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Sample Card Back
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Sample Logo

So "Tradewars - Homeworld" now has a LOGO for the First Edition of the game (Exterra Edition).

This is just a quick preview for those of you following our Blog and progress...

The medal behind the name is an Aerospace Achievement Medal (oddly enough). But this sets up an interesting precedent in future editions of the game... (Graphic Designers will need to CREATE new medals for the other races...)

Enjoy!

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Added the cardback sample

Still not sure how I feel about this cardback... I can rework the Photoshop file with some other NASA pictures... I'm not convinced I want the Earth as part of the scene... But it is HOMEWORLD... So maybe it's not that stupid an idea.

Comments or other ideas/concepts welcome!

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Pretty Nice

I like the Earth background, but the text seems a bit too simple. Doesn't seem to sit well with the card. I also think there's too much lens-flare, maybe cut it back a bit?

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Hey nice job! This is a tough

Hey nice job!

This is a tough one. Since the medal seems to be such a prominent part of the logo I want to see a font treatment that appears more embedded - like it is actually built into the medal. But since you note that each race would potentially have its own medal, integrating the text means that the font would probably change per medal which undermines the branding.

My advice would be to make "Tradewars" a standalone element that lives more in front of the medal in 3d space. Right now it's not prominent enough to be standalone, and not integrated enough to feel like a cohesive piece of the medal.

Cheers

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You spelled "extra" wrong =p

You spelled "extra" wrong =p

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maybe bring the emblem to the

maybe bring the emblem to the bottom of the card and have everything coming out from the top of it?

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On the Card?

Zodiak Team wrote:
You spelled "extra" wrong =p

It's not supposed to be extra, but exterra.

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I like your card image, but I

I like your card image, but I think it would definitely be improved if you did draw inspiration from some NASA photos. For example, if the background had the milky way running through it (so that the perspective of earth is not the only indicator of outer space) the card would have more depth (spatially and artistically). This would probably require cutting down the lens flare some as was mentioned by another user.

Here is the image I have in mind: http://i.space.com/images/i/000/020/600/i02/vlt-mw-potw-1920.jpg?1345045897

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Unrealistic representation

Ristora wrote:
...For example, if the background had the milky way running through it (so that the perspective of earth is not the only indicator of outer space) the card would have more depth (spatially and artistically).

How can you have the *Milky Way* in the background and have the Earth in the foreground??? The Earth and our solar system ARE PART of the Milky Way! This would make the image unrealistic... What I was thinking was to add some stars to the background (that's what I mean by adding the NASA image).

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I was just thinking what

I was just thinking what would look nice. Stars in the background is what I'm on board with rather than the empty space you have now.

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I think he meant something

I think he meant something like this:
http://www.imaginationbox.com/steve/astro/images/earth.jpg

The milky way is visible from earth, only very very faint in rare parts of the world.
I have only seen it once, and I stayed out all night to watch it.

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Thats an perfect example of

Thats an perfect example of what I was talking about. Thanks X3M.

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You mean the country?

X3M wrote:
I think he meant something like this:
http://www.imaginationbox.com/steve/astro/images/earth.jpg

The milky way is visible from earth, only very very faint in rare parts of the world.
I have only seen it once, and I stayed out all night to watch it.

By rare, do you mean the country because I see I can see it every night. All you need to do is leave the city lights behind and look up and you'll see it. It's an amazingly beautiful sight.

Btw, random fact, recently scientists estimate that there are 40 billion planets in the Milky Way that are in the perfect orbit around their stars to sustain life just like earth.

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Crank up the brightness

X3M wrote:
I think he meant something like this:
http://www.imaginationbox.com/steve/astro/images/earth.jpg

Turn up the BRIGHTNESS on your monitor... On my desktop computer I can't see it either... But on my Internet computer with the flat screen monitor (high brightness), I can see that effect rather CLEARLY...

The only difference is that in the card, it's BLUE not white.

So that's why it isn't very visible on a monitor that has LOW brightness. BUT it's there! :)

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I can see rather clearly some

I can see rather clearly some fog or dust. It doesn't look as sharp as the photo.

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Worthwhile read...

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Btw, random fact, recently scientists estimate that there are 40 billion planets in the Milky Way that are in the perfect orbit around their stars to sustain life just like earth.

Are you serious??? I guess they have no way of *Finding* them since they are not like stars which give out light... (like our Sun). Is this a NEW NASA Factoid???

Would love to read an article about that...!

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The Odds are Pretty Good

questccg wrote:
Kroz1776 wrote:
Btw, random fact, recently scientists estimate that there are 40 billion planets in the Milky Way that are in the perfect orbit around their stars to sustain life just like earth.

Are you serious??? I guess they have no way of *Finding* them since they are not like stars which give out light... (like our Sun). Is this a NEW NASA Factoid???

Would love to read an article about that...!

Here you go.

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/05/at-least-88-billion-earth-size...

It's a pretty awesome article. Basically this means the odds that there is other life out there is almost guaranteed. It's an exiting prospect.

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More depth

Ristora wrote:
I can see rather clearly some fog or dust. It doesn't look as sharp as the photo.

I've uploaded a NEWER version with NASA stars as part of the background... The nebula haze is blue and is also present in the picture. Personally I like the newer version with the stars, it adds some depth to the image.

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Not Tony Stark Though!

questccg wrote:
I've uploaded a NEWER version with NASA stars as part of the background... The nebula haze is blue and is also present in the picture. Personally I like the newer version with the stars, it adds some depth to the image.
That looks so much better. The difference is stark and amazing!

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Kroz1776 wrote: By rare, do

Kroz1776 wrote:

By rare, do you mean the country because I see I can see it every night. All you need to do is leave the city lights behind and look up and you'll see it. It's an amazingly beautiful sight.

Not where I live in the Netherlands. We got brown clouds at night. To give you and idea of "light" pollution.

Back to topic, the new picture looks awesome.

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Light Pollution or Bright Pollution?

Are you talking about light pollution as in, not heavy pollution or are you talking about pollution caused by the excessive amounts of lights thus causing a dimming effect on the night sky?

Either way, I assume it's hard to find open country in a lot of Europe that would allow you to escape the light pollution.

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Nice work!

quest, that is much better!

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go, dude, go!

#2 with stars is AWESOME!

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Nice job!

A few notes:

The Sun is shining in the back, but the Earth looks as if the Sun is in front of it. Works better if you make the Sun appear to be rising behind Earth. Also, Earth should be much bigger. There's no need for black to take up so much space. We know there's a lot of space between planets :) I'm thinking this: http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgX_Fw9heFyRrwLxIKqMJ_aNmp7ixu2m3QLZuBX8AF9E16QcN1

You can have the Earth on top just to make things look more dramatic. Stars are nice. Milky Way that someone suggested is not really such a bad choice. Even though we're in the middle of it, we can still see it on the sky at night, right?

Logo seems a bit flat, and text doesn't stand out. Maybe also try moving the text down a bit to break the symmetry.

The lens flare should go on top of the logo. I won't go into technicalities, but lens flares form on the camera lenses.

Any way, I think it looks good :)

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I Don't Think So

The emphasis is on space and I love how it shows a nice starry background with Earth being a smaller piece. This shows that the game is about space rather than Earth. Earth seems to be there mostly to give context and show that this particular deck is about forces from Earth.

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I think that the type could

I think that the type could stand out more. It is too similar a color/value to what it rests on for it to be read easily. Yeah it CAN be read, but you can go a lot bolder and you can make a stronger statement by making the type stand out more.

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