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application type icons

#1 Post by The Silent One » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:15 pm

WIP: icons for different types of applications. From top left: armor, shield, ship hull, ship drive, beam weapon, bomb, fighters, boost, building, theory, mines, troops, planet shield, population boost, production boost, research boost. Ideas always welcome.
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Re: application type icons

#2 Post by Oberlus » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:30 pm

An eye instead gear/test tube for detection boost? Maybe just nothing, generic boost stat icon.
No idea what to use for influence boost. Something about individuals looking after a central figure.
A bigger "point", shaped to resemble an actor (individual, organisation) and not an object (planet, ship) circled by other smaller actors. But I really don't see what "point" could be here. A person icon feels wrong, anthropocentric, plus hard to put in a single icon several of them circcling a bigger, central one.
Or a bigger "actor" standing above others that look at him (like watching a party conference from the last row, with the politician looking at you, or from behind the politician, with the spectators looking at you). Again no idea how to conceal that in an icon. Maybe three filled circles like heads (from rear) in the bottom line, and one bigger, with points for eyes, standing a bit over the others. Or without eye points, but with open arms.
Well, just trying :D

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Re: application type icons

#3 Post by labgnome » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:08 pm

Influence has a dedicated speech-bubble icon in the art FYI, which should make it visually distinctive. Aside from detection, fuel, supply, stockpile, in-empire ship speed also get boosts. You also have planetary defense, ship stealth, planetary stealth, and sensors off the top of my head. You may also want logos for governments and policies, maybe one should be a version of the Free Orion logo.

I must say I really like the style you have for them.
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Re: application type icons

#4 Post by em3 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:47 am

Arguably, population, industry etc. boosts do not require to have the "boost" icon overlaid. It sounds like a legit assumption, that they are boost either way.

I mean, they could be simple cog, flask, little people etc.
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Re: application type icons

#5 Post by The Silent One » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:59 am

em3 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:47 am
Arguably, population, industry etc. boosts do not require to have the "boost" icon overlaid. It sounds like a legit assumption, that they are boost either way.

I mean, they could be simple cog, flask, little people etc.
Right, thanks, I have actually already made alternative versions without the boost overlay. Update coming later this week.
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