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Argentin

Market Level 5Community Level 8
1685 posts

Hey guys, I'm working on a small tower game and I've made a thumbnail for it.

Could you please rate it 1-10 and maybe give some feedback?

 

posted 2016-07-04T07:27:41-07:00 | edited 2016-07-04T07:29:39-07:00
Blackizzy

Market Level 1Community Level 5
421 posts

Something around 7.5. The tower itself is sharp and i love the composition,  i believe the choice of the reddish color have to see with the complementary choice of the green behind. It stands out pretty well.

  Maybe i would try a true gradient and bevel for the frame, instead of the highlight lines, which appears to be broken in this case, or the usual pale blue horizontally spread over the darker blue.

   Now the fireball shape is fine, what bugs me is the white stroke around it, as usually the intensity of fireball is decreasing and the white is in the middle. But i agree getting rid of it would kinda blend the red of the fireball with the red of the tower. The other option i guess would have been to put a neutral grey thing like a shield between the fireball and the the tower to get rid of the white stroke, but that would obscure a part of the tower....

  Finally, what if your fire ball would be composed of white, yellow, orange only?Then you'll be able to get rid of the white stroke as there would be no red to blend with the tower? That would maybe also require to play with tower hue/sat/brightness.

posted 2016-07-04T21:15:45-07:00
Ultima2876

Market Level 4Community Level 10
2410 posts

I think stylistically the frame doesn't 100% fit with the tower - maybe it's not quite cartoon-looking enough? Can't put my finger on it but there's something not 100% gelling there. I like the focus of the tower - the flaming rock doesn't stand out as well as it could with the tower being such a similar colour. 

Rating: 7/10

posted 2016-07-04T23:32:10-07:00
Argentin

Market Level 5Community Level 8
1685 posts

Made a couple of changes, is this version better?

 

posted 2016-07-19T10:07:59-07:00 | edited 2016-07-19T10:08:38-07:00
FGL_Dave

FGL AdminCommunity Level 4
319 posts

I like the version on the right there, but maybe with the silver border colour of the one on the left?

posted 2016-07-19T12:13:51-07:00
Blackizzy

Market Level 1Community Level 5
421 posts

 i prefer the one on the right also, and i think the border is fine as it make it stand out, but maybe add the shiny lines like the one on the left.

posted 2016-07-19T14:39:03-07:00
Argentin

Market Level 5Community Level 8
1685 posts

I made versions for both your suggestions.

I also made one with a bigger tower, a smaller projectile and a filter on the tower.

What do you think about the background colors?

What rating would you give to this version?

  

posted 2016-07-19T19:51:54-07:00 | edited 2016-07-19T20:12:33-07:00
Ultima2876

Market Level 4Community Level 10
2410 posts

I think those are a big improvement overall! I like the larger projectile and the background's simplicity helps by not distracting attention away from the focus of the image. Either border works fine, I think I'm slightly learning towards the silver one (more variety of colour), but to be honest they're both good. Maybe gold would help sell the game? :D

8.5 for both of them. I can't really think of good suggestions for how to improve them other than radical ideas ("characters" tend to be more of a draw to game icons, and such). I'd personally be happy to launch a game with either of those.

posted 2016-07-19T20:01:39-07:00
pranadevil

Market Level 0Community Level 3
133 posts

9 for me 

posted 2016-08-02T21:28:43-07:00
FGL_Rozek

FGL AdminCommunity Level 5
482 posts

Not really a rating, but out of the 3, I like the one on the right.

posted 2016-08-03T15:28:37-07:00