Solebon is a leading developer of casual games for mobile devices powered by Apple iOS. The company is looking for an icon design for its newest solitaire release (planned for late February) to be called Solebon Spider Solitaire, which will be available on iPhone, iPod and iPad.
The Solebon Spider Solitaire app will apply the classic look and feel from the Solebon Solitaire apps (see http://www.solebon.com for App Store links) to the traditional spider solitaire game play. Though the existing leading Solebon apps have 50 solitaire games, they do not have a traditional spider solitaire game so this new standalone Solebon Spider Solitaire will deliver this experience along with a few related game titles.
We need an icon for Solebon Spider Solitaire which leverages a spider as part of the icon design. We are looking for something edgy and cool. We do not want designs that are cute and we would prefer edgy not become too scary. Here is some more guidance:
- The existing Solebon icons have a spade on a dark circle inside a colored frame (be sure to see http://www.solebon.com). We are open to designs that replicate the circle inside the colored frame approach as well as those that do not. We are looking for some brand consistency but acknowledge the current look and feel may be dated so we are open to something new.
- A spider must be incorporated within the design. We are open to the incorporation of other spider elements (like a spider web) as well as card game elements (like cards or suits).
- We are leaning away from anything with letters or words though we could be persuaded. We want something memorable and interesting.
- We will typically have both a free and paid version of our apps that are differentiated by the background color on the icon. In the final round, we will ask contestants to provide designs that include both versions so you don’t need to do that initially but we wanted you to think ahead as this might influence your approach.
Solebon was recruited by Apple as a launch partner when the App Store opened in July 2008. The contest should be a good reference point for the winner.