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Hello! Welcome to the entry page for issue #18 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?: 

July 2nd

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

Submissions(53)

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Interactive Fiction
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A narrative game about two boarding school roommates that fall in and out of love with each other.
Simulation
Nam's looking for someone to hit him but instead finds a couple of boys who'll take care of him.
Visual Novel
A short interactive parable
Adventure
Help Blink care for their pet
Platformer
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3D vacation platformer where you collect bugs and soothe an angry heron god with fish
Adventure
Space Exploration & Turn Based Micro-Planetary Warfare!
Strategy
A virtual museum featuring sentimental objects from people on the Internet.
Simulation
Raised to be a shrine maiden, born to play baseball.
Puzzle
Fight versus your oponent in a set of combats with no end
Fighting
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Alien Scumbags is a sci-fi action platformer with a big slice of horror and a stack of pop culture references.
Platformer
Augmented Reality Investigations
Interactive Fiction
time travel
Interactive Fiction
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A bitsy game about being lonely, and about a girl in her room.
Interactive Fiction
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Traditional Rpg that offers a twist on the classic epic save the world adventure!
Role Playing
2D PLATFORMER GAME
Platformer
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Horror, first person
A comic indie TTRPG about bad wizards
Ride the Good Vibes Tram and go through the Good Vibes Experience
Simulation
FREE DEMO AVAILABLE
Role Playing
Avoid meteors :-)
Action
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No weapons left, only your reflecting shield. Will you be able to handle it in this action space game?
Adventure
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Hulk is making a mess, can you cl(ick)ean up fast enough??
Aiming Game
Action
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A Hypercasual Game Where You Shoot Electrons
Shooter
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A High-Score Based Game About Avoiding Lasers
Racing
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As Heracles' brainy brother, calm down a drunken Zeus!
Action
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Complete The Levels Using A Jet
Racing
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Getting Over It meets Zelda II
Platformer
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A place where cute little fuzzballs kill each other for domination
Action
Space Bugs
Shooter
Eve`s poison
Action
Kill Barney - THE GAME
Action
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First person adventure in a sea within a sea within a sea within a sea
oonga boonga
Strategy
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A fast paced marble game
Platformer
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Decision Making type game , inspired by event happening in certain country in SEA
Educational
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Sail The endless seas aboard the USS Eversail
Action
Jump on platforms
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A very short game centered around a mysterious package
Simulation
Make Strands of DNA in this Biology Themed Reaction Game
Educational
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A platformer on staying collected in harsh times. Designed and developed by Yogesh JJR
Platformer
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Enjoy Pong with a modern new twist!
A fast and challenging fun indie game.
Platformer
Re:Tiles is a Puzzle & Platformer game. Create your own ways out using the given reusable Tiles.
Platformer
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Join Ted in his search for the "something".
Platformer
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its infinite
Shooter
Strategy
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An addicting poker-hand puzzle game!
Puzzle
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puzzle
Puzzle
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