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Please be sure to read through these rules, as they not only significantly different from what we have used in the past, but these guidelines are also the foundation for how we run this group. If you have any questions regarding rules, or any inquiries in general, feel free to shoot the group a note!

Submitting A Deviation

Folders: Please submit your piece to the correct folder. Your piece will be accepted faster, and it also creates less work for us admins. If you accidentally submit to the wrong folder, we will decline it, and ask you to resubmit your work to its proper folder. For a list of our gallery folders, click here.

Gallery Organization: We have recently cleaned up our group gallery and have organized folders by alphabetical order, and have also installed subfolders. If you prefer to submit your deviations by manually going into the group gallery, you will need to click the appropriate folder, then click the most recent subfolder on the left (e.g. Traditional Art 4) and submit there. The original folders that hold their respective subfolders are full and cannot take any more submissions, so please make sure that you are in the most current version of the folder/subfolders.

Submission Limit: The maximum number of deviations a member can submit is one (1) per day to help avoid spam or similar issues. The system enforces one per deviant, per folder, per day. So, if you post, say, two pieces, and they belong in different folders, that can slide, but do not spam a slew of pieces at a time, especially to random folders. If your submission expires, an admin will get your piece in the group manually.
       :bulletred: Do not submit the same piece multiple times. The system will count it for your daily one piece limit, and force us to decline since it's already in the group.

Content of Submissions

Video Game-Related Artwork Only: As the name of our group implies, we focus on art related to video games. If your piece is not based on a video game, we will decline. Original/fan characters based on video games are allowed, but if you are submitting a piece that features your video game OC, please be aware that we have a folder specifically for such artwork. If we are unsure what game your submission is from, we will ask, so if you’d like to speed things along, tagging your deviation with the name of the game is helpful for the admins as well.
       :bulletred: This group is not on auto-accept; we check every submission and may keep track of repeat offenses.

Original Submissions: Stolen and/or reposted artwork done by another person, taken from on-site or not, will not be accepted. If you like a piece done by another artist and want to showcase it in the group, find the deviation by them, go to the bottom right, and click “Add to a Group”. Then, click on Type a Group name, type in DA-Gamers, and select a folder. (Collaborations and similar pieces with clear permission from the other artist are acceptable.)

Mature Content: If your piece contains any content that could be deemed offensive, please tag your artwork accordingly and use the mature content filter. If your piece contains a topic that is a bit violent, suggestive, etc, and needs a filter, we will ask you to apply one before we accept your submission. If we find your artwork to be explicit past a reasonable level, we will decline. This should go without saying, but anything containing material that targets, insults, or slanders a group of people will not be accepted, and similarly with content that has the intent to start arguments.
       :bulletred: Pornographic or otherwise obscene content is not permissible. We reserve the right to remove and/or ban a member from the group if they repeatedly break any, but, especially this rule. Please keep in mind that while many video games feature adult content, DeviantArt has their own policies regarding what is and is not acceptable on their site. Our group guidelines are taken from the DeviantArt Terms of Service regarding mature content and sexual themes (click the colored text for more info).
These rules may be expanded upon or updated in the future. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Thank you.……

Hey everyone! First, I want to apologize for all the submissions that have expired recently. I have been super caught up with midterms, and other exams, and then my family from out of town visiting. If your piece has expired please do not resubmit it. I have a little under 200 submissions right now, and I'm currently going through the oldest ones that are still open (ie haven't expired), and I am sending in requests for ones that have expired, so all you guys have to do is approve them yourself and they will immediately show up in the group. This way, current submissions wont expire, and expired submissions can filter in without spamming you guys all at once.
If you have questions, feel free to comment on this journal or on your submission message log.
Hey, everyone! I just wanted to let you guys know our rules are changing slightly- we've decided to limit our submissions to one per person per day, since we have such an active community here, and submissions for this group (and subsequently, your notifications in your inbox) can get overwhelming pretty fast. Additionally, we've added a new folder, Tabletop Games, since we've been receiving a handful of submissions for these types of games.
In other news, one of our previous admins, mhairigood has left the team due to personal issues, and needing for care for her terminally ill mother. I just wanted to give a shout out to her for being such a great addition to the team while she was here. She's really going through a lot right now, so it would be appreciated if you could send good thoughts her way.
On a similar note, we are looking for other members who might be interested in being admins. It's pretty simple and an easy way to help out the group, but, for the most part, I (Lynk) am the only active admin, which makes things a little difficult for me. Please leave a comment or send the note if interested, or if you have any questions about these updates.
Thanks guys!
EDIT: To my knowledge, all folders are able to accept submissions. Please let us know if you have any other issues or questions. Thanks everyone!

Hello everyone,

It's come to my attention that none of our members can submit their works right now (which actually includes us admins as well). Thank you to the handful of you who reached out and let me know. I went into our settings for the group, and found the issue, but I'm unable to correct it as it stands right now. This is what it shows me, for those wondering:
Gallery issues by LynKofWinds
As you can see, it's greyed out and my mouse is a little X, as I don't have permission to change it. I went into the permissions, and, essentially, tried to give myself permission to give myself permission, but I don't have permission to do that either. I've contacted the group founder, as she's the only one who can fix this. In the mean time, I've noticed some of you have gone into the group gallery and tried to submit to featured- please do not submit anything to featured right now . Not only will it not be accepted (your submission will time out before three people can approve), but it's not helping our situation right now. I know it's really frustrating, but please just bear with us and wait until the system is back to normal and submit to your correct folders. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I can't fix the issue as it stands right now.
Thanks for your patience, and if you have an issues in the future, please don't hesitate to send the group a note (it's preferable over comments, as I will see your note faster). I will update this journal when the issue is fixed.
Thank you everyone!

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