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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby SpaceEmperorGod » Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:08 am

Dazz wrote:Keeping it simple meaning writing some words on an image that Konami already made?

Since you seem to prefer walls of text, here's a little something for you :wink:

That's what a good ad is, simple. A short message that attracts attention, cool art/graphics, high review scores, etc. is what makes people interested. An ad is only supposed to make you interested, throw enough good simple ad's at people and they will buy the product.
While more text and images is often actually "better", most people simply won't bother. Sad, but true.
Think along the lines of movie posters and headlines of a newspaper for good examples.

Also, you can't really improve that piece of art, so I just let it be. It's either using existing art or making something from scratch into a proper ad. That takes a lot of time and effort, I'd say at the very least 6 hours, possibly more if you want something great.
If I had around a month to do it on, I might've found the time, but 7 days with a tight schedule? Not enough.

I don't care about the contest, I simply decided to contribute. No need to get snippy.

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby GhostToast » Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:01 am

Yep. I registered here just because I found this art contest intriguing.

Here's my submission, meant for print.

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby Oppenheimer » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:54 pm

That's cute GhostToast, and welcome to the site.

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby GhostToast » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:03 pm

thanks

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby Mito-Suiko » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:34 am

here's what I got:

I think that's the BEST I can do for now.
Image

It's a simply dynamic ad :)
I made it like the cover of Suikoden V.

Next:
This is the quote Suikoden Tierkreis need:
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http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r228/MiKeMiTchi/tierkreismitchiadv3.jpg

That's what you call simple, but DEEP and BRILLIANT.

BOXART:
I finished the boxart.
Image
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r228/MiKeMiTchi/tierkreismitchiboxart.jpg
Suikoden "Feel"

That should be the current one!

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I can do more.
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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby LanceHeart » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:47 am

Now THAT'S what the box art should've been.
Formerly known as: Gothann

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby Mito-Suiko » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:32 pm

Yeah, I agree too.
Even it's a spin-off, it's still Suikoden that we all loved!

Personally, I bought my first suikoden CD (SII) because the boxart was full of characters.
So, I think that if gamers (esp. kids) would see many characters, they would definitely want to buy it.

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby iamjiefei » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:43 am

Thought this would be a fun thing to do :D Magazine style ad.

May or may not polish it up some more.

spoiler!
http://jiefei.turn-style.net/design/tem ... -small.jpg

full res version here: http://jiefei.turn-style.net/design/temp/suik-tier.jpg
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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby Mito-Suiko » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:59 am

@iamjiefei
I think that will spoil something big.
Almost all characters, perhaps?


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Edited my original post (ads). Please take a glimpse.

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby Antimatzist » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:24 am

LanceHeart wrote:Now THAT'S what the box art should've been.

My thoughts exactly! That's pretty cool!

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby iamjiefei » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:38 am

I guess that's what I get for doing this at 3AM in the morning, haha. I was so excited to post that I forgot to do something important.

-revised-

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full res here: http://jiefei.turn-style.net/design/tem ... tier-b.jpg

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby Mito-Suiko » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:56 am

Yeah. nice edit. It's better now.

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby iamjiefei » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:57 pm

Thank you thank you. Forgot to make it... mysterious... haha :D

I may try to make a cover as well, its nice to do a fun design project every once in a while.

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby Dazz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:35 am

Great concept, badly executed though - you've got the same characters multiple times next to each other. They have alternate mugshots.

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Re: Help Advertise Tierkreis!

Postby iamjiefei » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:08 pm

Huh. I went through the sprite sheets and knocked out multiples, unless it was a costume change, and tried to make sure I didn't have them lined next to each other when I layed them out. If they repeat, I don't think it ought to be a big deal since all the mugs are greyed out. Wanted them to fill the space and give a better sense of scale.

In any case, there's still time to knock out another ad or two. 8)


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