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« Reply #240 on: August 25, 2014, 11:43:06 am »

I'm not really an art guy, so I'd rather not attempt to build some icons myself, but I'm not sure whether the current set of Devlog icons really lives up to its full potential. Undecided Some thoughts on the Devlog iconset in general:

  • In my experience, neither me nor 80% of other hobbyist game developers are able to accurately state the progress of their project. The existing progress bars will potentially end up being much more inaccurate than their 10% granularity suggests. Why not replace them with a more general progress description? Example suggestion: Concept, First Steps, Full On, Almost There, Done. RIP and Paused would fit in there as well!
  • As an alternative to stating progress, what about easily distinguishable genre icons? Something like Action, Adventure, Roleplay, Strategy, Simulation, Software, Experimental, etc. would allow developers to send a brief message to potential readers before even opening their Devlog thread. To new guys like me, the sheer amount of Devlogs makes it kind of hard to decide which ones are interesting to me. Genre icons would help. Smiley
  • Aside from genres, what about platform icons? I'd probably prefer genres, but hey, why not. Grin

Just some ideas. Smiley
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« Reply #241 on: August 25, 2014, 01:35:18 pm »

I don't think genre will work as mixing them is all the rage now + variants + new genre
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« Reply #242 on: August 25, 2014, 06:13:13 pm »

I think, even if there is rampant genre mix & match, covering the normal genres and some of the more common mashups would be better than just a throwaway percentage that usually moves very slowly. Hell, why not keep the percentages and just add in the other options? Someone would have to draw them, someone would have to OK them, and someone else would have to put them in, though... not very likely, I know. Also, I feel like the RIP logo on this thread isn't helping matters Wink
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« Reply #243 on: August 25, 2014, 06:53:53 pm »

It's helping it's signaling the project you were following is terminated
- instead of wondering why there wasn't any progress
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- the post where the author says he is giving up is lost in countless page of a community who don't know what let it go mean.
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« Reply #244 on: August 25, 2014, 07:05:17 pm »

Right, keep the RIP symbol. Even the percentages as an alternative, I guess, but then you have to rely on the thread title itself to say the genre. A lot of threads do this already: "Game Name [Rhythm RPG Beat-Em-Up]". It's so common because it's very useful info for people browsing. More useful than percentages, imo.
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« Reply #245 on: October 15, 2014, 04:49:15 am »

Awesome!  Grin
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« Reply #246 on: December 07, 2014, 04:04:54 am »

  • In my experience, neither me nor 80% of other hobbyist game developers are able to accurately state the progress of their project. The existing progress bars will potentially end up being much more inaccurate than their 10% granularity suggests. Why not replace them with a more general progress description? Example suggestion: Concept, First Steps, Full On, Almost There, Done. RIP and Paused would fit in there as well!

Wow I actually agree with this 100%

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« Reply #247 on: December 10, 2014, 03:03:47 pm »

Nah, we just need to think about the Ninety-ninety rule

"The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time."

I propose new icons for: 91%, 92%, 93%, 94%, 95%, 96%, 97%, 98% and 99%.
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« Reply #248 on: December 11, 2014, 06:53:39 am »

Ninety Ninety!









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« Reply #249 on: December 11, 2014, 10:14:26 am »

@oodavid Haha I can't believe you actually went for it. Perfect!
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« Reply #250 on: December 11, 2014, 09:40:14 pm »

Am thinking the Best DevLog 2014 topic could have its own icon: 


Not sure on what little image could be next to it though.
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« Reply #251 on: January 16, 2016, 11:19:15 am »

Excellent!!!  Beer!
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« Reply #252 on: June 15, 2017, 12:53:39 pm »

Am thinking the Best DevLog 2014 topic could have its own icon: 


Not sure on what little image could be next to it though.

For what? Now greenlight is closed :/
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« Reply #253 on: June 15, 2017, 08:50:17 pm »

Nothing to do with greenlight
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