BioWare developed mass Effect sci-fi games. The project was once led by Casey Hudson, the creator of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the technical artist of MDK 2. Under his leadership, the original trilogy appeared, and only then an additional part was added to the series, indirectly related to the main plot. But the latest video game received a lot of negative reviews. After a commercial failure, BioWare announced that it was discontinuing work on BioWare. Recently it became known that the continuation will still be. An updated collection is also expected – a remake in Full HD format.
Meaning and History
The series is based on a trilogy set in the distant future. All parts are third-person shooters, where gamers can use two additional squad members and the main character. When passing games, strategic thinking and the search for non-standard solutions are encouraged.
Having gained unprecedented popularity, Mass Effect has become a sci-fi media franchise. His characters are featured in many books and comics, and an anime was filmed based on the original plot. It’s no surprise that iconic emblems are famous all over the world. Each part of the series has its distinctive mark, but they are linked by a common design.
Microsoft Game Studios released the first action RPG in 2007. Its cover featured a logo that fans have already seen in the teaser: a large white and gray lettering “MASS EFFECT” split into two lines. The image looked like the developers were trying to save space. The letters in the word “MASS” were close to each other, and there were no usual gaps between the horizontal lines at “S,” “E,” and “F.” A thick black line running along the edges of each character. Another but thinner stripe crossed out the first half of the name.
With the release of the second part of the game, another logo appeared. The designers retained the original inscription to show the connection between Mass Effect and the new action RPG and draw fans’ attention to the continuation of the series. The text has been slightly reduced and shifted to the left. The vacant space next to him was taken by the white number “2” in a red square. The designers have aged the deuce with dark lines, creating a worn effect.
The final part of the trilogy came out in 2012. Its emblem remained almost unchanged; only “2” turned into “3”. The square received a new design: chaotic black lines appeared on it, as on the number. They looked spectacular because the red became darker.
The logo for the fourth Mass Effect: Andromeda game is significantly different from what it was before. This time, the designers even changed the lettering style, removing the outlines and making the letters completely black. The line through the first line is repainted white. There is no square, so the title of the series is centered. Below is the third word: “ANDROMEDA.” It is written in stylized red letters.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
The graphic symbols of the first three parts of Mass Effect are connected by a common inscription, which at the same time serves as the main emblem of the franchise. So the designers wanted to show that the trilogy has one storyline, and each next game is a continuation of the previous one. The Mass Effect: Andromeda icon looks completely different because the fourth part is more independent in terms of ideological content.
The base font for the four Mass Effect logos is Slider Regular. It has always been used for the series’s title, so fans associate it only with a sci-fi shooter. It is characterized by rounded and elongated letters, especially noticeable in “E” and “F.”
Another typeface is featured in the Mass Effect: Andromeda wordmark. It is vaguely similar to the Axia Regular from Kontour Type, but the designers have changed the original beyond recognition. The “R” and “O” have gaps, and the horizontal strokes of both “A” s are shifted to the sides.
The phrase “MASS EFFECT” in the trilogy logos has black outlines and a gradient from light gray (# 9EA9C7) to white (#FFFFFF). In the second part, an additional element appeared: a red square (# CC3628). In Mass Effect 3, it is darker and contains several gradient shades. On the last emblem, the word ANDROMEDA is burgundy (# 970000) and the series name is black (# 060505).