The icon is for a game that will be available on the App store. Designers should be experienced in making app icons. Proper iOS rounded corners. Including all 11 sizes for the icon from 512x512 right down to 28x28.
I have a very particular way I picture the icon designed. I have included a picture of the basic design layout. I don’t really want the main design to be very different from the basic outline I have attached. But on the rare chance someone does come up with something better, I would reconsider.
In the top left corner there will be the tap circle that the arrow bounces off of. This tap circle should go over top of the icon border. The arrow itself should look like it’s flipping over top of itself at an angle and have a somewhat 3d like look. In the bottom right there will be an explosion that also is over top of the icon border. The explosion is brighter towards its center. As for colors of everything, I’m not sure exactly what the colors should be. I will leave that up to the creative mind of the designer to best match them up. Come up with an interesting color scheme like in the examples I have attached. As for the background inside the icon, that is up to the designer as well but should be something simple.
I have provided many examples for the look and feel I’m going for. I find abstract images with a neon and glass kind of look very fascinating. They are eye catching and grabs your attention. Adding glow effects into the final design would be amazing as well.
My first 5 examples really show the color contrast I am going for. Something very colorful with well done edges. Maybe some shiny texture on the arrow. If you can somehow take the vibrant feel from my example pictures and combine it with our game elements, that is what I'm looking for. Experiment and have fun! :)
To help get an even better feel for the game, I have included some screenshots of the game itself. Since the game is not 100% programmed yet, these are mostly concepts done with existing graphics. If anyone needs some of the files directly, I could give them to you. But I’m sure most people can create the simple shapes themselves.
The game play is very simple. You are trying to keep an arrow from hitting the edge of the screen. The moment it does it blows up and you loose. You tap in front of the arrow to bounce it and guide it away from the edge.