I have been planning to make game posters to display at tournaments for awhile and I figured I should probably start.
They are going to be large scrolls for players or spectators who come to the tournament but may not know anything about one or all of the games being played. They would be about this size (http://arcadeheaven.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/evo08a.jpg) and the idea is to explain things that are unique to each game so no one is left wonder why the ?joystick pops up? in VF5, or why 6 characters just switched places in Marvel Vs Capcom 2. It?s a real brief beginner?s guide for quick reference so every one has the same chance to watch finals and enjoy them on some level, or learn something about a different game. They would also be nice room decoration.
I want to hear what you guys think should be on the posters and how you think different things should be worded. I am going to start writing down what I think is important, but there are a lot of games I don?t know much about (or anything), so I would really like your input.
The games I would like to make them for are-
Super Smash Bros. (Possibly merge one for Melee and Brawl)
Even if they aren’t going to be at NWM, it could still really help to have them made.
This is how I have been seeing it.
They will start out with the very, very basics about a game, from its button layout and a brief explanation of it’s system. After each explanation, their will be a picture illustrating it. If we can establish a template for making them, then all we would need to do is fill in the information and find screenshots for each game.
The farther you go down, the deeper the explanations go. Explaining things like Bison A groove combos and ROM infinite could also be important to helping people understand high level play, but the importance of those sorts of things can be discussed once all the basics are laid out, and if there is room for it to fit. Points that need more than one screen shot to explain like DHCs could have a sequence of pictures next to them.
I think trying to condense the explanations down to around 7-9 points depending on each game would do well, and wouldn?t be to busy. I?d really like to hear everyone’s input, since once these are finished, we could use them at our tournament and put them online for other to print out if they wanted.
Here?s one for Super Turbo. I think this is the best chance to explain things like Normals and Specials, so we could leave them off of other posters. This is just a rough draft. The goal should always be to explain things better with fewer words.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo: High Definition Remix
-Put in quotes for organization-
If anyone wants to add anything to or start producing a list for a different game, please go ahead. I would like these to be on there way to getting done by sometime in May hopefully. My graphic designer girlfriend says it would be idiotic to try and make them in Photoshop (something about vectors) so I need to start learning Illustrator. Once I get a template built though, we can just plug information and pics in for each game.
So please post up with ideas!