Have you ever wanted to show all the Blasters in the Space Station the impressive blasting you’re doing and cool places you’re going? Well, now you CAN! Show us Math Blaster through your eyes by submitting a screenshot you think is worthy of greatness!
Whether you’re fighting off alien invasions or going head-to-head with a B.F.F.’s Mutt in Nebula Knockout, there’s always a thrilling moment to capture! Follow the instructions below to learn how to take the perfect screenshot. Each day, Max will be checking for entries and choosing his favorite shot. His pick for screenshot-of-the-day will be posted to the Math Blaster homepage for all to see!
But the fun won’t stop there! At the end of each week we’ll be picking one image from the top 5 entries to be featured as an in-game loading screen! Imagine playing Math Blaster and seeing your screenshot pop up between games; exciting stuff, right?
So, are you ready to get started? Then be sure to read through the guidelines below before submitting your screenshots.
How to Take an In-game Screenshot
Start by selecting the “Full-screen” option for your gaming window. This will maximize your image size and eliminate any other parts of your screen that aren’t from the Math Blaster world. Then, depending on your type of computer, follow the directions listed below:
- Use the “Print Screen” button on your keyboard to take a screenshot of your entire computer screen. On some keyboards it may be labeled as “PrtScn.”
- The screenshot will automatically save to your clipboard, so you’ll need to open up a photo editing program like Microsoft Paint to “paste” the image.
- Once you “paste” the image, you will need to save it as a “.jpg” file. Be sure to remember where this file is being saved. For easy access, you may want to try saving it to your desktop.
- Select Command-Shift-3. This will take a screenshot of your screen and save it as a file on your computer’s desktop
*** Make sure the screenshot is at least in 1024×768 resolution or higher. The ideal format is 1600×1200. Screenshots should not be low-quality or low resolution. Do not modify the screenshot beyond saving it. If you save the screenshot, save it at medium quality 50 or greater.
Tips and Tricks
1. Try to be original! Capture something that most people haven’t seen. Those are the types of shots that stand out the most.
2. Make sure you describe what is going on in the picture. The caption won’t be used but it helps us understand the screenshot if it’s not clear.
3. Not sure where to start? Try taking a few pictures of your favorite game, area, or seasonal feature. Ask yourself, “What do I love about Math Blaster?”
3. Max doesn’t need to know what you and your friends were chatting about that day, so get your million dollar shot without including any visible chat conversations. After all, you don’t want anything to distract from your spectacular snapshot!
4. Have fun and show off your photography skills.
And last, but certainly not least, any submissions that do not meet the listed requirements or are deemed inappropriate for our Math Blaster audience will not be considered for placement on the homepage. Good luck with this mission, Blasters and if you have any questions leave us a comment below!