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Valenka
17th Jun 2014, 22:42
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Hello everyone! :)

I wanted to open this thread for two reasons. The first is to discuss the would-be cover art for Rise of the Tomb Raider. Video game cover art/box art is an important marketing component to promote the game; an appealing design is sure to attract customers who might not have played a Tomb Raider game before and tempt them into giving it a try and picking up a copy. It's also an art in itself and like all art, is collected by some. Beautiful cover design is sure to look wonderfully in anyone's video game collection, especially us loyal fans.

The second reason is community participation, of course! I know we have quite a few Photoshop-savvy members of the community and I'd like to encourage anyone of interest to create their ideal cover art for Rise of the Tomb Raider and share it with the rest of us. Who knows? Crystal Dynamics developers might even pop in and see some of our work and use it as inspiration for the official cover art. :cool:

Without further ado, I'd like to present my creation with an alternative; the irony is, the alternative actually uses the actual name of the game. I created the first one with intentions of sticking to the conceptual theme; I used two pieces of the released concept art for the front and back of the game box and some Hi-Res shots from the announcement trailer as screenshot placeholders. I'll replace those with actual screenshots when they become available, whether it be through released images or taken from a gameplay trailer or demonstration. I also edited the colouring of the logo to complement the colour scheme of the front of the cover. What I love about the overall piece is that the colour scheme remains the same throughout, which - in my opinion - gives it a smooth, transitional blend and complements itself.


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I hope you like them and I look forward to reading what you're hoping for with the cover art and perhaps even seeing your designs come to life. :D I've also taken the liberty of compiling a small list of useful resources to help you create your own cover.

RESOURCES

Video Game Box Art Templates (vgboxart.com)
ROTTR Logo (http://driber.net/tr/assets/tr10/misc/ROTTR_Logo.jpg) | Transparent (http://pic.driber.net/up/2014/pywhup_ROTTR_logo.png)
ROTTR Media Thread (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=145109)
Hi-Res Screen-Grabs | ROTTR Announcement Trailer (http://driber.net/tr/assets/tr10/screenshots/e3_2014_announce/)

RybatGrimes
17th Jun 2014, 22:59
I'd totally love to try my hand at this (since I've never done it before) but idk if there's enough resources yet! D:

Driber
18th Jun 2014, 00:24
Awesome idea for a thread, Mason :thumb:

Looking forward to seeing what people will come up with!

And I'll see (no promises) if I can secure a proper logo with alpha layers ;)

RybatGrimes
18th Jun 2014, 00:35
And I'll see (no promises) if I can secure a proper logo with alpha layers ;)

:worship:

larafan25
18th Jun 2014, 02:59
Yasyasyasyas. Your sig image. YAS. Damn Egypt. yesss.

I'd sure CD have something up their sleeves for the art, something special like they did last time.

Phaid_Min6Char_Sigh
18th Jun 2014, 15:40
Damn Egypt. yesss.


Speaking of which... If there's something I absolutely love, it's the snow-covered/mountainous environments and sandy ones.
Crossing fingers Lara gets to visit The Great Sandy Desert, Rub' al Khali, Andes or Himalayas. Would be awesome.

d1n0_xD
18th Jun 2014, 16:04
Well, I'm stupid, I'm looking at the concept art and the thought of it being an actual snowy level never crossed my mind, weee can't wait to see some gameplay :D

Valenka
19th Jun 2014, 23:48
I'm hoping for a snowy level. :)

What are you guys hoping for with the cover art? TR9's cover art was grungy and dirty and dark, which was completely fitting for the game. With ROTTR, I'm thinking a fiery theme, like a phoenix rising from the ashes. But conversely, I'd really like some light colours in there, like some white and shades of blue.

Thoughts?

RybatGrimes
20th Jun 2014, 00:06
I'd really like some light colours in there, like some white and shades of blue.

Pretty much this for me. I'd also like to see a strong, confident pose from Lara. :D

Valenka
20th Jun 2014, 00:08
Pretty much this for me. I'd also like to see a strong, confident pose from Lara. :D

Indeed. I think I would have much preferred this pose for TR9:

http://sig-lab.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13055/normal_LaraCroftRender.png

Just with an HD render using her in-game appearance of course.

