Sorry if this is the wrong topic, please tell me if it is and I’ll move it to the right one.
I released a major update to my game Frenzy Sprint. It’s basically an adaptation of those “Obby King” games and such. On most of those games, you get a mini-obby to play. My game is slightly different in the sense that you only get a single obstacle or two to complete (I did this with the intention of keeping the game fast-paced). I’ve luckily crushed all the known bugs with the latest update, but I’m conflicted as to which game icon I should use.
When I first released the game into its beta stage, I used the following icon:
After asking for some advice, I decided to update the icon as it was difficult to see what was happening when the pixel density was decreased (aka the resolution being shrunken to 128x128). I changed the icon to this:
I did this for a number of reasons: To name a few, I wanted to have the character in the center frame and also liked the general look of it, compared to the first one. I’ve used this icon for a couple weeks now, but I want to mix it up a little since I don’t think it looks as good as it could. I changed the game icon to this:
However, I feel like it doesn’t pop enough, and that was the same issue I had with the 2nd icon. I can’t really pinpoint what it is, so I wanted some different types of advice.
- Which icon do you like better, the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd? (I put this in a poll but if you want to be more descriptive please give a typed response.)
- Depending on which icon you think has the most potential, how do you think I could edit it so that it could pop more? (Note that I’m not asking for you to create an icon for me, I just want suggestions for how to make it pop more.) Or do you think I should scrap all of them and create another one from scratch? Whatever you decide, know that I’m looking for one that has more action. I want it to represent the game by showing a player jumping through one of the obstacles.
First, for the poll - which icon has more potential?
Second, how could I make the highest-potential icon pop even more? Or should I just create another one?
Please respond to this via a typed reply, as a poll isn’t going to be efficient enough to cover a question like this.
Thank you to everyone who responds!