I thought long and hard about what to name the project. The easy answer would be to choose something like “neuro-circuit simulator”, but one of my core values for this project is to make it unintimidating and accessible. I’ve always kind of romanticised putting neurons together as a form of weaving (as opposed to engineering), so that’s where “loom” comes from.
“Crescent” actually shares a root word with “create”; “to grow” (e.g. the growing phase of the moon). So I thought it was appropriate for a game about growing and creating life. Plus, I think it’s pretty.