Parallaxian Logo Reveal

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By Kodiak

It's finally here, the official logo for Parallaxian, my next generation Commodore 64 game in development, presented in all its Photoshopped web-ready splendour:

Parallaxian Logo

The design brief I gave myself was this:

  • The logo must be in high resolution and use no angles, slopes or curves that would imbue it with any blockiness.
  • It must be evocative of the decade of the Commodore 64's primacy, the 1980s, without falling prey to any aspect of the worst excesses of misguided C64 logo design in said era.
  • It should also be distinctive and unique, avoiding the "sameness" of other C64 game logos as much as reasonably possible.
  • It should, above all, convey the ostentatious ambitions of the game.

So no big challenge, right?

Well... In the end, I said sod it and let's just see what can be done with Def Leppard's and Ratt's angular logos.

A few days of tinkering on the char editor and I had the basic idea drilled down; it would take another few weeks of (on and off) panel-beating to get it to where it is now; the image below shows some of the steps along the way.

Parallaxian Logo Development

The web version - which incidentally forms the basis of the planned packaging and promotional materials - was ported directly from the C64 char original and worked up with photo-editing software.

Anyway, I hope you like it even half as much as I do!


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Progress on Parallaxian has slowed down since summer 2021 for several reasons, one of which has been the very low level of support from the C64 scene which has made it difficult to continue justifying to my family the long hours of hard work a project as complex as this requires.

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