Help Decide Who Wins A Tales Of Xillia Collector’s Edition

By Spencer . August 14, 2013 . 7:21pm

Tales Of Siliconera Logo

That logo is one of the many entries we received for our Tales of Xillia collector’s edition contest. A special thanks to Brian for sending it to us, but we couldn’t pick any Tales of Siliconera entry (and there were a couple of those!) because that’s too narcissistic.

 

Picking just ten finalists was tough because there were so many awesome entries. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! Here are the ten finalists:

 

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talesarcadia

 

Tales Of Pandemonium 001

 Tales of Zephyria logo

Tales_of_Euphoria

Tales of Lucidia1 

talesoftitan

 

We need your help to pick the winner! Please vote for your favorite made up Tales logo. We’ll tally up all of the votes on Saturday afternoon at 12PM PST. Whoever has the most votes will receive the Tales of Xillia Collector’s Edition.

 

Which Tales logo should win the contest?
 
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  • Unsigned Artist Suicide Help

    They’re all so good but i made my choice.

  • Maxwell3000

    I love the added Katakana for the titles. Good stuff.

    • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

      I thought I was the only one who did that..

      • JustThisOne

        This one’s nice! I like the wings and how the centerpiece not too distracting to the overall logo.

      • SoundMatch

        I would of voted this.

        • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

          Thanks, it’s really nice to hear. Although, I’m sure I’d lose to most of the top 10, lol

      • ChiffonCake

        Nice font choice.

        • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

          Thanks. I had actually decided to use ‘Tales of Arcadia’, but then I couldn’t decide on a good background image for it.

          This was the rough draft. Now that I think on it, I should have stuck with it. I might have had a better chance. I mean, that purple is pretty alluring…

      • Lloyd Christmas

        Not sure how this didn’t get picked over something like Tales of Warriors or Titan. Good job dude.

        • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

          Guess it’s the luck of the draw. Thank you!

      • Maxwell3000

        Man yours is awesome! I would have voted this.

      • Dagobert

        And this was not chosen over Tales of Warriors… I would actually like to read his decision on choosing Tales of Warriors and not some of the other ones that clearly show more work and effort put into it.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Wow, a lot of these are really good… so hard to decide…

  • Learii

    I like Qasidia logo is all blue like the sea <3
    ofcouse zephyria look great too

  • AnimeGirlOfYourDreams

    I can’t decide which they are all so awesome! >.<

  • IshimaruKaito

    i didnt think it was gnna b this hard lol

  • Pyrotek85

    These are excellent, picking just one won’t be easy.

  • Brion Valkerion

    These are all really cool, I see that some are references to anime, are they all references to an anime/other game series or are some originals? Either way Namco might want to grab a few of these titles and logos… they are damn good.

  • SwiftWind

    Tales of the Corsair!! DAT POSE

    But seriously, these artists did an amazing job. I wouldn’t mind any of these winning.

  • Sardorim

    Tales of Euphoria looks really nice!

    Though there are quite a few really goods in this too… Good luck in choosing your favorite everyone else!

  • Christopher Nunes

    Wow! I’m impressed with the artists! I wonder if they can share some of their secrets on making those kinds of logos… I really need a professional-looking title for an RPG project I have that I’m remaking.

    Either way this is a tough decision…

    • Vanderba

      It’s insane, some of this stuff! More’n half the people who made it to the top ten clearly know them some Photoshop and Illustrator (MAN, I WANT ILLUSTRATOR >X3), have studied at least katakana, and’ve got a bloody Wacom tablet. XDD

      I made it to the top ten– more for execution than skill by my measure (I am downloading the full resolution of most of these to go poking around pixel by pixel, ha ha!)– but since I look to be the only one who used 3D, I can give a quick blow-by-blow of adding that little bit of oomph. With any luck, he or she behind the fantastic shading with the Tales of Euphoria text will be willing to share too? :3

      This was my first time using a 3D effect. I used solely free software, except for Photoshop Elements to get me started (ahhhh money would be niiiice). GIMP and Blender are the tools for this one.

