Mortimer’s Mansion 1st Icon

A second logo/icon for "Mortimer's Mansion"
A second logo/icon for “Mortimer’s Mansion”

An indie, volunteer VR horror/puzzle game made by a group of local game developers in Lexington, Kentucky (RunJumpDev), “Mortimer’s Mansion” was created over a span of several months in the year of 2016, and is scheduled to be presented at this year’s LexPlay gaming convention at the end of October of 2016.  I was tasked with various jobs, one including designing and creating a specific, themed puzzle (out of many) for the game.

During the last month of production for this year’s HVRE game, we had to create a few things to make the game more personable and advertising-friendly.  One of the team leaders asked a couple of us to create both an icon and a logo for the game, to try to encapsulate what the game was about, but with a simple, yet stylized design.  I had come up with an idea for what I was calling an “amalgamated shadow” logo; which would have been the text “MM” ( for “Mortimer’s Mansion”) in a custom font in the foreground, with a dark mass behind it which would take the form of several key puzzle items in the silhouette.  Along the way of wanting to create that specific idea, I stopped halfway through because I found out that someone else’s logo had already been picked within a relatively short time.  So, I decided to take some of what I already had and create something different that would serve as a nice little icon, so I made the dark mass into the shadow of a pumpkin and positioned the special, custom text I made into the face of said pumpkin (with the “MM” being the eyes, and the “HVRE” being the mouth).

I really like how this turned out, but I really wish I had had a little more time to create what I had in mind in the beginning; perhaps I will create it in my spare time as a personal test and post it when finished!

4 thoughts on “Mortimer’s Mansion 1st Icon”

  1. You are doing a great job – I’m so proud of you for the effort you put into anything. I’m sorry I can’t check your things as often as I would like. If I could I would just watch your youtube vids all day long and read your blog – that would be the life. You are so special and I know you will go far. I can’t wait to present this game with you – we all did a great job!

    1. Thank you sweetie, I feel you helped the project a lot too! We’re going to have a great time at Lexplay, and it will be yet another one of those new, great memories we were talking about wanting to create!

  2. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your blog. It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme? Excellent work!

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