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Looking for feedback on game icon

01-05-2015, 05:59 PM
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Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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Looking for feedback on game icon

Hello everyone,

I am finishing my first mobile puzzle game and I need some help to choose icon for the game. Please, take a look on these two options and tell me your opinion that will be great help for me.
This game is not only fun but also great way to improve your brain skills.
Thanks in advance.
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01-05-2015, 06:59 PM
In terms of personal preference, I like the leftmost icon. However, the rightmost one is more eye-catching and attention-grabbing because of the contrasting yellow background.

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01-05-2015, 07:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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Thanks for comment
01-05-2015, 08:37 PM
I don't like either icon. They both use hands to depict 'thinking' well, but the face and eyes look unhappy and that's a bit depressing. It's not something I'd enjoy seeing on my iphone.

You'll notice that marketers typically use happy faces to promote their products. Unless there's a specific reason to display an unhappy face (such as the game being intentionally based on sadness or frustration) I'd recommend using a different icon.

01-05-2015, 08:48 PM
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Thanks a lot. Very useful. IŽll think about your suggestion.
01-05-2015, 08:55 PM
I prefer the left one. I feel it's more cohesive, with the way the icon forms the face, and I think it stands out well enough.

Although the one on the right makes good use of the blue/yellow contrast, the actual shapes formed by the blue and yellow aren't quite as compelling as having that whole blue face. It sort of becomes a wodge of blue and a wedge of yellow.

And although technically the one on the right should stand out more, I'm not even sure it does, as having two colours, even contrasting ones, is less effective when surrounded by multicoloured icons than when viewed alone.

By having a fuller face with the mouth included on the left one, even though the icon is predominately blue, it taps into our tendency to hone in on faces.

But if you go with the one on the left, I suggest making the mouth more defined -- be it thicker, darker, or both -- cos right now it tends to disappear at smaller sizes.

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01-05-2015, 09:34 PM
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Thanks Shaun C!
Till your comment I was't thinking about surrounded multicoloured icons but you are right about that.
01-06-2015, 12:34 AM
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If you use the all blue and enlarge the hand it is the one that is simple in design and easy to spot on your phone or tablet.

Nice job on the icon and good luck with your app
01-06-2015, 04:40 AM
I like the left one. As was said previously, maybe make the hand a bit bigger. Good luck with your App. The icon is fantastic

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01-06-2015, 06:23 AM
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Thanks 1stSPIN, thanks Rogue