      The original text for “Tales of Vanderba” was typed out in Photoshop and flattened with a blank layer so as to make it editable with paint brushes and the like. I proceeded to fiddle away at stuff like E’s and F’s and A’s to slip in triangles, a la Tales of Xillia’s small diamonds. This was all done in strictly black and white, mind– that’s important.

      When all set there, I had to open up the .psd in GIMP. Blender’ll take flat images using an import tool, but they’d still be flat, and they’d be pixellated as all get out. So it has to be rasterized (is that the world for it?), where the image is saved in terms of lines and curves, rather than those blocky ol’ pixels. Selecting the finished, edited text in GIMP using the “Select by Color” tool, and then saving the selection (and only the selection– look in that Select menu way up top) as a .svg would work to rasterize the image.

      The .svg file can be opened in Blender. Blender can then add some depth using a slider in a control panel on the right when in the panel’s tab for selected objects. Fiddle with the light a little, save as .png with transparency, and boom: pretty spiffy text. Color, borders, glowing, etc. was added back in Photoshop Elements after all that.

      Using just importing as .svg can make some really cool things. Below is a direction my logo almost went in. 3D’s great, but to really use it to the best possible advantage, you need to learn how to put textures/line images up straight to it– something my trial and erroring certainly never could’ve accomplished in 3 day’s time. xD

      I hope this helped provide some insight!

      • ChiffonCake

        >So it has to be rasterized (is that the world for it?)
        That’d be the opposite – turning a vector image into pixels. The word you’re looking for is vectorize.

        Also, great work!

  • Detrimont

    Tales of Qasidia

    Im a sucker for gears

    • Pyrotek85

      Lol, I was partial to the ocean.

      • Yokura

        Personally I thought it sounded like Quesadilla

    • fireemblembeast

      I was going for Euphoria, but then saw the ocean and the gears and the capital letters in Qasidia and chose that, too. I also thought Lucidia was great, it made me think of fire emblem.

  • Symbol de Au

    I really hope Tales of Titan doesn’t go anywhere…
    Anyway Tales of the Corsair is my favorite. It’s so classy.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Tales of Pandemonium

  • abysswalker

    “Tales of Pandemonium”… really like the sound of that and the idea of the logo is nice, would be cool to see a tales with darker tones.

  • Lloyd Christmas

    Aw man, I’m a little disappointed, but I don’t mind losing to some of these entries.

  • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

    Euphoria and Qasidia have a very Tales~y vibe to them, seriously, props to the creators of those. Their awesome!

  • DesmaX

    Whoa, some of those are really good. Congrats to them!

    And lol at Tales of Titan

  • Vanderba

    Siliconera modinators, why is it still offering me the option to vote after I already have? ;.;

    The heck I’m going to take that option. But refreshing the voting results page showed a jump in some of the sections as many as forty votes in the span of seconds.

  • ChiffonCake

    Hmm, there’s some good stuff here. Let’s see… (also, I hope I don’t make anyone angry with this)

    I’m really fond of the cel-shaded-ish look that Vanderba’s got going, though the perspective on the text didn’t really work out properly, I feel. The sides and the fronts of the letters are the same color, so they sort of blend together and end up making the font look weird. Still, I think it’s one of the best ones here.

    Corsair is also good; the combination of the little birds in the corner, the clouds and the airship manage to get across a feeling of sky piracy or something (reminds me of what little I know about Skies of Arcadia). The black background really kills it, though… a light blue or white one would’ve been better, even if it meant changing the color of the white details. Also, the little things at the bottom (jolly roger/heart/butterflies?) were unnecessary.

    Qasidia… I would’ve voted for it, as it’s definitely another one of the best here, but it’s too blue! There needed to be a little more contrast to make the text stand out more, but other than that I really can’t find any faults with it.

    Warriors… hmmm. It feels too simple or generic, at least compared to the rest of the competition here.

    Arcadia and Pandemonium both suffer from being hand-drawn. It’s not really a bad thing, but the quality would have to be absolutely top-notch in order for the design’s intentions to shine through properly, and… to put it mildly, it isn’t. :E I like the thick lines in Pandemonium, though.

