moultano Creator of ns_shiva.Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
edited May 2004 in Artwork Forum
logo for ns_shiva
An interstellar corporation the size of Omnicore requires a huge number of administrative decisions to be made every second. Resources need to be allocated, ships scheduled, personnel assigned, product distributed, all in the profit maximizing amounts. The entity responsible for this is known as Shiva, which is thought to be the most powerful supercomputer in the galaxy. The whereabouts of this computer are a tightly guarded secret since it would otherwise become a frequent target for attack from Omnicore’s competitors. All information about it is strictly confidential. Even the name Shiva may be the result of custom rather than an actual official name. Very frequently, orders percolate through the company in cryptic impersonal messages that arrive at any time in maximum priority digital readouts. At every point in the chain of command there are orders that have no accountable source. Confused employees come questioning to their superiors who are just as befuddled, but those who wish to retain their jobs at Omnicore quickly learn to follow these orders whenever they arrive. As a result the controlling force behind the company has attained mythical status, and was been likened to the Hindu god Shiva. It has the power of life and death over the humans in its charge, and its gigantic allocation plans called to mind images of the “Lord of the Dance.”
I'm about 50% done with ns_shiva. Screenshots of it can be found here. I have tried to design the logo myself. I know however that there is immense talent in the art community on these forums, and I've concluded that I would probably get much better results putting out a request here than trying to continue to work on it. (My attempt can be found here which I'm not very happy with for obvious reasons.)
I'm looking for a logo design to be used on the computer screens in shiva station. I don't have any worries about texture memory usage at the moment, so please feel free to use the full 256x256 that half life allows. I would like the design to be a stylized form of the Shiva Nataraja which is a popular subject in Hindu sculpture. Any color scheme could be worked into the map, although green would not be ideal.
When the map is finished I intend on submitting if for official inclusion in the game and any contributers will be listed either in a thankyou in the readyroom or in an easter egg. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.
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