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SimCity box art cover
By avatar Abrao 33 on July 25th, 2012
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Coming soon in 2013, the reboot of the legendary city-building games, SIMCITY!

There will be no printable for now, until the game will come out, so I will put the correct ESRB logo and change the copyright texts to be more realistic.

Special thanks to Deathmania, kprox1994 and woopwoop11 for their suggestions!

Sources of my works coming in comments (too much to put it here).

[ Box updated on August 22nd, 2012 ] [ original ]

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Abrao 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Sources:

The Herd by christopher Martin link
The mountain skyline by poxin link
Lonely Bale by Rita link
Tree on horizon by Rowan Coombs link
A Forest Silhouette by blackeststar14 link
Cities skyline from link
Road sign pack by Fuzzimo link
Flock of birds by Brad Wayland link
Roadgeek Font by Michael D Adams link
Silhueta by Ueliton Sloma link
Polaroid Generator V3 by rawimage link
Clue de montgolfières from link
Commercial Airline Plane from Turbo Photo link
NYPD Helicopter from Wikipedia link
VGBA Sticker by twoxT

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amia 49 [ 8 years ago ]

Really Nice Front , I'm not sure But The Logo On front could have some dark color , totally nice box . 0___0

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Abrao 33 [ 8 years ago ]

You mean the letters of the SimCity logo? I could try to make them light gray to see if it improves.

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dj_grewal 11 [ 8 years ago ]

I really like your box, the colours you have used are really awesome. About the logo, I think it would look worse in grey, how about just thickening the border of the text where it is a bit thin because it can be a bit hard to see without enlarging it.

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Abrao 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Here you go. I tried to thick the border, but it was not easy, since it is a bitmap, not vector image. I decided to use a little "red glow", just enough to give an impression of thicker line. I hope it is thick enough, because if it glows too much, you can see it and it does not look good.

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payam_mazkouri 39 [ 8 years ago ]

I like it...

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MattStar 48 [ 8 years ago ]

This is so sexy.

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Harry 1 [ 8 years ago ]

perfect

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Abrao 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks for your comments, it is much appreciated!

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Higashi89 47 [ 8 years ago ]

I really enjoy the playing you did with the background and the colors

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Martiniii332 48 [ 8 years ago ]

LOL my bad on the thread thing. I like this box. The thing that distracts me is the "PC/DVD-ROM SOFTWARE" logo being really close to the esrb logo. Otherwise I think this is great. Nice job.

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Abrao 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Yeah, the black and white logos on a white background, with the 3D distortion gives this impression. I'll try to move them a little when the official rating of SimCity by the ESRB will come out.

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Oddmania 40 [ 8 years ago ]

It looks great! I love the colors you used and the skyline you made.

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roza 44 [ 8 years ago ]

OK. That is pretty fantastic!

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TwistRox 41 [ 8 years ago ]

Oh, very nice. Love the colors and the simplistic approach was done so well. I can't believe I missed this. Well done!

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Ronthis the Werewolf 39 [ 8 years ago ]

I love this so much, the colors are amazing, and it's truly beautiful. I almost want to cry.

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Abrao 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Thank you all. And it may looks simplistics but it was not. I made tons of trials and errors before getting this right.

The original idea was to put buildings in colors on a with background, but the reverse nature in white and the bottom background in color. Results was disastrous, so I decided to keep the same idea for the bottom. This time, it works.

The biggest challenge was finding enough high resolution cities skyline to avoid getting tiles that repeat. I've searched a lot, and found it by accidend. Phew!

An idea that I scrapped for the box was to blur more and more each skylines: red, a little, orange more, and yellow a lot, to give some field depth. It wasnt bad for the cities skyline, but for the nature one, it looked terrible. I however used this idea for the background of the 3D box.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 8 years ago ]

Not too shabby. My biggest problem is that front and back don't really go well together. Front is so simple and elegant, while the back is cramped with text, screenshots, logos, etc. I wish the back was more like the front.

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Abrao 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks for your comments. I'm still working on it, and posted an alternate version on the forum here link and if you can post your comments it would be appreciated.

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Abrao 33 [ 8 years ago ]

Changed the bottom back, especially the logos. Looks more serious and professional.

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munhozzshow 1 [ 8 years ago ]

Nice

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Zares 1 [ 4 years ago ]

Great cover, what with plans about the printable version? :)

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