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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.
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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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Re: application type icons

#6 Post by The Silent One » Fri May 03, 2019 11:03 am

(More) application icons, some still WIP:
armor, shield, stealth, drives, fighters/drones, beam weapons, bombs, hulls
speed, targetting, detection, fuel, troops
planet offense/defense, planet shield, planet stealth, mines, terraforming, habitability
production, research, influence, population, stockpile, supply
policy, government, diplomacy, espionage
monsters, repair, galactic construction, logo, building, theory, generic boost
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Re: application type icons

#7 Post by em3 » Fri May 03, 2019 11:24 am

My 2c: Beam weapons are actually direct weapons, as they include mass driver.
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Re: application type icons

#8 Post by labgnome » Fri May 03, 2019 2:30 pm

Looks good, I really like them. One thought if this is going tobe for the tech tree, you might also want a building icon. We have icons for ship parts and policies and whatnot but not a general building icon.

Will these be just for the tech tree, or most of the icons? Because they would make a really nice addition.
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Re: application type icons

#9 Post by The Silent One » Fri May 03, 2019 5:25 pm

em wrote:My 2c: Beam weapons are actually direct weapons, as they include mass driver.
Oh, ok.
labgnome wrote:Will these be just for the tech tree, or most of the icons? Because they would make a really nice addition.
They're just for the tech tree (like in the mockup). There already is a generic building icon: 3rd from the right in the last row.
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Re: application type icons

#10 Post by labgnome » Fri May 03, 2019 6:05 pm

The Silent One wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:25 pm
labgnome wrote:Will these be just for the tech tree, or most of the icons? Because they would make a really nice addition.
They're just for the tech tree (like in the mockup). There already is a generic building icon: 3rd from the right in the last row.
My bad on the building one.

I do think they would be good throughout the game. Especially in the planet/system view. You have really good designs.
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Re: application type icons

#11 Post by The Silent One » Sat May 04, 2019 7:28 am

labgnome wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:05 pm
I do think they would be good throughout the game. Especially in the planet/system view. You have really good designs.
Thanks, but I don't think the new icons would work there well, and the current icons are doing a good job if you ask me.
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Re: application type icons

#12 Post by The Silent One » Thu May 09, 2019 2:50 pm

Update on the icons, might change one or two, otherwise mostly done I think. Anything obvious missing?
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Re: application type icons

#13 Post by The Silent One » Sun May 19, 2019 7:02 pm

Less edgy icons. Probably will rework population icons (no ideas here yet), crowns and wrench, otherwise finished.
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#14 Post by Ophiuchus » Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 am

Both the edgy set and non-edgy are good :)
Probly the edgy is a bit too abstract, so I guess I prefer the non-edgy version.

One suggestion: the mines icon reminds me of a lot of other things (e.g. a star, a star-shaped medal...), maybe you can use the irregular shaped explosion from the beam weapons and put the dark circle in the middle.

And what is the intended use for galactic construction? Research category?
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Re: application type icons

#15 Post by The Silent One » Mon May 20, 2019 11:15 am

Ophiuchus wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 am
One suggestion: the mines icon reminds me of a lot of other things (e.g. a star, a star-shaped medal...), maybe you can use the irregular shaped explosion from the beam weapons and put the dark circle in the middle.
Thanks, I'll revise that one.

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And what is the intended use for galactic construction? Research category?
Category for starlane and planet construction, and solar modifications etc..
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