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Hello! Welcome to the entry page for issue #13 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 TBD months.

WHEN WILL IT COME OUT?: 

February 5th

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Submissions(64)

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A Creepy Pasta Come to Life
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
Pleroma
$9.99
Are you pulling my leg or are you genuinely having one of your … departures?
tell the story of how you kiss kiss and fall in love <3
A small conversation between two lovers
Interactive Fiction
A short game about working your way up to an apology.
Interactive Fiction
A very pleasant way to spend 30 - 60 minutes.
Puzzle
You and your magical friends are planning a surprise birthday party for someone special. Will there be a happy ending?
~ a ritual ~
Play in browser
pick-your-path adventure mini-zine (print or read in browser)
A small, personal tragedy set in an expansive fantasy world.
A short horror story
Adventure
poetic mini-zine fold-your-path-adventure game
Give flowers to your crush on Flower Day! Or...not?
Visual Novel
"The path to the grave is often grey"
Adventure
Help Santa to collect lost presents.
Shooter
A tarot RPG for New Year's Eve
The world is upside down, so your mouse might as well be too
Action
Play in browser
Recommending for many fingered folk.
Platformer
Play in browser
Fire can die or devour so easily.
Strategy
Play in browser
Everyone eventually ends up a lich. If you're lucky, you still will be able to walk and talk ...
Strategy
Play in browser
A foodtastic adventure! Gluten free!
Platformer
Play in browser
A game about selling drugs...in space!
Adventure
Action
Play in browser
A musical and visual toy: for two minutes, paint a landscape with a tone matrix
Ready your Charge shot!
Platformer
Play in browser
Infinite platformer
Platformer
Play in browser
It was supposed to be a puzzle game...
Platformer
You are lost in a forest and your friends are missing. Will you be able to find them and escape?
Survival
Wanna play soccer during lockdown? Be the first one to play in town!
Sports
A choice-based game following the tragic journey of a knight and his king.
Role Playing
​Santa and his elves are in lockdown too. Melty's our only hope for Christmas this year.
Platformer
Awesome endless runner game.
Action
A Minigame made for RTX where you have to reach the other plattform with your spaceship.
Platformer
Platformer
A game to improve your chopstick handling skills
Play in browser
A click and drag game about getting out of an abusive relationship
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
The aim of the game is to put bees into hive of the same color.
Play in browser
guachin
Platformer
Play in browser
Sir Pie-A-Lot
Action
Play in browser
Space invaders meets platforming!
Action
Play in browser
The ultimate parkour challenge
Platformer
Play in browser
Action
Play in browser
save the dystopia (shortened version)
Adventure
Play in browser
Adventure
Play in browser
My game is for a future human to continue living by finishing the parkour.
Platformer
Bombs, Balls and fun!
Action
Play in browser
a short and stabby roguelike
Puzzle
Play in browser
A multiplayer side-scrolling shooter
Shooter
Play in browser
The game about math and messages.
Educational
Play in browser
A half-baked DESSERT DEMOLITION adventure! 🍰
Play in browser
Destroy planets
Shooter
A short demo testing features for FADE (Adventure RPG/Royale ) This is the first alpha prepared for its development.
Adventure
Puzzle Maze Game
Puzzle
A story about alien puppet president who has taken over your country.
Role Playing
Play in browser
Assemble an army, outsmart everyone!
Card Game
Just roll a capsule