Contributors

Zhenia Zankov

Issue #12
Game: Baby Labor
Trade: Writer and designer

Grew up across from Rasputin’s house, blood related to the guy who killed him. Those dark streets Dostoevsky wrote about are my neighborhood.

website

yumaikas

Issue #39
Game: EYES
Trade: Web Developer

I’m a software developer by trade, I grew up overseas. I enjoy make games as a hobby, as well as diving into *obscure* things.

itch

Younès Rabii a.k.a Pyrofoux

Issue #28
Game: SUPER IS HOT
Trade: Game Designer + Researcher

Younès is both a game designer and researcher. They specialize in making strange ludic experiments and pitching new game ideas like a conspiracy theorist. Younès’ nindo is to make games that can surprise both you and them!

site

Yonah Sienna

Issue #16
Game: In Every Generation
Trade: Jewish Educator, Artist, and Game Designer

Yonah is the creator of the Passover RPG/ritual “In Every Generation”, and is currently working on two new Jewish games, one set in the time of the Maccabees and one set right before Noah’s Ark. They are especially passionate about the intersectionality of Judaism with other topics (eg disability, mental health, gender & queerness)

itch, twitter

Yngwarr

Issue #5
Game: Remote Bot
Trade: Programming

Software engineer with the heart of a game developer.

itch

Yami Kurae

Issue #46
Game: The Fair
Trade: Game Design, Art, Music

Yami Kurae is an artistic duo consisting of Matteo Polato and Jacopo Bortolussi, making noise, music and videogames with lo-fi processes and malfunctioning haunted media.

linktree

Xuan Nguyen

Issue #17
Game: OCHITSUBAKI
Trade: Writing

xuan nguyen is a trans+disabled mad poetic game dev who illustrates, designs, and orchestrates music for queer narrative games. working on OCHITSUBAKI (demo on steam) and LIAR, LIONESS 1&2, with LL1 remaster out now

site, itch, bandcamp

Xenvex

Issue #14
Game: Greyroad
Trade: Game Developer

I make games, sometimes they’re not that bad.

itch, twitter

xena-spectrale

Issue #33
Game: Sanctuarium Online
Trade: Visual Artist and Web Ghost

I’m a Visual Artist, Music Maker and Game Developer. I’m all about experimenting with various art forms depending of what I want to express. I studied and graduated from Fine-Arts in France. Lately I’ve been diving deeper into creating video-games and it’s been a great journey so far as I met interesting new people along the way. See you all around !

site

Xaris Lynn

Issue #29
Game: Twilight Web
Trade: 2D Vis-Dev

Co-creator for Vulture Party! He/They pronouns, and I like drawing weird stuff for folks.

site, itch, twitter

wombokgames

Issue #35
Game: Children of the Flower
Trade: Artist/Programmer

UX/UI designer who does game dev on the side! I love playing weird, wacky and wonderful games. So I try to make those kinds of games too 🙂

twitter, itch

Wistpotion

Issue #31
Game: 3 Hours Of Style
Trade: Prögramming, Music, Consuming potatoes

Programmer, musician, somewhat visual artist. Born and bruised in Sweden, ready to take on whatever I decide to get myself knees deep into. That enough of an intro?
What I do is try to get people to look up and just do something together. While that’s not the goal of all of my games, it’s what my goal in life is to do. I just want the people around me to laugh and be happy, and if I sometimes look stupid when trying to do that then so be it. I also like girls. I am very gay. Please save me. Thanks 😀

itch, spotify, youtube

willow

Issue #3
Game: let your egg people grow into large trees / two of swords
Trade: programmer / musician

crazy lesbian. disabled transsexual. (she/her). video games and guitar noises. eat the rich. worship birds.

site, twitter

WhatNames

Issue #29
Game: Professor Quackerton in: The Locked Birdhouse
Trade: multi-disciplinary mess maker

I make work that is clown and queer across many artistic mediums. Whether it be games, comics, writing, animation, or theatre, my work stretches the world into something more caring, more queer, more curious, and more playful.

itch

Werecus

Issue #42
Game: Young Street
Trade: Zzzzz

ㄥ丨千乇 ㄒ:)))

itch

Wandering Artist

Issue #40
Game: MaPS S1E1
Trade: Composer/Musician

I’m an italian pianist, composer and deer from Italy. When I was little I remember making soundtracks for imaginary games that I’ve never made. Now I’m starting to make the games too.

bandcamp, itch, twitter

Volition Newlove

Issue #20
Game: A Twisted Place
Trade: Writing

Rhianna Newlove (aka Rana Strange) is an agender asexual writer based in Naarm/Melbourne, who primarily creates surreal horror and queer smut. They have a strange obsession with the idea of eating the sun.

itch, twitter

violet (bignastytruck)

Issue #46
Game: i will not survive you
Trade: fooling around, goofing off, making people read my notes app poetry

trans queer making tiny little narrative games and game poems, often with bitsy. huge hampster dance fan.

neocities

Valeriy

Issue #36
Game: Labor Rights Funeral in Ukraine
Trade: Game designer!

