Overwatch is a multiplayer and multi-platform computer game created by Blizzard Entertainment (USA). It was worked on by Scott Mercer, Michael Elliott, Jeremy Craig, who completed it in the 2014th year, but officially launched two years later – in the 2016th.
Meaning and History
The video game was first introduced in beta and was tested at BlizzCon from 2014 to 2016. Then it was adopted immediately for several platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows. In 2019, an option appeared for the Nintendo Switch. The game mode is multiplayer, where you can use the keyboard, mouse, or gamepad.
The process of interaction between participants is based on battles, so many heroes are involved in the development of the plot. Each gamer can choose more than twenty characters. They are divided into two groups, each of which includes six people. The computer game has an element of robotization, which greatly affected its logo.
The full version of the logo includes two parts: graphic and verbal. Both are presented in a combination of dark silver and orange. And the emblem itself consists of a wide-open circle (interrupted at the top in two places) and has two symmetrically located “crossbars” inside, which does not close together.
The developers put a lot of meanings into the logo, so they did not give an exact explanation. As a result, each user sees something different in him, depending on the chosen strategy and character. Yes, the relationship with them is close because the Overwatch sign is interpreted in different ways.
- Version 1. These are the letters “O” and “W” stacked together. They are part of the video game’s name and are derived from the words “Over” and “Watch.”
- Version 2. The emblem visually resembles a pacific – a global peace sign. This is due to the fact that the initial task of the team is to confront conflicts and support peace.
- Version 3. The logo symbolizes two hands folded in prayer (probably for peace), and the golden upper part is the rising sun, which will give a ray of hope and shed light on the surrounding space.
- Version 4. This is a hi-fi gesture of two gamers, meaning a modern greeting and joint action since Overwatch is a team game.
- Version 5. The heraldic rondel is presented on the emblem, which looks exactly like the round shield of the Spartans because the genre of multiplayer games is connected with military battles. The inner element resembles the Greek sign lambda, equivalent to the letter “L.” In turn, she refers to the name of the place where Sparta was once – Lacedaemon (or Laconia). Also, “C” in the word “Sparta” is written in ancient Greek as “Σ” (sigma). Inverted, it is very similar to the central part of the rondel.
The computer game also has another symbolic element – the flag. It is based on a logo located on a blue background. The flag was introduced in the official video game trailer.
The Overwatch logo’s verbal image is made in an individual font that visually resembles the inscriptions used in the emblems of the Namco, Triforce Nintendo, and Sega systems. The difference between them is very small.
The most characteristic sign is “A.” It is placed as if it is a symbol of victory – “V” (from the word “Victoria”), located upside down. The “O” is not depicted as a circle, but as a half-square with an open bottom line on the left side. “R” has an internal space, “E” has a shortened central crossbar. Also, some letters have clearly cut upper corners.