So, we worked on this for a long time, and it’s evolved from a very simple idea to something a little less simple. It’s funny how often we can settle for something before blowing our own expectations away. The original logo we tried I was “happy” with, until I came up with number two. After speaking to people in the RenPy channel, (you know who you are), we decided to rework the logo completely.
So, first we looked at putting the characters into the second logo. It was a good idea, but without it being larger, it just didn’t work. If we had a four letter acronym or something like that it would have been possible to pick four prominent figures and have them featured, one on each letter.
Next we worked on something which has the letter close to the final version, rejigging the positions of the word WARS to make it a little more dynamic and adding shopping cart in the background. Originally the cart was supposed to look like a stamp, but it proved difficult to get the texture right.
Unfortunately, we just couldn’t get the shopping cart to look how we wanted and decided to dispence with it entirely. Out of desperation, we played with a few ideas and the explosive star was born.
And so we arrive at our final logo….for now? I’m not sure, but we all seem happy enough with it. The star was edited without a cutout of another start offset to give an explosion. We also changed the drop shadow colour and overlayed a Gaussian Blur layer to take away some of the sharp edges.
Let us know what you think as always.
cbx33 – Project Coordinator