It’s been about a year since we released Limelight and we wanted it to be a style that could be more inclusive, and more technically advanced than INK. At the time that we launched, we decided that it’d be better to launch sooner with some imperfections (so that you guys can start using the new style we’d been teasing for months), rather than waiting to get everything perfect. Now, we’re finally getting a breather to go back and get Limelight up to the standards we’d set for ourselves. We’ve been working on updating the skin tones and colors available. We wanted to share our progress with you and get your feedback before we rolled them out to the Portal in the coming weeks. In addition to that, we are releasing 4 new colors, bring the total up to 40!
As a heads up, when the updated tones go live on the portal your characters in any Limelight story you are playing or writing will be updated to whatever the newly mapped color is. We recognize that this may be less than ideal for many of you and we apologize in advance for any trouble this causes. We wanted to let you know about this well ahead of time!
Before we set these live we would also really like to get your feedback on two things:
What do you think of the proposed map of the original tones to the updated ones
What do you think about the new naming convention
Here you can see the proposed map of the old skin tones to the new ones:
And here are just the updated versions:
The original naming convention gave each color a specific name “Brown Neutral,” “Beige Light Rose,” “Tan Gold,” etc. We felt like this naming convention wasn’t the easiest to use and want to update it to be more reflective of the base color that form the underlying tones for each. The proposed new naming convention would be Neutral, Rose and Gold with a corresponding number between 0-9 indicating the saturation of each color.
POLL: Which naming convention to do you prefer?
- I like the original names best!
- I like the new names!
- I think we should do something different! (Comment your suggestion below)
BONUS - When we release the updated skin colors to the portal we will also be including an updated Character customization template which will include all 40 variations!
As always we are looking forward to your feedback below or you can message our support team.
The Episode Team
Update Many of you have expressed concerns about what will happen to your existing Character Customizations if we do end up going with the new naming convention. If you do not edit or update your chapters your existing CC will continue to work as readers come across them. However, the skin tone names will be mapped to the new colors.
Update 2 (June 20, 2018)
Hey everyone! Thank you all so much for sharing your thoughts about the Skin Tones update. We’ve read what you’ve all had to say and have tried to incorporate what we can into palette before we release them to the portal. Based on your feedback we’ve added two new color families Copper and Ash and tried to map the original colors to the new ones a little more closely.
Original and New Map
Complete New Palatte
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the changes we’ve made!