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Offline SMOKEY

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[IC] GMK Gateway | ONE WEEK TO GB
« on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 03:59:11 »


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Offline dandruff

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 04:02:05 »
Love the theme, also, are the homing F and J keys being orange intentional?

Edit: If it was intentional, maybe make the J blue?

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 04:02:41 »
Oh yes!

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 04:05:09 »
Love the theme, also, are the homing F and J keys being orange intentional?

Edit: If it was intentional, maybe make the J blue?

Hey man! Not intentional, slipped through. Changing now!

Offline kk73715

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 04:10:18 »
Like the theme
Like that I don't need to get an additional accent kit to switch things up
Consider blue or white arrows? Consider additional arrow set in base kit?

GLWIC, really hoping I can pick up a set :)

Offline Sabin

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 04:19:53 »
This is so great, maybe its just me but having F5/6 as orange would look cool

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 04:50:23 »
This is so great, maybe its just me but having F5/6 as orange would look cool

It's not just you. There is a second 6 in the base with orange tho. I think there should be F5 in orange too, to make the change of color round, like a portal. I already suggested this to smokey.

Offline holer

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 04:56:05 »
I love the idea and the colors!

I have never been a huge fan of different accent colors on the alphas, so I will probably pass on this set due to this. But overall very cool, and good luck with the IC  :D

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 05:09:06 »
I hear what you are saying about the orange F5/6.
I had a look at it initially but for me that looked completely out of place.
If I get more comments on this I possibly would consider it again, or at least play around with some ideas.

Offline geewiz

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 05:37:30 »
My only surprise is that this didn't happen earlier. SUATMM.

BTW, cake, anyone?

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 05:54:29 »
Would love to see spacebars kit to complete the compat, plain ol' WS1 bars would be good enough :)
since you already have an extra B in base kit (nice touch btw, dual colored B's)


Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 05:56:53 »
Would love to see spacebars kit to complete the compat, plain ol' WS1 bars would be good enough :)
since you already have an extra B in base kit (nice touch btw, dual colored B's)

As stated above in the OP, a Bars Kit is in the works!
The B will most likely go in there, but I want to keep the 6 in base for people who would like to have the 'circle'.
And it's WS2, not WS1 :)

Offline kapowaz

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 06:19:15 »
I’ll make the same comment I made over on the thread for KAT Quantum: given that you’ll likely end up competing with one another, how about joining forces and creating a keycap set together that combine the best of both worlds?

Offline eatedcookie

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 07:02:36 »
I have the same concerns for this as everyone else lol. The deskmats are super bomb tho, so regardless of the competition I think I would definitely get them :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 07:18:38 »
I think the novelties can use some work, looks good other than that.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 07:21:14 »
hmmm.... something just feels off about the f5-f8 keys
not quite sure how to put it but the black on blue just doesn't belong there.

Offline GaNeBaL

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 07:58:11 »
the base seems to be leaning more bluish, i think maybe having f5-f8 be orange might look a bit more balanced? since print, scroll and lock are blue. love the theme though, maybe have a wheatley novelty in blue, since glados has the orange-yellow colored eye.
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Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 08:05:35 »
The F5/6/7/8 topic came up a cpl of times now.
Will definitely think about that!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 08:16:56 »
I’ll make the same comment I made over on the thread for KAT Quantum: given that you’ll likely end up competing with one another, how about joining forces and creating a keycap set together that combine the best of both worlds?

I don't see how a KAT set will be competition for a GMK set.
They are completely different profiles after all.

Offline RA Can

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 08:52:39 »
I love it. huge portal fan and this is amazing, not really fan of the two color alphas but i get the idea.
maybe you should add some grey to the set? portal had lot of light grey.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 10:36:33 »
Nice set but i would love to see a dark version of alpha section like on GMK Hammerhead
What should i write here?

Offline hkhawk

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 10:39:49 »
I think it would be better to have "FOR SCIENCE" than "IT IS A LIE" at least on the ANSI Enter

Offline geewiz

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 10:42:38 »
I think it would be better to have "FOR SCIENCE" than "IT IS A LIE" at least on the ANSI Enter

That's a great suggestion!

