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Is this image "Tacky"?

MADGamesMADGames Posts: 12Member
My partner says that this is too "TACKY" to use in a IOS Game,
Is he right in saying this?
Link: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?wdb0lhxx5930qga
~Daniel

Answers

  • MADGamesMADGames Posts: 12Member
    Yeah, please let us know what you think. Looks too tacky to me.
    ~Marcus
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member, PRO
    Cannot see it (work blocks that website)...can you place the image into the post? I am intrigued...
  • rhinokeyrhinokey Posts: 158Member
    its tacky like a movie theater floor. or motel bedsheets
  • MADGamesMADGames Posts: 12Member
    So what part of this image is "Tacky"?
    ~Daniel
  • MADGamesMADGames Posts: 12Member

    Cannot see it (work blocks that website)...can you place the image into the post? I am intrigued...

    Unfortunately I was unable to put the image in the question. Which is why I had to put it on mediafire.
    ~Daniel
  • schwarzAschwarzA Posts: 4Member
    @Daniel

    Not to be rude, but if you want an opinion on it... the style of the load button looks tacky in general...

    Now i don't know what style of game you are making, but heres something i put together real quick for you. (I'm more into the cartoonish look of things cause i'm geek like that xD)

    http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gbdisputepics2/Loadbutton.png

    This was done with photoshop CS6, i made it in about 8 minutes total.
    let me know what you think.
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member, PRO
    edited July 2012
    OK seen it now...

    Yes it is tacky.

    What is it? A 'load button'...is such a thing required? It kinda looks like Heavy Metal typography?

    I am sorry @MADGames I do not want to be too negative. Can you tell me what is the context/function of the button and what the style of game is (is it a Fantasy game maybe) and I will do a design for you.
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member, PRO
    edited July 2012
    Back from more thinking about this...

    Tacky can be appropriate if the designer has consciously chosen a tacky style for a good reason.
    I have made some consciously tacky things because they were tacky concepts. Sometimes it is right to make it look cheap or ironically cheap.
  • KiwiLeeKiwiLee Posts: 181Member
    If you have to ask then the answer is there for you already....

    I agree that understanding the context of LOAD and what/where would be useful. Don't scrimp on the artwork. :-)
  • MADGamesMADGames Posts: 12Member
    edited July 2012
    Well I was going for a proffesional design, so "TACKY" is not great, But it is OK now because I have made a new button. Also the reason I made a Load button because I had made all of the buttons and just copied the words from one button onto it, it is just to show an example.
    May I ask, what is "TACKY" about it ?
    ~Daniel
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member, PRO
    The typography is probably wrong for readability and may in fact be irrelevant to the game style - what is the game style? Is it medieval? Heavy Metal...cause it looks like it.

    The colour combination is not good, the layout, the quality of colour work - shadows - blurring.
  • EpicEpic Posts: 89Member
    Hey I'm not awesome at art but you should change the screen on the device for example instead of a random blue screen add a image of the game or a animation of the game in that section or a dark glossy screen.

    Epic
  • EpicEpic Posts: 89Member
    Also add buttons to the device and change its colour to something nice that matches your game
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