Final Fantasy VII Remake is apparently “progressing well” according to some key creators, but it isn’t going fast enough. So this week’s ‘Shop Contest is about speeding it up...by making it ourselves.

As you can see up top, I have some ideas about what Final Fantasy VII Remake should have going on. If it does not have an important character death immediately followed by a fun snowboarding minigame, then it is not the game that it is supposed to be.

Also, crucially, I think that it should have some original character models. I want to see hyperrealistic superuniverses populated by sharp PlayStation people. I don’t have any explanation for this. It’s just what I want.

This week’s task is to ‘shop up some scenes, moments, or screenshots from your best mental image of what Final Fantasy VII Remake should be. This is a wide open week, so feel free to source images from whatever place you need to in order to make it happen. Here’s the official trailer from a few years back if you need it.

Next week I’ll choose a winner and some honorable mentions! As always, good luck, and the rest of the instructions are below:

How To Upload Images — Instructions

1. Create your ‘Shop and save it to your desktop. Images must be at least 636 pixels wide.

2. Go to the bottom of this post

3. This brings up a comment window. Click “Choose file” if you’re uploading your ‘shop from your desktop

4. Alternatively, you can upload the ‘Shop to a free image hosting service. I suggest imgur. Then paste the image’s URL into the field that says “Image URL.” Note: this must be the URL of the image itself, not the page where it is displayed. That means the URL ends in .jpg, .gif, .png, whatever.

5. Add editorial commentary and hit submit and your image will load. If it doesn’t, upload the image to imgur and paste the image URL as a comment. I will look at it.

6. Large-size images may not upload properly, though we have seen some animated .gifs upwards of 5 MB. If you’re still having trouble uploading the image, try to keep its longest dimension (horizontal or vertical) under 1000 pixels, or the whole thing under 2 MB.