Gamers can't get enough of Remedy Entertainment's new logo

Remedy logo; a red logo in a wood
(Image credit: Remedy Entertainment)

Here's a rare thing these days, a rebrand everyone loves. After 20 years of having the same design, Remedy Entertainment, the game developer behind hit PS5 and Xbox games Control and Alan Wake, has redesigned its logo, and fans love the results. If that weren't enough, there's a secret hidden in here too.

After the disastrous HBO Max logo that stripped back the brand to simply Max, it's easy to think all mainstream rebrands are a mess these days. After all, Max is the name of your mum's boyfriend, not one of America's biggest streaming services. For game developer Remedy Entertainment to rebrand after 20 years is a big step, but this signifies a break with the past and celebrates the deft storytelling and innovation of today's Remedy.

The game developer won countless plaudits for its last game, Control, a dimension-shifting surrealist adventure with an outstanding visual style. The new logo embraces this aspect of the studio; a visual identity that represents the developer moving forwards and experimenting with new ideas and art styles.

Remedy logo; different coloured R logos on black

The new Remedy logo has been designed to show the developer is moving forwards (Image credit: Remedy Entertainment)

The new Remedy logo is made from three letter 'R's chopped and stitched together as if the letter itself is moving; the curved right side of the R is shaped into an arrow and the points of the character form further arrows, pointing in new directions.

On the Remedy blog communications director Thomas Puha wrote: "We want to create memorable worlds, stories, and characters for you to experience through our games. We wanted our new logo to reflect how we constantly evolve and continue creating exciting games with the very best people. However, it’s all still one Remedy where courageous creativity thrives. We hope you like the new look."

Fans are happy with the approach, too. Writer Ashley Esqueda took to Twitter to say, "Oh, this is a GREAT new logo!" while artist Rowan wrote, "congrats guys you’re officially a million times cooler now". My favourite is reserved for whoever writes the Twitter, as they simple typed: "you could say the old logo situation has been... remedied."

Remedy logo; a R with a bullet design

The old Remedy logo features a hidden bullet designed into the letter 'R' - did you spot it? (Image credit: Remedy Entertainment)

The new logo launched against a wooded backdrop and teased a hidden message to fans. Along with Control, the horror game Alan Wake has been a huge hit, and the logo's backdrop references this year's sequel, Alan Wake 2.

The previous Remedy Entertainment logo also featured a hidden message, of sorts. The old logo, used when Remedy was known for the Max Payne shooter series, had a hidden bullet designed into the dead space of the letter R. I've been looking at this logo for 20 years and have only just noticed it.

We've been on a run recently of poorly received logo rebrands, with the Still, the recent impossible to read Kia rebrand and Nokia's move away from mobile getting fans of these brands riled up. It's nice, then, to find a logo change met with excitement and applause – I for one, love the new Remedy logo. 

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.