johloh wrote:I like it, but it may find greter appeal if you were to do it on say, a mountain range or skyscrapers, or something with a similar look.
i agree. something a little less abstract.
AndyDufresne wrote:The idea of possible skyscrapers....perhaps in 'CC City' would be an interesting idea to play with.
Incandenza wrote:A couple of potential visual ideas (because I love the core concept, but like some others the current look leaves me a bit cold):
1. Turn the towers into children's stacking toys, blocks and rings and Lincoln logs, and make the stray (currently gray and abstract) continents toy trains and teddy bears and call it the CC Nursery
2. Go with the skyscraper battle concept. I don't know what the licensing issues are with public buildings, but potentially you could turn the 'hills' into stylized versions of actual distinctive skyscrapers (Empire State Building, Petronas Towers, Sears Tower, Bank of China building in Hong Kong, etc.) with the aforementioned stray continents as 'smaller buildings of note', like a Pyramid or the Taj Mahal. The trick will be finding buildings that can be differentiated chromatically as much as possible, so the map isn't a grayscale wasteland.
3. Perhaps a Vegas theme, where the hills are casinos and key territories are linked by a rollercoaster. Again, there's potentially a licensing issue.
4. You could even do a Seven Wonders of the World theme, where there's five 'towers' and two outliers.
After some thought, the licensing issue seems moot. I mean, if people can sell postcards of the Hollywood sign, CC should be able to theoretically 'profit' off the use of public buildings for pseudo-military purposes.
I suppose it speaks to the strength of the core concept that it can skinned with a variety of visual themes.
sully800 wrote:Just a note- I don't see how an image of a building could be copyrighted if you create that image yourself. If you chose to use someones artwork or pictures you might have issues, but creating your own image of a building or structure should not cause any copyright issues.