Does this look bad? (I don't know where to post this)

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Not sure where this would go so General Discussion seemed like a good default. Please move this to where it should belong.

So I'm fiddling with the menu system colors for our latest game project to present an idea to my brother. I kinda wanted a more pastel look with a pink outline and theme. Couldn't really get the pastel colors sadly, but I did get the pink including the border.
So I was wondering - does it look ugly to you?
(Note: The title screen does look rather ugly - Its in it's protoshape and is just there to have something there - ya don't have to tell me it looks bad :D , I also know Lord Humperdink's name bleeds into his Class. I'm trying to convince my brother to change the name - he's the lead writer on this project.)

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Thanks to Hudell for the script I used to take the screenshots.
 

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Please forgive me all, but I couldn't resist...

Seriously now, yup it looks bad especialy with default window.png image. Although icons are fine, tone of violet background of icons is perfectly contrasting with white icons so you can leave it as is.

Better font and other window.png file and it will much improve look.
 

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Please forgive me all, but I couldn't resist...

Seriously now, yup it looks bad especialy with default window.png image. Although icons are fine, tone of violet background of icons is perfectly contrasting with white icons so you can leave it as is.

Better font and other window.png file and it will much improve look.
:D
It's as I feared. I'm still in need of practice. Although I know the title screen looks bad, it's merely a placeholder. Can you give any further details or suggestions that might help. (Also glad at least the icons look nice :) )
 

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For window skins i would start search here:

and for game fonts:
https://fonts.google.com/ (I don't believe I'm suggesting it...)
 

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The Window Skins are lovely. In fact I think GirlsDream is exactly what the project needs. Thank you so much.
https://fonts.google.com/ (I don't believe I'm suggesting it...)
[looks at you in disgust] Now I've lost all respect for you.

Jokes aside, I'll take a look and see what I can find - although I confess - I always forget how to change text styles in RPG Maker MV - 'eh I can look it up myself. Thanks!
 

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Don't get me wrong, fonts on google are great, but I don't like that company itself. :)
 

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you can also use just a custom picture as background on the game resolution
size to fit it better than it would be stretched.

menu is a bit default (like most) but editing require js knowledge.
there are plugins to modify the look or make it more interesting.

while most do it as hobby and dont care and do what they look nice and fitting,
you dont need to pay much trouble on them to much unless you are going
to polish things up.

I love the font of the title scene though of "Sweeping Love".

Aaaaanywaaay, just take your time when your ready to polish things :)
but it looks good.
 

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I love the font of the title scene though of "Sweeping Love".
Hmmmmm, you like the Title Font? Maybe I will keep it. Probably mess with the exact placement of the text itself. Plus I haven't added the "By BroCoG" text yet.

I ended up going with the already existing "GirlsDream" menu design since I feel it goes with the mood that I personally think this game will have, light hearted and sweet with a comedy bent.

My brother and I plan sell this game* so we need it to look nice. :)

*Not that it'll be super expensive, but if it's gonna have a price tag it really should look nice. :D

I'll probably commission a proper title screen for the project when it's a little further along.
 

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there are many ways, but to create a nice title scene, create a part of
the game, so you know what you can maybe place on the title scene :)

I got a version 1 of my own, but get a major make over which will
be included of 10-15 achievement on it, and other achievement
throughout the game itself.

the title achievemen can open new path inside the game and are
persistent for each save game, but not really game breaking, because
most paths are after the game is beaten to get through, otherwise,
you haven no acces yet, but possibilities are open at the moment.

but play around later, so you can create some design and see which
one fits most or most confortable to you :)

just dont rush it :)
 

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the title achievemen can open new path inside the game and are
persistent for each save game, but not really game breaking, because
most paths are after the game is beaten to get through, otherwise,
you haven no acces yet, but possibilities are open at the moment.

That sounds cool. Probably not fitting for this project, but I'd love to try something similar in a future project once I understand the systems better.
Maybe we can at least throw in a nice bonus dungeon. People love little extras like that. ^_^ I'll have to consult my brother of course. We're a team after all.

just dont rush it :)
Of course. Thank you. :D
 

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most games add a hint for a new game+ or how to unlock i during the game through.
megaman game have something that after beating the game, new quests are
available to do and some paths are open for new items.

some games or most wont fit, some games has no extra's, but can still walk
through the game for missing stuff (if achievements exists) or what other
kind of bonus you can do or give or extra "hidden story" after you beat it,
or getting the "true ending" which is only available after beating it once.

most mechanics and plugins I made are finished for my game, some arent public
like the title screen achievements, but also some that are testing purpose
like "press start" before title, but I got a nicer one, so I drop it, but still useable.

which I might share, but if you need any help, feel free to ask me, and I see
if 'm able too (free of charge), because it's a side hobby, when I got time, I try
to help others when not busy.

so anyway, good luck on your project, and if you have troubles, feel free to ask
the community, which are nice and friendly :)
 

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I've closed this thread, as it should have been posted in the Game & Map Screenshots thread. Normally, I would merge it with that but due to the number of responses it would be confusing. Therefore, I felt it would be best to close this and if you are looking for further feedback, please post in that thread. Thanks.

 
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