I am an indie game developer from Germany and i have published my first app on the AppStore two months ago. Sales numbers were rather average and i want to push the sales curve by placing ad banners on iPhone game sites and forums.
Before i place an offer for the banner ads, i have decided to focus on the three main characters of the game and ask outsiders for improved design suggestions. Of course, the designer of the main characters also has a good chance to get the project for the banner ads.
Micks is a wizard apprentice at a court of a noble, who has sent one of his knights to rescue a beautiful princess. Since Micks feels, that this Knight is a fool and much too old to marry the princess, he decides to go onto a rescue mission on his own.
Although Micks considers himself very clever, he is NOT Harry Potter. He is not that nice and innocent and has had an relationship with nearly every women of the court. He sees the mission as a perfect opportunity to win the heart of the princess.
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Fans of fantasy and roleplaying games (computer and pen&paper) like HeroQuest, AD&D, Magic The Gathering, Munchkin, the Ultima series, Dragons Lair and others
The picture needs to be of size 100 x 100 and will be used as a picture for a trading-card-like widget in the computer game. You can use every style you want, although most other pictures of the ingame trading cards have the characteristics of paintings. The character on the picture might be included in the ad banners.
The theme of the game itself is a "raid". The player should have the feeling of breaking into this neat dungeon, significantly depleting its inhabitants, taking all the gold, and still be considered one of the good guys. If you listen to the soundtrack "the rogue" by daryl banner on audiojungle.com you get the idea.
There is a free version of the game on the App Store: Zans Mountain Lite.
You may also be interested in my launched projects for the evil dragon Zan, Knight Roland and the trading card design for the game.