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Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:22 pm
As promised, more graphics for today. These are parodies of a card game called Chez Geek. You can find out more about the game here
and see some sample cards here
Basically, its a game where each player is a roomate in an apartment. You try to earn points (slack) by doing activities and buying items. This past summer, I decided I wanted to make a Phoenix Wright version of this game, but didn't have the skills necessary to make the cards looks nice. I've since learned more tricks with Photoshop, so now I present to you some sample cards from the game.
I cleaned each card type and made them a base so I can make future cards. I had to redo the gradients on each so they would be smooth. Before I fixed them they were very pixelated. The only things I have not edited on the cards are: the Card Types, Slack number, Cost, and Image box. I did clean the inside of the image box so it would be a uniform color. I'll change the font later when I can find an approriate replacement. For now I'm using Comic Sans for the new text. Any suggestions on font that would match closer to the original text would be appreaciated.
Job Cards: What job your character holds in the game. I wasn't sure if sprite art or official art would look better.
Person Cards: People you invite into your room or who enter by other means. They can be good or bad.
Activity Cards: Vary in type, but basically what you can do to earn Slack. I made one of Tres Bien because in the original game there is a Cafe cards. There are also several Nookie cards in the game, so I decided to make one as well. I'm not sure which picture go with for this one, so I want to hear from you guys. What would be the funniest?
Thing Cards: Things you can buy in the game. I know you really can't buy an Attorney's Badge, but just think of the price as the fee Phoenix had to pay to get his paperwork processed. You can buy other types of things in the game too (Food, Booze, and other generic items).
Whenever Cards: These are cards that you can play at anytime during the game, even when it isn't your turn. They can cancel another player's actions or do other things beneficial to you or to other players as well. I couldn't decided which picture I liked best, and the third one I saved because I thought it looked cool. I didn't even think of layering the images in this way, it was just an accident.
I used quotes come from the games as flavor text (except for the ones on the activity cards). Let me know what you think of these. I worked very hard on them, (about seven to eight hours, but most of that was cleaning each card type and maticulously cleaning the Phoenix and Mia sprites). Any suggestion on how to clean things fast, but efficiently (i.e. not loosing important pixels) would also be appreciated.