No, I’m not talking about some pop musician, I’m talking about our Android game icon! It’s the first thing people see on the AppStore and it’s what is going to grace their screen when they put in on their home screen because they are so addicted to it… That’s right! So let’s take a look at the process of creating our game’s icon…

First of all, we wanted something catchy, something interesting. We needed to show the potential customer something special about our game. The first couple of mock-ups had some game images in them, with ‘UPSAT” along the top. Common colors to our theme like the blues and oranges seemed to be the obvious choice, but lacked detail and depth.

One of the concerns we had was scalability of the ‘UPSAT” name at the top. We also wondered if we could get some more cleaner designs with simpler images.

No we had some cleaner designs, but we had to start thinking about what we wanted our game to be associated with. From day one, our first idea, our first logo was based on our ‘Find Da Robber’ game. It seemed a great way to stay true to what our game had been about and what people had associated it with from the start. Though the single ‘U’ designs seemed cleanest and would scale the best, we thought the robber really exemplified what our game was and had been from the get go. One last thing, let’s test out the scalability of these bad boys…

Even in the smallest form (36×36) the robber logo, without the window, still was readable. It seems that we found the one! So here it is, and what you will be seeing in the AppStore (and on your Home Screen…) very shortly!

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