Create a simple, eye-catching iOS icon that communicates the exploding/disappearing block game dynamics of a new mathematics training app called "Quant Blocks"
Create a SIMPLE splash screen that includes the text "Quant Blocks" and "loading" to smooth the transition into the app as it loads. Text alone is fine. Because this expands the scope of the design brief this point is optional. It is still possible to win on the strength of your icon design alone.
NEW Demo Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gutdsu3YImY
Original Demo Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqwsdCLn6bc
In particular, avoid cramming lots of different images into the icon. Try to use a single object that expresses the essence of the app. Start with a basic shape and add details cautiously. If an icon's content or shape is overly complex, the details can become confusing and may appear muddy at smaller sizes.
APPLE iOS DESIGN SPECS
The artwork should be scaled to all sizes required by Apple for universal iOS applications.
Two wooden number blocks drop from the top of the screen to present a problem set to the user one problem at a time
Users input answers using a custom in-game wooden number pad
Four visual effects provide feedback:
1) Correct answer = blocks disappear in a poof of smoke
2) All problems correct = last pair of blocks explode
3) Incorrect answer = screen shakes (visually)
4) New problems = displayed as silver blocks
New/difficult problems appear as silver blocks. (Once a user has answered correctly they subsequently appear as wooden blocks)