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Hello! Welcome to the entry page for issue #8 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 ~6 months.

WHEN WILL IT COME OUT?: 

September 4th

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

Submissions(52)

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GIF
Do you Pass?
Visual Novel
Play in browser
GIF
a text editor that looks and feels like a game
GIF
シンプルな格闘ゲーム Simple Fighting Game
Action
A cute game where you care about a green anime girl!
Role Playing
Unity Version
Visual Novel
Play in browser
GIF
A self-care game ( /!\ quite loud music on autoplay, sorry!)
Play in browser
A Solo Ritual CYOA of your own being and experiences
A digital deck of playing cards and a browser-editable "oracle" table.
Run in browser
You are hurt, hang out with a necromancer, cuddle a moth girl.
Visual Novel
GIF
DoomGuy is back! And he has a grudge against Mario.
Platformer
Campy sci-fi themed space adventure with arena shooter style multiplayer.
Shooter
a gmless storygame about getting to the best buffet
Role Playing
A Sandman Laser's and Feelings hack with Duality on a Coin
a poem generator
GIF
Help a kind Hacker protect systems before they go out of control. Your Controller? A command prompt of course!
Puzzle
Play in browser
A short game about the slow influence of long relationships with what you most hate.
GIF
A fast-paced Cyber Retro Climber Runner for casuals and hardcore gamers.
Action
Play in browser
Dodge enemies and retake your rightful place in the controller.
Action
Lander-like game with different gravities. 10 levels in time trial.
Action
Play in browser
A Medical Adventure Game with Horror Elements
Visual Novel
BBC CEEFAX is your only source to figure out what food isn't plague-ridden
Puzzle
Play in browser
2D Platformer
Platformer
Play in browser
Serve the Prism in this boss-rush fantasy platformer...on the commandline!
Platformer
Help Splatians to blend the stolen colors back in this 2.5D puzzle-platformer metroidvania
Platformer
Cursed with being light as a feather, you need to find a way home. A text adventure. Check game page for online version.
Adventure
Kintal is a platform based 2d game, inspired by Brazilian favela culture.
Platformer
A one-page lyric RPG about working together with what you already have.
Less bad jam game
Strategy
Shooting is moving!
Shooter
A minimalistic arcade space shooter (with 8bit zany chiptune)
Action
Create, Play, ENJOY
Platformer
You have 120 seconds to reach the highest point.
Action
Play in browser
Travel through Eaclathra, a realm once filled with magic, but now overrun with monsters.
Role Playing
Play in browser
The game of hands-off warfare!
Strategy
Run, jump and teleport your way through levels in this game where you teleport to where your grenades explode
Platformer
Play in browser
Shrink blocks to bring down the weight of block based towers in this physics based puzzle game
Puzzle
Play in browser
A top down shooter where you blast through hordes of zombies to get to the end.
Shooter
Shooter
Play in browser
A crazy TDS arcade that don't use mouse to play!
Action
Play in browser
Asteroids with a twist... the cooling system of your ship generator is malfunctioning...
Action
Play in browser
Help humanity to survive against an alien species in this action space game!
Action
Play in browser
Getting here was anything but easy. But will moving forward be even possible?
Adventure
3D Platformer
Adventure
Summon your army! Conquer your foes!
You are in an asteroid field with a severely damaged ship... can you go home safely?
Action
Play in browser
Survival
Play in browser
GIF
Purge the holy place frome twisted forces.
Action