Design a New Logo for Dark Blood Chronicles

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $50
  • Entries Received: 181
  • Winner: arteastik

Contest Brief

Platform: PC
Players: 1
Genre: Survival Horror RPG
Release: Oct 31st 2013

Darkblood Chronicles is the story about a young high school student named Samantha. She is quirky, not really popular, and into the macabre. Her adventure begins with a strange nightmare, wherein she sees herself atop a guillotine with a hooded man standing above her, axe at the ready. With the flick of her wrist, a woman named Sin opens a vortex to the Dark Realm, dragging Samantha with her.

After arriving in the dark realm, Samantha must make her way through undead hordes, damp and musty Catacombs, ominous Cathedrals, an arid and expansive Valley, and through the remains of a War Zone with tanks, planes and still-life soldiers, to find out why she has been brought here and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her past.

The title itself refers to the main character’s blood turning dark when she spends too much time in the dark realm. The story becomes a race against time for Samantha, the main character, to escape the dark realm before her blood becomes dark, at which point she will become undead, essentially a vampire. The basic premise is not unlike Twilight, though not as campy, and the story is more involved and the themes more mature.

For screenshots and the current logo, please visit the facebook page: [url removed, login to view]

There is a proposed sequel/prequel for the project. Darkblood acts as the main title, with Chronicles, in this case, being the subtitle. So the focus should be on Darkblood, which is the actual title of the series. Also, Darkblood in this case, is written as ONE word, the title should ideally work against multiple BG colors, and the font itself should be clean, simple and untextured. Font style selection, in this case, will be extremely important.

The old font IS NOT appropriate because;

- it looks like it belong in a Dracula story
- too archaic and Gothic (The story is actuallly contemporary)
- And it is too difficult to read. Needs to be clearer

The new font should be:

- simple, streamlined and easy-to-read
- incorporate a darker color palette, including black, grey and red
- Do NOT involve blood or gore, the game is not bloody or gory, there is some blood, but it is all done in good taste

ATTACHED
1) The Characters of the game are attached: Ethan Sam Aeon
2) Old Logo and the screen drenched with blood. Will be moving away from that. Want a change from that. Should not remind people of Dracula.

Thank you for all submissions in advance.

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Public Clarification Board

  • sainil786
    sainil786
    • 3 years ago

    Check #202

    • 3 years ago
  • airijusksevickas
    airijusksevickas
    • 3 years ago

    metal version #198

    • 3 years ago
  • airijusksevickas
    airijusksevickas
    • 3 years ago

    Here another version. #196

    • 3 years ago
  • kiekoomonster
    kiekoomonster
    • 3 years ago

    please check #195

    • 3 years ago
  • KiVii
    KiVii
    • 3 years ago

    #192 please check

    • 3 years ago
  • sainil786
    sainil786
    • 3 years ago

    Hi Sir Please Check #183 #184 #185 and please rate it and give feedback. Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • Drhen
    Drhen
    • 3 years ago

    Dear Timothy, Please check and feed back on my entries #180 and #182. Thanks. :) hope you like it.

    • 3 years ago
  • timothylewis77
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    More feedback for designers (sorry for anyone that hasn't gotten feedback! There are over 90 entries! So I will just focus on the ones that are on the right track);

    ENTRY #87
    A tab too messy hard to read. Is it possible to keep that texture but makes the words more legible?

    ENTRY #93
    Darkblood is still two words (would prefer it as one long word on a single line).

    ENTRY #86
    Has potential, but I am not sold on the black BG (what about a white BG?).

    ENTRY #92
    I would like to see this without the blood (and just the logo with no background or images surrounding it).

    ENTRY #85
    I like this one. The font is very fitting, and there's an elegant sense of symmetry.

    ENTRY #69
    Has potential. Not sold on the white stroke (around darkblood) and the choice of font doesn't say anything.

    ENTRY #68
    Good potential. Needs streamlining - no images, and more sophisticated/elegant font.

    Thanks again to everyone for the submissions!

