We do have a slogan: “Your Indie Advantage” - we are open to ideas on incorporating this into the design but we want you all to have complete freedom and control to choose to leave it out or place it in. I want something that signifies this is an ultimate game development community. We're a game development hub. Knowledge & Connections.
Update: Sent to all Designers
Hi Everyone, I've reviewed the logos and I feel we're getting close but we haven't quite hit the mark. We seem to be getting caught with the idea of video game controllers. We don't sell games or consoles. We're game developers. It's a website that is a brain trust of some very intelligent game developers, sharing their genius and making connections with other like-minded individuals. The logo should be less about up down left right and really more about connections. Some of the ideas that popped into my head is a sort of building with a radar blast going out, detecting and spamming the world with the awesome "Join Us" message over the airwaves. Another idea would be an influx of talent into some sort of space center HQ. I see energy emitted from this building or logo which in essence would be the connections, the excitement, and the energy that our members would feel being a part of this organization.
We are a game development hub filled with connections and knowledge about the games industry.
We want a design that would allow us to attach an identity to our community. We're a game development head quarters. Resource community for all things game dev related.
Open to the idea of "Code Monkey" type designs. Or whatever you think will mash well with the steriotype of game developers.
p.s We have extended the design contest by 4