Wheel Reinvention - The Oolite Icon

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Take care KZ! Hope to see you soon (RL got in the way for a year for me - hope it's not the same for you!)
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Post by Lestradae »

Sad to hear that RL is going to keep you from here for a time :(

... but looking forwards to your return :D

Oh, and I really like the badges now that they have sprouted both wings again! Definitely would like to see them ingame :wink:

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Hi, I'm just having a quicky squiz at what's happening on BB. Which is a bunch, apparently. Any-ho, did a quick logo mock-up since Ahruman finally let slip on a few details on what he actually wanted, so pay that thread a visit.

I want you folks to have a real think about how you use the electronic documentation you get with software. I'll be posting a link for a on-line survey about the subject, when I find a site that doesn't want to charge for the service. <mutter.> I'll let you know with a new thread about it when it's ready.

See you soon, well hopefully sooner than later.
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Turns out that RL (TM) was kind to me this week. :D*

Given the ++good feedback to the Ahruman response I whipped up on the Oolite Icon Comp' thread, I present to you the iStarbird in all it's many forms.
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One thing i've noticed, when the design goes to a >48x48 pixel size, the bird becomes washed out. Add the wormhole behind it and it really pops. Also just for fun I tried turning into a real bird, which doesn't look half bad.

Anyhow, the normall +/+/good & +/+/ungood comments insert below.

* Turns out I should be able pop in about once a week till xmas. After that, I could be pulling 80 hour weeks (40 working + 40 studying if everything goes to plan.) so who knows.
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Post by Cody »

Hi KZ

The realistic bird... yes!



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Personally, I really, really like the second bird from the left!

And you can quote me on that! :)
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Kaks wrote:Personally, I really, really like the second bird from the left!

I've muttered that phrase in a few gin joints in my time.

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Once again KZ drifts through the bb and drops off another doodle after the request for a realistic bird.

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I though I might try taking the logo away from the classic design and this is what I cam up with. The discs at the top are meant to be a sun and planet while the disc the bird is holding is a wormhole witchcloud. I'm not too sure about them so voice an opinion.

BTB, is there a boot print on my ass :wink:. Seriously, I'll have to pick up my game after McSpider's entry in the compo' thread. I love a challenge :twisted: <Rubs hands while laughing like a Bond villian.>
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Post by Cody »

Hi KZ.

Personally, I don't like either of them.
I think they remind me of an airline logo, but I can't place which one.

From the previous batch, I'd like to see the "real bird" with talons holding a scroll or something saying OOLITE, and a wormhole behind it.

You're right about the small designs needing the wormhole behind them.


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I know it's the opposite of the flow, just an idea..
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Can't remember where I got the font, but it was a free site

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Personally, I don't like any of the real birds.

The second doodles KZ remind me of Zak McKracken somehow, and the first real bird of a cartoon animation, not a spaceflight game. The bottom wormhole also looks more like it pops up from the webpage than a several lightyear-deep hole.

I like the top right the most in terms of texture, and would prefer it coupled with the shape of the second row instead of the word over a wormhole. So a topright and middle right combination.

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ZygoUgo wrote:I know it's the opposite of the flow, just an idea..
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Can't remember where I got the font, but it was a free site
Oddly, this is familiar to me, as if it were from an old dream, but I can’t exactly remember.

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Ooh yeah, what's that from?

Missed that one, or if you're feeling sentimental..
http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/24624 ... andal.html
Hmm, they don't seem to have the Mac version.
http://marathon.sourceforge.net/

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Marathon... first game that put production in my old company to a halt. Sweet memories (of burning sprites flying around after wisely placed nuke)... :)

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Post by Lucidor »

Perhaps it would be best to move away from insignia that looks like the original Elite logo.

Maybe we could have a simple badge that's built upon for every level?

Something like this:
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