Ah, indeed, all the requirements are public on the page sinewav linked (or one level above). My bad for making a ruckus there.
sinewav wrote: ↑
Fri May 29, 2020 6:15 am
Specs call for a "logo" so here are some variations. Steam docs
mention a 16:9 aspect ratio which means a stacked logotype would be best here, probably (logo-1.png). Although, they example they give is square, so who knows.
Factually, they seem to accept all logo sizes, at least the tool does and allows you to place it sensibly, i.e. it doesn't add any extra border around the image on its own. Dunno about validation later. Half-Life 2's image is the tile all in one line, with an aspect ratio of like 10:1.
I'd go with logo-1 for consistency; the logos of most games are just the logo text, too, so I'd leave out the cycle graphic. Seems like they picked a really, really bad example with Gris there.
The logo is put on top of the hero image. From that follow two requirements:
a) It should have transparency
b) It should have a reasonable contrast to the hero image
We choose the placement and size; it can be in the bottom left corner, top or bottom border centered, or full center. My steam client allows me to customize the logo position for other games if I right click into it; I don't know whether that's something everyone can do or if it's just for partners. Logo-1, with the full internal white, would best fit at the default bottom left corner; the outline, if the inner bits get to be transparent, could also work as centered and huge.
Title image: Nice! Just the purple things (are those the shapes from the rim wall?) look a bit all over the place.
As for the format, we can and should switch from jpeg to png there no problem, it's just a line of code. That would work much better for stylized high-contrast, clear lines images, the jpeg artifacts are really annoying there, especially on big monitors.
sinewav wrote: ↑
Fri May 29, 2020 5:56 pm
...self nominated art director
Nominated and elected! See
IRC, earlier wrote:
<Z-Man> Lucifer_arma guru3 check out viewtopic.php?f=47&t=38265
Sinewav is suggesting the name "Retrocycles" for Steam. a) I think that is brilliant and b) we should just make him our Art Director.
<Lucifer_arma> also, Z-Man: haven't we made sinewav our art director several times and he just keeps saying no?
I don't remember any of what Lucifer is referring to (doesn't mean much these days), but I count that as a yes.