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tampie85

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Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« on: 26 Mar 2022, 20:41 »
Hello!

As you might have read, AGA and I are working on a brand new AGS website. I'm very enthusiastic about what we have accomplished so far and can't wait to show it to you (it still might take a while; it's a lot of work!).

I'm currently using a few stock photos and I think it'd be the cherry on the cake if we could replace them with art made by the amazing artists in this community.
I don't really have any requirements, besides that it should look nice on both the dark and the light theme and that it'd be nice if it features a blue cup in some way.
Some of them are desktop only, but at the moment more than 85% of the visits are desktop only, so most visitors will see your art!

You don't have to commit to all of them, if you can do one that already would be great!
Of course your forum name - or whatever credit - you prefer will be shown below your contribution.

Please let me know if you need more detail than below; I listed the current dimensions but anything with the same aspect ratio would be fine!

--- FEATURES (#1) ---
The first image on the AGS (application) page, next to the overview of the features.
Dimensions 726x790, desktop only.

Light Theme: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/ags.php
Dark Theme: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/ags.php?theme=dark

Graphic Artist: Miez

--- REQUIREMENTS (#2) ---
The second image on the AGS (application) page, next to the system requirements.
Dimensions 1043x663, desktop only.

Light Theme: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/ags.php
Dark Theme: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/ags.php?theme=dark

Graphic Artist: Miez

--- AGS AWARD WINNER (#3) ---
If a game has won one or more AGS awards, it will be shown on the 'Game' page. The image is generic for all games and not related to the award(s) won.
Dimensions 440x360, desktop only.



Light: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/game-details.php
Dark: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/game-details.php?theme=dark

--- AGS AWARD NOMINEE (#4) ---
If a game has been nominated for one or more AGS awards, it will be shown on the 'Game' page. The image is generic for all games and not related to the nominations.
Dimensions 440x360, desktop only.



Light: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/game-details.php
Dark: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/game-details.php?theme=dark

--- SPLASH IMAGE (#5) ---
The background image on the homepage, behind the 'create', 'play' and 'join'. This one might be a bit more challenging, because it has to look good on all resolutions.
Currently I'm using one image of 1920x1080, but that might not be sustainable.



Light: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/
Dark: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/?theme=dark

--- IMAGE PLACEHOLDER (#6) ---
When an image isn't available, this placeholder will be shown. Sometimes this is the result of a broken link, but it also can occur that there are no visuals because it's a mod or a plugin.
The image will be shown on these screens:



Light:
Game tiles: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/play.php
Game details: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/game-details.php
Search: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/search.php (desktop only)

Dark:
Game tiles: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/play.php?theme=dark
Game details: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/game-details.php?theme=dark
Search: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/search.php?theme=dark (desktop only)

--- SITE LOGO (#7) ---
I'm happy to keep the AGS logo as is, but at the moment it doesn't look very nice on dark mode, so it'd be nice if someone could give it a bit of a refresh. It's shown on all pages in the header and footer.
Dimensions: 560x73



Light: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/
Dark: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/?theme=dark

--- 404 NOT FOUND (#8) ---
Years ago, 2ma2 has done an amazing job on the 404 page. I have permission to use this one and adjust it if necessary. I tried to make the background transparent to make it look nice on dark mode, but it's not looking great at the moment. It'd be great if someone could do a better job on the dark mode version, or create something new that looks good on both themes.
Dimensions: 540x356



Light: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/404.php
Dark: https://new-site.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/404.php?theme=dark

EDIT: Added screenshots for clarification
« Last Edit: 16 Jul 2022, 19:25 by LimpingFish »

eri0o

Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #1 on: 27 Mar 2022, 18:17 »
The AGS award related image, I don't understand which it is. Any chance of adding screenshot image with a big red arrow directly in the post?

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #2 on: 27 Mar 2022, 21:24 »
Apologies, I now have added a screenshot to represent each image. Does this help?

eri0o

Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #3 on: 29 Mar 2022, 02:12 »
Thanks! It clarified for me! I also was reading the forum on my phone at the time and I didn't understood what the Desktop only note meant, I just wasn't seeing the images because of this!!

