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#1 Zuurix

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:28 PM

Hey all, so I have game with, err, interesting art style. But as you can see I am not sure how to call it.

 

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I guess words silhouette and unique works.

What about minimalistic?

 

How should I call it?

Basically I need help with terminology.

 


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#2 Mornedil

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 12:45 PM

It looks like silhouette art to me, but not sure if it has another terminology.


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#3 chance

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 02:24 PM

I guess words silhouette and unique works.

 

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How should I call it?

 

 

 

"unique" isn't an art style.  I'd call it advertising:P

 

Seriously... is there a game design issue here?  The art looks good, but I don't think needing a term for your style qualifies.


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#4 SecretMonkey

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 02:42 PM

Dieselpunk


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#5 seanMombo

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 02:46 PM

Well this is Game design and Distribution.

 

Having a catchy name for the art style could be part of marketing.

 

Dont have any ideas for art style names tho


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#6 Zuurix

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 04:16 PM

"unique" isn't an art style.  I'd call it advertising:P

 

Seriously... is there a game design issue here?  The art looks good, but I don't think needing a term for your style qualifies.

 

So there's like no special word for my style I should be aware of?

Can I call it minimalistic?

 

It not the problem about naming new art style, it's just me trying to not use wrong terms.


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#7 seanMombo

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 04:55 PM

Monochrome perhaps


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#8 chance

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 11:56 PM

So there's like no special word for my style I should be aware of?



I didn't say that.  I said "unique" isn't an art style. 

 

Why do you need a "single term" for this?  A single term can't capture the details.  Instead, why not describe its features?  For example, you could say "flat black silhouette images on soft colored backgrounds."   You could also say it's reminiscent of Goo or Feist, but more mechanical.  

 

More importantly, when you present the game show a screenshot.  That's worth a thousand words.  (or 1024 words if you're a programmer.)


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#9 RobRoyale

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 12:11 AM

"Silhouette meets Sepia Tone with a Futuristic Flair" sounds way more interesting than any single word to me.

And the fact that your style kinda defies single word categorization is a plus in my book.
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#10 Xer0botXer0

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 12:58 PM

bru..

 

This is Samurai Jack style.


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 05:19 PM

High-res techno silhouette style SCI-FI graphics!


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Posted 22 March 2016 - 08:34 PM

Hey all, so I have game with, err, interesting art style. But as you can see I am not sure how to call it.
 
How should I call it?


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