[games_access] T-shirt

AudioGames.net richard at audiogames.net
Tue Jan 10 19:36:52 EST 2006


Hi

*quote*
-- something that said "whoa, where'd you get THAT shirt" -- and then we 
pull them into the conversation. :)
*quote end*

That's exactly the right angle. Even if the t-shirt's not going to be very 
fashionable, than at least let it be functional!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List" <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt


> Heh. Yeah, I didn't think about all the other things people
> could think we are representing with "game not over." Lol.
>
> Anyway, I like the idea of retro games coming in. How about,
> extending Richard's idea, a pac man in a wheel chair talking
> to a space invader using text balloons with "game not over?"
> "yeah man. game accessibility." Maybe we could also have them
> looking at a screen that has "game not over" in braille? or a
> gamepad with braille on the keys?
>
> Ok, not great text there but I'm thinking that we might do
> well to go with something retro. and something that was kinda
> eye catching -- something that said "whoa, where'd you get
> THAT shirt" -- and then we pull them into the conversation. :)
>
> Ideas?
>
> Michelle
>
> ---- Original message ----
>>Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 22:44:04 +0100
>>From: "AudioGames.net" <richard at audiogames.net>
>>Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt
>>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
> <games_access at igda.org>
>>
>>Hi,
>>
>>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 :)
>>
>>Greets,
>>
>>Richard
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>----- 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.
>>
>>-Reid
>>
>>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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