So we have already restricted questions tagged with identify-this-game to "only allowed with concrete reference to the game", which in the tag wiki is defined as "a screenshot, video, etc".
My question is: what belongs to the etc? There are tons of things that aren't a screenshot, a video or a sound fragment but can still be used to identify a game without returning to recollection. Off the top of my head:
- Concept art;
- A texture extracted from the game;
- A sprite or other part of the game that's shown separately;
- A cosplay;
- A real-life sculpture or recreation of a character, unit or object in a game;
- A quote; (please ignore the rest, just go by the quote here)
- A really distinct name;
- A concrete reference to a different entertainment product that is parodying or satirizing the game the person is looking for. (many of the videos on this channel).
You could probably make a claim or counterclaim to any of these being a reasonable reference to identify a game from, which is why I want to establish rules surrounding this (and possibly add them to the expanded tag wiki) in advance.
I realize that often, the community response to attempts at defining topicality is "let's wait for the situation to appear before trying to determine rules". However, I feel it's important to establish rules like this in advance. That way, we can immediately point to them and say "sorry, this is not allowed" instead of giving the asker hope that it's allowed only to smack it down a few hours later after we debated them.