    Zephyria would be good if it didn’t have so many damn gradients all over the place.

    Euphoria is my favorite! Yay! It’s also a good example of gradients done well, to continue what I was saying in the previous one. Keeping it only horizontally-oriented (or is this vertical? eh) stops it from feeling like it’s all over the place. It also gives the text a shiny look, which contrasts interestingly with the forest-/ancient-looking spiral in the background… there are other things I could mention, such as centering the spiral on the O, the font choice, and stuff like that, but this comment’s long enough already.

    Lucidia’s nice, but it has too many little details, and also the text’s gradient went from dark color 1 to light color 2 and back to dark color 1, which you shouldn’t do since it looks cheap (p.s. note how Euphoria went from dark color 1 to darker color 2 to light color 3).

    Lastly, Titan doesn’t have enough abs.

  • Tristan Diaz

    This is some really good stuff!

  • Anonymous

    I voted for Tales of Euphoria. It felt the most Tales-like to me. Regardless, I would have preferred the option to choose my top three instead, maybe with another round of voting afterwards to pick the winner amongst a limited pool of finalists.

    • $36598391

      That one had a nice look for it

  • ν•˜μ„Έμš”

    That Euphoria looks hot.

  • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

    my vote will go to either euphoria,, lucidia or zephyria

  • LightGenx

    Everybody did such a great job, but my vote goes to Tales of Lucidia. Well done to all the finalists.

  • JustThisOne

    I liked Zephyria, Euphoria and Lucidia the best! I ended up choosing Lucidia because the name seemed the most “Talesean” to me, but all of them are great!

    Ack, now my entry looks simple in comparison. You all are so good with ornate work! I kind of wonder how you guys manage to keep it so clean, despite having such complex pen-tooling going on.

    EDIT: Guuuysss, post your entries. I want to see them, pleeease~!

    • Suicunesol

      I like the circular, violet design a lot. :D Though, I think that Siliconera staff may have chosen not only based on design and compositional flow, but also on how well the logo gives insight into the game’s themes. Yours is about time or “being in the moment”?

      • JustThisOne

        Something like that. Like that single moment in time that has great importance. I tried to show that with something like planet’s aligning.

        But most Tales stuff have more foliage or ornate background stuff going on. So I should’ve known. :>

        • Suicunesol

          Bleh, not necessarily. I actually hoped to see more entries without ornate foliage or streamers. Something different from the usual Tales fare is refreshing.

          Planets aligning… didn’t occur to me at all… ^^;

    • Letiumtide

      I think this would have looked a lot cleaner without the gradient in the back, otherwise I think it’s very promising.

      • JustThisOne

        :3 Thank you!

        I actually tried several backgrounds, but they all looked weird. ;__; With a straight white background, the white text looks darker!

  • Zal_Yagun

    Damn. I didn’t read the rules correctly. Thought they meant make a logo for the newest tales game, and not your own.

    DDDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNN

  • Suicunesol

    I’m really surprised there’s some traditional art in there. :O I expected digital the whole way through.

    I can also see why I didn’t make top 10. LOL I’d really like to know how many entries there were in total just to see how many people I was up against.

    Also, I’m so, so sorry metstyle. I thought for sure you’d get top 10, but I misjudged the number of great artists who roam this site.

    Finally… I’d like to share my entry(s). Spent many hours trying to get it to look right, so it would be a shame to throw it out without showing it.

    1st version was my default entry; I sent that one. 2nd version was still incomplete at the time so I didn’t send it in…

    • JustThisOne

      The second one is so pretty! Like Pisces. It bothers me just a tiny bit that it’s not centered, but it looks really great! Maybe would not have chosen a dark gray background though. It makes the logo itself seem a little murkier than it really is.

      • Suicunesol

        Oh, the dark gray. I saw that in another logo and thought how the darker color might make the logo stand out more. I guess it didn’t have the impact I thought it would. :o

        I thought it was centered enough. You mean the mermaids or the entire logo itself isn’t balanced with the edges of the picture?

        Thanks! :)

        • JustThisOne

          Oh, I meant the mermaids to the center of the sun.

