VRChat is an ambitious project that was launched in 2014. It allows gamers to create their avatars and spend time in virtual worlds. To control a 3D character model, you can use the HTC Vive Tracker peripherals (capture the movement of the legs and lower back) and the Oculus Touch and Index Controller (recognize gestures by the position of the fingers). The game supports many VR accessories and headsets, although it can work in desktop mode, where nothing of the kind is required.
Meaning and History
The VRChat logo looks like a callout, a graphical means of expressing speech. The cloud with text illustrates the main purpose of the online platform: acquaintance and communication. The fact is that this is not just a video game but a whole social network designed for interaction between users. And its whole point comes down to changing rooms and avatars. On the other hand, the ability to generate your mini-worlds and experiment with the characters’ appearance makes VRChat a place of surrealism and anarchy.
The game creator is VRChat Inc. Its co-founders are programmer Graham Gaylor (now CEO) and designer Jesse Joudrey. They have embodied their passion for modern technology in an innovative project expressed in virtual avatars and instanced worlds.
The online platform continues to evolve. The developers have simplified the animation process of movements and added new features so that gamers can reach an improved level of control over a three-dimensional character. Only the logo, which has been used since 2014, has not changed. It appeared at the very beginning when VRChat was released for Microsoft Windows. Such stability of the identity makes the company and its game recognizable all over the world.
The icon is shaped like a rectangular text balloon with rounded sides and a triangle at the bottom right. This graphic element contains within itself the inscription “VRCHAT,” which is visually divided into two fragments: the letters “VR” are on the left on a white background, and the word “CHAT” is located on the right inside a black rectangle.
The leader, in this case, serves a double function. First, it focuses on the game’s name: all geometric shapes are used as a decorative frame to the text. Secondly, the dialogue cloud symbolizes the process of communication in virtual reality, where direct speech is transmitted in writing.
Font and Colors of the Emblem
To make the lettering compatible with other logo elements, the designers chose a font from the Dosi family. It is characterized by rounded corners, no serifs, and uniform line thickness. This makes the name of the online platform look great, surrounded by rectangles. And the Bold style makes it clear and expressive. Argentinean typographer Pablo Impallari created this typeface in collaboration with Edgar Tolentino.
Simple geometric shapes and unpretentious typefaces are combined with a minimalistic palette. The designers chose the classic version – a black and white color scheme. The monochrome image emphasizes the originality of the game and allows you not to be distracted by minor details. Also, due to the combination of dark and light elements, the necessary contrast is achieved, making the logo memorable.