I'm really bad at naming things. Like hopelessly bad. I get scared. What if I commit to a name that ultimately doesn't suit my creation? Terrifying thoughts, right? But I digress.
My honours project still doesn't have a name. But what it does have is a one sentence and one paragraph summary. This is a tip that I picked up from my undergrad days. When first starting a project we were asked to write a sentence and a paragraph that would summarise our entire project. While it was hard as balls to do, it really helped with understanding and expressing the core of the project. It's a great tool to use for pitching your game to new people. So I present my one sentence and one paragraph for my game.
After her client dies, Reshmi takes it upon herself to solve his unjustly death.
After receiving a mysterious manuscript from a client, Reshmi goes to visit the author, Victor Thatch, in his house, only to find him dead. Thatch’s last draft details a murder that is uncannily similar to his own. Could he have foretold his own untimely death? With the draft as a guide, Reshmi uses her personality to reveal the murderer and bring them to justice.
What tips do you guys use when first starting a project?