Preferred icon for game releases?

Which icon do you prefer?
Pixelated
100% [ 9 ]
Realistic
0% [ 0 ]
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Feb 14, 12:58 pm
#1
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What does everybody prefer, the pixelated icon or the realistic one?

The realistic one has the benefit of working on any background color. The pixelated one has a slight shadow so it should still be visible even on gray/yellow backgrounds. We can of course always add a background color to it as well.

If you prefer to try them out yourself (Mac only), download this file:
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmQtxPa5PGQE1FZCQMWrTQLFF6RWmopvjNeUFGP...

You may have to rename it to .zip to open it
Feb 14, 4:11 pm
#2
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Personally, I prefer the classic pixel icon.
Feb 14, 5:04 pm
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+1 for the classic icon. I'm 100% biased though, since the modern icon has represented attnam.com specifically for ages.
Feb 14, 5:07 pm
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What's the history on the modern icon? Did Blob draw it? Was it specifically for the website?
Feb 14, 5:19 pm
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For the purposes of distributing the IVAN software, I prefer the pixelated too. The icon has brand recognition after all these years. I like to think its style was appropriated by Minecraft.

I like the modern banana pickaxe logo for our website though, reckon it'd look great on a t-shirt. Not sure who the originator of that logo is.
Feb 14, 10:45 pm
#6
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I vaguely recall creating it myself in a super-crude MSPaint work. But I would hate to take credit for Blob's work. Maybe I made a shittier, cruder version which was later made more properly by someone with Photoshop?
Feb 15, 12:46 am
#7
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fejoa wrote
For the purposes of distributing the IVAN software, I prefer the pixelated too.

I like the modern banana pickaxe logo for our website though, reckon it'd look great on a t-shirt.

+1
Feb 18, 2:51 am
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Pixelated for life!
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