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Hello! Welcome to the entry page for issue #29 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 zipped file with a launcher.

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

This simply a submission page for the zine. I do not consider it a jam and would encourage others to do the same. If you want to make a new game for the zine (and I'm not commissioning you) more power to you I guess.

-Games can (and should) already be complete and can have been made at any point in time.
-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 a way 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. Indiepocalypse was created with the intent of being a collection of alternative and outsider works so bear that in mind when submitting.

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.


Selections are not made public until the issue is released.  Everyone will receive an email through itch once the games are chosen. If that is the only email you received, your game was not selected.


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 games chosen are made public when the issue is released.

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

WHEN WILL IT COME OUT?: 

June 3rd

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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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A Solo TTRPG about tea and conversations
Backstab, connive and magic your butt onto the fairy throne in this micro-RPG!
Set sail across a small open world!
Adventure
A game about being on a drive with your dad and having a conversation.
Interactive Fiction
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A brief virtual wander around the British Library.
Simulation
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A weird little OSR game of doing odd jobs for strange people.
An Honest Slime-Faced Pony Soldier on a Quest for Vengeance
Role Playing
a storybook game of coming together after a loss
Visual Novel
A hopepunk-themed Lasers and Feelings hack for 2-5 players
A hack of M.A. GUAX's Fingertips
Save people from hunger! Don't die yourself!
Interactive Fiction
Play in browser
A deck-building card game about fantasy shopkeepers!
​Use your trusty spear to navigate the dungeon, fight bosses and of course, slay that pesky ol' ghost queen! >:(((
Platformer
Platformer
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Crack the case with Clash!
Visual Novel
Dodge, weave, and scream your way through this intense bullet hell, made in 9 days for the 2022 Bullet Hell Jam
Action
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Idle Paranormal Adventure
Adventure
All families have skeletons in their closets
Interactive Fiction
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Accurately reproduce the reflection you see in your monitor
Bullet Hell with dynamically changing arena!
Action
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Grab the coins and get out before the timer runs out
Platformer
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this is alot smaller than my other games
Play in browser
Pomao falls into a hole. To get back out that is the goal! Grab the fruit and buy balloons, help pomao to get home soon!
Action
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A surreal trashgame FPS where you only have two bullets to fight for your life.
Action
An Asymmetrical Yahtzee-Style Save The World Or Destroy It Game
A narrative game about leaving, even if you don't know where to go
Interactive Fiction
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Trapped in a strange prison, Mary and Angela have to find a way out and go back to their normal lives.
Role Playing
The neighborhood Tomcat Asks you to go and get some catnip for him
Play in browser
Survive the darkness and your own bullets...
Action
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A simple 3D platformer where you collect stuff and smash random dudes
Platformer
[ENG/ESP] Solve the mystery of the Holy Sandwich / Resuelve el misterio del Sandwich Sagrado
Visual Novel
Endless Run and Gun... IN SPACE???
Survival
Control the game mechanics to survive platforming challenges
Platformer
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3RD Eye is a mini open world adventure game in 3D, find some interesting stuff and lose yourself.
Adventure
Won't you come and see?
Survival
Is everything you experiences a stage play?
Adventure
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Sit Back and Relax
Platformer
Every Second Matters
Platformer
A short puzzle platforming game
Platformer
Time Tangled
Shooter
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Taking the term "boomer shooter" way too far.
Shooter
When your own Screensaver turns against you.
Action
You escaped the maze, only to be trapped in the call of duty zombies release hype weekend!
Shooter
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One boss. One Gauntlet. Will you make it to the end?
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Warring factions are fighting over space territory. You're an alien trying to find a nice meal during all this.
Platformer
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This is a flappy bird game
Platformer
Game intended for ages 12+
Action
made with Game-U I used the template on construct for mechanics spiderman gba sprite found on spriters resource.
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Click the pain away?
Strategy
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A remake of a PD game of de Commodore Amiga computer
Action
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Share your energy to power your friends.
Puzzle
This game dodge nice. Hahahah lol also plsssssssss download
A Shoot 'Em Up With Only Shapes!
Shooter
Roll a Ball
Educational
A game where Physics is an inconvenience
Adventure
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Racing
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the depths await
Platformer
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Unleash your inner tortoise
Racing
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Hungry than EVER!
Simulation
Adventure
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just walking alone
Interactive Fiction
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Jump! or... you know... die?
Platformer
A nightmare where you can fight back
Action
Screenshot is a first person shooter where any mistake means game over.
Action
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Brain puzzle game for kids and adults.
Puzzle
Ghost runner 2D pixel art, now FREE to play!
Puzzle
Maze/Horror game.
Puzzle
an experiment of the human psyche & the chance to a digital afterlife.
Metori
$2.99
An arcade tactics game inspired by arcade classics
Shooter
A Pixellated TTRPG
3d hartwig chess cause why not!?
Puzzle
Pencil Adventure
A Short story type game
Play in browser
A simple arena battling game.
Minecraft for FREE!
Adventure
No.
Platformer
find the jam
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