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Portal box art cover
By avatar Squall234 43 on March 13th, 2010
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Squall234 43 [ 9 years ago ]

Hello everyone, this one to a pain and was a lot of work but tada its finished. Credit to Silent Oblivion for the base Template, and Spiderpig24 for the pixelized cube. ^^ Enjoy everyone.

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Throavium 1 [ 9 years ago ]

Overall very appealing design.

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Christobal 9 [ 9 years ago ]

You posted it ^^ this is a great improvement.

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Squall234 43 [ 9 years ago ]

#2-3, Thanks man's lol ^^

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makjack 38 [ 9 years ago ]

I'm really digging that back.

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sd1833 47 [ 9 years ago ]

Like I said in the WIP, the dark colors look great, glad you decided to go with them. Awesome job.

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The General 6 [ 9 years ago ]

Some parts are blurry in full view, but that doesn't bother me. Awesome box!

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rpgfreak 14 [ 9 years ago ]

Ahh, you posted it! I really like what you did with the front. It matches

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niososonic 19 [ 9 years ago ]

that's nice

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Spiner_ 42 [ 9 years ago ]

I'm not a big fan of the cube at the front, but besides that, it's a great box!

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MasterKatsumi91 8 [ 9 years ago ]

finally i can has fav? ha this is the box that made me author fav you this is another for the hall
EDIT: wait squall do you think you can add a printable to this box art?

Edited at 9 years ago

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 9 years ago ]

Wow this turned out great, I'm glad you went with the darker design. Great job!

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Squall234 43 [ 9 years ago ]

Thanks everyone ^^

#11, Also I can try to make a printable one too ^^

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Spiner_ 42 [ 9 years ago ]

Oh great, I forgot to fav AGAIN. Sorry dude... :p

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Squall234 43 [ 9 years ago ]

#14, No problem man ^^

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Danny_Flicker 3 [ 9 years ago ]

Wow, it's simply the best Portal box on this site!

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MasterKatsumi91 8 [ 9 years ago ]

squall its getting close to the hall

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RoarShark 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Congrats on Hall dude, this is really great.

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TheSlyder 41 [ 9 years ago ]

This looks really good. I mean, I really like it, but there are a few things that really disappoint me.

1) The quotations. The game is amazingly written, but to put the quotes on the boxart for the game is not only tacky looking and confusing when out of context, it also belittles the experience that those quotes give you in the game. "You will be baked and then there will be cake" doesn't have any significant impact if you think "That was on the cover, I already know that quote" instead of actually letting the quote hit you for the first time. Not to mention that the quotes are taken out of context and thus have no value. You're essentially robbing the player of the impact the quotes have while playing, AND presenting them in a method that has no value what so ever. It's doubly bad.

2) I think most everybody knows that I'm really big into anti-commercial boxes by now, and I can't help but feel that stamping awards on the cover in addition to the ESRB rating and Valve logo is just...well, it's like throwing a used condom on top of a whore after you're done with her. It's degrading to the box.

3)The "icons" from the beginning of each test chamber look out of place and weird when put onto a concrete wall.

4) Fuck the cake. This one is strictly my personal opinion, but I'm so damn tired of hearing about the cake, such an incredibly small factor in the game. From the innane quoting of "The cake is a lie," (Worth noting that it absolutely robs the game of its power and practically spoils everything right from the beginning if you're unfortunate enough to hear some moron spouting it because he wants to be part of the "in-crowd.") to everybody who's made a Portal box pasting that blasted ending-picture onto it.

It's a really well-done box, and I really like it. It's just got a few things that really subtract from its quality.

Also, I don't understand the mosaic.

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rpgfreak 14 [ 9 years ago ]

Congrats on the hall man!

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Squall234 43 [ 9 years ago ]

#19, Thanks for your comment, and I have to agree with your first, and fourth suggestion. However the second, I did that because it was announced on the official, and the third, it was their because without it, it seemed to plain.
Overall though, thank you for your comment =]

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 9 years ago ]

It's about time this got Hall of Fame, Congrats!

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YoshiFan2215 1 [ 9 years ago ]

AWESOME!

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Squall234 43 [ 8 years ago ]

Thanks everyone =)
#22, Thanks Spiderpig!

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chiefdomino99 1 [ 8 years ago ]

maybe you could put a blue portal in the title and put half the cube through each portal but other than that great

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