Color Picking 101

by Phil Strahl




Talk Content

What makes your game's thumbnail such interesting that I stop in my social feed and want to learn more? Independent of the genre, it's all about atmosphere, emotion, and coherence. An ideal medium to communicate all this in a tiny image is using the right colors. But what are "the right colors" for your game, and how can you find them, especially if your strengths lie elsewhere? In this micro talk, I'll briefly touch on the basics of color theory and color schemes, share some rules of thumb in regards to picking colors, and demonstrate how to quickly turn garish stand-in colors into a pleasing and evocative color scheme. You'll learn how to choose color schemes for your games confidently and where to find helpful resources to make your game stand out.