iPad Upsi Runner - Promo code contest

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by shen, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Hi;

    My game Upsi Runner has been out on iTunes for about a week now.

    There are a few gameplay and menu videos up on youtube.

    I have been talking to people about what they like about the game and what they think needs improving (see thread here). I have implemented quite a few of their ideas for the next build already.

    However, 1 of the most frequent criticisms is that the icon doesn't represent the game very well.

    I've got a few more promo codes to give away for the current release, and someone suggested it would be interesting to see what the TouchArcade forum members could come up with in terms of icon design ideas.

    So there it is - I'm looking for some ideas for icon designs for the game. Keep in mind that the icon needs to be 57x57 pixels, and also have an "identical" 512x512 pixel version, so the design has to work in large and small formats.

    Entries should go in the thread (please no pms), and can either be a written description of an idea, or even better a picture or design. In a couple of hours I'll have a look at them all and hand out promo codes to my favorites, no matter if they are serious, awesome, funny or ridiculous.

    Shen
     
  2. butters

    butters Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, i'm really crappy with Gimp, CS and stuff but beware my 1337 PAINT SKILLZORZ!

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    Nah, but now to be serious. See how i picked up the colors of your snail and the whole atmosphere of the game? Just to show the struggle of a little snail with it's perilous surroundings. Sad, alone and rushed in a world of butterflies, representing everyday bonds through belle society. Yet showing that positive attitude towards life, coping with it's mischief. A masterpiece of post-dadaism.
     
  3. mrholder

    mrholder Well-Known Member

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    What about a stylized snail spiral like this?

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  4. Butters - I love the rounding you have done on the corners, are you sure you aren't a professional icon designer :D

    MrHolder - Nice design, and it has a sort of New Zealand fern motif going on, which is cool.

    Hopefully we can get a few more designs, to reall give you 2 a run for the money.
     
  5. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    I'll make some icons.. As seen in my wallpapers, I have pretty alrite photoshop skills and will make as many as it takes for a promo :D
    Only thing is I can't make them til tonight..
     
  6. Paulio - go for it, we aren't going anywhere!
     
  7. Palfince

    Palfince Well-Known Member

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    What about just using the snail from the game in it's current format as an icon?

    Sure it doesn't look too good in 512x512 but it looks pretty good and slightly retro in 57x57:

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    This, of course, isn't original in anyway I just took the snail from the screenshot, but it's an idea.
     
  8. pablo19

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    Here are my two entries, these would be more of a proof of concept, tell me if you like any of them and I'll try to make'em better


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    This second one looks a lot better when it's 57 x 57

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  9. indyraider4

    indyraider4 Well-Known Member

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    #9 indyraider4, Feb 23, 2009
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    I LOVE IT! you are getting my vote! (mrholder)
     
  10. Bhizzle

    Bhizzle Well-Known Member

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    omg the current icon is creepy
     
  11. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    which ones are you talking about? mine or paulios?

    any feedback aside from quality for mine?
     
  12. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    I hope you can see it.:D Just imagine it...smaller.
     
  13. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    Lol, that made me laugh,:D

    BTW I feel honored to be an awesome peep ;):D
     
  14. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Awesome peeps are awesome. Anyways, I made that just to have someone laugh. Kind of silly but funny:p
     
  15. snoderlye

    snoderlye Well-Known Member

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    How about the Game Over shell on the third screen shot? With the green on green background. Just an idea ;)-
     
  16. mrholder

    mrholder Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! There are many good ideas in the thread.
     
  17. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Is this contest still going? I can't tell if shen sent out the codes or not. He was back here a few hours ago but didn't mention anything. Maybe I'm just stupid.
     
  18. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    Could you extend the contest 2-4 more days? I wanna partake in the contest, but I have to download GIMP and get started on my first version of the icon (I improve it at least a couple times before submitting it). And most people can't get an icon done in one night. Besides, you'll generate much more attention if you let it go on a little longer. More people will participate, and there'll be more bystanders watching all the new submissions.

    But yeah, basically, I need more time :p
     
  19. FazzyReborn

    FazzyReborn Well-Known Member

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    If I were shen I'd extend it... He's getting attention.
     
  20. KindredSpirit

    KindredSpirit Well-Known Member

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    #20 KindredSpirit, Feb 24, 2009
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    Smile!

    IDK, the teeth kinda creeped me out, so i erased them over and blurred it a bit, and i think it improves it alot. I really like the original, and i think that only minor improvements are needed. Here's my version next to the old:

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    Edit: Oh, and the eyes could use a lift too. What about grey? * theyre disproportional because of placement, it would look weirder if one wasnt different - i think it makes it less creepy also, same easy to do thing.

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    Edit again: oh, and brows could use a change of color! i used sepia to make em yellower, just for fun. but it looks kinda cool, probly not the right color, but i think its a good idea to change the color anyways.

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    oooh, how about a little retro?

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    BTW, i used pixelmator on a mac, so its not photoshop or anything, and you could do it yourself easily, just kind of an idea.

    oh btw, what do you think about this? Gary! [​IMG]
     

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