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September 3rd, 2008, 06:28 PM
Playdeb has a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/playdeb/+bug/264424

It has no logo. Can anyone help?

September 3rd, 2008, 10:09 PM
i made something... just to start things off - http://launchpadlibrarian.net/17277133/g3550.png

September 3rd, 2008, 10:29 PM
i made something... just to start things off - http://launchpadlibrarian.net/17277133/g3550.png

Looks great :)

September 3rd, 2008, 10:45 PM
i made something... just to start things off - http://launchpadlibrarian.net/17277133/g3550.png
Really really nice!

September 4th, 2008, 10:27 AM
also made a new version, which is a bit shinier using icon vadi provided... but i kind of prefer the first one...

any thoughts?

shinier one - http://launchpadlibrarian.net/17282835/playdeb_meborc_2.png

oh, and if anyone has a better idea how to image "games" apart from the cards, please post here :) ... i was also thinking of a game joystick+ubuntu logo, but i have not found a good joystick .svg icon to modify...

edit: found and uploaded a logo with joystick - http://launchpadlibrarian.net/17283800/playdeb_meborc_3.png

September 4th, 2008, 01:50 PM
For me it has to be the 2nd one but great job.

Edit: As in the shiny one not the joypad although that was a very clever idea. Also the only shiney part on the joystick version is the left circle with no continuation onto the main circles or the lower one. The gradient should be a little less harsh too on the top sphere.

V for Vincent
September 4th, 2008, 02:43 PM
I like both, but the joystick is probably more suitable.

September 4th, 2008, 05:45 PM
how about this - http://launchpadlibrarian.net/17289551/playdeb_meborc_4.png - a shiny background + joystick

anyone is encouraged to download the .svg files from https://bugs.launchpad.net/playdeb/+bug/264424, edit them with inkscape and upload the results...

let's try to find the best logo possible! ;)

September 4th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Joystick beats the cards by far! It needs some work but it looks great.

September 4th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Yeah I think a joystick would appeal more to most gamers than the cards. The latest version looks quite good, I'll check out how it looks on smaller resolutions and let you know.

September 5th, 2008, 12:04 AM
I like the cards better. I also think it would be cool to change the Ubuntu logo colors, as there is no *buntu in the name.

September 5th, 2008, 03:29 AM
I'd keep the ubuntu colors in, since the logo is clearly an association with them. Not like we have any other colors we must include.

@meborc: when the picture is zoomed out to like 60px, the joystick's stick looks a bit long and the box isn't really recognizable. Did you notice that?

September 5th, 2008, 07:43 AM
are you zooming the png or the svg? the svg should be fine

September 5th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Edited: I looked at it today morning and it looked okay... odd! It looks great really. I've attached the sized pictures.

I'll others on that Playdeb team what they think :)

September 5th, 2008, 03:33 PM
One question, do you know what license is the joystick under?

September 5th, 2008, 06:00 PM
it is a gnome-joystick from here http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Gnome-joystick.svg

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.

Artificial Intelligence
September 8th, 2008, 01:53 PM
I would say the one with the cards looks best IMHO. You could also try with a chess piece to see how well it looks.

By the way I'm going to relink UGA game entries to PlayDeb.

September 12th, 2008, 01:22 PM
@meborc, what can the logo be licensed under?

September 12th, 2008, 09:20 PM
mmmmm... i guess GPL like the joystick

i'm not sure really as i have never done any icons before using licenced icons

legally speaking: what i did was i modified the joystick logo adding ubuntu logo to it... so the basis is still the joystick and its licence should be used

September 13th, 2008, 01:35 AM
Yeah that's what I was thinking too, OK.

September 13th, 2008, 02:09 PM
OK, thanks meborc, bug fixed :)

September 14th, 2008, 10:26 PM
glad i was able to help :)