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Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Thu, 02 Dec 2010
Subject: Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint

Ste Pickford

Following on from the 'popup' graphics I posted yesterday, I had fun doing some more hand-drawn logos in pencil for Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint for iOS.

All the essential game graphics are finished now, so I've got the time to add custom hand-drawn graphics to various places in the game that currently just use plain text, to brighten the whole thing up a little.

Instead of the 'trick cards' in the PC version, the iOS Blueprint game simply gives you instant rewards whenever you clear a cluster of a recognised shape from the table, and these rewards can be in the form of a score, tariff or lives increase. We're still tweaking exactly what the values of the different rewards will be, so I wanted a little graphic for each reward that still allowed us to write a numerical value using the font next to it, depending on the reward value we settled for.

I drew these three logos yesterday, consistent with the hand-drawn / blueprint style of the rest of the game, then decided to mess about colouring them in a bit this morning. In the end I decided that the colour didn't improve the graphics, so I think we'll go with the monochrome versions on the left in the final game.

It was only when I'd finished drawing the SCORE+ graphic that I realised it was almost identical to the Rizla logo. Whoops! I didn't copy it deliberately!

 

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Ste Pickford

So glad I managed to spell Tariff correctly here. Not Tarrif, or Tarriff, as I write it down most of the time.

 

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