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How to Create Inventory Icons

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Welcome to another overview of the design process for Good Company!

Managing a small or big company that manufactures robots in all variations and sizes means you also have to manage a lot of different products, intermediate goods, and materials. As a player of Good Company, you want to have a good overview of the items in your inventory to efficiently produce, research and create. Since production starts on a very basic level, where employees can combine plastic cases with wheels and batteries, and possibly ends with complex and specialized machines, the items you have to deal with might vary significantly in size and complexity. Therefore, we wanted to create a style for the representation of those items that show a good compromise between the abstract function of certain items and detailed visual representation of others.

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Creating a key visual for “Good Company”

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It is easier to promote a new game if you have interesting screenshots and a catchy cover image. So I began planning what would be the first version of a key visual for our new game “Good Company” about three weeks ago. To come up with a good concept I first gathered reference from the game itself and from inspirations we had defined in the very early stages of the project. It was important for me that the final image would be a representation of the game and its looks but also introduce a slightly new aesthetic for possible graphics and advertisement images inside the game. The visual style of images that “lives” in the game, so to speak.
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Introducing: Daniel Karner

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I’m delighted to introduce to you one of the earliest members of the Carrots team. Daniel is a curious phenomenon. Although originating from Stuttgart’s countryside, he has learned to grasp surprisingly complex technological matters. Thus, through his expertise in electronics and his mastery of 3D modeling, he is considered a higher being in his home village. Want to convince yourself? Then check out the following interview, and his portfolio.

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Introducing: Chantal Horeis

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Before a game idea is born, there’s void. Then there come thoughts and words. Spoken, written, clustering to concepts . But at some point, creation wants to get visible, develop shape, color, and detail. How is this new world going to look? She is usually the first to answer. Today, the Artist is present, with Chantal providing answers about herself. After a long break, it’s about time you expand your Carrot card decks. Btw: if you are interested in her off-game art – and you should be – check it out.

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Pour me another shot, Danny!

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Improving one’s skills through practice is important, and there are several valid ways to do so. Our 3D-artist Daniel chose a quite tasty approach. With the warm season approaching, he created a cocktail he would love to serve to people, if he was a bartender. So lean back, relax and have a cooled glass of “AcidFizz’86”. Its main ingredients? Fresh fruits, 3D Studio Max, V-Ray and around 35 hours of spare time. With this level of detail, you can almost taste it on your tongue, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to enlarge: from rough draft to the rendered result. Cheers!