megafaunasoft got their new icon or button by running a design contest:
Create an app icon for the "Poker Chicken" mobile game
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Games & Recreational
We make puzzle games for mobile phones
What's your vision?
I need an app icon for a game called "Poker Chicken". The icon must feature a chicken character. The graphic for the chicken character will probably be used in the app, but only as a logo / static graphic. The icon should probably feature a poker hand (or at least a couple of playing cards) to indicate that it is a poker-themed game. The app icon will be used for iPhone and Android games, so the resolution should be up to 1024x1024 (or 2048x2048), and have limited detail in the corners (the corners are rounded on iPhone, and optionally rounded on Android.) The style should be cartoony and friendly, since this is a casual game, not a real poker game. There is no betting in the game, so poker chips, money, betting-themed items etc. are probably not suitable. UPDATE Based on the first two entries, I think I can refine my design brief a bit: - I like a friendly, cartoony style, perhaps more on the simplistic and "blocky" side, perhaps with thick black lines. I think this would look less like clipart. Some examples: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ThickLineAnimation http://www.vectors4all.net/preview/candy-icon-clip-art.jpg http://www.how-to-draw-funny-cartoons.com/image-files/how-to-make-an-outline-1.gif - I also like the Anteaters to Zebras book a lot, though the style is probably a bit too simplistic for this project https://www.google.com/search?q=anteaters+to+zebras&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=PFvmU_byFsWAiwKajIDwAg&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1131&bih=610 - I think showing a full hand of 5 cards prominently may be important to conveying the fact that it's a poker game. - Here are some examples of drawings that I think are too clipart-y http://www.picgifs.com/clip-art/farm/chickens/clip-art-chickens-854202.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/Chicken_clipart_01.svg/468px-Chicken_clipart_01.svg.png http://bestclipartblog.com/clipart-pics/chicken-clipart-19.jpg And here's are a couple that I like, though the first is not obviously a chicken... http://www.clipartbest.com/cliparts/9ip/e68/9ipe68apT.png http://www.illustrationsof.com/royalty-free-chicken-clipart-illustration-226466.jpg - I went through the Poker apps on the app store and these were the ones I liked best. I will note here that most icons do NOT show 5 cards, perhaps due to a lack of space, so I could be wrong about 5 cards being a good idea. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gin-rummy-free/id367221361?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zynga-poker-texas-holdem/id354902315?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poker-free-hd/id353432461?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fairway-solitaire-blast/id685675706?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-of-video-poker/id496191443?mt=8 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/governor-of-poker-2/id532497159?mt=8 Finally, a bird icon I like https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/duolingo-learn-languages-for/id570060128?mt=8
I have been using this Western-style font in the game, though it's not necessary for the icon to do so. http://www.1001fonts.com/rio-grande-font.html#license The current game background is green felt, like a poker table.
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