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WIP game need your advice on the art

12-17-2010, 01:42 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
WIP game need your advice on the art

hi there,

i am an indie developer. currently we are working on a casual game for iPhone(and itouch of course), but on the art direction, i had great difference with my partner.
since we are focusing on the US app store, we are really eager to hear from you about this issue.
the game is about the main Gods from Olympia. you must be familiar with them if you are a big fan for God of War as i am. LOL. the image below is the Athena we designed. we think she looks a little too Japanese anime like...really not quite sure if she will be appealing to players from the States. if you could share us with your insightful ideas or suggestions, we will really appreciate and we guarantee we will make a game fantastic!!

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DEC 23rd UPDATE

really don't know how to give feedback on Venus and Hera...i don't like them. how you guys feel?

appreciation in advance!
David

Last edited by TapMad_D; 03-09-2011 at 10:54 AM.
12-17-2010, 02:27 AM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 1,224
It works. I like the devious smirk =)

Doesn't look japanese at all really. You can tell from the eyes.

It's either go this direction or go mature. Shrink her head, expose more cleavage etc.

But if you are going casual, this should work well =P

12-17-2010, 02:28 AM
#3
Hi, I think this is pretty nice art and would appeal to a lot of people whether in the U.S. or not. There's only a couple of minor changes I'd make if this was my art, but really it's pretty good. (Just FYI, one of those changes would be to add some shadows on the cape, where it drapes over the shoulders and highlights on the red clasp, since it'd help it fit in more with the general art style)

As far as whether it's too "anime", I think it's not really too anime. The only thing that really gives that impression are the pink cheek highlights under the eyes. Try this, get rid of those. I bet it makes a big difference (for a relatively small change) and would IMO help solidify the style.

Hope this helps.
12-17-2010, 07:30 AM
#4
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
coool~~
guys,
thanks for your feedbacks! it did help a lot here~
we will try your ideas and put them into the game to try the feel.

you guys also gave us courage to continue making this game~
we will post the rest of characters from this game in the future. hope we could also get your help then.

cheers,
David
12-17-2010, 12:04 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by TapMad_D View Post
you guys also gave us courage to continue making this game~
we will post the rest of characters from this game in the future. hope we could also get your help then.
Stick with it guys. Making a game is a long, hard process. But, it can be rewarding if you stick with it.

I'm sure I speak for others here in saying that we'd love to see more art. Keep us posted.

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12-17-2010, 03:40 PM
#6
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how do you people think that art style looks asian?
12-18-2010, 11:15 AM
#7
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Location: HongKong
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireball926 View Post
how do you people think that art style looks asian?
one of our teammate said the shiny eyes and black hair look too anime. LOL.
we will update the Poseidon soon.
hope we could have your ideas then!
12-18-2010, 11:18 AM
#8
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienSpace View Post
Stick with it guys. Making a game is a long, hard process. But, it can be rewarding if you stick with it.

I'm sure I speak for others here in saying that we'd love to see more art. Keep us posted.
Hey AlienSpace,

thanks a lot for your words. i really appreciate it!
this is our first title. we are definitely willing to make it perfect.
thanks again!
12-23-2010, 06:37 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
just updated the concepts for Venus and Hera(on #1). if you guys could check them and give me some feedbacks, i will really appreciate.