          But yeah, it looks like an emblem of some kind. :>

    • Lloyd Christmas

      Thanks dude. I feel a little better. <3 I really like the title you came up with. It's simple but it fits. I think the grey wheel thing distracts from the text though, dunno.

    • Dagobert

      I prefer the 2nd one more.

      • Suicunesol

        So do I. No comparison.

  • Repede91

    I really like the Vanderba one. The way the clouds are being pushed away by the plane is a nice touch.

  • piichan

    Had a hard time choosing between Qasidia, Euphoria and Lucidia. All in all, they all look great.

  • brian

    You should have honorable mentions, to give those other awesome ones recognition.
    This makes me wish I could use photoshop.
    And why does the poll have two submit buttons?
    edit: Kickassitude because this series has kickassitude battle systems, this one especially.
    http://i.imgur.com/nuSeTw1.jpg
    I didn’t have anything to use for coloring besides some pencils with completely mismatching colors.

  • bluebirdlament

    My vote goes to Euphoria… or Qasidia. These are awesome entries, no wonder mine didn’t even qualify as top 10 lol. Btw, I didn’t know Celestia had been used a lot of times by fans, I’m still kinda new to the Tales series ~_~

    Edit: my pic got messed up, idk how to fix it, so w/e.

    • JustThisOne

      :O Did you make that font?! It really suits the logo! I can kind of guess which parts were the transparencies messing up on upload. xD

      • bluebirdlament

        Thank you :) I used a plain font then I added the styles by myself. I also added katakana at the bottom, but you can’t see it there though.

  • Dagobert

    Well this was mine that didn’t make it.

    • Suicunesol

      I love it!

      Why the heck is Tales of Warriors there and not this one?! I’m sorry for being blunt to the artist of that particular entry, but I believe there are other entries that had more effort (and were more artistic) put into them, like this one.

      • Dagobert

        Thank you.

    • JustThisOne

      This is pretty cool too! I had originally tried a watercolour theme too, but I couldn’t make it work. Wish the words a little closer together though.

      Also, outta curiousity, what’s the name based off of? “Decider”? Or… *shrug*

      • Dagobert

        Thanks and it’s “desire” in Latin.

    • Maxwell3000

      Great work here sir.

    • http://blackstar2661.deviantart.com/ SilverSpades

      Other than the title spacing, I do like the oceanic feel the colors give off.

  • makubexnas

    My vote for Tales Of Titan.How the hell people don’t like the titan.

  • Laith Rem

    All of them are amazing, I don’t know which to choose. ;_;

  • fireemblembeast

    Honestly, I’m expecting Euphoria to win (although I voted for a different logo), but I just prefer CAPITAL letters in the end XD

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    damn all of them are good

  • AlteisenX

    Well this is a first… I can’t vote for any of them… They’re all too good for me to just pick one… Damn. Good job to the creators.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Qasidia and Lucidia are giving me a real tough time.

  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Corsair and Vanderba for sure

  • HououinKyouma

    Lucidia.

  • http://rousteinire.deviantart.com/ Rousteinire

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m known as Rousteinire online and my entry was “Tales of Euphoria”. I usually do illustrations and not graphic design but I gave it my best shot for this contest with the limited amount of time I had (found out about the contest around a few hour before the deadline). Here’s my deviant art is anyone is interested: http://rousteinire.deviantart.com/

    Here’s my process when I made the logo for “Tales of Euphoria”.

    - First I pick a font that could stand on its own. In this case, a font that isn’t sharp or pointy but on that is much rounded and organic.

    - Find reference, I used Tales of Xillia logo. The logo has a very faint background art with a prominent bold logo. The color should be similar.

    The process to make the logo (The small drawing at the end is the fairy in the logo):

    • JustThisOne

      Wow! You made that gear/foliage design within a couple hours? :> Awesome!

    • ADiSiNS

      Very nice! I found out about the contest within the last two hours or so, but even with a few more hours, I highly doubt I would’ve made something this nice. Pretty awesome work!

  • mojack411

    Wow I wouldn’t have stood a chance…

    • sakusakusakura_nyo

      Yeah, these are good. I’m glad I didn’t enter now.

