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Hello! Welcome to the entry page for issue #14 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?: 

March 5th

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Questions? Feel free to reach out at indiepocalypse@gmail.com.

Submissions(53)

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Old School Roleplaying in 2400
​A short, modern horror story.
Interactive Fiction
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A fantasy-themed game about completing quests and earning better loot to equip
Run n Gun your way through a dungeon in this extremely generic dungeon crawler!
Action
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Become a radio operator to translate and decipher codes in this 4 part visual novel.
Visual Novel
A 15 minute 2D hand-drawn walking simulator through barren lands in Eastern lands.
Visual Novel
A Teeworlds / DDraceNetwork themed puzzle game
Puzzle
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RPG ABOUT SKATE!
Role Playing
A short puzzle game made with GB Studio where you must explore an ancient tomb.
Puzzle
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A atmospheric platformer about trying to run away
Platformer
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A small yet challenging climbing game
Sports
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Subvert the crushing power of Govcorp and the magitech industrial complex. Androids, trolls, unliving, and humans unite!
Grocery Run RPG
Role Playing
Are you ready to beat the square? Grab a friend and try it! Or try it alone!
Action
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Journey through the past, the present, and the future of a celebrated Maritime dish
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Be the detective, save the day!
Visual Novel
"The path to the grave is often grey"
Adventure
Brain Tease
Puzzle
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A 2-player platform arcade game for the NES!
Platformer
A goofy adventure about escaping a cave where EVERY choice will impact the story.
Adventure
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Play as a hamster stuck running on a hamster wheel ! How fast can you go ?
Action
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The New Adventure Game.
Adventure
Strategy
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Play the game within the game in this unique 2D/3D puzzle platformer
Platformer
Sneak your way to revenge!
Action
Live on a asteroid farm for 7 days.
Visual Novel
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You're trapped in an endless labyrinth. Navigate through the dark just using your ears.
Survival
The Teletext Detective Game
Puzzle
A game about selling drugs...in space!
Adventure
A delicious 2D game where you will face evil donuts and steal strawberries!
Platformer
A Game About Magic and Special Interests
A series of four short games about my grandmothers
Visual Novel
Small-scope, grid-based arcade shooter.
Action
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All you want to do is chill... but everyone's calling you! avoid interaction and eat junk food in this fun game!
Rhythm
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It was supposed to be a puzzle game...
Platformer
Customize at subsonic speeds
Racing
Puzzle game about a bot that has broken his own code and now he only repeats every command in the loop!
Puzzle
A choice-based game following the tragic journey of a knight and his king.
Role Playing
A metroidvania with a 1x1 tileset and whenever you lose life, you get stronger !
Platformer
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Soul crushingly difficult platformer with only one level - but the controls change each time!
Platformer
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Podrás esquivar todos los enemigos ?
Adventure
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Top down shooter
Action
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A game about someone waking up for work and trying his best.
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Action
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Action game
Action
A sci-fi adventure murder mystery (and a small Bob Ross tribute).
Adventure
A multiplayer side-scrolling shooter
Shooter
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Assemble an army, outsmart everyone!
Card Game
A story about alien puppet president who has taken over your country.
Role Playing