Offline fishbiscuit13

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 10:54:10 »
This is honestly hideous, and you couldn't pay me to take those novelties. I thought Taegeukgi was bad but this is visually offensive. This looks like something you'd get on Amazon for probably more than it's worth.

And I'm assuming you have permission from Valve or you believe that entirely copying their art for two games is totally okay?
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 December 2020, 11:11:16 by fishbiscuit13 »

Offline Baionlenja

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 10:59:43 »
This is giving me unlicensed off-brand dollarstore vibes

Offline Fredington

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 11:22:34 »
This is honestly hideous, and you couldn't pay me to take those novelties. I thought Taegeukgi was bad but this is visually offensive. This looks like something you'd get on Amazon for probably more than it's worth.

And I'm assuming you have permission from Valve or you believe that entirely copying their art for two games is totally okay?

I think the concept behind the set is difficult to nail in doubleshot. Dyesub and tripleshot opens up a lot more options and allows for more nuanced approaches to the idea.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 11:39:22 »
You have alice B but no bars to support it.
A lot of those icons for the mats/novs are straight ripped from the source material, and some of the novs look impossible for gmk to do due to them being so close to the edge.
Why am I stuck with arrow keys that don't match the color of that side of the board?
I've seen this set on taobao and amazon for the last five years why would I want to pay a premium for it?
Your thread is doing a lot better on reddit, but that doesn't mean there are a multitude of flaws you should consider.

At least you're not appropriating cultures with this set!
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 December 2020, 11:41:34 by Kokaloo »

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 13:13:09 »
subscribing just to see what GMK says about how close this inspiration is to the IP.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 13:16:11 »
should go well with these https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=31946.0

Now I need to find these again somewhere in my house

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 13:30:58 »
This is honestly hideous, and you couldn't pay me to take those novelties. I thought Taegeukgi was bad but this is visually offensive. This looks like something you'd get on Amazon for probably more than it's worth.

And I'm assuming you have permission from Valve or you believe that entirely copying their art for two games is totally okay?

If you don't like it don't buy it?

"Visually offensive" lmao
How can you get so upset over a colorway :'D

Regarding IP:
The Aperture logo is just a generic camera aperture icon that has been used on other keycap sets before (JTK Photo Studio) and is way older than Portal or even Valve.
Same goes for the Exit man and the cake. Neither of those are copyrighted or trademarked by Valve.
The P-Body and Atlas logos weren't even used by Valve at all so it's not really their artwork. Those icons were created just for this keycap set (of course their source of inspiration is very clear).

The only minorly questionable thing is the companion cube because that is (afaik) actually trademarked by Valve.


You have alice B but no bars to support it.

Maybe actually reading the IC completely would help...

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 13:31:46 »
This set deserves a companion cap!
« Last Edit: Tue, 08 December 2020, 13:38:40 by clackeys »

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 13:48:30 »
This set deserves a companion cap!

We need to talk, Max!

And thanks elmo.
Couldn’t have said it better.

Offline Starston3

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 14:07:45 »
And I'm assuming you have permission from Valve or you believe that entirely copying their art for two games is totally okay?

Regarding IP:
The Aperture logo is just a generic camera aperture icon that has been used on other keycap sets before (JTK Photo Studio) and is way older than Portal or even Valve.
Same goes for the Exit man and the cake. Neither of those are copyrighted or trademarked by Valve.
The P-Body and Atlas logos weren't even used by Valve at all so it's not really their artwork. Those icons were created just for this keycap set (of course their source of inspiration is very clear).

The only minorly questionable thing is the companion cube because that is (afaik) actually trademarked by Valve.



While all of this is relatively true. GMK still has final say on what they will or will not produce. We've seen this with rejected novelties in Hero, Zooted, and flat out rejecting to produce White Wolf.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 14:12:26 »
And I'm assuming you have permission from Valve or you believe that entirely copying their art for two games is totally okay?

