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Old 03 March 2004, 11:26   #1
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Not a game, but a company name ;)

Hey all,

I'm having trouble deciding on what the below should say, so any help would be appreciated.

Screenshot is from Arcade Pool.

Thanks

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I keep seeing "Anten", and I've also had "Amiga" suggested.
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Old 03 March 2004, 11:31   #2
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I think its "Antea" as the last letter is not wide enough to be another "N".
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Old 03 March 2004, 12:28   #3
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Old 03 March 2004, 13:10   #4
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Something like "Anter".

The last letter can't be an "n" because the curve is on the opposite side.

What's the game?
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Old 03 March 2004, 13:12   #5
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The more I look at the letters, the more confused I get...
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Old 03 March 2004, 13:49   #6
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"antitesi" ?
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Old 03 March 2004, 15:20   #8
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I think Anteri.

The game is by Mario Savoia, which is surely an Italian name. Anteri is a valid Italian word meaning "anthers". An anther is a part of a plant that contains pollen.
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Old 03 March 2004, 15:25   #9
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It looks more like "antitesi" in Italian, which is "antithesis" in English and means the complete opposite of something.

EDIT - sorry, forgot to mention that abelthorne has already suggested this!
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Old 03 March 2004, 15:38   #10
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This might make it clearer:
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Old 03 March 2004, 16:50   #11
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It looks more like "antitesi" in Italian, which is "antithesis" in English and means the complete opposite of something.
I considered that, but the babelfish didn't find a match. If it means antithesis, then that is probably what it is.
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I considered that, but the babelfish didn't find a match.
Well, this is definitely one of the unsteadier bases to form a conclusion on!

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I agree Antitesi looks a strong possibility. I can at least make the word out of the graphics, and the word itself means something.

I'd really like a confirmed result though.

Does anyone have any sort of current/old contacts at Team 17 ? I've heard they're not particularly friendly to emails asking questions about their Amiga days.
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Cody got in touch with a few Team 17 persons last year, for the article that appeared in APoV #1. The subject matter of the interviews was almost exclusively Amiga, so I guess they are still happy to talk about their Amiga days.

That's all the help I can offer. I don't personally have any contact with anybody Team 17, I'm afraid. Shame Cody's away for the weekend, really.
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I know the Team17 guys, but none of them will know/care. You'd need to find the original programmer.
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Question anwer, anweri or anwesi

Just thought I'd throw in my verdict - either ANWER or ANWERI or ANWESI. 2 other people at work (non Amiga people I might add) also think it is one of those.

I just can't see why the artist would make the AN part so wide then squash the TIT part together at the end. Ditto for the ESI part! It just seems wrong, even though the word may exist in Italian.

Remember Psygnosis is not actually a word either so it doesn't have to mean anything. Anwer could be the guys grandfathers name for all we know!
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Re: anwer, anweri or anwesi

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Remember Psygnosis is not actually a word either so it doesn't have to mean anything.
'Psygnosis' seems to come from two Greek words:

psy = mind (e.g. psychology, psyche)
gnosis = to know (e.g. gnosis, prognosis, agnostic)
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I've finally got in touch with Arcade Pool's programmer, Mario, and asked this question.

abelthorne is correct. The logo reads "antitesi" in Italian (which is "antithesis" in English).
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It looks more like "antitesi" in Italian, which is "antithesis" in English and means the complete opposite of something.

EDIT - sorry, forgot to mention that abelthorne has already suggested this!
not antitesi in italian...it is "αντιθεση" and it is a greek word meaning exactly what you wrote!

It's just a greek word translated in latin letters but with the greek accent
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