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What are you expecting on the Box Cover Art?

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    What are you expecting on the Box Cover Art?

    For the people purchasing the game,

    I'm assuming a majority of people are hoping for the DX1 minimalistic cityscape look versus the flashy console friendly Invisible War art with a neat gun. OR are you hoping for something completely different?

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    Something classy,elegant if you will.I would hope that IW box art stays well clear of this.Something along the lines of it looking unlike anything on the shelves next to it.Something that looks unlike a kiddies title.Something that looks like it looks very adult oriented.
    If you want to make enemies, dumb something down

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    it's SE who we are talking about, pretty much all game cover art is going to very flashy and very "symbolic" which will most likely be so that console gamers can comprehend the complexity
    Yes siree, the excitement never ends.

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    Whatever the cover art is, I hope it's a simple and elegant graphic novel type "painting" rather than a CGI render.

    And please, DX symbol, someplace on the packaging!

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    Something in the style of the early posters would be nice, I think.

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    A "fuller" version of this image: http://cdn.steampowered.com/v/gfx/ap...g?t=1280791107

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    Insightful words guys..

    the graphic novel and adult complex design definitely fits in with the Cyberpunk atmosphere.

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    If I know my marketing right, then:

    - Adam with his blades extended posing sideways/away from camera
    - Barrett trying to kill him with arm-gun
    - One female character looking concerned and determined
    - BLACK AND GOLD

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    Orange soda disappearing into the darkness.

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    Oh, idk, something like this:

    Neo Renascence!

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    As stated by Rock Startist -Like this one... just the classic minimal style!



    With Adam instead of JC and black/gold instead of the silver/blue color scheme...

    But I think EM/SE will get it right.... hope so!

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    It's going to be the main guy with some knives coming out of his arms while making an angry face

    If I'm wrong I'll give everyone on this forum with 100 posts or more 50 bucks

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    The box art should be minimalistic, something like this:

    signature image
    You are only minimally modified. Omar can help you correct this...

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    What a world we live in when fans can't even expect a relevant/respectful box art from THE most respected video game of all time.

    FULLY SICK GAME WHERE YOU KILL PEOPLE

    MAKE SURE HE'S ANGRY AND HAS A WEAPON

    At least it'll confirm exactly where their focus lies

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    A chainsaw.
    DXHR: 11/10 GOTY EVERY YEAR ALL YEARS. USA CANADA IS DOMINATE!
    THIS SIGNATURE COULD HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.

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    Something subtle, showing the vast cyberpunk cityscapes as much as the main character... so yeah, pretty much the original DX cover

    But seriously, not all modern covers have been bad. Even the big daddy commercialised game of them all, COD:MW2 had a more than respectable cover if truth be told.

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    Well I certainly hope that it is not an action shot. It must be moody and dark and as minimalistic as possible. I'm thinking along the lines of Heavy Rain:



    Aside from this, a modern game cover I really liked was the Borderlands one (Not that I want anything like this for DXHR... I just think that it expresses the game perfectly)


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    Originally Posted by DXeXodus
    Well I certainly hope that it is not an action shot. It must be moody and dark and as minimalistic as possible. I'm thinking along the lines of Heavy Rain:



    Aside from this, a modern game cover I really liked was the Borderlands one (Not that I want anything like this for DXHR... I just think that it expresses the game perfectly)

    I like both those covers.Good Call.
    If you want to make enemies, dumb something down

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    The guys at Eidos Montreal have already thought about a possible cover for Deus Ex: Human Revolution and although it is not final I like it!

    You can see it below:


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    Since the gaming-industry has grown up and wants to be more like a movie.

    I guess the best tip is the main Protagonist on the Cover, killing some innocent looking guy (to initiate a marketing scandal), while in the background there are multiple explosions and helicopters and a military-jet with a dinosaur. (There even exists a Picture of that Jet-Dinosaur, but i wasnt able to find it irght now ...)

    But honestly, please just do a modern simplistic cover. Anything else make sthe game look cheap.

    @Esnuk
    Yes its nice, but i have to admit i would prefere if it had an additional carton-hull (with the same design, i guess that would look even better)

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    please note "box art not final" is said underneath
    Yes siree, the excitement never ends.

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    something like this


    or something unexpected


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    This is a fan boxart someone made:


    Quite a nice concept, IMO. If the case art was something along the lines of that, a happy, happy puppy I would be.
    I just love the composure of it all, not an IN-YO-FACE-IMA-BADASS look (lolinvisiblewar), it's more restrained and subtle but still pretty striking. Very eye catching and elegant while it gets the message of the game across.

    Though it had better have a "DX" symbol somewhere, or rage will ensue...
    "It would appear to be severe head trauma." ... "From what?"
    "Multiple Face-Palming..."

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    Originally Posted by Angel-A
    This is a fan boxart someone made:
    I love it!

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    Originally Posted by Angel-A
    This is a fan boxart someone made:


    Quite a nice concept, IMO. If the case art was something along the lines of that, a happy, happy puppy I would be.
    I just love the composure of it all, not an IN-YO-FACE-IMA-BADASS look (lolinvisiblewar), it's more restrained and subtle but still pretty striking. Very eye catching and elegant while it gets the message of the game across.

    Though it had better have a "DX" symbol somewhere, or rage will ensue...
    Looks great, but why is the top-half of Adam's face cut off?!

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