[games_access] T-shirt

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Tue Jan 10 16:44:04 EST 2006


I also agree with your argument of too much text and Reid's suggestion of a 
minimal approach. I personally like a symbol/sign to go with the text, to 
give the TEXT a bit more CONTEXT .Thomas already did a very good job with 
the typo, which clearly refers to gaming in my opinion. Here's some stuff 
I've been busy with for the Game Accessibility project: 
http://www.audiogames.net/aglogs/galogo.jpg and 
http://www.audiogames.net/aglogs/gafiller003.jpg (will dig up more next 
week). I believe it was on this list (or at least on the AGDev list) several 
of us were thinking about such a design and came up with ideas like: "pacman 
with a cane", "space invaders with text balloon", "gamepad with 
accessibility icons", etc. Maybe we can think a bit more and come up with a 
cool sign/symbol that works well with the text, so that people won't think 
we're the party that promotes the legalisation of game cheats or new PSP 
battery packs :)



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Reid Kimball" <rkimball at gmail.com>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt

I also think there is too much text. I wish we had a logo of some kind
that communicated accessible gaming. If we go with text, I think we
can get away with a minimal approach, simple "game NOT over" text on
the chest portion in big bold letters and "Game Accessiblity SIG" or a
statement, "Support Game Accessibility" on the back across the
shoulder blades.

It's always hard to read specific information like a website address
on moving targets (people walking). Hopefully, the shirt will provoke
people to stop those wearing it and ask what it's all about. Let's not
forget that people will be looking at their program guides everyday at
GDC to find interesting events to attend. If someone has seen us
wearing the "game NOT over" t-shirt, they are more likely to recognize
the words in a program guide and read more about it.


On 1/10/06, Tim Chase <agdev at thechases.com> wrote:
> > I've done a GA-SIG t-shirt design for the conference, and
> > which we can also sell to get people to donate to us (I can
> > simply remove the GDC/Tutorial day text at the bottom for
> > those t-shirts)
> >
> > What do you think?
> I like it.  Particularly the "Game Not Over" logo.  I do think
> it's a bit busy/crowded with all those bits in there:
>         * the IGDA logo
>         * the "Game Not Over"
>         * the "IGDA Tutorial day"/conference bit
>         * the IGDA Game Accessibility SIG + URL bit
> It seems a bit much organized as such.  I don't know if it would
> be possible to do some front/back work (I know it raises prices,
> unfortunately), or shrink/condense the parts other than the "Game
> Not Over" portion.
> If one's considering sponsor logos on there (I heard talk of
> corporate sponsorship at one point, but don't remember if that
> moved forward), one could do the "Game Not Over" on the front,
> with the remaining three bits plus the sponsor info on the back.
> Or even without sponsor logos, the extra verbiage would go well
> on the back, leaving the front's message/teaser to stand alone.
> Just a few from-the-hip thoughts.
> -tim
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