Ok guys, I'm just starting to layout ideas, but since I'm really an iterative designer and really like to get input as early as possible to iterate over that, I wanted to start sharing a few ideas to know what you think about it.
Let's go with the logo:
My idea was to somewhat mix the current logo with the Gameboy font, because Gameboy is a clear inspiration in this project. For some strange reason, Astroboy popped up as an inspiration too (!)
So, my first exploration of the logo is this:
I started with the Gameboy font, added the angles of the current logo, added a dynamic fin (inspired by Astroboy), slanted by 15º and rounded the corners a bit.
Another idea I'm thinking about is a game icon pattern. Not the most original thing, but I think it may fit the project. That pattern could be used both as a background on the packaging and on the metal back of the Arduboy (etched or silkscreened).
During my daily commute I sketched this:
I'm just starting to draw these, but since I have a few that I can use to start visualizing the idea, I wanted to create something for you to see. So I mocked an image that's supposed to be a carton with an icon pattern and logo over it (it's not really balanced yet, sorry about that):
I guess you start to make an idea out of it, right?
There's still another element (the Arduboy depiction), missing, but I don't want to tell much about it until I can try it and see that it works.
I hope you like what you're seeing so far. Would love to hear your opinions.