I work for Capcom Europe, in the mobile games division. I have a little task which I think would really suit the avatar makers here at SRK
We have a web portal which anyone can access to download games from. The problem is that our portal was designed several years ago and looks really poor and not at all like the quality one would expect from a Capcom branded site. Currently, the site looks like this:
Example of the Site
As you can see it’s very basic and unimpressive looking, and I think we need a seriously new look.
So that’s where you guys come in. I’m lookin for a re-design of the Capcom World logo. Ideally I’d like something animated and really flashy. Sparkiling effects, transitions, moving parts, whatever you think would look good. This is the very first thing one sees when visiting the site, so it’s the most important element. The more visually impressive looking it is, the better. It should represent Capcom as a whole, so go nuts using Meagaman, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Strider, Ghouls and Ghosts, etc. Don’t worry so much about dimensions of the image or file size for now. Obviously it’s a factor for the final site, but it’s unimportant for this task.
Additionally, I would also be looking for elements that could be used on the page. So for example, a spinning Megaman head as a user loads from one page to another, or maybe a tiny Strider dashing along the top of the screen, followed by text to tell you of the site’s latest offers.
Finally I am also looking for a suggested Colour scheme for the site. As you can see the, site looks really bad using the current colour scheme. My boss is quite keen on a more vibrant colourful scheme, but I’m interested in seeing how an artist with an appreciation for Capcom would put the scheme together more than a bunch of programmers who spend too much time playing Dead Rising! The font also looks very basic, so anyone that can utilise a system font and make it look good would also be doing me a huge favour
As a prize, to anyone whom I feel created the best entry, I’ll buy a year’s worth of premium for.
Note that anything you create won’t be used on the final site. More than anything I am trying to pitch a few suggestions to my boss to suggest how the site could look like. If he likes it, then I may well contact the winner to do something on a professional level, which might be used on the real site.
EDIT: I am going to keep the contest going on for a bit longer. I have the meeting with my boss on Tuesday, which is ideally when I’d like to show him a few ideas, but I am reasonably optimistic that he will like the idea, so the contest will remain open for a whole week.
If you win, I’ll also try to sort out some Capcom goodies for the winner, although you guys being based in the US and me being based in the UK means that PAL games aren’t great for you guys