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Portal 2 box art cover
By avatar slimd1995 27 on June 2nd, 2011
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slimd1995 27 [ 8 years ago ]

I decided that I was happy with this as the finished design. I feel that any more added on would be too much.

As far as I know, nobody has done a box quite like this one. I used the Source Software Development Kit to create everything on the box, discluding the template. I made a map in Hammer, which is the map making tool that Valve themselves use. I loaded the map in Portal 2 and used console commands to float around the map to take screenshots. Those screenshots are what makes this box.

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Unknown Flames 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Looks good, hope you win.

Though the presentation could use a little work.

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zorfog 1 [ 8 years ago ]

i am in love with this.

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Manuel_Alejandro95 29 [ 8 years ago ]

Love the front, looks sharp and clean (I'm asuming is metal), but I actually don't like the gray on the back.
Plus the fact that the front is seen from some angle and the back is seen straight from above disturbs me, maybe it makes the box loose some of its flow.

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slimd1995 27 [ 8 years ago ]

#2, I'm not very good with presentation. I thought of a few ideas of the presentation but overall they just took away from the box, so I just said "fuck it" and left it blank. I'd rather have no presentation rather than a shitty presentation that makes the box look worse.

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TwistedTinkerToy 43 [ 8 years ago ]

It's not my favorite from you. I just think the colors are too dark and the design is too simple to be interesting.

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sd1833 47 [ 8 years ago ]

I feel you could have expanded on the graffiti-like concept on the back. Maybe even brought it over to the front.

I understand the intentions here, but it's not for me.

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LooseJuice 28 [ 8 years ago ]

I won't lie, this is seriously lazy. If you were going to go with this design, which I really don't like, you should have at least made sure everything was of the absolute highest quality which, it isn't.

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The Missing Link 13 [ 8 years ago ]

It's a nice box, but I feel that it would work better with the original Portal, because of the graffiti on the back. But still, that's a real minor complaint...

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slimd1995 27 [ 8 years ago ]

#8, The screenshots I take are only 1920 x 1080, so I was limited by how big I could make everything.

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Squall234 43 [ 8 years ago ]

I love this but like sd1833 said; you could have expanded the graffiti idea. Overall, maybe a little too simple but amazingly well put together.

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GamerGizmo 1 [ 8 years ago ]

the X in the middle of the aperture circle reminds me of The symbol from marble hornets.

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slimd1995 27 [ 8 years ago ]

#12, I didn't even know Marble Hornets had a 'symbol'. Could you link me to it?

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Scorpion Soldier 45 [ 8 years ago ]

I get what you were going for, though in this case i don't really think the simplicity on this one. no offense, it's well made but i'm just not feeling it.

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Higashi89 47 [ 8 years ago ]

Nice box, but why is everything so dark?

I liked your idea of reuing Valve's maps from the actual game to make the box. Wish my video card could support this game as well (the game crashes here)

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