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Icon inspiration±

01-30-2011, 12:22 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 97
Icon inspiration±

I'm wondering if anyone can provide inspiration for my icon. My current icon is here:-

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrambleface/id394830799?mt=8

What do you think? How could I improve it (and try to get across that this is a video puzzle game and not a static photo puzzle game)?
01-30-2011, 01:02 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,006
Bigger problem is that judging from user reviews, your app isn't very stable.
But if you're looking for suggestions for the icon, I'd recommend getting a girl to model for the source of the video. I'd consider doing a 3x4 grid, with square tiles. And I'd use a background that pops better, rather than plain blue.

Quote:
Originally Posted by suksmo View Post
I'm wondering if anyone can provide inspiration for my icon. My current icon is here:-

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scrambleface/id394830799?mt=8

What do you think? How could I improve it (and try to get across that this is a video puzzle game and not a static photo puzzle game)?

01-30-2011, 01:33 PM
#3
Hello Samuel,

I don't want to give you a hard time but originality would help you more than a great icon.

THE APP STORE DOESN'T NEED ANYMORE SLIDER PUZZLES. The video aspect is nice but you should have dug deeper in your execution of the puzzle to separate it from all the other thousand sliders.

Use your creative juices to come up with something better than a slider like this. The app store is polluted with these puzzles. Not sure why Apple keeps approving these?

If you want to see a slider puzzle that is unique check out Zarte.

Imagination is a beautiful thing.

STR8TS , STR8TS 6X6 , DOMINO DICE , PUZZLE DICE,
CAVEMAN TEST, 1 TO 25, SUDOKU+STR8TS, ZARTE, ABSORB WATER, YOU, TIME SHEET (PHOTO VERIFIED),Office Alarm, Travel weather, dock clock,

Last edited by Syndicated Puzzles; 01-30-2011 at 01:40 PM.
01-30-2011, 03:06 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 82
Wow dude, why the hate?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndicated Puzzles View Post
Hello Samuel,

I don't want to give you a hard time but originality would help you more than a great icon.

THE APP STORE DOESN'T NEED ANYMORE SLIDER PUZZLES. The video aspect is nice but you should have dug deeper in your execution of the puzzle to separate it from all the other thousand sliders.

Use your creative juices to come up with something better than a slider like this. The app store is polluted with these puzzles. Not sure why Apple keeps approving these?

If you want to see a slider puzzle that is unique check out Zarte.

Imagination is a beautiful thing.

RAMPS!! Previously iPhone Game of the Week on the App Store.
"... a simple and stylish physics puzzler that you won't want to put down." - Apple

COMING 10/11/12: Lotsa Blocks!

http://lotsablocks.com
01-30-2011, 04:24 PM
#5
U2elan where to you read hate in my comments?

No hate just want to light a fire.

STR8TS , STR8TS 6X6 , DOMINO DICE , PUZZLE DICE,
CAVEMAN TEST, 1 TO 25, SUDOKU+STR8TS, ZARTE, ABSORB WATER, YOU, TIME SHEET (PHOTO VERIFIED),Office Alarm, Travel weather, dock clock,
01-30-2011, 05:51 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndicated Puzzles View Post
Hello Samuel,

I don't want to give you a hard time but originality would help you more than a great icon.

THE APP STORE DOESN'T NEED ANYMORE SLIDER PUZZLES. The video aspect is nice but you should have dug deeper in your execution of the puzzle to separate it from all the other thousand sliders.

Use your creative juices to come up with something better than a slider like this. The app store is polluted with these puzzles. Not sure why Apple keeps approving these?

If you want to see a slider puzzle that is unique check out Zarte.

Imagination is a beautiful thing.
It appears Zarte is one of yours! - touche!
01-30-2011, 05:57 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stroffolino View Post
Bigger problem is that judging from user reviews, your app isn't very stable.
But if you're looking for suggestions for the icon, I'd recommend getting a girl to model for the source of the video. I'd consider doing a 3x4 grid, with square tiles. And I'd use a background that pops better, rather than plain blue.
I'm really up for the girl model idea but don't know where I'd get one cheap! either that or a copyright picture of a girl (if you are reading this and are hot please please send me your pics).

3x4 grid is a good idea - I might even go down to a 2x2 grid as I'm bringing out a free version giving out lots of basic levels with in app purchase.

What color/style of background pops better?
01-30-2011, 06:20 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 82
The comment about the App Store not needing anymore slider puzzlers in all caps. I think the dude has a neat idea, it just needs some polish.

Personally, I've never even played a slider puzzler on the App Store, so I guess I just don't understand the motivation behind that comment.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Syndicated Puzzles View Post
U2elan where to you read hate in my comments?

No hate just want to light a fire.

RAMPS!! Previously iPhone Game of the Week on the App Store.
"... a simple and stylish physics puzzler that you won't want to put down." - Apple

COMING 10/11/12: Lotsa Blocks!

http://lotsablocks.com
01-30-2011, 06:32 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 97
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stroffolino View Post
Bigger problem is that judging from user reviews, your app isn't very stable.
But if you're looking for suggestions for the icon, I'd recommend getting a girl to model for the source of the video. I'd consider doing a 3x4 grid, with square tiles. And I'd use a background that pops better, rather than plain blue.
Quote:
Originally Posted by u2elan View Post
The comment about the App Store not needing anymore slider puzzlers in all caps. I think the dude has a neat idea, it just needs some polish.

Personally, I've never even played a slider puzzler on the App Store, so I guess I just don't understand the motivation behind that comment.

I can fully understand there being too many slider puzzle games on the store. There's 1000s. However mines does go somewhere different and I'm out to work out the polish I need as hey its pretty neat and especially with the iPad 2 likely to come with a front facing camera should stand a decent chance.

If my app was basic in any way it would have been cloned. Working out if that app would work took a considerable amount of effort and expertise.

I don't want to put any clones into the app store myself. I would love to continually make really unique and different apps. Scrambleface was a cool jumping point into working out what can be done with those cameras. It stands up as something that isn't just another tower defence or angry birds clone.
01-30-2011, 06:45 PM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,240
Maybe a picture of a camera (I'm thinking like the stock Camera icon or Camera+) that's scrambled into four pieces like in the game? (or maybe 9 pieces)