I’m currently making a game and I need an idea if I will choose a broad or specific title that I will use in my game. It’s a boss rush type of game and my idea is to just simply name it “Boss Rush”. Having a broader title will lead to showing almost always when a user search it but the game will shown more likely below. On the other hand, having a specific title will always on the top when searched because there’s only limited games that have the same name as yours but only few will search it (depends on how you promote your game). For example, in Google Play Store. If I name my game “Boss Rush” it more like shown at the bottom. I want to know your ideas on choosing whether broad or specific title will I choose.
I would say, avoid common words as titles to avoid being beaten by tags of popular games. If your name is unique, it should come up first.
But, that’s just a guess.
Warning: I’m not a lawyer, so I can be wrong.
So, your game’s name should be:
- registered as trademark
- have an unique logo (I mean game’s name with unusual style)
I recommend you try this site: https://www.uspto.gov/. You can try TESS and you can find trademarks, like “live” (active) and “dead” (not active). Also there’s other methods, if I can call so, like TESS. But you can use other sites, like USPTO, but it’s really not bad in my opinion site.
If you don’t register your game’s name as a trademark, so it can be easily copied or even stolen. So be careful with it.
Don’t confuse inspiration with plagiarism or vice versa.
Inspiration: you use idea, but you express it in your own way.
Plagiarism: you use idea, but you copy the expression from someone’s work to strong similarities with this work.
I don’t know what to say anymore, so that’s all