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Offline crazyroosterman

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the game has a real icon for its forum now!.
« on: May 11, 2016, 01:08:55 PM »
I think it looks pretty sick (:
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Re: the game has a real icon for its forum now!.
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 01:31:52 PM »
I know, I'm happy about that too! :)

Not everyone will see it yet because of cache, just fyi to anyone still seeing basic folders.
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Re: the game has a real icon for its forum now!.
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 03:29:30 PM »
I know, I'm happy about that too! :)

Not everyone will see it yet because of cache, just fyi to anyone still seeing basic folders.
Oh and I thought crazyroosterman finally got crazy.

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Re: the game has a real icon for its forum now!.
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 05:29:08 PM »
Yes, this surprised me too.

And then the raptor game got one too.

Though, Chris, I keep meaning to point out:  Starward is still listed as "coming in January" here :p

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Re: the game has a real icon for its forum now!.
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 06:23:13 PM »
Oh, now I see it.
I excepted the Hydral mech artwork to be honest (that from the cards).

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Re: the game has a real icon for its forum now!.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 07:30:05 PM »
Who knows, might be coming in January. ;)

For the Starward icon, that came about before the hydral mechs had unique artwork.  And some of the steam cards does not minimize well (a good painting does not an icon make).  This is the actual icon used on the game in your game folders and in steam and so on -- it's not new by any token.  Actually super duper old!  I just never got it here, heh.
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Re: the game has a real icon for its forum now!.
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 06:14:38 AM »
F5, and the world lift up. I love RR's icon. I like SR's too, but I think it's quite hard to read; my brain doesn't completely understand what it's looking at. It's nice, anyway.

Speaking of icons, may I express my concerns about the icons of SBR, TLF and Shattered Haven having a distinct, circle design? Or that most have ingame elements while SBR and RR have a stylized "glyph"?

Side note: while I love AIW's icon being the most imbalanced unit in the game, I have to admit it takes dedication to meet the BotNet Golem ingame. Also, AIW has a nice little icon (the fleet-raider-like between the "AI" and "War" on the "AI War collection 2014" banner); why not using that more recognizable glyph as the game's icon?
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 08:43:33 AM »
Notes:

1. I'm not about to re-icon any older games. ;)

2. The circle style by 3 of the games is the default OSX application style, kinda. It's a format that GOG turned me onto when they re-iconed one of our games. I liked it so much I kept that one and then continued to use the style.

3. Glad you like the Raptor icon!

4. The botnet golem icon was chosen for AI War 4+, after the switch to the unity engine and all the huge changes that came to gameplay along with that. Prior to that it had been a Raider. I chose the botnet golem because it has a similar shape in general to the original, and similar colors, but more flared out.

5. These icons are embedded in each game and have been since they came out, heh. People don't see this stuff when they just play through steam I guess. I sure don't see the icons of lots of other games.
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