******REVISED NOTES FOR FINAL ROUND **********
*Also added this info to the "Contest Discussion" section:
Thanks to all of you who have submitted designs and have been invited to the final round. In this round, we are looking to see how the final logo selection will fit into our Slot Machine game in 2 locations: 1) The Lobby Page of our app and 2) The Windows 8 Start screen
To this end, we have uploaded 2 new files in the "Attached files" section of the Design brief. They are:
a) SM Lobby NO LOGO.png - this is our lobby page where our users will most often see the logo. The logo will go at the top left immediately above the word "machines". During your subsequent submissions, please feel free to drop your revised designs into this screenshot as it will help us get a feel for how your revision works in context.
b) SMBlankWideTileInStartScreen.png - this is a screenshot of the Windows 8 start screen where our app will be placed by some users after they download it. You can see the tile immediately under the words "See Sharp Guys" towards the middle of the image. The tile currently has a grey background, but this is for DEMO only. The tile can have ANY color background. During your subsequent submissions, please feel free to drop your revised designs into this screenshot and choose any background color for that tile which helps the tile 'pop' and/or compliments your logo revision. Again, we are looking to get a feel for how these logos will work in context.
Again, we are using this round to get a logo which works well in context. We like what we've seen so far, but we do not feel like we've seen the "winning" design yet. So please feel free to provide us with brand-new designs in addition to revising the one's you've already submitted.
During this final phase, the winning designer will likely:
1) Consider how their design(s) fit into context, and alter existing designs to fit and/or
2) Provide 2 or more brand-new designs that work in context. Radical changes from what you have provided already are OK and encouraged.
3) For each design submitted, will provide a stand-alone example of their design on a black background, and provide examples of the design in context using the provided screenshots.
We look forward to working with you over the next few days to get a winning design.
-----Original Notes below-------------
No 7's in the logo. Alot of slot machines will have a 7 in the logo and we would like to stay away from that.
Here is our current app in the store to give you an idea of what the app does you will see our existing (bad) logo on the last screenshot: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/e…885ec11ea1
The logo needs to fit inside a square tile for windows 8, so it should not be super wide and super short to be useful in this space, while still accommodating areas that are wider than they are tall.
We've also uploaded some sample files. If you download the "SM Lobby Page" you can see our current logo in the upper left of that image. This is where the new logo will go, so we need something that works in this space and on this background. The other attached files are samples of 'machines' we have in our game. Please review to get a sense of the current "look and feel" of our game.