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Loodo.com.br – Amazingly good art and layout collaborators

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InvisibleJon
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I'm sharing this because these people do work that's incredible. They deserve a wider audience. However, they're in Brazil, so it's hard for them to get exposure in the USA and Europe. I'm doing my part to help them break through that international barrier.

A while ago, I was approached by a fan from Brazil. He said he recently discovered Cthul-B-Que (http://www.invisible-city.com/play/42/cthulbeque) and wanted to do new art and layout for it. Long story made short: Unlike other fans requests like this I've received, this fan, and his team of Brazilian ninja artists, followed through promptly with great art and layout.

Please take a few minutes and check it out: http://www.loodo.com.br/2009/10/cthulinaria-jogo/ and http://www.loodo.com.br/jogos/cthulinaria/manual_Cthulinaria.zip

They work in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. They're communicative, responsive, and enthusiastic. They're very good collaborators. If you're looking for a team to do art and/or card or rules layout, the Loodo folks are top-notch.

Thank you,

Jonathan L.

Traz
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SWEET!

Jonathan-

Where have THESE guys been hiding?! Checked the website [more on this in a minute] and your Cthulu stuff- completely professional and looks BETTER than a lot of the crap I see in the stores right now. Seriously! I am THOROUGHLY impressed. So, now I got a few questions.

1 - The rulebook looks fantastic. I KNOW how difficult it is to take the bare bones of rules as just text and go through the ass-kicking process to make it look like something people would pay money for. What I want to know is this - what did the rules look like when you sent them to these guys?

2 - How much did it cost you to get them to do the rules for you?

3 - Checking the card art - these guys are top-shelf! How much did THAT cost?

4 - Unclear on whether these guys do POD priniting - if so, how much does THAT cost? If not - would they be able to format the artwork so that Ryan at GUILD OF BLADES would be able to print them for me?

Which brings me to my last [and biggest] concern. Did I miss the 'translate this website into English' button? I don't read Spanish [or Portugese] and couldn't find a button anywhere on the website to translate for me. Hence, I have no idea what these guys are doing/offering/asking.

And I WANT to know.... ;-)

InvisibleJon
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Yeah, they're pretty darn nifty.

Traz wrote:
Where have THESE guys been hiding?!
Brazil =)

Traz wrote:
Checked the website [more on this in a minute] and your Cthulu stuff- completely professional and looks BETTER than a lot of the crap I see in the stores right now. Seriously! I am THOROUGHLY impressed.
I'm right there with you. Their work blew me away. They won a 2009 award for best graphic design for a Brazilian game (or something similar to that), and they totally earned it.

Traz wrote:
So, now I got a few questions.

1 - The rulebook looks fantastic. I KNOW how difficult it is to take the bare bones of rules as just text and go through the ass-kicking process to make it look like something people would pay money for. What I want to know is this - what did the rules look like when you sent them to these guys?

If you download the rules and cards for http://www.invisible-city.com/play/495/cthul-b-que you'll get exactly what they got to start with.

Traz wrote:
2 - How much did it cost you to get them to do the rules for you?
I apologize, but I'm not at liberty to discuss that.

Traz wrote:
3 - Checking the card art - these guys are top-shelf! How much did THAT cost?
(See previous answer.)

Traz wrote:
4 - Unclear on whether these guys do POD priniting - if so, how much does THAT cost?
They do not do POD. All of their physical copies are hand-assembled prototypes for their own personal use and display purposes.

Traz wrote:
If not - would they be able to format the artwork so that Ryan at GUILD OF BLADES would be able to print them for me?
I am certain that they could. They are very, very competent.

Traz wrote:
Which brings me to my last [and biggest] concern. Did I miss the 'translate this website into English' button? I don't read Spanish [or Portugese] and couldn't find a button anywhere on the website to translate for me. Hence, I have no idea what these guys are doing/offering/asking.

The site is in Portuguese. Google Translate provides a decent translation of their site.
http://translate.google.com/#

They are Brazilian game fans. They're simply running a site for Brazilians who like games.

They really like the modern wave of games and are very interested in collaborating to produce fantastic games for the commercial market. Contact them with their contact form: http://www.loodo.com.br/contato/ and let them know you'd like to work with them. Regarding prices, just talk to them. It never hurts to ask.

Traz wrote:
And I WANT to know.... ;-)
Those are the best answers I can give you. Raphael has been my primary contact at Loodo, and he's a great guy. He's smart, responsive, and creative. He'll be able to give you all the answers I wasn't able to provide.

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