Hi,i loved the vl6 release. It already has an awesome design,which contains all of my favorite themes. One such theme is the theme of traveling in space, science fiction:
-Vl's logo is a planet with a silver V
-VL's installer has all science fiction themed mini games
-VL's wallpaper is a picture of space (awesome work !)
now,i dont want any of this changed. It's just that yesterday i came up with a crazy idea and i wonder if its worth making it into reality.
What i want to propose is to give more meaning to the sci-fi theme that is behind VL's image.
In order to do that, I have created designs of characters that can serve as mascots for some of VL's unique tools.
These characters are sci-fi themed too,but try to relate with the functions of these tools. The drawing style is clean,simplified..I want to make it in pixel-art to look as if came out of a good old adventure game..
Vector- it can be a planet or a silver rocket/spaceship .The rocket would be a cooler idea i think, because i can relate the other characters as crewmen to it.
Vector's engine- I made a drawing of an engine ,with slackware's brand on it. Vasm the robot could be next to it.
VASM-the square headed robot - - For VASM or VASMCC i created a square-headed robot. It's name is vasm- the robot. It is in charge of maintanance of the ship.
I can make any kinds of graphics with him- in the form of an icon for vasm,or picture
Vpackager- Vpackager is an alien-like creature with 4 tentacles.It's always half-stuck inside an opened crate..The idea of it is that its tentacles are long and sticky =P
Vectorites- this is supposed to symbolise the crewmen of the ship- Vector's community. To image that,i have drawn a simple spacesuit. An icon of that on the desktop can link to VL's forum.
I will upload the sketches some time today or tommorow.
What can be done with these designs?
one is to use these characters to symbolise aspects of vector- I can make desktop icons and images for their about screens..
I can also create a short presentation- a slideshow of sorts, that has some narrative nature- Its going to feature these characters, the VL-spaceship and explain their roles. I want that slideshow to have that pixel-art kind of an old adventure style game. I am not sure where this slideshow can be used. Possible places are: VL website, or as a mini-game (easter egg) to come with the installer, or images somewhere in home, or have an icon on the desktop that launches it...I dont know, i am going to make it,if you think the idea is cool. I dont know how to code a slideshow,but i can make the slideshow pictures.