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Welcome to GamingLoveInterests - Submission Rules

Welcome to the group dedicated to ALL Games’ Love Interests. We are so glad you found us! Please follow these rules when submitting artwork (the rules do change from time to time, so be sure to check them out periodically). If you have any questions feel free to send us a note. :)



Romantic theme. First and foremost, this group is about love interests. Please submit only work that has a romantic theme.

Gaming. Work in this group is related to gaming, and gaming only, mainly video games, although if a tabletop game comes up, we can discuss it. NO MOVIES, BOOKS, OR OTHER FANDOM ALLOWED. There are other groups for those things.

Members only. Only members can submit work. If a member sees work by a non-member that would go well in the gallery, send me a note with the username and I will invite them to the group.

DA rules. All submissions must adhere to deviantART Terms of Service.

Submission Limit. Submissions are limited to ten per day. This is a new DA rule, not mine. It sucks, but it is what it is.

Folders. There are tons of games, and for the more complex games, there are tons of characters. We have folders and subfolders like you wouldn’t believe. PLEASE SUBMIT TO THE CORRECT FOLDER. I’m not sure why DA thought it was better to list folders in the order they were created instead of alphabetically, but they didn’t ask my opinion. Please take the time to find the right one or I will decline it. This may seem kind of harsh, but it’s a big group, and I’m looking at a lot of work every day. If you don't see your game, place the work in the Other Games or Unknown folder. If you’d rather ask, please don’t hesitate to note me, and I’ll help you find the right one. Submissions to the Featured folder are not allowed. However, if you see a piece you would like to have featured, note me with that, too.

Other Games: Any images submitted MUST have the name of the game somewhere on the deviation or in the description. I don't know every game, and if I can't recognize it, I will not approve it.

NPCs Portraits of NPCs are welcome.

Androids and robots. Androids are permitted as long as they appear and act human and follow the rest of the rules. Robots will not be permitted.

Mature content. Smut and erotica are allowed if they are properly tagged as mature. Bondage or any sort of BDSM artwork needs a mature tag even if there is no nudity.

Fiction. Fanfiction and comics are allowed. These pieces don't have to be solely romantic. The romance can be part of an overarching story, as long as it's in there somewhere. Individual chapters with no romance are allowed, again, as long as the overall story has a romance.

Screenies. Screenshots are allowed, as long as they have a romantic theme.


Original characters Images of OCs alone won't be accepted. They must be in work along with at least one NPC, and it must contain a romantic theme. It may seem like an odd rule, but we actually had to make it for a reason. MMORPGs - These games are mostly OCs, so as long as it's a romantic theme, I will probably allow them. If there's any question, feel free to ask.

One exception we will make to this rule is if an OC is part of an existing fanfiction based on a certain game. For example, if you are doing a fanfic with your OC in a relationship with Cicero from Skyrim, but you have an image with just the OC, I will probably allow it. Again, if you're not sure, just ask.

Combat. NO COMBAT OR COMBAT RELATED IMAGES. This includes wielding weapons, casting spells, or anything that might be construed as combat. That said, some characters pose with their weapons while not actually wielding them. I will take that into consideration when they're submitted.

Duplicates. Only one copy of an image is allowed in the gallery. Duplicates or nearly identical images (for example, the same image in a different color) will be declined.

Wallpapers. No stylized posters or wallpapers allowed unless they specifically contain a romantic theme.

Memes. Memes and characters sheets are not permitted.

Journals. No journal entries or blog pages.

Crafts for sale. Please do not hawk your wares in the group. I will allow deviations with Patreon rewards as long as they follow the other rules of the group and as long as this does not get abused.

Raw roleplay. If you would like to submit a roleplay to the gallery, please put it in story format. Raw RP is hard for people to read, and story format can filter out all the excess and unrelated content. All other rules apply as well.

Children and Animals. There is--or should be--nothing romantic about a child or an animal. IMAGES CONTAINING CHILDREN, ANIMALS, AND FAMILY PICTURES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. Note: Pokemon, dragons, and other mythical creatures count as animals. Werewolves in beast form count as animals. Ash Ketchum is a child. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles count as both. I also count chibis as children. I don't count Khajiit or Argonians as animals, and they are permitted in the gallery as long as they follow the other rules. These are Elder Scrolls races; if there are beast races in other games, let me know and I'll take a look at them.

Monsters.</i> As a general rule, monsters are not allowed in the gallery. However, their submission is open to discussion if you believe an individual image should be allowed.

Cosplay. No cosplay unless the characters are in a romantic situation with an existing NPC.

Dream Cast. No "dream cast" images. I love these and do them myself, but they don't go with the romantic theme and will not be allowed.

