offwidth got their new illustration or graphics by running a design contest:
Create stylised title art for action adventure game
Check out offwidth's Illustration or graphics contest…
Games & Recreational
We are creating an action game for PC with sword-and-shield combat and adventure elements, a sci-fi theme, set in an soaring monolithic concrete tower.
What's your vision?
We need to create 2D artwork that can be used in the Steam game store, communicating a sense of adventure. The final image should conform to the "header", "main" and "small" capsule sizes for the Steam store which are described here: https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/store/assets/standard which can simply be rearrangements of one another. The design will ideally stand out when placed in a list of other games on the store, which is overall dark in appearance as shown in the screenshot included below. Style: We want the artwork to be highly stylised, prioritising a sense of adventure rather than closely representing the content of the game. In other words, we do not want cartoon or photorealistic versions of the screenshots of the game, but rather, a piece of art illustration. We have no preference on the style itself, except that the game is difficult and serious, so the artwork should not be too light-hearted. We like the adventurous style shown by famous box art such as: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ico#/media/File:Ico_cover_-_EU+JP.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2d/af/cb/2dafcbbddf827b24f79873ec9da6eff9.jpg Content: The title art should consist of a protagonist, and the title of the game: "DEAD INK" set against background tower elements emphasising a sense of verticality / vertigo. We would like the protagonist to be falling from the tower viewed from above, possibly holding a sword, in a similar way to https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c2/7a/6a/c27a6a86b1708426cc899c1ffc340389.jpg For the protagonist feel free to design what you think is best, it does not have to accurately match the in-game screenshots. The typography should be clean and can hint at the sci-fi theme, preferentially all caps or small caps. For the background, the tower is concrete, brutalist and monolithic. The tower is maze-like with ladders and openings/doors, see the attached screenshots for examples. The game takes place in an isolated setting so there should be no additional buildings or structures seen below the tower, just landscape, clouds, or simply fog. Feel free to add any additional elements seen in the screenshots if it adds to the strength of the illustration.
We require vector artwork. The final copy can be in .ai or equivalent vector format, and presented in the arrangements "header", "main" and "small" capsule images: https://partner.steamgames.com/doc/store/assets/standard , these can simply be rearrangements of one another. Please feel free to get in contact with any questions you may have.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Illustration or graphics starts at $349.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their illustration or graphics.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
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