What's in a name?


Greetings, everyone! While we’ve received a lot of amazing feedback during our Kickstarter, one of the bigger pieces of advice that’s stuck out is that we should probably consider renaming the game—obviously not the ideal situation, but I can definitely see it and it’s better to do it now rather than later.

Bevontule’s a cool word and all, but it has very little recognition, people tend to not remember it and people tend to not be able to pronounce it. So we wanted to pick something that’s more… ‘normal.’ Lately we’ve been focused on the name "Wellspring"— and this has a special significance, as ‘wellsprings’ are the latent energy ‘pools’ found throughout the continent of Onich.

Without further ado—let us know what you think!

  1. Wellspring : Altar of Roots
  2. Wellspring Story : Altar of Roots
  3. Wellspring Saga : Altar of Roots
  4. Kelvari Chronicles : Altar of Roots
  5. Keep "Bevontule : Altar of Roots", ya pansy!
  6. Something different? (please elaborate)

Thanks!

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You seem to like the whole Altar of Roots bit. Why not keep it simple and do
THE ALTAR OF ROOTS as the name? If that's a main part of the game anyways. That way you don't add anything new really for people to remember, you just cull the part that people get confused by.

 Or flip it, and do THE ALTAR OF ROOTS: Bevontule ? Then you get a simple pronouncable name that people can tell their friends, while keeping everything you wanted? Plus, a freaking root altar grabbed my attention. Sounds awesome.

Thanks for the feedback! The Altar of Roots bit was actually added as a subtitle specifically for the KS campaign--I'm not super attached to it one way or the other. We would like to maintain the momentum that is associated with the word "Bevontule" and since Altar of Roots is really only used to refer to a specific 'episode' of the overall series of games (Yeah, we probably won't be able to cram everything into a single game in any reasonable amount of time) we might go with something like "Wellspring : Rise of Bevontule." Not 100% sold, but that's the direction I'm leaning in so far. Thanks again! :)

-Derek