RybatGrimes
20th Jun 2014, 00:27
Oh yeah! Andy Park! :worship:

That would've been a great cover :D

Actually...

(http://hairhelmet12.deviantart.com/art/Turning-Point-WEB-Rebirth-Remake-448988798)

:whistle:

Valenka
20th Jun 2014, 00:43
Yes. Yes. A million times, yes. :thumb:

RybatGrimes
20th Jun 2014, 01:10
Yes. Yes. A million times, yes. :thumb:

You should look through all of FF's deviantart, he (I think they're a he) has some astounding work. :D

Driber
20th Jun 2014, 10:05
You mean FearEffect (FE?) - yeah he's a him, and he indeed makes awesome fan art :worship:

Valenka
20th Jun 2014, 13:08
I follow FearEffect avidly on deviantART but I haven't logged in in awhile.

d1n0_xD
20th Jun 2014, 14:11
Man, I remember when FearEffect was a rookie, he definitely moved up the ladder :D

Driber
20th Jun 2014, 15:13
I follow FearEffect avidly on deviantART but I haven't logged in in awhile.

His works are posted here (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=118167) for all the time :)

xMissCroft
20th Jun 2014, 18:31
WOW! That is an amazing cover. I might try and make one :p

daventry
21st Jun 2014, 11:38
This is from a Member at the Tomb Raider Forums

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showpost.php?p=7100257&postcount=6

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d1n0_xD
21st Jun 2014, 11:54
^ Love it, it's unconventional, and in TR's spirit :3 Man, it would be nice if the devs were willing to give us a competition to make our own covers, and maybe the first place would be the official cover :D

And while I'm on the subject of competitions, will there be competitions for RotTR on the forums, Driber? :eek: It's a possibility, right?

dark7angel
21st Jun 2014, 15:38
Speaking of competitions, when do we get to know the winners of the latest one (TR comic)? Or did I miss it?

pidipidi39
21st Jun 2014, 16:10
Speaking of competitions, when do we get to know the winners of the latest one (TR comic)? Or did I miss it?
I was wondering the same thing.

Driber
21st Jun 2014, 16:33
Sorry for the delay, folks. The winners have not been announced yet, no. Things are a bit trickier now without Meagan, combined with the business of E3. But I'm still on it, and I hope to have the results for you soon!

Valenka
22nd Jun 2014, 23:39
Fingers crossed for everyone! I can't wait to see the results. :)

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Any other ideas for the cover art for ROTTR?

Scion's_Eye
23rd Jun 2014, 03:37
Ooooh I like that one. No bow, no pistols either. Kinda looks like a snip-it from Underworld when you had to climb the walls...

Valenka
23rd Jun 2014, 12:51
I don't much care for that one. It's a good concept but it's too dull and it wouldn't appeal to me if I passed by it in the store. Not to mention that the logo needs a black outline if it's going to be pressed against similar colours. It's hard to see it.

TheTombRaider-NJ
31st Jul 2014, 14:59
Here's one that I designed: http://vgboxart.com/view/67330/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-cover/

What does everyone think? ^o^

pidipidi39
31st Jul 2014, 16:02
I love the ''95/100'' part! :D

Seriously, you did a good job on that one, TheTombRaider :)

a_big_house
31st Jul 2014, 16:06
Here's one that I designed: http://vgboxart.com/view/67330/rise-of-the-tomb-raider-cover/

What does everyone think? ^o^

For those who avoid links ;)

Rai
1st Aug 2014, 00:09
You know, you peeps making these covers have real skills. And I mean no disrespect to you...but...we really need a render/screen that isn't snowy so we can get some different ideas flowing. :p

a_big_house
1st Aug 2014, 11:12
^ Yes... Perhaps a Charlie's Angels type pose with Lara, Sam and Jonah? :D

pidipidi39
1st Aug 2014, 13:44
^ Yes... Perhaps a Charlie's Angels type pose with Lara, Reyes and Jonah? :D
Corrected :D