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Hello! Welcome to the entry page for issue #17 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)  but must be in some way downloadable. This includes mobile games.
-Games can play very loosely with the term 'game'  
-Any number of games can be submitted but each person can only occupy one slot.
-I have no way to play VR-only games, everything else should be fine.
-Make your game playable without me having to find load up the project file in whatever engine you made it in

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.

Games chosen are in no way way exclusive to Indiepocalypse and can remain on your itch page or anywhere else for any price you want.

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

WHEN WILL IT COME OUT?: 

June 4th

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Questions? Feel free to read all the above text again before contacting me at indiepocalypse@gmail.com.

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Its a platformer that uses frameskips and pixel perfect jumps.
Platformer
GIF
Soul crushingly difficult platformer with only one level - but the controls change each time!
Platformer
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Effortlessly Create Royalty Free Dark Ambient Horror Music
Abandoned spaces in the bowels of a wandering fortress.
Interactive Fiction
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The Power has gone out... Can you be the one to fix it???
Platformer
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Use paint to reveal your surroundings in this experimental puzzle platformer!
Platformer
Walking Game!
Simulation
Hello, I'm a pencil!
Visual Novel
A puzzle/platform game where you play a pirate that can rewind thrown bombs
Puzzle
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Entertain, feed and take care of animals in 8 different minigames
Puzzle
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Grow your garden in this hand-painted strategy game
Strategy
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You're lost in the forest! Pick up the radio pieces to call for help!
Action
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An awesome take on the classic - every time you die, you get a cool new spaceship!
Shooter
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Помогите жадному роботу прожить как можно дольше!
Simulation
it's Valentine's Day, and you are the only one that does not have a date...
Adventure
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Solve the mystery of an ancient island and save your kind
Puzzle
Swap dungeon's rooms, find your way out!
Puzzle
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GIF
A metroidvania with a 1x1 tileset and whenever you lose life, you get stronger !
Platformer
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Listen to the space radio while destroying every ship you encounter in your way with your mighty ball.
Survival
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Где бы достать деньжат, чтобы привести квартирку в порядок?
Simulation
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What happens when you're suddenly a cat in a mysterious world?
Adventure
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Aventure, action, Rôle play...
Adventure
A-Mazing puzzle-platformer where every level is similar, but the walkthrough is not
Puzzle
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Escape from School & enjoy Running, surfing through the subway for free..!!
Puzzle game about telephone switchboard operating
Puzzle
Use your cursor to protect the Center.
Action
The Question merging Game
Turn-based strategy/puzzle game about scaping a building full of zombies
Puzzle
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Role Playing
Become a master of reading analog clocks.
Educational
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A Cursed Walking Simulator
Adventure
Fr. Salad spreads the good news like soft butter.
Action
GIF
Sanitizer Man is on the mission to save the humans from deadly germs
Action
You are the ball who is trying to reach its target!
House building decision game (weird humour)
Simulation
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A Mini Plant-Based Metroidvania
Puzzle
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Role Playing
Cat Platformer Funni
Adventure
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8-bit sheepdog simulator
Action
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Will you accept your fate?
Visual Novel
couch co-op bullethell dungeon
Action
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Play a rat in this horrific folklore tale
Adventure
GIF
Play as a hamster stuck running on a hamster wheel ! How fast can you go ?
Action
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GIF
Hard 2D Retro Platforming
Platformer
You're a doctor who's been shrunk to fight bacteria and viruses inside patients. Offline version available.
Shooter
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It is a endless game .Just blow up the cube and make high score
Pixel Pirate Crew Roguelike
Strategy
Defeat all the zombies and eliminate the spawners. Try out 6 different weapons to obliterate the undead!
Action
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GIF
Survive as long as you can in a wrecked ship on a lifeless planet
Survival
Prototype of a roguelike adventure game
Survival
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“Can you get a total score of 200?”
Platformer
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Converter
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Escape the hellish planet 50Y-80Y in a beautiful puzzle platformer RPG.
Platformer
Guess the secret code, with a twist
Puzzle
Help a frog wizard out in this turn-based dungeon crawler set in a swamp
Adventure