[games_access] T-shirt

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Wed Jan 11 15:41:19 EST 2006


I like the pacman style (the first one) -- I'm wondering,
though, if the IGDA logo plus the game accessibility sig is
too much? We might want to think about not having the IGDA
logo, especially since this is a tshirt. What about having a
graphic underneath the "game not over" part? something light,
like a watermark -- maybe something in a contrasting color?
Just more like a "blob of color" than anything else.

---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 18:29:15 +0100
>From: "Thomas Westin" <thomas at pininteractive.com>  
>Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt  
>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
<games_access at igda.org>
>
>Hi again,
>
>here is a mod of the original t-shirt design where I removed
the "eye" dot 
>of the e to make it less pacman look-alike
>
>+ 8 more (!) to choose from
>
>Please note: this design is just for the t-shirt, not as a
logo. I don't 
>think we have time to design a logo before GDC, perhaps we
can spend some 
>time at GDC discussing that, over a beer after we have had
our tutorial 
>day...
>
>/Thomas
>
>9 years of development and education with Director 2D/3D
>Award at the Independent Games Festival: www.terraformers.nu
>http://www.pininteractive.com
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd at btinternet.com>
>To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
<games_access at igda.org>
>Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 10:05 AM
>Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt
>
>
>> Thomas,
>>
>> Game not over is a good tag line but does it communicate a
cogent 
>> message?
>> the association with pacman is perhaps too strong, many at
a glance  might 
>> assume this was an update, all be it a 'cool' one.
>>
>> I was wondering if something like the Sony or MS, 4 color
icons 
>> representing the senses with perhaps some text might.
>>
>> regards
>>
>> Jonathan Chetwynd
>> Accessible Solutions
>> http://www.eas-i.co.uk
>>
>>
>>
>> On 11 Jan 2006, at 01:33, Thomas Westin wrote:
>>
>> Oh, when I sent the logo I hadn't downloaded the rest of
the comments.
>>
>> OK, my feedback regarding a logo: I think it is important
that the  logo 
>> communicates accessibility for all, not "only" for disabled.
>>
>> What I'm trying to say is that we should avoid to make
accessibility 
>> featured games into a stigma by having a logo that looks
like a 
>> wheelchair, cane or whatever. Although those symbols might
be good in  the 
>> short run I think in the long run, we should have a less 
"disability" 
>> oriented logo, and focus on enabling gamers of all kinds 
to have a great 
>> game experience. I (we?) want the game industry to 
understand that game 
>> accessibility is for everyone.
>>
>> That's why I like the title "Game Not Over" so much; it
says enough  about 
>> what accessibility can do for gamers and the industry,
while  not being 
>> too specific about how "accessibility" is defined. I think
 combined with 
>> the subtext where "Game Accessibility SIG" is mentioned  it
can't be very 
>> misinterpreted.
>>
>> My hopes was that the designed text of "Game Not Over"
could work as  a 
>> logo, with some further refinement before it's final I
think (this  was 
>> just a draft).
>>
>> /Thomas
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> 9 years of development and education with Director 2D/3D
>> Award at the Independent Games Festival: www.terraformers.nu
>> http://www.pininteractive.com
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: <hinn at uiuc.edu>
>> To: "IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List"
<games_access at igda.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2006 12:55 AM
>> Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt
>>
>>
>>> Yeah, I think that going with some kind of classic gamer
>>> humor will help bring people in -- it's inviting and I think
>>> approachable. :)
>>>
>>> ---- Original message ----
>>>> Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 17:37:57 -0500
>>>> From: Reid Kimball <rkimball at gmail.com>
>>>> Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt
>>>> To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
>>> <games_access at igda.org>
>>>>
>>>> Haha, I think the pac-man in a wheelchair talking to a
>>> space invader
>>>> (with a cane?) is great! I picture the logo being very
>>> large though,
>>>> so that the text in the bubbles can be read. If not, seeing
>>> pac-man
>>>> talking to a space invader should catch people's attention.
>>>>
>>>> I like the joystick in a wheelchair but I'm afraid people
>>> might think
>>>> it's relating to electric wheelchairs that are actually
>>> controlled
>>>> with a joystick.
>>>>
>>>> -Reid
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 1/10/06, hinn at uiuc.edu <hinn at uiuc.edu> wrote:
>>>>> I agree -- I like the weathered look too -- I keep seeing
>>> that
>>>>> on all kinds of tshirts -- it's the latest rage. :)
>>>>>
>>>>> ---- Original message ----
>>>>> >Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 15:48:47 -0600
>>>>> >From: Tim Chase <agdev at thechases.com>
>>>>> >Subject: Re: [games_access] T-shirt
>>>>> >To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List
>>>>> <games_access at igda.org>
>>>>> >
>>>>> >> 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.
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> >I like the "weathered" look of that first one.  My
>>> drafts when I
>>>>> >first started playing with ideas can be found at:
>>>>> >
>>>>> >http://tim.thechases.com/sig_access.html
>>>>> >
>>>>> >Consider 'em public domain, from my SVG editor to you :)
>>>>> >
>>>>> >-tim
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
>>>>> >
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