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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? – Fabian Röling Apr 20 at 22:53
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    @FabianRöling no, we will reuse themes in the future – Dragonrage Apr 20 at 22:54

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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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10

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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9

Theme idea: Space Exploration.

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

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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.

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Theme idea: Classic.

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

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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 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 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. – Ismael Miguel Jul 20 at 11:36
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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: 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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8

Theme idea: Giant monsters.

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

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8

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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8

Theme idea: Secrets / Easter Eggs

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

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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.

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7

Theme idea: Winter.

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

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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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7

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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6

Theme idea: Robots/Synths/AIs

Show your appreciation for your robot overlords.

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6

Theme idea: Into the storm!

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

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6

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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5

Theme idea: Shiny things!

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

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5

Theme idea: Character Customization

Show us those amazing characters that you've spent hours/days creating.

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5

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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5

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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4

Theme idea: Modding/Mods

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

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4

Theme idea: Selfies

Just like in real life: your character face with something interesting on the background

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  • Watch dogs 2 had the selfie feature standing in front of SF landmarks in game. – Lore Friendly Apr 27 at 5:30
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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: 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.

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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.

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3

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 at 22:44
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Theme idea: Reactions

The kind of images you could use as a response to a situation

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  • You want to start a breeding ground for memes? – Joachim May 14 at 10:04
  • @Joachim More like contain them to a single theme. – Batophobia May 14 at 15:51
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Theme idea: Colored Squares

Submissions must come from pixel-graphic games (8-bit and 16-bit).

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Theme idea: UI

Another semi-fixed option, but (well-designed / beautiful / hopelessly complex / terrible) UIs need a little love too, every now and then.

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