A-GAME is a new indie studio that specializes in real-time strategy and interactive fiction video games for players of all ages and all platforms. The company name has a double meaning: 'A-GAME' should be emphasized or bigger than 'design co.' - so that people read it first and foremost as "A-GAME" - as in the sports-themed phrase 'Bring Your A-Game'... (meaning do your best)... and only on closer scrutiny see the second meaning: 'a game design company'.
Couple of specifications based on the amazing work that has come in so far:
1) I’m open to the logo being a stylized ‘A’ or even just an abstract symbol or icon, but my instinct is to avoid any more versions of ‘AG’. I think AG would be appropriate as the acronym of a longer title, like ‘Android Games’ for example… but in this case the ‘A’ has special status and doesn’t like sharing the spotlight with ‘G’. Let’s make it all about the A. :)
2) I’d like to avoid the CONTROLLER icon – since our company makes cross-platform games for mobile and PC as well as console. But I don’t mind a retro ‘joystick’ for example, or other abstract representation of strategy / tactics or the digital games industry. I have attached some new reference images that give you an idea of imagery that could be used as iconography, but please don’t feel limited by these.
Other inspirational words and phrases: Poised. Practiced. Pinnacle. Tactics. Gameplay. Deep strategy. Rich story. Puzzle. Adventure. Mastery. Premium. Elite. Commitment to quality and style.
Thanks so much for participating in this contest!