Exercise your creative juices to build a logo for a game studio!
The general conceit behind "Aethium" (in the name of the company) is the idea of a raw or solid form of aether, which is itself the classical concept of the medium of space - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aethe…l_element) ). This could be imagined in a variety of ways: something like a crystallization of heavenly wind, or perhaps an rough ore made of star stuff. It's fantastic, mysterious, and powerful in the hands of those who can tap into it.
Based on this idea of the raw, solid form of aether (which normally has strong connotations of fluid or gas), one possible idea is showing some sort of transition between solid and liquid/gas states, or a transition between organic and inorganic states. The examples that immediately come to my mind are Escher works like http://www.studio505.com.au/admin-r…QSM_04.jpg http://www.tau.ac.il/~tsurxx/Figure…scher1.GIF
These are just examples of transitions, we don't actually want a bunch of lizards and birds. Artwork evoking stars, space, wind, water, gems, crystals and energy would be more appropriate.
And with all that said, we're open to additional interpretation, so let your creativity show! Do keep in mind that Aethium is going to appear as a real, key resource in the first game, so it's not something that is totally abstract.
We don't have any particular foreground or background colors in mind. Submissions that display the logo on additional backgrounds or with additional color schemes are very appreciated but certainly not required.
We don't want something cartoony or childish. We'd also lean away from anything overly game-y like "pixel art" unless the effect is really high quality. Broadly speaking we're looking for something appealing to a mature audience. While we are targeting certain styles of games, including puzzle games, we don't want to link the logo to a specific genre, so please avoid the use of "puzzle piece" or "game piece" iconography.
The text should be easy to read, and should say either "Aethium Studios" or "Aethium". Use of both words may use more than one line if desired. Use of all-capital-case, all-lower-case, or mixed-case for the text is acceptable. Additionally, use of the special Æ or æ character is acceptable ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%86 ), but we'd probably lean against it in order to avoid confusing people, unless the effect is really high quality.
This logo will be shown on both large desktop screens (website, full-screen game intro, etc), full screen mobile screens, website headers and other typical logo placements, so something that looks good and distinct at a variety of scales and dimensions is required. The files submitted should easily scale without aliasing or other visual artifacts.
Thanks for reading, we're looking forward to your submission!