iPhone app button pic - use girl or no?

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  1. Jellicoe

    Jellicoe Veteran Veteran

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    Any suggestions on the design of the iPhone app button. It seems the button is one of he main things you notice and is one of the main ways you can tell a game app is quality or not.

    My question is I was thinking of putting one of my characters on the button app. “sex appeal”
    sells right?

    On the other hand I hate those buttons on my phone. It’s kind of embarrassing if my wife gets hold of the phone.

    My other idea is have a nice terrain scene with expansive blue skies, an app button featuring a dragon, a character sprite, and the last idea was to have a pair of glasses on the button representing one of the main characters and making it abstract and classy.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. artoni

    artoni Writer, Editor Veteran

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    Personally? I'd say no. A lot of times solely using sex appeal sets up your game as a certain type - that is, the one that can't sell itself, so it relies on boobs.

    On the other hand, if the character is essential to the game, you can use her - but maybe just don't focus on her 'physical' assets.
     
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  3. Uzuki

    Uzuki Kawaii on the streets, Senpai in the sheets Veteran

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    Depends on what type of game you're trying to sell. What type of game is your game?
     
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    No. What about your protagonist? Antagonist? If your game relies on collecting a series of items, then the items themselves?
     
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  5. Kes

    Kes Global Moderators Global Mod

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    This question is not specific to commercial games, but is something that free games need to consider as well.

    I am, therefore, moving this to General Discussion.

     
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