I am not asking what are all the different works titled "Ender's Game". (If I was asking that then the answer would be: 1977 novella, 1985 novel, and 2013 movie. The comic and audioplay have slightly different names)
I am asking why the book itself is called Ender's Game. What does it refer to? I know that it can refer to many stuff.
Some ideas that come to mind are:
- The Battle Room and/or simulator (which form the core of the book)
- The book's twist
- The Mind Game
What are any other meanings? I know that the title was already in place back in 1977 when most of the backstory wasn't present (The short story didn't have Ender's family, the Mind Game, etc.), thereby technically making most theories wrong, but they could still be applied to the novel.
Also, OSC says on his website:
Would that be a reason for the title? What does that even mean? Any ideas?