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Hello! Welcome to the entry page for issue #52 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. Also, while TTRPGs are accepted (and sometimes even commission) my focus is on the vaguely defined medium of "video games". As such I tend to include 2~3 TTRPGs at most per issue.

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.


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Escape to the tropics!
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Kill enemies. Level up. Don't shoot barrier.
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Reflections of a postmodern vampire.
Interactive Fiction
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A short Point & Click puzzle game in which you control 4 different characters seeking to reunite
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A clicker RPG for browser & Windows. Power up to beat 5 bosses
Role Playing
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Explore the technomagical world of the weeping willows as a fallen one
Interactive Fiction
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Praise the Lord. Eat your comrades.
​A one page RPG using dominos instead of dice.
You moved to a new house and are now trapped and need to escape within 10 minutes.
every moment is an eternity if you let it breathe
Visual Novel
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Minimalistic puzzle game inspired by Helltaker and Oneshot
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What to do with this mess?
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Take a walk through Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights
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Get your RPG fix and run a one-shot today!
A Horror Based Fiasco hack
Help a little Leaf Wiggle their way free! With poetry!
Visual Novel
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Amaya has a soul right? Follow or fight your "Creator" in this choice driven metroidvenia lite game.
A dark, atmospheric space simulation
Platformer pogo challenge
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A casual board game inspired mining colony building game
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A game where you get to play weirdos with magic.
A wacky weird game system
Poker meets YuGiOh. Sort of.
a trans roboter trying to make sense of its past (and all this blood)
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Software Engineer by day and Hacker by night...
Rock the world with your nokia chimes!
Creative Roleplay Under Exaggerated Logic