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #4 on: 29 Mar 2022, 13:20 »
Ah that makes sense! I could have been clearer on that.

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #5 on: 30 Mar 2022, 13:55 »
It probably makes sense to wait for Miez to finish his work so a common graphic style is established and other pictures match that style.

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #6 on: 15 Apr 2022, 13:11 »
Sorry, totally missed this reply!

That's a good call, I hope it's achievable to match the same style. I don't want to put too much requirements on it; I'm already happy when the website has art made by the community! It might take a while before Miez gets to it though.

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #7 on: 24 Jun 2022, 17:43 »
Since cat suggested here to use the character for the 404 page, I made a bunch of quick sketches with her for the missing images. I don't if they'll fit, but anyway here they're.

404


Award winner


Award nominee


(obviously these are just rough sketches, to give an idea)

eri0o

Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #8 on: 24 Jun 2022, 18:39 »
I like her overall. On the nominee, she could use a vest or stripe and have the nominee tag attached to it, similar to scouts badges. :)

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #9 on: 24 Jun 2022, 22:03 »
❤️

For the nominees, she could also be dreaming (thought bubble) of the trophy, while as a winner she holds it in hands.

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #10 on: 25 Jun 2022, 10:19 »
Something like this, for the nominees?



I've tried to add both eri0o's and cat's suggestions.

Does an "official" AGS win cup design exist somewhere? Like the one used in the ceremony.

eri0o

Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #11 on: 25 Jun 2022, 11:14 »
This looks really good Lorenzo!!!

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Does an "official" AGS win cup design exist somewhere? Like the one used in the ceremony.

I am not sure it's official, but the one from the latest award ceremony probably Duals or Snarky or Cat have the file. I found this video, where at  2:06:24 time here there's the latest best game trophy used.

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #12 on: 25 Jun 2022, 20:44 »
While I appreciate the artistry that's gone into it, the anime styling of these makes me feel a bit uncomfortable...  Anime isn't to everyone's tastes, so it feels like it could be a bit divisive to have it so visible on the site.  Something more mainstream might be better?

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #13 on: 25 Jun 2022, 21:03 »
While I appreciate the artistry that's gone into it, the anime styling of these makes me feel a bit uncomfortable...  Anime isn't to everyone's tastes, so it feels like it could be a bit divisive to have it so visible on the site.  Something more mainstream might be better?

+1
Also, the girl seems a bit random. This character doesn't have any connection with AGS (unless she's from a game I'm not familiar with). It's just some girl.

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #14 on: 25 Jun 2022, 21:05 »
I like her. What does the previous 404 girl have to do with AGS?

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #15 on: 25 Jun 2022, 21:08 »
Nothing, probably. Never said I liked her any better.

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #16 on: 25 Jun 2022, 21:41 »
She has a blue cup head, I thought it was genius, I really like her!  :-D

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #17 on: 25 Jun 2022, 21:50 »
Of course, she would also look great in a less anime and more European comic style (like Clotilde) - would this make you feel less uncomfortable, AGA?

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« Reply #18 on: 25 Jun 2022, 22:15 »
Of course, she would also look great in a less anime and more European comic style (like Clotilde) - would this make you feel less uncomfortable, AGA?

In theory, sure!

I do like the blue cup hair idea though, it's a nice touch!

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Re: Graphics Art wanted for new AGS Website
« Reply #19 on: 26 Jun 2022, 04:42 »
Also, the girl seems a bit random. This character doesn't have any connection with AGS (unless she's from a game I'm not familiar with). It's just some girl.

She's actually called Blue Cup, a character I designed to troll the forums many years ago (obvious from the original banner) and I had decided to have her cameos in my AGS games (which haven't materialised yet).

Also, the anime style was intentional, for trolling purpose. (Though the real reason was that anime style was the norm here as oppose to western designs, which made me uncomfortable!)
« Last Edit: 26 Jun 2022, 04:46 by Gilbert »