Path of Exile is a free-to-play role-playing video game adapted for several popular platforms. It was released for Microsoft Windows in 2013, Xbox One in 2017, and PlayStation 4 in 2019. There is also a macOS version now. The roleplayer is published by Grinding Gear Games from New Zealand. A whole group of specialists worked on the game: designer Chris Wilson, screenwriters Nick Jones, Edwin McRae, Brian Weissman, artist Erik Olofsson, programmer Jonathan Rogers.
Meaning and History
As conceived by the authors, the video game contains several alternative modes, each of which is available to gamers. The first is Standard. The processes in it develop by default, and the defeated heroes are reborn in the city they visited the last time, but without the accumulated experience. The second is HC (Hardcore). In this case, the characters are not revived in the same place – they are revived, but they fall into the first mode. The third is SSF (Solo Self Found). The heroes of this league cannot exchange with others or join groups; they can only create their items.
The player goes through quests, fights with monsters, earning valuable equipment and points. The character is controlled from a high point – from a bird’s eye view. The gamer also explores dungeons, caves, and open areas. In addition, participants are offered a choice of any of the available classes to transform into Witch, Templar, Shadow, Scion, Ranger, Marauder, or Duelist. Each of them gets one of the basic characteristics – intelligence, agility, strength.
Items are randomly generated. They have special sockets for gems and have special properties. In addition, the value of such artifacts is different and depends on their rarity, so part of the game for gamers is spent searching for items to get a more profitable sample. The same applies to gems that are placed in weapons, armor, and some rings.
This and much more is reflected in the RPG emblem. It is made in the spirit of ancient magic and is designed as an exotic attribute. The color scheme also matches the magic spirit and power of confronting dangerous enemies. The sign looks like a seal and a decoration at the same time.
The logo is egg-shaped and has wings on the right and left sides. Next to them are miniature circles decorated with ornaments. They form recesses for precious stones. A thin line extends upward from them, forming an arch, on which there are three round plates with portraits of the supreme beings. Each of them has a bright gem in the forehead: blue (center), green (right), and red (left).
In the lower part, a wide stripe with engraved patterns is visible since the texture of the emblem resembles an aged metal or wooden attribute. In the middle, there is an inscription – the name of the video game, made in an individual style. The text spans two lines: “Path of” at the top and “Exile” at the bottom. The first part has a small print; the second has a large one. The “X” is shaped like a forged element, and the “I” looks like a huge nail dividing the word into two halves.
The background of the text is light. On the one hand, it is milky white with red veins, and on the opposite, it is red-brown, as if with flashes of flame or bloody streaks. They fit into the bottom of the edging. Black characters on such a substrate look intimidating, consistent with the concept of a role-playing video game.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
For a unique logo, the developers chose a designer typeface. It is decorated in the style of rare antiquities – as if it is a valuable historical artifact. Both “E” letters have pointed teeth at the ends. “X” looks like a forged tool. “I” is made in the form of a huge metal nail.
The corporate palette includes several colors of the dark spectrum: brown, crimson, black. But there are also light colors: milky, blue, green, gold, copper.