Indie Studio 'Hates' Its Name, Tries On A Size Five

"I've always hated the name Zombie Cow Studios," says Zombie Cow Studios' Dan Marshall. "It was a mistake from Day One." So the maker of Privates and Time Gentlemen, Please! is putting in for some new letterhead and business cards with the name Size Five Games on them.

"To me, it felt like the sort of name a try-hard 14-year-old would come up with," Marshall writes on Zombie Cow Size Five's blog. "Arf arf, gore is COOL. Well, it turns out actually cows are stupid."

Marshall said "Zombie Cow" was "awkward to say out loud in front of grown-ups," and that mentions of the company name made his "heart sink every time." Ouch.

"There's no point going through life putting up with something that makes you unhappy if it's completely within your power to change it," he said. So voila.

What does "Size Five" mean? "Loads of things, personally. But importantly: we make the fifth size of game," Marshall says. And as to that, he swears he's been hard at work on a new game. "It's completely self-financed. It's the best-looking thing I've ever put together by far, and I'm extremely eager to show it off," he says. "The first screenshots and info will be out soon-ish, I hope."

Formerly Zombie Cow Studios [Size Five Games]


    Why did they even call it Zombie Cow in the first place? To compete with Robot Ninja and Spork Insanity dev studios?

    "Marshall said “Zombie Cow” was “awkward to say out loud in front of grown-ups,” and that mentions of the company name made his “heart sink every time.” Ouch."


    At the risk of flamage, I like the name. It has Zombie, which is always awesome, and Cow, giver of deelishus milk. Whats not to like?

    “Zombie Cow” was “awkward to say out loud in front of grown-ups,”

    Gee, how about some maturity and conviction? The kind that allows you to realise that you are just as grown up as anyone else and not care what others think.

    If you're genuinely saying that "grown ups" are publishers/funders and "awkward" is they declined to invest, then I understand, doesn't make it right but you could just say so.

    Hell, I think 'Apple Computers' sounds stupid.

      Apple has pulled "Computer" out of it's name and is now Apple Inc.

        Oh No! Even worse.

          "Hello I am an investor, what is your company?"


          "My mistake, I was looking for electronics."

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