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Hello! Welcome to the entry page for issue #10 Indiepocalypse Zine! 

What is this thing anyway? 

Simply, it's a monthly collection of  games from 10 developers all wrapped up in one package. That the developers get paid for! Up front and on the back end! There will also be a short digital zine with a page for each game. Creators are free to design their page to their own liking or submit text and pictures to be laid out for them.

The games are then sold through itch in a single (space provided) zipped file.

You will be paid:

UP FRONT: $20 USD   
BACK END: 5% of sales (before anthology breaks even) | 8% (after)  

Also, I claim no exclusivity or ownership of your games!

Game Requirements

THEME!: None Really! Think of this as any extremely relaxed jam.

-Games can be made during the length of the 'jam' or any time prior 
-Games can be of any theme   
-Games can be of any length  
-Games can be digital or physical (that can be distributed digitally)  
-Games can play very loosely with the term 'game'  
-Any number of games can be submitted but each person can only occupy one slot.

That's pretty much it. Everyone keeps ownership of all their stuff, this is mostly a way to give a platform (and money) to smaller and/or more unknown projects.

How are games selected?

Games are selected by a single curator (me) based on no strict criteria at all. The main goal each month is to make an interesting and diverse zine. Below are some things that I think about when choosing games. This is by no means a list of objectives to meet and there is no objective math way of breaking down and judging a game and anyone who claims otherwise is lying.

-Subjective taste is ultimately unavoidable
-I prefer things that are messy and interesting to ones that are polished and familiar
-Complete is preferable to demos/betas
-Each issue will try to a have a diverse selection of games, even if the 10 best fighting games ever made were submitted only like, 2, would be included
-Length is irrelevant
-I am typically detached from (if not exhausted by) trends in design
-You gotta really try for something if you're making a overhead/twin-stick shooter 
-Execution on intent (or something to the effect) is what I look to when I find a game feels more personally uninteresting than broadly uninteresting (however possible it is to determine such a thing)

Incomplete list of things I try to avoid judging unfairly but generally do not like and hey, I'm just a person so that's how things are
-Tiny (relative) hit boxes on melee attacks
-Built in physics, especially where meaningful control matters 

What if my game is selected?

After submission entries are curated, if your game is selected, you'll be contacted  and given a form to fill out to collect the materials for the magazine and anything else that may be needed. If you submitted multiple games, you will either: Be sent a message telling you which game was selected OR Receive no additional message and have your choice of bundling the games one entry/choose which game you'd like to be included.

The zine favors new contributors and will likely not repeat contributors for at least ~6 months.

WHEN WILL IT COME OUT?: 

November 6th

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Cyberpunk Text Parser Adventure
Interactive Fiction
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A space adventure game. You'll enjoy it.
Adventure
A weird little game with creepy art style and infinite replayability
The Great Old Machine will make you better.
Adventure
Join drake on his journey !!!!!
Adventure
Simulator for Conway's game of life
Educational
A roguelike about goats, sin, and the Book of Leviticus
Role Playing
Entry for Weekly Game Jam 113
Play in browser
GIF
A squigglevision surrealist adventure with meaningful choices and multiple endings
Interactive Fiction
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"Little Ribbon of Smoke"
Visual Novel
Won't you help Brodie on his birthday?
Platformer
Made for unexpected jam in 10 days.
Platformer
Saying goodbye to a good friend.
Role Playing
shove giant piles of sweets with a bulldozer.
Play in browser
Another game where you complete tasks and kill a lot of people.
Adventure
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A short journey on a strange mountain.
Platformer
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Board game and interactive fiction about ethical choices
Role Playing
GIF
A game featuring buildings and relationship(s) and also fishing and exploration?
Role Playing
GIF
Random Generated Puzzle RougeLite! Have Fun!
Puzzle
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A basic psychological horror walking simulator (?).
GIF
Level up your teeth by eating, like you did when you were a baby.
Simulation
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A short and easy platformer
Platformer
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Level 5 is Impossible
Platformer
Use A to go left and D to go right. Enjoy.
Strategy
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