Just Add Water

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Just Add Water is a Leeds-based video game developer founded on October 24, 2006 by Stewart Gilray.

1st Logo (November 24, 2009-July 21, 2010)

Visuals: "a game by" is above the text "JUST ADD WATER" with a white outline.

Technique: A still, digital graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: The logo only appeared on Gravity Crash for the PS3 and PSP.

2nd Logo (July 22, 2014-)

Visuals: On a white background, there are five dodger blue waves with the upper-most in lighter shades of blue. Placed over the background is a black box containing a vector of a realistic hand pouring water from a blank packet with its lid torn off. The bottom of the box is a dodger blue rectangular box containins "J.A.W" in white.


  • Sometimes, the logo is shown as an in-credit logo, featuring the image with a thin white outline on dark backgrounds.
  • There is an animated version of the logo. Here, the vector images zooms in as water pours from the packet, filling the bottom space of the logo. In the background, the five dodger blue-shaded waves rise as "JUST•ADD•WATER" fade in word by word. Each wave would stop moving by the time their peak position reaches the right side of the screen.
  • On Lumo, the logo is shown as part of a bootscreen sequence for the game. With the exception of the box in the centre, which is grey, the screen flashes a sliding multi-colored line pattern. The sequences changes to the text "Bytes: JAWLogo" on the top of the screen on a grey background. Afterwards, the animated background returns and the box is filled black through three sets of expanding lines. This reveals a white outlined version of the logo with jarbled text before the black color is quickly reverted through a wiping effect. As a result, the animated background disappears and the logo, now with a black outline and with blue coloring, is shown. The vignette expands and the logo fades out.
  • On Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, the logo, with a glow effect, is displayed on a window in a metal factory as Abe walks past it.

Technique: A still, digital graphic for the still version. Flash animation for the animated variant.

Audio: None or the opening theme of the game.

Audio Variants:

  • The animated variant features ocean waves crashing, water leaking, and bubbles bubbling. The opening theme of the game may play over.
  • Lumo features old computer buzzing sound effects to accompany the animation, most of which is in a high pitch. A deep electronic buzz plays as the black colour is wiped out.

Availability: The logo can be seen on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, Lumo, Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality, and Gravity Crash Ultra for the background variant. The animated variant has so far only appeared on Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure.

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