Anatomy of a Twister (title)
With Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister Special Edition currently in preorders through June 16, we wanted to go back and give you a little background on how we named this game.
Here is the overview that design sent over:
A new assignment sends Nancy undercover as part of a Storm Chasers team in Oklahoma to investigate competitive rivalries that may have gone too far in the heart of Tornado Alley. In a hotly contested race to win the $100,000,000 grant at stake, the leading team has only to find one perfect twister to test their new system and win the grand prize, not to mention meteorological renown in the scientific community. But the team’s equipment and findings are turning up in pieces, jeopardizing their safety in the midst of a major tornado outbreak, and Nancy must race against the clock to discover the culprit before it is too late. When Nancy finds herself directly in the tornado's path of a raging storm, can she catch the villain and save the study, and her life, before the tornado blows it all away?
We then had a brain storming session where we made a list of all the words that are related to the game:
Tornado Hunt Tornado Alley Sabotage Cyclone Oklahoma Twister Weather Forecasting Terror Flight Escape Wrath Nature Storm chasers Race Threat Warning Watch Chase Whirlwind Fury Trouble Path Treachery Danger Looming Doom Impending Fields
Skies Cloud Storm Spotting Stormy Darkness
Tempest Prairie Competition Desolation Dust Bowl Destruction Wind Cataclysm Chaos Peril “Okie” Howl Plains Thunder Roar Billowing Funnel Alarms
Siren Wail Rush Traitor Saboteur Imminent Core punch Twisterville Signs
As you can tell, we chose words related to danger, mystery, Oklahoma, weather, and storms. We then took these words and combined them into a bunch of phrases to try to describe the game. Some of them made sense and some of them didn't.
Escape from Twisted Gables Threat of the Tempest
Traitor of the Tornado Escape from Twister Prairie
Trailing the Tornado Tornado Hunters
In Nature’s Wrath Treachery in the Tempest
Terror from the Skies Siren of the Storm
Signs of Sabotage Skies of Destruction
Flight of the Storm chasers Path of Peril
Fraught with Sabotage Twister Sabotage
Tornado Trouble/Treachery/Terror The Trouble with Tornados
Fields/Funnels of Fury Chase the Cyclone
Sabotage of the Storm chasers Whirlwind of Danger/Sabotage
Wrath/Wail of the Whirlwind Eyes on the Tornado
Sabotage in the Sky/Storm Racing the Tornado’s Roar
Funnel of Fear Tornadoing the Competition
Storms/Skies of Sabotage To Watch the Weather’s Wrath
Hunt/Terror of the Wailing Whirlwind
And then marketing narrowed it down to the top 5 titles and everyone voted on which one they liked best and that's how we ended up with Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister.
Are there any titles on this list that you like or word that you would string together to create a title? Leave us a comment and let us know. We'd love to hear your creative ideas!