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Old 04-23-2012, 03:09 PM
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I would like to get some opinions on the icon I have been using for my game Eve of Impact. Lately I've been wondering if it fits the game, tells te story, has to much detail, could be better, etc. etc., I welcome any input. Also is it a problem to change your icon when the game is in the store already?

This might turn into an insight in the icon design process :-)

Updated version added on page 2: quicklink http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...2&postcount=17

And another update on page 3: quick link http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...56#post2252256

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:33 PM
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You can change the icon without problem!
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:54 PM
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Your game looks very good but I think you should change your icon. It's hard to tell what's the game is about, specially with the small icon size...
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:05 PM
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i think it would work if you could better differentiate land and sea in the small one, making it more readily apparent what it is. right now to me, at a quick glance, it looks like the eye of sauron hovering over textured metal.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:30 PM
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Hi guys.

I will have to agree with PixelVision. It is really hard to see what the game is about just by looking at your app icons. My understanding of app icon design (I could be wrong) it cannot be too cluttered. Unless you see the large iTunes image, the small icon will not do.

Again take my advice with a grain of salt.

Mo
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EDIT: The game looks sublime!!!

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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I know nothing about your game, but i don't clearly get what is your icon describing.
Maybe you should make it more simple or cooler
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:20 PM
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Is my app icon any good?
No.

It is too hard to tell what it is (a large explosion on a planet), which means it doesn't do a good job of telling people anything about your game.

I'd suggest having the curvature of the planet visible, depicting either most or all of the sphere. Like the example below but with a bigger explosion

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Old 04-23-2012, 10:13 PM
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@PixelEnvision:

Sorry for calling you PixelVision earlier! I just realize that you are the same developer that is on he the Corona dev forum. Hello! I am Mo from the same forum (LairdGames) I just started here and I already like it! A lot of stuff to learn about!

take care.

Mo
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:57 AM
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The overall consensus seems to be that it's not descriptive enough of the gameplay. @PikPok thanks for the visual, I was thinking in that direction as well
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:32 AM
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Not going to go into a lecture on the success of app icons with a distinct curvature (especially when rotund, flightless birds and other animals are involved), but I will second PikPok.

Maybe center a spherical earth with an explosion coming off to the side. Should tell the whole story right there.
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