jul 16 '10 at 13:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ I didn't like this one at first, but I've changed my mind. It's sort of catchy, describes community, and is common to most game developers.. not bad. I would think that a site that's been coming soon for 10 years is probably dead in the water and thus probably has an owner who wouldn't be beyond selling it. \$\endgroup\$ – Sean James Jul 18 '10 at 23:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm very torn. It's a nice name but "The" being in the domain really makes me hesitate... \$\endgroup\$ – Ricket Jul 21 '10 at 17:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Reminds me of "thefacebook" \$\endgroup\$ – Bryan Denny Aug 2 '10 at 19:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ Downvoted in current form. GameLoop.com would be perfect for me, however domain availability is a problem. \$\endgroup\$ – Suma Sep 9 '10 at 7:36
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BoundingBoxes.com

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InventingWorlds.com

Available (suggested since CreatingWorlds.com was a good suggestion but turned out to be taken)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 thanks for permutation :) it even sounds better to me \$\endgroup\$ – Tobias Kienzler Jul 22 '10 at 8:53
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From the classic game architecture functions Update() and Draw(), we could have:

UpdateDraw.com

(Available)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ And maybe the title could actually be Update();Draw(); or something? \$\endgroup\$ – Ricket Jul 21 '10 at 17:08
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InterestingDecisions.com

From "gaming is a series of interesting decisions", a pretty common (if controversial) quote.

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BadVertex.com

It's a bit too 3D specific but it keeps in spirit with Stack Overflow and Server Fault.

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Polygon Builders

PolygonBuilders.com

Available.

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GameBytes.com (available squatted)

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    \$\begingroup\$ My only problem with this is that it sounds like another gaming/community site. I don't think a developer would look at it and expect it to be about game development. I could be wrong though. \$\endgroup\$ – Sean James Jul 18 '10 at 23:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ This is not available. (although it is for sale, so I guess it counts as squatted). \$\endgroup\$ – Alconja Jul 21 '10 at 4:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm not sure how I missed that. I wonder if I misspelled it when I did the lookup. \$\endgroup\$ – Colin Gislason Jul 21 '10 at 15:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ You wouldn't be the first here :-7 \$\endgroup\$ – Tobias Kienzler Jul 22 '10 at 8:54
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WorldSpawners.com (Available)

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WhenItsDone.com

Squatted, but might be ok: See blog.

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GameBits.com (squatted)

I like bits, but only bytes is available.

Edit: I have moved GameBytes.com into its own answer.

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DevelopAGame

available as .com, .net, .org, .info

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DevelopingFun.com

We're having fun developing, as well as developing "fun" for the player. Pun-tastic!

Seems to be available.

Other possible puns: MakingFun.com, MakingOurOwnFun.com, etc.

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PushingPixels.com

(squatted)

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GameDevQuestions.com

Not terribly unique, but it is available.

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FirstPersonDeveloper.com

Available.

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OnlyTheGame.com

Available.

Play on words since: 1) game development is such an epic task that its only approached by the brave and 2) to those who build games, the only thing that matters is the game.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ 3) You only lost "The Game" \$\endgroup\$ – Ponkadoodle Jul 22 '10 at 6:23
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pathsolvers.com

(Available)

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SynthesizingReality.com

Available, sadly not super easy to spell esp. if you don't choose the American side of the s/z "debate." But it does explain what we do.

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GameDevScene.com or Game-Dev-Scene.com

Both seem to be available.

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gameworkshop.com

Taken, but not used.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Would be confused with games-workshop, makers of Warhammer/40k and such. \$\endgroup\$ – Drew Jul 23 '10 at 13:46
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DevDungeon.com (Because of the o'so many game dungeons we have completed/made)

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    \$\begingroup\$ I don't like it, it could seem like a D&D site... \$\endgroup\$ – DFectuoso Jul 27 '10 at 23:23
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adventurevat.com

available

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MeleeHeap.com

Game related melee + Code related Heaps

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InverseRoot.com or maybe InverseSquareRoot.com

In homage to the famous fast InvSqrt() function from Quake III Arena (and yes, 0x5f3759df.com is taken, but that's probably not most easily remembered/typed domain name anyway)

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    \$\begingroup\$ While I understand the reference, it doesn't exactly scream "Game Development" to the average game developer (or so I would think). \$\endgroup\$ – Smashery Jul 17 '10 at 8:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ Cute, but impractical. \$\endgroup\$ – knight666 Jul 22 '10 at 7:27
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BrokenGameLoop.com

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Level Too Hard

LevelTooHard.com

Available.

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Fellow Robot

FellowRobot.com

Available.

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