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Round 4!

We're undergoing a process to choose a logo for Skyward Collapse.  Here are our current six of our seven frontrunner lines.  A couple of these still need some revision before they could be considered final, and the 7th line needs enough revision that it's not worth showing again at the moment (it was in polls 1 and 2).  Anyway, here's the new poll: http://99designs.com/logo-design/vote-qexhgn

We'd be interested in hearing what most sparks your interest!  Bear in mind that I'll be making my decision independently of the poll -- this isn't design by committee.  However, the comments and ratings have been extremely valuable thus far in refining the concepts of the logos and driving toward something that we'll all generally find pleasing.  And most importantly, that would grab eyeballs on Steam. ;)
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Re: Care to weigh in on potential logo concepts? Vote here! (Round 4)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 04:14:06 PM »
#276 and #277 are my favorites this time.  They both seem to be missing something, but they're definitely on the right track.  #268 has fallen a bit in my opinion mainly because of the jut at the S's base.  I'm not crazy about the font, either.  It looks like something from a bad sci-fi/horror flick.  #274 is nice and clean, but seems kind of generic.  #242 seems a bit generic, too, except for Cerberus.  What's he got to do with the game, anyway?

#268 is my favorite concept, and I think could become the best logo with a few changes. #276 is right up there with it, concept-wise.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 04:32:10 PM »
I know I for one can't wait to play "Skyward Collapes". 

I voted on the last round, and my comments really haven't changed that much (Though I don't get the dog on #242 either.) 
How much of this game is about floating islands, anyway? 

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 04:34:16 PM »
Cerberus is actually a mythological unit that you can have in the game, so he's not just random. :)  But yeah, basically greek and norse mythology and history, so various designers picked various aspects of that.

My favorite three, hands-down, are 277, 276, and 244, in that order.  For the time being.

268 has potential, but the colors and font still aren't right, and it still can't be chosen yet because of not fitting into the steam capsules at 120x45 px with any legibility.  So it can't possibly win without revisions, but all of the others are at least into the "fits into the box" thing so far.

I think all of these here are great, and at one point or another all of them (with the exception of 274) have been my favorites to win.
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Re: Care to weigh in on potential logo concepts? Vote here! (Round 4)
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 04:35:44 PM »
I know I for one can't wait to play "Skyward Collapes". 

Thanks! :)

How much of this game is about floating islands, anyway?

The entire game basically takes place on a floating island that you're constructing piece by piece, and then your little simulated people do their business and fight and such.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 04:39:42 PM »
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Thanks!

Not sure if you got the joke or not.  #268 isn't spelled right.

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How much of this game is about floating islands, anyway?
Oh, heck.  That's kind of cool. 
I'll play that. 

BTW, between the sword and the big "SKYWARD", #274 looks the like logo for a series of "Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword" fanfiction.

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 04:44:51 PM »
226's simplicity is a favourite for me because it does not mess around. Nothing fancy, just BOOM! Title!

But "Skyward Collapes" is also pretty nice.

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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 04:48:51 PM »
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Not sure if you got the joke or not.  #268 isn't spelled right.

Hahaha, oh, I missed that in your joke. :)  Yeah, I know it's not spelled right, but I've already told the artist.

BTW, between the sword and the big "SKYWARD", #274 looks the like logo for a series of "Legend of Zelda: The Skyward Sword" fanfiction.

Yeah, that's a good point!
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Re: Care to weigh in on potential logo concepts? Vote here! (Round 4)
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 04:50:44 PM »
Anyone have any comments on what it is they don't like about #277?  Unless things change with further revisions and submissions (and they will) that's most likely the design I will choose.  In other words, given the current field, that's my pick.  The field is going to change, but still.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013, 04:54:06 PM »
I like it.  My only question would be how those little arrows and swords at the top look when resized to steam icon resolution.

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Re: Care to weigh in on potential logo concepts? Vote here! (Round 4)
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2013, 04:57:07 PM »
#277 is my favorite of this bunch, yeah.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2013, 04:59:12 PM »
The arrows and such pretty much become illegible, but what I could do is pull that off in steam and just show the top of the island where that is more visible then.  For the tiny capsule images, I mean.  That sort of thing is something that, for instance, FTL does.  Even just scaled to that resolution, though, I think it looks really interesting either way. 

It mainly just has to be eye-catching and then with clear text; not every aspect of the iconography has to be perfectly clear at the tiniest steam scale (though obviously all else being equal that's preferred).
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Re: Care to weigh in on potential logo concepts? Vote here! (Round 4)
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 06:22:35 PM »
Aaaaaand 268 has a typo.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 07:12:19 PM »
Yep, it was reported to the artist prior to the poll starting, but he hadn't fixed it yet and I wanted to start the contest anyhow because we had a lot of designs that were ready for that.
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Re: Care to weigh in on potential logo concepts? Vote here! (Round 4)
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013, 07:33:56 PM »
#277 is the best one I've seen by far, and I've voted in all 4 polls.
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