Please download the sample image (attached file). The white box areas correspond to where the statistics or user profile picture is displayed in the game, so these cannot be moved, and the dimensions of the overall image cannot be changed either.
The submitted designs must match the dimensions of the attached imaged.
However the background colour can be anything, even transparent, so long as it allows for readable text.
I'm looking for the entire header area to be redesigned or completely changed to look better, and a smarter logo as well. The most important ideas to retain are cities, buildings, construction and population. I am very open to other ideas you may come up with. You can use a photographic basis for the design like my sample image, or drawings if you prefer. I have a feeling that a decent drawing would probably look nicer but I'm open minded.
Note this game is text based and so has a slightly older demographic than Flash games. This means that a design could still be fun and cartoonish, but shouldn't be too much aimaed at kids, i.e. if it is too overly cutesy it probably wouldn't really work.
I look forward to seeing the results!