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#1 PizzaChef OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:17 PM

A couple years ago I came across a Atari 2600 prototype game by Zimag named Pizza Chef. I rather enjoy this game even if the sound effects are annoying. I'm currently now working on reproduction box art and need suggestions on what needs to be put in the illustration box. My current idea is just a chef spinning pizza dough yet I don't think that would fit well with Zimag's theme. This is what I have so far, work still needs to be done on the logo and clearing up text.

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Edited by PizzaChef, Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:18 PM.


#2 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:06 PM

i would look for some silly art. Zimag's cart was cartoony and simple. Great repro box!!



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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:08 PM

i would look for some silly art. Zimag's cart was cartoony and simple. Great repro box!!

Yes true. But Zimag always had a certain style. It was cartoony yet detailed at the same time.



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Posted Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:40 PM

UPDATE: This is an idea... I'm probably not going to go through with it though. Too simple and yeah no.

34ozii9.png


Edited by PizzaChef, Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:42 PM.


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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 12:13 AM

UPDATE: This is an idea... I'm probably not going to go through with it though. Too simple and yeah no.

34ozii9.png

 

Looks more like an Epyx box to me now.

What about one of these?
https://www.shutters...rchterm=chefkok

Or this one (with a more colorful background)?
https://www.123rf.co...zRELzRYaEZVQT09

 

Also, I would make a different mockup screenshot, based on an actual game screen.

This one was a designer's sketch taken from the ZiMAG catalog.
 

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Edited by Rom Hunter, Mon May 1, 2017 12:32 AM.


#6 JustinMSalvato OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 8:10 AM

Maybe?

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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 1:27 PM

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Do you have anything at all (art related) on Pizza Chef in the database? Perhaps a catalog entry, an artists conception, early advertising, consumer electronics show flyer, etc.?

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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 3:45 PM

Directed to Rom Hunter:

Do you have anything at all (art related) on Pizza Chef in the database? Perhaps a catalog entry, an artists conception, early advertising, consumer electronics show flyer, etc.?

Nope.

Only this:
http://www.atarimani...s/cat124006.jpg

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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 5:17 PM

I wish this was the right size:

 

http://www.istockpho...795326-15809079



#10 PizzaChef OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 5:22 PM

 

Looks more like an Epyx box to me now.

What about one of these?
https://www.shutters...rchterm=chefkok

Or this one (with a more colorful background)?
https://www.123rf.co...zRELzRYaEZVQT09

 

Also, I would make a different mockup screenshot, based on an actual game screen.

This one was a designer's sketch taken from the ZiMAG catalog.
 

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That was the idea. Every other Zimag game used a designers sketch. Just compare Dishasters box with the catalog.



#11 PizzaChef OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 5:23 PM

I wish this was the right size:

 

http://www.istockpho...795326-15809079

This one looks like it could actually fit.. I might make a draft soon.



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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 6:43 PM

I wish this was the right size:
 
http://www.istockpho...795326-15809079




This one looks like it could actually fit.. I might make a draft soon.


It it is vector it is totally scalable without losing quality.

#13 PizzaChef OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 1, 2017 8:53 PM

It it is vector it is totally scalable without losing quality.

true yet I noticed Zimag games always had on point shading and detail but keeping the cartoon feel...



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Posted Tue May 2, 2017 12:28 AM

That was the idea. Every other Zimag game used a designers sketch. Just compare Dishasters box with the catalog.

 

Yes, all are mock-up screenshots.

But the one on the back of your box (from the catalog) looks more like a map instead of a screenshot.

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