Regarding IP:
The Aperture logo is just a generic camera aperture icon that has been used on other keycap sets before (JTK Photo Studio) and is way older than Portal or even Valve.
Same goes for the Exit man and the cake. Neither of those are copyrighted or trademarked by Valve.
The P-Body and Atlas logos weren't even used by Valve at all so it's not really their artwork. Those icons were created just for this keycap set (of course their source of inspiration is very clear).

The only minorly questionable thing is the companion cube because that is (afaik) actually trademarked by Valve.



While all of this is relatively true. GMK still has final say on what they will or will not produce. We've seen this with rejected novelties in Hero, Zooted, and flat out rejecting to produce White Wolf.

True. We'll see if GMK will be ok with this.

Still can't understand why they rejected white wolf tho...

Offline mrvco

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 14:39:35 »
I like the Base Kit colorway.  I would say there is an opportunity here to introduce some red accents or novelties (red from the Sentry Turret sensor).  I'll be curious to see how this plays out both with respect to the IP considerations and keycap profiles.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 14:50:50 »
Isn't there a KAT set running this exact same theme in IC right now?

Edit: KAT Quantum
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110077.0

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 15:06:18 »
Isn't there a KAT set running this exact same theme in IC right now?

Edit: KAT Quantum
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=110077.0
designer of the KAT set talked about that in his thread.

They both just came up with the same idea at the same time.

Offline SMOKEY

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 15:23:36 »
I wouldn‘t call it „same time“ since I am working on this set off and on since April 2020, but it was impossible for him to know that. So again, no drama, no hard feelings, just pure love.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 17:27:29 »
portal for the win

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 19:00:08 »
Specifically for this set, I don't like how you already have both collaborations and vendors already announced on the IC upon release. At that point, it doesn't feel like an interest check and more of just a vanity post.

I'm going to say the same thing on KAT Quantum's IC thread as well, but instead of both of you rushing out your IC's, [whether or not you didn't rush it, it feels incredibly rushed], I wish you both would have thought about really fleshing them out at the same time, and releasing them at the same time as well-thought out interest checks. I like and dislike things about both versions, and honestly this could have been a wonderful collaboration between two designers in the community. As much as you say you both say there are no hard feelings, just know that the way you both went about this turn of events, reflects somewhat poorly on both of you. You both let your pride get in the way of your IC's looking fully fleshed out and it just simply cannot be ignored.

Best of luck to you both.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 08 December 2020, 19:01:05 »
Specifically for this set, I don't like how you already have both collaborations and vendors already announced on the IC upon release. At that point, it doesn't feel like an interest check and more of just a vanity post.

I'm going to say the same thing on KAT Quantum's IC thread as well, but instead of both of you rushing out your IC's, [whether or not you didn't rush it, it feels incredibly rushed], I wish you both would have thought about really fleshing them out at the same time, and releasing them at the same time as well-thought out interest checks. I like and dislike things about both versions, and honestly this could have been a wonderful collaboration between two designers in the community. As much as you say you both say there are no hard feelings, just know that the way you both went about this turn of events, reflects somewhat poorly on both of you. You both let your pride get in the way of your IC's looking fully fleshed out and it just simply cannot be ignored.

Best of luck to you both.

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 18:01:01 »
oh hey look it's a real ic now, not some rushed hackjob
anyways glwic

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 10 December 2020, 22:23:41 »
Love this!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 13 December 2020, 13:56:36 »
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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IT IS A LIE
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 04:47:53 »

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | IGB DATE ANNOUNCED
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 05:04:05 »
Smokey! GLWGB!!

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Re: [IC] GMK Gateway | GB DATE ANNOUNCED
« Reply #49 on: Wed, 16 December 2020, 23:06:08 »
I see on your colors sheet that you have labeled WS2 as #FFFFFF. Considering that this is a nearly impossible color to achieve on plastic as it is legitimately pure white, there is no way that this is the representative hex for WS2. Having spoken with GMK about this, #F6F5F5 is more representative of WS2. If you used #FFFFFF for your renders, your renders may not be great representations of the color in person.