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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: Pets

Whether it's something traditional, like a dog or cat, or fantastical, like a chocobo or tiny dragon.

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Theme idea: Character Customization

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


Theme Featured in:

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  • Physical appearance, or customized gear, weapons, etc.? Maybe split the two?
    – Joachim
    Apr 20 '20 at 21:56
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    @Joachim those all fit. mostly thinking of decking your character out in cool gear and posting a picture of them. that can include customize gear, weapons, etc.
    – Dragonrage Mod
    Apr 20 '20 at 21:58
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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. Apr 27 '20 at 5:30
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Theme idea: Photorealism

Screenshots that are impossible to distinguish from IRL photographs.

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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: 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 '20 at 10:04
  • @Joachim More like contain them to a single theme.
    – Batophobia
    May 14 '20 at 15:51
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Theme Idea: How Fashionable!

Check out these duds! Showcase your character wearing their fanciest, funniest, rarest, coolest, grungiest -- whatever attire you'd like to show off.

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Theme Idea: Conquering Nature

The reverse of my previous idea, Screenshots of the devastation to nature for your own personal gain like how much of a forest you demolished for your village, how flattened a mountain got for you to get some ore.

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Theme Idea: Constructive Buildings

The best buildings or infrastructures you can find.

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Theme idea: Explosions

Make something go boom! The bigger, the better.

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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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Theme: Sweet Rides

Show off your wheels (or other vehicles) in your favorite game!

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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: Heroic Women

Any herioc-looking female character!

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Theme: Gaming Tatoos, or How do you rep gaming IRL?

Show us how gaming shows up when you are not in front of the screen!

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  • This is an interesting theme. I've been wanting to get a gaming tattoo for a good while now, but never did it. The idea would be getting a Pokeball for each of my kids Sep 8 at 16:36
  • lol the idea came to me that I have my avatar (the sombrero guy) tatooed on my arm. But yeah I love the idea of a pokeball for each of your kids. The tatoo artist that made mine had as a personal objective to tatoo each of the OG 151 pokemon lol.
    – Fredy31 Mod
    Sep 8 at 18:02
  • I always identified with sombrero guy since I saw it in Paper Mario because I am shy, but I don't mind when I need to put my party on.
    – Fredy31 Mod
    Sep 8 at 18:03
  • Hope to see this in the future, I have one too!
    – pinckerman
    Sep 23 at 22:37
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Theme idea: Game Over Screens.

Similar to "Loading Screens", some are funny, some are sad, I'm sure there are hidden masterpiece out there.

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Theme idea: Physics

The joy of ragdolls, completely destructible environments, rigid/soft bodies, real-time simulated particles, ballistics, aerodynamics, &c.

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Theme Idea: Out of Context

Let's face it, video game characters are notorious for doing outrageous things in the heat of the moment. The context given during gameplay typically makes their actions appropriate or at the very least, justified. But, sometimes, when these situations are viewed out of context, they become questionable in many different ways. Sometimes games will even remove context from a situation on purpose, just for the sake of entertainment. Regardless of the situation, the perception is generally the same to a wide audience. Some situations are taken in a spicy manner:

Don't touch me, I'm sterile. - Patrick Star

While others make you question what was happening entirely:

Screenshot of Michael Stevens' head in a box.

Show us something in your game that made you or someone else question the situation due to a lack of context. As always, the code of conduct should be followed, so keep the imagery clean!

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Theme idea: Exclusive

Share your favorite Mario, Halo, Ratchet & Clank, or any number of console-exclusive characters with some that may not know them!

Games must be exclusive to a single company's consoles, for example only on Sony PS3 and PS4. Also acceptable are titles getting a later PC release, such as The Master Chief Collection.

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  • I think this theme is along the same lines as series-specific themes (last discussion regarding this was in SotW 12). Restricting it to a specific console would limit who has the ability post a submission Sep 10 '20 at 16:28
  • @Wondercricket The exception here is that it's not restricted to one console, but rather any console that has a game unplayable to users without that console (plus PC versions of those games). So anyone can contribute to this theme, regardless of their hardware.
    – Batophobia
    Sep 10 '20 at 16:34
  • @BoogaRoo It's not that the characters are restricted, but rather the specific game. For example, Cloud Strife can be seen outside PS hardware, but FF7 was exclusive to the first PlayStation and Smash Bros is exclusive to Nintendo, so those games all would work.
    – Batophobia
    Sep 29 '20 at 16:47
  • @BoogaRoo PC releases do not count against exclusivity for the purposes of this criteria.
    – Batophobia
    Sep 29 '20 at 17:35
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Theme idea: Heroic Men

Any herioc-looking male character!

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