    • 3 years ago
    1. suneelkaith
      suneelkaith
      • 3 years ago

      and #168

      • 3 years ago
    2. suneelkaith
      suneelkaith
      • 3 years ago

      #177

      • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    please rate #163

    • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #162 thanks!

    • 3 years ago
  • SoranaS
    SoranaS
    • 3 years ago

    #161

    • 3 years ago
  • fazxclusive
    fazxclusive
    • 3 years ago

    CHECK #158

    • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    Added #143 for some feedback. Cheers!

    • 3 years ago
  • SeelaHareesh
    SeelaHareesh
    • 3 years ago

    Check #140, #141, #142

    Please give feedback


    Thank you

    • 3 years ago
  • shobbypillai
    shobbypillai
    • 3 years ago

    Plz check #133 thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • Jevangood
    Jevangood
    • 3 years ago

    Please rate and leave feedback for #131.

    • 3 years ago
  • andrefantini
    andrefantini
    • 3 years ago

    #122

    • 3 years ago
  • andrefantini
    andrefantini
    • 3 years ago

    #121

    • 3 years ago
  • Jevangood
    Jevangood
    • 3 years ago

    Please rate and leave feedback for #99

    • 3 years ago
  • airijusksevickas
    airijusksevickas
    • 3 years ago

    One more example of short DB words #96

    • 3 years ago
  • airijusksevickas
    airijusksevickas
    • 3 years ago

    Hello here some images with effects, #95 please check all images thanks.

    • 3 years ago
  • SoranaS
    SoranaS
    • 3 years ago

    #23 and #92 !!!

    • 3 years ago
    1. SoranaS
      SoranaS
      • 3 years ago

      SORRY, wrong numbers, those are not mine.
      #22 and #93 !!!

      • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, please consider #88. Cheers!

    • 3 years ago
  • mNorbert
    mNorbert
    • 3 years ago

    ​​​​​Hello,

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    • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    please rate #81. thanks :-)

    • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    please rate #78. thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    please rate# 78. thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • Jevangood
    Jevangood
    • 3 years ago

    Please rate and leave private feedback for #70

    • 3 years ago
  • timothylewis77
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I just want to note (this is being added to the brief as well) that there is a proposed sequel/prequel for the project. Darkblood acts as the main title, with Chronicles, in this case, being the subtitle. So the focus should be on Darkblood, which is the actual title of the series. Also, Darkblood in this case, is written as ONE word, the title should ideally work against multiple BG colors, and the font itself should be clean, simple and untextured. Font style selection, in this case, will be extremely important.

    Feedback on promising submissions so far (everyone is welcome to use and apply this feedback to their own submissions! In fact, we encourage it);

    ENTRY #25
    We love the simplicity, though make the chronicles smaller, and centre it. The idea is to bring the focus to Darkblood.

    • 3 years ago
  • timothylewis77
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    CONT'

    ENTRY #22
    We are not opposed to the idea (interesting perspective), however, I would prefer Darkblood to be ONE word.

    ENTRY #18
    This has a lot of potential, we like the second and third (black and white BG) - we would ideally like a logo that could work with different background colors, and this seems to fit that brief. Suggestions are to make the Chronicles word smaller, and to make ALL the letters in Darkblood be the same size (as opposed to just the D and B being larger font). Also, we prefer the clean simple font without texture applied to it.

    Thanks to everyone for the submissions so far. Some really talented people on here.

    • 3 years ago
  • shahzamankhan786
    shahzamankhan786
    • 3 years ago

    plz give me feedback for #56 entry i can do more changings if you like font style?

    • 3 years ago
  • abrarahmed47
    abrarahmed47
    • 3 years ago

    Do you want Logo or the starting screen?

    • 3 years ago
    1. timothylewis77
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      logo.

      • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    please rate #34. thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • SoranaS
    SoranaS
    • 3 years ago

    #22 - Hope you like it !

    • 3 years ago
  • Jevangood
    Jevangood
    • 3 years ago

    Please rate and leave private feedback for #18.

    • 3 years ago
  • Othello1
    Othello1
    • 3 years ago

    please rate #11

    • 3 years ago

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