Icons and how they appear in your target OS are the sort of thing you don’t think much about until you actually have to make them. This was definitely the case for me after I prepped a build of Ookibloks and noticed that the icon was blurry.
Looking more closely at how icons behave on my Windows machine, I noticed how icons that may look fine at medium size, will look like a lame little image in the middle of an empty square at larger sizes.
Various icons in Windows at medium view
Various icons in Windows at large view
The effect is even more pronounced when using the extra-large icon view.
Icons at extra-large view. Whoah!
Naturally, I wanted to make sure that Ookibloks has an icon that looks good wherever it resides on a player’s machine. This post is a result of said semi-deep dive into app icons on Windows.