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Help Choose a New Icon For "Charmed"!

View Poll Results: Which icon do you think is best for Charmed?
Icon 1: Snowflake with Horizontal Linear Gradient 2 13.33%
Icon 2: Snowflake with Angled Gradient 0 0%
Icon 3: Clover with Angled Gradient 3 20.00%
Icon 4: Clover with Horizontal Linear Gradient 3 20.00%
Keep the existing icon please! 5 33.33%
None of the above! 2 13.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll
10-04-2010, 01:46 AM
#1
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Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Help Choose a New Icon For "Charmed"!

Hi folks,

Would really appreciate your help and feedback in selecting a new icon for Charmed.

I have found that many people confuse the game with a card game due to the use of the four charms that correspond to card suits in the icon.

In addition, many players take a long time to discover that one of the main gameplay mechanics involves rotation (some never discover it). I think putting a hint regarding rotation in the icon could help that, although we also plan to add a simple tutorial soon too.

The other major game mechanic is Freeze Time, so I though perhaps putting something related to that in the icon would be good too.

Please take a look at the icons in the image below and vote for the one you like the best.

Also, if you have any additional ideas for the icon that would be great feedback!


Last edited by MindJuice; 10-04-2010 at 01:49 AM.
10-04-2010, 02:06 AM
#2
How about just the clover? I found out rotation mechanic by accident. A tutorial will help for newbies.

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10-04-2010, 02:22 AM
#3
Joined: May 2009
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even icon 4 will lead to a card games conclusion, no?

Mis-quotes!!!!!!!
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10-04-2010, 02:31 AM
#4
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,481
I love the current icon. And when I accidentally discovered the rotation and freeze time, I was even happier to play the game!

Please keep same. Perhaps just a brief tutorial in game or in the game description

If something online is free, you are not the customer - you are the product.
10-04-2010, 02:43 AM
#5
#3 or #4 but have the clover ghosted behind the main one in various stages of rotation
10-04-2010, 02:47 AM
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Originally Posted by TouchChatterbox View Post
#3 or #4 but have the clover ghosted behind the main one in various stages of rotation
Thanks for the suggestion. I actually tried that earlier tonight, but due to the rounded shape of the clover it looked rather strange.

The effect looked a bit better with the star, but I wanted to avoid the pink star on the purple background.
10-04-2010, 02:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ultimo View Post
even icon 4 will lead to a card games conclusion, no?
Well, it is green rather than black, but it is still a possibility that people could mistake it for a card game.

Another option would be to replace maybe two of the charms in the current icon with non-suit charms.

For example, replace the heart with the star and the spade with the fleur-de-lys or the snowflake.
10-04-2010, 04:35 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
How about just the clover? I found out rotation mechanic by accident. A tutorial will help for newbies. I love the current icon. And when I accidentally discovered the rotation and freeze time, I was even happier to play the game!

Thanks for the suggestion. I actually tried that earlier tonight, but due to the rounded shape of the clover it looked rather strange.

The effect looked a bit better with the star, but I wanted to avoid the pink star on the purple background.
10-04-2010, 05:26 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 2,481
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Originally Posted by tong298 View Post
How about just the clover? I found out rotation mechanic by accident. A tutorial will help for newbies. I love the current icon. And when I accidentally discovered the rotation and freeze time, I was even happier to play the game!

Thanks for the suggestion. I actually tried that earlier tonight, but due to the rounded shape of the clover it looked rather strange.

The effect looked a bit better with the star, but I wanted to avoid the pink star on the purple background.
Do you just go around repeating what people say?

Please don't repeat this - that would be childish!

If something online is free, you are not the customer - you are the product.
10-04-2010, 07:03 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,476
Keep the same icon, but take off the OpenFeint logo.

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