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App Icons for Adventure Games
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Games & Recreational
I'm designing text-based adventure games, which read like interactive fiction. My first release will be in the survival horror genre, with zombie-like creatures. My next project is in the sci-fi / fantasy genre.
What's your vision?
I need icons for mobile apps. Without any graphical content inside the game, I need memorable icons that establish the mysterious mood and the dark tone of both games. I would like them both to look somewhat similar, so that my "brand" has recognition for my audience. I was thinking about someone engrossed with reading a book, for both icons. Not necessary, but a good starting point. Perhaps a hand reaching up into the frame, or an open mouth in mid-scream. I also like the idea of infinite regression. I want the first icon to remind the viewer of zombies, perhaps subtly. Not cartoonish or undead, but a realistic rabid/savage human. (The use of the letter Z could be used to express this.) It should feel sinister and creepy, such as an empty water bottle in a desolate wasteland, a withering wooded area with a figure lurking in the shadows, or any other scene or image that breathes death, decay, and/or despair. The second icon should remind the viewer of space fantasy mixed with horror. An icy rogue planet without sun, or a crashed spacecraft on its alien surface, or the solitude and cold darkness of our universe. I would like both icons to be similar, whether you use an identifiable color scheme for both, or frame them in the same way. I'm leaving this rather open to your artistic interpretation, because I want your art to complement mine. Thank you!
EDIT: Most entries may be dark, so please use a white background instead of a black background, so that edges of the icon is more visible. Requirements: *Each submission must be two 114x114px icons, spaced apart but side-by-side on a 400x400px *white* background (example: http://i.imgur.com/VSh447O.png). All other submissions will be eliminated. *Must look good at all icon sizes (57px, 72 px, 114px, 512px, 1024px). *Must provide PSD for icon. *NO stock icons. *Original artwork ONLY. I will eliminate anything I can find with a quick google image search.
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