We need an excellent cover for our board game so we can take it to Kickstarter. We will need an artist long term, so if the style looks good, we would like someone that is willing to work on further projects. The feel should allow for a wide audience, including adults and children older than 10. It should not feel too "sci-fi" or too "nerdy". It should also avoid being misunderstood as Star Wars merchandise. The link attached here shows good style, not too cartoonish but not too realistic.
The game "Gloomhaven" is also a good reference.
This cover should somehow portray some or most of the following elements:
A space "anomaly" coming towards earth.
Asteroids/damage from the asteroids.
Time traveling mercenaries.
The game is called "Age of Anomaly".
Keep in mind that part of the game involves battling for the resource mines.
The cover dimensions are 12x12 inches.
You can use the following story line of our game for inspiration on the project:
You remember it like yesterday. You walked outside and noticed a strange dark circle in the sky. Scientists described it as hyper-dimensional gravity well speeding towards our solar system. The rest of the world just called it “the Anomaly.”
The world erupted into chaos as physicists told us that earth had less than a decade left. Without futuristic space travel technology, everyone on earth would die. Governments collapsed and people formed factions of pillagers and nomads.
Then “they” came to save us. Calling themselves our friends from the future, they gifted us with time travel as well as a blueprint for a faster than light (FTL) ship. To do so, we would need resources not found on this planet but in asteroids coming out of the Anomaly.
Each faction hired out groups of skilled mercenaries as well as highly trained “rogues” to take over the areas were these asteroids crashed. As a leader of one of these factions, your goal is to take over these crash sites and extract the required resources to build a space ship.