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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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It's usable, but it has a very old school genre look. It is screaming "Lo-res, 256-color, shootem-up from the 90s." And that's fine, if that's what your game is. And honestly, to me it looks more like the title screen of a game with the name of Allegro.

Kibiz0r
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September 2005
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It's usable, but it has a very old school genre look. It is screaming "Lo-res, 256-color, shootem-up from the 90s." And that's fine, if that's what your game is.

But I thought all Allegro games looked "old"?

bamccaig
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July 2006
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Matthew Leverton said:

And honestly, to me it looks more like the title screen of a game with the name of Allegro.

Agreed. I like the look of it, but it isn't really a logo... As Matthew said, it looks like the title screen of a game named Allegro. :-/

Thomas Fjellstrom
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June 2000
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Check out the wiki! Make sure to refresh :)

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CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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I like it better with the gradient...

SVG

I'm at work and can't edit SVG except as XML or view SVG except in Firefox, so no PNG version. Also I cropped the excess out of the SVG.

Without the gradient I think it looks too plain.

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Link removed, scroll down for newer version.

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Elias
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May 2000

Well, blatant ripoff of Sevalecan, but here's my try at recreating the source code logo, using Blender. Oh, and I really like the new glow effects in Blender :) (new as in, it wasn't there last time I used it..)

http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592568

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CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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I noticed Dennis had changed the colors of Alex in his modified one as well. Here's an attached version with the original colors and gradient.

PNG | SVG

http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592570

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Mark Oates
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March 2001
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I like CGames's color better. The other version one is neon.

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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Mark Oates said:

I like CGames's color better. The other version one is neon.

If I understand which you're referring to, I think I prefer the neon (Dennis') version better. A logo is supposed to be bright and happy.

Mark Oates
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March 2001
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A logo is supposed to be bright and happy.

yeah, but... kiwi? :-/

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CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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That's why the A has a gradient (for the motion effect) and a lighter hue (for the happy effect). Alex, on the other hand, is an alligator, not a slime monster :P The colors I originally chose are also the ones closest to the original. Fortunately for us, any variation on Dennis' sketch is leaps and bounds better than what we have in that link :)

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Dennis
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July 2003
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Elias said:

Well, blatant ripoff of Sevalecan, but here's my try at recreating the source code logo, using Blender.

Loving it. I vote for that to be the official headline for all the Allegro documentation(e.g. in the generated HTML docs), for the official page header, etc. (maybe experiment with different colors, some glowy blue for example).

Ryan said:

Here's an attached version with the original colors and gradient.

http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592575
I like them. I have no objections. Attached are PNG files with a transparent bg at different sizes(256,135,128,64,32).
Tomasu: The 135 version is meant for the AWiki.

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Check out the wiki! Make sure to refresh :)

I think it looks great on the wiki, except I'm not so sure about the glowing belly. It looks like he just escaped from a nuclear meltdown. (Interestingly enough, Alex 3 was "Radioactive Racers.") I like Ryan's coloring a lot better, along with the new nose job.

Also, I think the wiki can lose the chomping Alex on the main page now. (It looks like he's staring at his own butt.)

And finally, if we want to consistent with Johan Peitz, his name is Alex the Allegator which (I assume) is an intentional misspelled play on Allegro. (Although personally, I just prefer it to be spelled correctly, as "Allegator" just makes it look like we don't know how to spell.)

CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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And finally, if we want to consistent with Johan Peitz, his name is Alex the Allegator which (I assume) is an intentional misspelled play on Allegro.

Thanks; I was just thinking about this the other day. I couldn't remember if it was "officially" "Allegator". Personally, I like Alex the Alligator better for the same reason, but think it would be cool if Allegroites switched to Allegators 8-)

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Mark Oates
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March 2001
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For the record, I'll be using CGames's latest version from now on.

I think it wouldn't hurt to customize the logo on a per-game basis, too. Keep it fresh :)
http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592579
http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592580
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"Allegator" just makes it look like we don't know how to spell.

... Beary's Bash? :'(

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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;D Nice! IMO, I think Mark Oates' examples demonstrate that the alligator, not the 'A', is the real logo...

Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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What exactly does genoratored mean? ;)

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;D Nice! IMO, I think Mark Oates' examples demonstrate that the alligator, not the 'A', is the real logo...

It's more like the alligator is the mascot. But yeah, if you have other text like Mark's samples, the A is possibly just redundant. On the wiki, it works great with the A.

Mark Oates
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March 2001
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genoratored :P

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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Matthew Leverton said:

genorated

You mean "genoratored"? ;)

Matthew Leverton said:

It's more like the alligator is the mascot. But yeah, if you have other text like Mark's samples, the A is possibly just be redundant.

If any artists here are looking for a project I think it would be cool to animate the new Alex the Alligator some. ;D

Mark Oates
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March 2001
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AH! he's quick!

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Matthew Leverton
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January 1999
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Haha, fixed before your edits!

bamccaig
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CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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Dennis, now that we know you have talent, will you be available to make art for our games? ;D

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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CGamesPlay said:

Dennis, now that we know you have talent, will you be available to make art for our games? ;D

;D!

Mark Oates
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March 2001
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he needs the sword, too
http://www.allegro.cc/files/attachment/592582

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