Filed under: icons, illustrations, video games | Tags: africa, computer games, democracy, design, icons, illustration, video games
Also: Democracy 3: Africa from Positech Games is now out on Steam, and above are just a few of the many conceptual icons I created for the game:
This turn-based political strategy game uses a unique icon-driven interface to help you navigate the most complex political and economic simulation ever seen in a computer game, custom-built on its own proprietary neural network. Democracy 3: Africa simulates the myriad interactions between voters, policies, economic and political variables, political parties and the various situations that develop over time.
Every icon I drew represents a sociopolitical statistic, policy, or value within the game which can be implemented or altered by the player as part of your role in governing an African country, and can affect a variety of other, linked values and, therefore, the strength and success of your government.
Sounds complicated, but the picture-based interface makes a complex game intuitive. Really great series of games, these, and really great to play a part in bringing it to life.