  • Kaitsu

    I guess everyone else is posting their entries that didn’t make it, so I’ll post mine too. I should’ve probably fondled around more with the text.

  • JakatoX

    Here was my logo idea!

    Looking back on it now I can see why mine didn’t make the cut since I made mine with the intent of it being more of a Spin-Off Game rather than a Main Series Tales Of Game by including the subtitle…..

    ….That and also I never occurred to me that we could have done something to background! I honestly though we were just supposed to do the logo otherwise I would have included something like a Knight Character using a magic sword to fighting off a Futuristic Robot! XD

    • Versal52

      i kinda want to see that now, i’m a sucker for time travel stories and magic vs. science ones too!

  • Guest

    The choice was though. : (

  • SoundMatch

    dAMMIT, I didn’t even make it in the top ten.. Heres mine if you wanna have a look.

  • Bobby Jennings

    Man Euphoria looks so neat! And then theres Corsair which looks great too

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/chibuki chibuki

    Wow all of these logos are amazing! Great work, guys. Wish I could see the other entries too. Good stuff!

  • Guest

    Aw I didn’t make it. This was my entry:

    • Lanili

      Oops! gosh couldn’t edit to just the one. Sorry!

  • Lloyd Christmas

    Suppose I might as well post mine (Again).

    • SwiftWind

      Wait wait wait, how was yours not chosen!?!?!? This is insane.

      • Dagobert

        Tales of Warriors was obviously superior. You can clearly tell the person who made the logo for Tales of Warriors spent a good 10 hours on designing it.

        • Lloyd Christmas

          To be fair the one’s who made their designs aren’t to blame. I’m just curious to know what was the reasoning behind some of the questionable picks.

          Eh, whatever.
          /Sour Grapes

    • Versal52

      yours kinda reminds me of the rurouni kenshin logo heh heh

      • Lloyd Christmas

        That’s what I was partially going for. The setting I had in mind for the game was a cross between Gintama (Futurism/Aliens mixed in with Edo Japan) and RuroKen (Samurai drama).

  • ADiSiNS

    Really liking Qasidia, Euphoria and Lucidia! I found out about the contest pretty last minute, so this was all I could whip up!

    • Lloyd Christmas

      Love it.

      • ADiSiNS

        Likewise! I like the small details you have in yours.

    • Maxwell3000

      Man so many good ones! Thanks for showing

  • Abiane Ilustrisimo

    is it still possible to send entries if the finalists chosen right now?

  • Mike

    Lol, I didn’t even stand a chance. There’s even a way better butterfly than mine. Great job everyone!

  • Raoni Marques

    Wow, some pretty good artists here.

  • mockturtle

    Tales of Warriors made me lol, but Lucidia looks the most professional so I went with that. Good luck to all!

    • Dagobert

      I think Tales of Warriors made a lot of people lol.

  • Versal52

    Wow, this is really hard to pick lol

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    All of these designs are really beautiful, both in the contest and in the comments section. I can’t really draw all that well, but I can make the music for your games lol =^_^=

  • ndjn3979

    Tales of Titan lol

  • Yan Zhao

    Holy crap, many of these are so good that I almost feel bad for voting one without the other. But it has to be done…sigh

  • Lavitz

    Wow, lots of great designs! Even the ones that didn’t make top 10 are really nice

  • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

    yup never had chance to begin with
    don’t know why I entered but anyway
    these are great

  • Kitestwinblades

    Every art contest Siliconera has only makes me wonder why I’m not PLAYING these entries! xD You should ALL win!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/keyblademaster333#p/a/f/1/oAlztMvvNkk Keyblademaster333

    Tales of Titan is the least original one and sadly will not get my vote.

  • CirnoLakes

    What, so by playing Tales of Xillia the past couple of weeks, I’ve been missing out on this?

    D:

    Oh well, I already have a collector’s edition. It would be greedy of me to want another and keep it from getting into the hands of someone else. I hope that whoever gets this prize has fun. Best of luck, everyone!

  • Jesse

    So, who DID win?

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