This week I created a mashup assignment called Video Game Cover Mashup. As a big fan of video games, I’ve always appreciated the artistic styling and designs that go into creating these games. I thought it would be a cool idea to mashup a few of the most iconic video game covers and create something almost entirely new.
I decided to complete this assignment myself combining two video games called Grand Theft Auto V and Mortal Kombat. Initially, I didn’t think completing this assignment on my own would be that difficult. But, after getting the idea in my head, I knew I had the follow through with it. I used the GTA5 theme as the base and added mortal combat characters into the side panelings to round out the image. This is the original GTA5 cover and these are a few of the pictures I used from Mortal Kombat. In all, the concept isn’t the most difficult but for me it was very time consuming and I think worthy of 4 Stars.
1. I started out with the original GTA5 cover in Pixlr.
2. I then erased the pictures that I intended to replace.
3. I substituted these pictures using copy and paste then changed the title to match my intention.
In the end, I was very happy with my end result and I think it was a worthy submission to the assignment bank. I think video game covers are one of the most mashable pieces of content and can create some really cool looking designs.