Why should you care about the art in your game? You might think, that if the gameplay is great, people will play it anyway. There are a lot of examples out there that prove that point.
Sadly there are even more games out there that show the opposite. They just disappear in the sheer endless avalanche of games flooding the game stores. They get lost on online gaming sites or in the app stores. Those games might be great fun to play. Yet, we just don’t get to see them. The reasons might be diverse but a common problem is an initial appeal to the player. This first impression rarely is done by gameplay, sound, story or visual effects but by the art of icons and screenshots.
The computer games market is becoming increasingly competitive. Even the indie segment these days stands out with excellent art. We can’t all be artists working for the big AAA studios like EA, Ubi or Blizzard. No one expects that quality from your works but you can improve the quality of your art. Ultimately, it’s about the right tools and a few simple tricks. This site will help you learn 2D gameart using vector tools.