Works in Progress No works in progress. Finish it, and then submit it.

If anybody has any questions, always feel free to contact Whisper292, and I'll help out as best I can. I check DA and this group nearly every day, and I look at every piece that is submitted to determine if it should be allowed in the gallery, but I’m not infallable. If I decline something and you want to state your case, please do so--but nicely. I'm a nice person, and I don't bite. I will listen and may change my mind.

Donations for super group can be made here:

If you are trying to join and are getting an error message or if you are having any other problems please note me.

Gallery Folders

A New Path by Mavrosh
DAI: Bittersweet {Solavellan} by LadyTheirin
Bull's morning by ynorka
Let it rain by MikaniaC
Shepard and Liara Caught in the Rain by KaelanDM
And Then It Was Raining... by MaevesChild
Time Marches On by kaymarierose
Snakus v2 by Janus3003
Hearts of Madness by Foolish-Hearts
Snakus by Janus3003
Dragon Age

Mature Content

You Can Leave Your Hat On by CelticWolfwalker
Kirana Morri V1.0 And V2.0 by Rosshiro
DAO: Jealousy by Chenria
Brooding Love - Outlines by Khemiri by Billini
Final Fantasy
Night Tifa (SFW2 version). Commission. by Taiss14
Aerith Gainsborough by vf02ss
Night Tifa (SFW1 version). Commission. by Taiss14
Cloud Strife (genderbending). Commission. by Taiss14
Harvest Moon
Nick by SpaceSmilodon
L4D: the Outbreak page 14 by CyberII
L4D: the Outbreak page 12 by CyberII
L4D: the Outbreak page 13 by CyberII
Legend of Zelda

Mature Content

Link and Zelda by the Fire by Janus3003
Mass Effect

Mature Content

Term 5: Holiday Mei Pin-up by WhateversArt
Resident Evil
Leon S. kennedy by nicolascortex
Star Wars
SWTOR: First Kiss {Malavai/Sith Warrior} [Comm] by LadyTheirin
New Tattoo design - TTT2 Anna Williams by Trix92
The Witcher 1-3
The Witcher 3 by Murashi-Art
Sally Whitemane. Commission. by Taiss14
#284-jade (mortal kombat) by arepa999
We've had a rule for a while saying that OC's were not permitted in the gallery unless they're in a romantic situation with an existing NPC. This rule was made because someone used the Skyrim Creation Kit to create dozens of images of women that had nothing to do with Skyrim or any other game.

I have been thinking about this rule a lot because people are making some great images to go with their fanfiction. If you are writing a fanfic with an existing NPC and your OC and want to post an image of just your OC, as long as it's in direct association with that fanfic, I don't see any reason not to accept it. Be sure to write the fanfic name in the description. It's a flaw on my part that I don't always look at the name of the work. I'm working on it, but I still often forget. However, I do look at the keywords and description, so make sure it's in there somewhere.

Also, fan art done -for- that fanfic may be accepted too if the deviant who did it is a member of the group and the name of the fanfic is somewhere in the description or keywords.

As always, if there are any questions, please feel free to ask.
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Bard66 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Thank you for the invitation.
Whisper292 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and welcome to the group! Be sure to read the submission rules, and then start sharing your work with us!
Gladyus86 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist
thank you for accepting me :D
Whisper292 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
KNIGHTPREDATOR Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
May I share a few pieces based off video game characters?
Whisper292 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Btw, I got a look at your gallery and noticed it was mostly combat pieces. You're still invited, but you might not have anything that will go in the gallery because we don't accept combat pieces, only romantic ones. You're still welcome to join, but you can also just Watch if that's what you wish.
KNIGHTPREDATOR Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Point taken. The only one of my pieces that would fit is the bioshock aliens team up. The little sister and subject delta/big daddy's have a unique bond one can argue its love the way they are protected? In this scene its obvious that there is no hope for the little sister but still going into help to save her. If that's not love? Then....:)
Whisper292 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ever do start posting more romantic pictures, you know where to find us!
P-JoArt Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
Thank you for inviting me! :heart: I have read the submission guidelines, but I'm still unsure about which folder I should post stuff into. 
For example, I have a pic of my DA Warden and his LI, does it go in DA Warden or DA Couples?
Also, pictures with 2 NPCs as a couple are supposed to go in DA Couples, or in the character folder of one of the two NPCs? @.@
Whisper292 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, welcome to the group!

Good questions. We basically just made the rule that if it's a couple, regardless of if there is a folder for that NPC, just to go ahead and put it in Couples. That reduces the amount of confusion.

I hope that helped. If you have any more questions, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm usually around in the mornings, and I can get back to you within 24 hours. Enjoy the group!
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