1. Crispin Parker's Avatar
    Hello,

    My game is happily released to the Windows Phone store, but I've got an issue with the app icon.

    I created my 300 x 300 PNG icon in paint.net and is looks fine on my PC (see below). But, the the scaled down icon in the App Store looks rubbish. Blurred, distorted and generally unappealing.

    Here's the icon:

    infection_icon_wp.png

    I see loads of real good looking icons in the store. Does anyone know some good tips to stop the icon distorting when scaled in the store?

    Here's what it looks like in the store:

    screenshot_infection_appstore.jpg

    Many thanks,

    Crispin.
    Attached Thumbnails screenshot_infection_appstore.jpg  
    06-09-2014 02:52 PM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    Is there no option for apps/games to have multiple icon sizes when you compile?? ie if it finds a smaller size icon it will use that instead of scaling the larger one down.
    06-09-2014 03:32 PM
  3. Crispin Parker's Avatar
    Is there no option for apps/games to have multiple icon sizes when you compile?? ie if it finds a smaller size icon it will use that instead of scaling the larger one down.
    Ah-ha! Does the app store icon come from the XAP file? I thought it came from the one you upload during the publication process.

    I could try submitting a new version that includes a better small icon...
    06-09-2014 03:36 PM
  4. cyborg4's Avatar
    Have this issue as well, will try recompiling.
    06-09-2014 03:39 PM
  5. David P2's Avatar
    That I couldn't say as I've not tried it - I just know Linux apps have different size icons in their source so it looks normal no matter what. I'm guessing a similar thing would apply with compiling XAP files.
    06-09-2014 03:40 PM

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