Feedback on app icon please

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  1. David_Don_13

    David_Don_13 Well-Known Member

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    #1 David_Don_13, Sep 17, 2015
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    Hi all,

    I'd love some feedback on an app icon for my first game.
    What do you guys think of it? Can you guess what the icon represents?
     

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  2. weretiger

    weretiger Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a dragons eye to me. Personally I think it has good simplicity for an app icon.
     
  3. ashmike3

    ashmike3 Well-Known Member

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    I like it. I agree it looks kind of like an eye. Is it a puzzle game, the geometric look makes me think that.
     
  4. Felipe MGaia

    Felipe MGaia Well-Known Member

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    That, and I'd add that, as the eye looks like a gem, it could be a fantasy-themed match3-like.
     
  5. David_Don_13

    David_Don_13 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys,

    The icon is supposed to represent a character in the game. He has a large golden eye. He is one of the bad guys in the game. It's a simple space game that we will be releasing in 2 weeks!

    Do you think you would click on the app on first glance? Does it look polished?

    thanks for the feedback!
     
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Well-Known Member

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    That's what I thought too. Bejewelled with monsters.

    The icon is quite appealing, but perhaps miscommunicates what your game is about.
     
  7. PrettygreatPhil

    PrettygreatPhil Active Member

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    I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan. I didn't get that it was an eye, there are a lot of little details and noise around the edges that may not translate well to a small screen. Is there some kind of face or more iconic symbol from the game that could be used?

    Icon design is very difficult, so best of luck - and at the end of the day you need to choose what you are happy with!
     
  8. RareSloth

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    Keep in mind its going to look tiny in the store, so you're going to lose details. The crystals and the cracks will be hard to make out.
     
  9. David_Don_13

    David_Don_13 Well-Known Member

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    thank you

    Hi guys,

    thanks for the good feedback. I'll take it all on-board! We experimented with using different characters for the icon but felt that this one was the strongest. We want it to appeal to both sexes. I'm gonna make a few small changes to the app icon this afternoon.
     
  10. bigrand1

    bigrand1 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a diamond to me, and a dragon's eye ball!
    Personally, I think your icon is bad-ass!;)
     
  11. SpiritBomb Studios

    SpiritBomb Studios Well-Known Member

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    It looks OK to me.
    The art-style does not really stand out, IMO.
    The "eye" is ok, try different approaches with the background.
     
  12. David_Don_13

    David_Don_13 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir! The character actually contains diamonds :) I'm glad you like it :)
     

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