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To make is easier to track what themes have been suggested, this will be a central location for proposing themes for future Screenshot of the Week contests.

Please limit answers to one theme per answer to allow for voting on individual themes. For submission, please have a short summary like "Glitches and bugs", followed by a small summary.

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    Will answers be removed once the theme has been done? Apr 20 '20 at 22:53
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    @FabianRöling no, we will reuse themes in the future
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Apr 20 '20 at 22:54

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Theme idea: Loading Screens.

Everyone hates to have loading screens, but some are quite interesting or hilarious. Show us the best you've found.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #26: Loading Screens
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Theme idea: Secrets / Easter Eggs

Show off your favorite things in games that reference other things!


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #32: Secrets and Easter Eggs
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Theme Idea: Hero Pose

It could be you or an NPC, show a character striking a cool pose for the camera!

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Theme idea: Moments before Disaster

That split second before Murphy's law kicks in.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week #11: Moments Before Disaster
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Theme idea: Residence.

Whether it be a humble abode, intimidating castle, ivory tower, or fortress of solitude: it's time to show off your hours of work.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week #13: Residence
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Theme idea: Glitches and Bugs

Any weird/fun glitches or bugs that you experience while playing.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the week contest #5: Glitches and Bugs
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Theme idea: 90s (1990-1999) - No HD Remasters

Get retro. Only 90's kids will remember these.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #15: '90s
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Theme idea: Winter.

Winter is coming! Show us your frigid adventure, or cozy home you are holing up in to wait it out.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week contest #34: Winter
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Theme idea: Achievements!

Show off your hard work in a game.

Your promotion in a competitive game. You standing victorious over that one Boss. You dinging to max-level.

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  • I'd argue that this was featured in #17: Victory but we'll talk through it for the next themed week since we're already very late this week
    – Unionhawk Mod
    Apr 5 at 21:50
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Theme idea: Victory.

Win first place? Finish that impossible level? Conquer the world? Triumph and success, no matter how small, can be quite satisfying. Show off your victories.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #17: Victory - Submissions closed, vote now!
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Theme idea: Space Exploration.

Take us to where no person has gone before. What are you coolest finds out in space?


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #19: Space Exploration
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Theme idea: Classic.

All submissions must come from a game 10 years old or older.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #21: Classic Games
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  • How would this work with games that have been receiving continuous updates for 10 years? Minecraft and World of Warcraft both have been receiving updates regularly. Also, there fairly little difference with the 90s theme, just slightly more encompassing.
    – Nzall
    Jun 15 '20 at 21:40
  • @Nzall I would suggest the main focus of the submission would need to be from content that existed from the game as it was at least 10 years ago.
    – Batophobia
    Jun 16 '20 at 2:55
  • What about games that were released 10 years ago, but the content is TOTALLY different? Or mostly different? MMORPGs aren't known for keeping old content around. Tera, for example, closed a lot of old dungeons. Jul 20 '20 at 11:36
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Theme idea: Water scenes.

On the water, under water, ocean views. Scenes with water as a major part of the composition.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #23: Water Scenes
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Theme idea: Robots/Synths/AIs

Show your appreciation for your robot overlords.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #40: Robots!
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Theme idea: Love Declaration. (for a Valentine's Day week?)

Either between characters or from a character to an inanimate object/concept, either funny or sad, there's a lot of ways one could declare their love.

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    It'd usually seem a bit meh, but there was just a only-fans-will-get-it moment like this in the game I'm currently playing, so... why not :)
    – Jenayah
    May 1 '20 at 22:44
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Theme idea: Inventory

Immense stacks of potions, a pet, a fancy hat, trivial trinkets, mountains of gold, that one weapon-that-will-be-extremely-useful-in-that-very-particular-situation: show us what you got!

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Theme idea: Scenery

For sharing all the picturesque, hidden, or otherwise interesting locations or objects.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #8: Scenery
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Recurring Theme Idea: Game of the Year

Show off something from your favorite game from the past year. This could be an annual theme that happens every December or January, maybe coinciding with the Winterbash?

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Theme idea: Halloween.

Ghosts, pumpkins, monsters, demons, witches, and spooky stuff. Whatever your traditions are, show off something that represents Halloween.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #24: Halloween
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Theme: Epic Fail

Show us your face-palming, gut wrenching, embarrassing epic moments of failure!

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Theme idea: Into the storm!

Rain, snow, sand, flower petals, arrows, or anything at all that could be considered a storm worthy to remember.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #38: Into the Storm [Submissions Closed - Vote Now!]
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Theme idea: Giant monsters.

I already have a good one for this category, I want to share it. ;)


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #36: Giant Monsters
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Theme idea: RNG!

Do the RNGods favor you? Show us your (un)luckiest moments.

That ultra rare drop you were lucky to get. Absurd moments caused by the world generator. You dying to that rare triple crit by the basic enemy.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #44 - RNG
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Theme Idea: Living with Nature

Screenshots of you working with nature/the environment, from buildings to befriending animals to using nature to defeat your foe

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Theme idea: Destruction!

Images of the highest level of carnage, debris, or otherwise broken and explodey stuff.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the Week Contest #42: Destruction!
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Theme idea: Night

What makes you afraid of the dark? Does something lurk in the shadows?

Is it a peaceful, starry night? Does the night sky shimmer with dancing lights?

Scenes taken at night.

  1. Screenshot of the Week #48 - Nighttime
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Theme idea: Shiny things!

Stuff that glows, glitters, and sparkles, and that a Magpie would like to steal.

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Theme idea: Modding/Mods

Mods add a whole new experience to games. Show us yours!

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Theme idea: Wildlife

Any cool, cute, creepy, terrifying, etc animals, monsters, and other assortments of wildlife.


Theme featured in:

  1. Screenshot of the week contest #6: Wildlife
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Theme Idea: Moments After Disaster

Similar to moments before disaster, but the immediate aftermath.

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