Game Name Conundrum

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Game Name Conundrum

Postby puffleboi » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:24 am

What do you think is the best name for Doom that is mostly agreed on cuz it's very confusing.
It is said that it's Doom, but it was stylized as DooM then later as DOOM. :|
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby Caligari87 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:01 am

"Doom" is the proper noun. All the variants are just stylized, they're not different names. Use whichever makes sense depending on context and desire for style.

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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby Gez » Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:39 am

On Id Software's part it was always stylized as "DOOM" ever since its original announcement.

The "DooM" style was only ever used by fans.

I very much prefer it writing normally and styling is as "Doom"
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby wildweasel » Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:45 am

I'd always wondered why the fans kept using "DooM" to replicate the logo, when clearly they should be writing it as DᵒᵒM. ;)
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby puffleboi » Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:06 pm

Pondering about it, organizing Doom games ("iD Tech 1" ones) is a bit of a pain.
Doom I guess is the most agreed on but naming it something like "Doom II: Hell on Earth", it kinda lacks oomph. :|
"DOOM II: Hell on Earth" seems ideal but it feels odd for some reason. :?
"DooM II: Hell on Earth", no. :blergh:
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby m8f » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:52 am

puffleboi wrote:"iD Tech 1" ones
You also discovered Company Name Conundrum: id, iD, ID, or id Software?
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby Gez » Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:38 am

m8f wrote:
puffleboi wrote:"iD Tech 1" ones
You also discovered Company Name Conundrum: id, iD, ID, or id Software?

It's been styled as "id Sofware" by the company*. The normal styling would be "Id Software", with uppercased first letter since it's a proper name. ID implies an acronym, which it isn't*, since it's supposed to be the id as in id, ego, and superego of Freudian psychology. The styling "iD" is a complete aberration. If I may direct your attention to the logo that appears in Doom:

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does this look like an upper-case "d" to you?


* I've read that very early in the company's existence, they explained it as being ID for "In Demand", and there was also the thing about Romero's "Ideas from the Deep". But they solidified on "id" as the term from psychology quite soon.
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby puffleboi » Sat Aug 14, 2021 3:09 am

m8f wrote:You also discovered Company Name Conundrum: id, iD, ID, or id Software?

Yikes.

Gez wrote:It's been styled as "id Sofware" by the company*. The normal styling would be "Id Software", with uppercased first letter since it's a proper name. ID implies an acronym, which it isn't*, since it's supposed to be the id as in id, ego, and superego of Freudian psychology. The styling "iD" is a complete aberration. If I may direct your attention to the logo that appears in Doom:

does this look like an upper-case "d" to you?

* I've read that very early in the company's existence, they explained it as being ID for "In Demand", and there was also the thing about Romero's "Ideas from the Deep". But they solidified on "id" as the term from psychology quite soon.


My apologies. Misread the logo. :(
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby leileilol » Sat Aug 14, 2021 1:51 pm

At least it never was DooM: Evil Unleashed 3-D by I'd Software. I usually associate the DooM casing with fresh fans who are onboard for the alleged metal music parts.

but one casing I really hate to see sometimes, when some bring up certain 3d hardware technologies....


VooDoo

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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby Matt » Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:08 pm

Doom (capital D only) or doom (all lowercase).

Either something screenreader-friendly and normal and predictable, or I'm in a mood for avoiding capitalizing anything at all.
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby neoworm » Mon Aug 30, 2021 4:51 am

I like DooM and HeXen.
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby BigDaveHadSomeToo » Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:16 am

DººM :3:
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby Captain Ventris » Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:49 pm

DooM has the most swagger, but Doom is what I'd actually use in normal circumstances.
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby Gez » Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:53 am

Thing is that if you look at the logo, the letters are all about the same size. Yes, the D and the M are slightly larger, but not meaningfully so. Each letter has the same width, and it's really only the "lower spikes" of the outer letters that are bigger than those of the inner letters.

Illustration when you crop the Doom logo so the outer letters don't have more room than the inner letters:
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Re: Game Name Conundrum

Postby Rachael » Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:00 am

Doom. id Software.

I think 3 weeks is quite long enough to let a topic like this run ...
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