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New Screenshot Contest Themes

Discussion in 'Community Submissions' started by TrainSim-Dmitri, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. TrainSim-Dmitri

    TrainSim-Dmitri Staff Member

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    Hey guys!

    As you know we really love running our weekly screenshot contest. It's now been a year, meaning that we went over 50 themes, and more than 100 winners had their screenshots featured on our loading screens.

    As you can imagine, it's tricky coming up with new theme ideas every week after you've gone through 50, so if there is any theme or themes (you can and should add more than one :D) that you would like to see in the future please do let us know below! We will collate them together and hopefully have enough to use for another year or so :)

    So if everyone interested could throw in their ideas here I would be very very grateful! Thanks.

    Dmitri
     
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  2. Matto140

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    TAILLIGHTS
     
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  3. KMAN

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    Passenger Views
    Trains from above looking down
    Trains crossing paths
    Stopped at signals
     
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  4. CoyoteMan

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    Hand throws and rail switches.
     
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  5. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Details. Like, close-up shots of small details that might be hard to notice. That could work.

    Also maybe different colors, like, say, "red" as a theme.
     
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  6. TrainSim-Dmitri

    TrainSim-Dmitri Staff Member

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    Nice suggestions all, thanks and keep going :)
     
  7. CoyoteMan

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    Coupling/Uncoupling
     
  8. CoyoteMan

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    Hey Dmitri, this one is a bit meta. How about:

    Trees.

    Specifically the screenshot contest the week of the TSW2020 update haha
     
  9. Gascan

    Gascan Active Member

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    https://forums.dovetailgames.com/threads/poll-weekly-screenshot-theme-suggestions.14011/

    This thread did this same shout out awhile ago... there were lots of good ideas put forward so I'll resubmit.

    For a reminder, here are ALL the themes that have ever been used- mostly in order from beginning to current.

    Exhaust Fumes
    Passenger Services
    Freight
    Bridge
    Water
    Sunshine
    USA
    UK
    Germany
    Industry
    Rural
    Station
    No Trains
    Mountains / Hills
    Interiors
    Busy Rail Traffic
    Nature
    Dawn
    Wonderful Waters
    Green Signals
    Autumn / Fall
    New York
    Whatever we wanted
    Winter
    New Beginnings
    Commute
    Pride
    Train Interior
    Morning
    Railroad Crossings
    Main Spessart Bahn
    Spring
    Urban Sprawl
    Industrial Estate
    Driver’s View
    Front of the train
    From above
    Sunset Drive
    German Collection
    Diesel Gala
    Slow Summit
    Rain
    Tees Valley
    Holiday Season
    Awaiting Departure
    Yards
    On a Bridge
    Freestyle
    Weighty Freight
    Station
    Wagons
    Water
    Speed

    The themes suggested in that thread include (some which were done):

    Railroad crossings
    Track side signage
    Refueling
    People / pedestrians / passengers
    local businesses
    Real Landmarks-
    (ProfCreeptonius also submitted)
    Video, not screenshot
    -Edited, not like in game
    -TSW Advertisement
    -High Speed
    -Wind
    -Train interior
    -Tunnels
    -Night
    -Skylight
    -Stars
    -Signals (not only clear)
    -Stuck at danger
    -Safety
    -Track infrastructure
    -Level crossings
    -Stations
    -Historic
    -Modern
    -Hot summer
    -Reflections
    -Slippery Tracks
    -Powerful trains
    -Reversing
    -Loose consists
    -Long trains
    -Short trains



    To be honest I don't think it would hurt to redo some of the original themes since there is a lot of extra content that's been added since this event started and many, many new perspectives for old themes exist. It would be worth going back and looking to see which past themes brought in the most submissions and go from there.
     
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  10. The SimTrain Tube

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    Close up view of the wheels, using the nr. 3 camera
     
  11. Gascan

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    A couple other themes I'd add would be:
    Distributed Power
    Mods
     
  12. Schnauzahpowahz

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    Exhaust shots (diesels)

    Side profile/2D shots

    *scratches head* Honestly i cant think of any you guys havent at present
     
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    In the dark
    Industrial
    Close-Up
    Winter
    On Board
     

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