Game designer by day, social activist by night. I do political games about work in game industry, labor rights, war in Ukraine, etc. I also teach game design, play board and role playing games and generally try to immerse myself in everything games-related, sometimes to my own detriment.

itch, facebook, email – petrovvalery88@gmail.com

Vaida

Issue #11
Game: yearly
Trade: game designer

I make games about personal stories, experimenting with narrative and gameplay is really rewarding to me. I enjoy making games in easy-to-use tools and focus on the process of combining writing, art, music, into one experience and have each aspect play a role in that game experience!

site, itch, twitter

unity

Issue #21
Game: Weird and Unfortunate Things Are Happening
Trade: making RPGs

I’m just someone making RPGs and trying to recapture the magic I felt playing those kind of games when I was young. I live for games with wlw content.

itch, twitter

Toto Lin

Issue # 2
Game: dinosaurily
Trade: Art, Writing, Design

Recent grad of UC Santa Cruz, loves making whimsical and colorful art and gaymes

Twitter, Art Portfolio, Games

tober

Issue #40
Game: a most important night
Trade: musician

I like music and the internet and creating weird little games.

site

ThunderPerfectWitchcraft

Issue #42
Game: The Vaults of Minos
Trade: Pothead 😉

ThunderPerfectWitchcraft is a developer-duo. We do what we want, and we strife to make it good. Until now we released games, images, videos, texts, and music. We think that every human activity is art.

I’m always on the search for cool, noncommercial and unknown games and review them on my blog.

site, Underground Game Reviews, Underground Game Manifesto

TheFriendlySealStudio

Issue #2
Game: Wandering
Trade: Programmer, animator, 3D generalist

I started out as a simple 3d artist and then i got into game dev and i feel in love with the process of creating a game.

Twitter, itch, Discord

The Spookfish

Issue #47
Game: bear in the snow
Trade: musician

My name’s Dan and I make music and videogames as The Spookfish. I am really interested in dreams and nature and other parts of reality that feel magical. I have always tried to share this in the music I make and in the events I put on. I regularly put on concerts on mountains or strange places like on rocks in rushing streams in the dark of night.

itch, bandcamp

Teal Sather

Issue #20
Cover Illustration
Trade: Animator and illustrator

I’m a freelance artist and indie animator who loves nature, food, and my two pet guinea pigs!

twitter, site

Taylor McCue

Issue #9
Game: Saving You From Yourself
Do I Pass?
Trade:

I’ve spent a decent chunk of my life oscillating between suicidal and struggling to fake being a normal person, and trying to save the world while hating myself. In grad school, I started to turn my life around. I got therapy, got a degree, got vaginoplasty. My vaginoplasty went wrong. I had a decent chance of dying, as I reflected on my life in delirium my biggest regret was not making cringeworthy anime games. I pulled myself together enough to make those games and kept making games. I still have problems from my surgery. I’m not really okay but still my life is still worth living even if I struggle a lot. My games aren’t for everyone. They are still worth making.

itch, site, twitter

Talia Mair

Issue #9
Game: Perfect Vermin
Trade: Game Designer/ Game Artist

I make short and surreal games that frequently feature sledge hammers, fish, fetuses and Old Testament Catholicism. All my games are collaborations, I don’t work alone.

itch, twitter, youtube

Takuma Okada

Issue #33
Game: OLDHOME: Trip to Turtle City
Trade: Game design

Girl from the woods who believes in urban pastel. Game designer, musician, trans enigma. Will perish if kept from the ocean for too long. Makes all sorts of TTRPGs: slice of life, worldbuilding and exploration, mecha, action, etc.

itch, twitter

Takeru Grima

Issue #2
Game: Taxi of the Asteroids
Trade: Developer C#

Independent French Game developer with an IT formation. I developed many games prototype. Mostly interested by retro games, RPG Games, Strategic games and pixel art.

itch, Website, Twitter, Youtube

t.k. dreck

Issue #10
Game: SWEETDOZER
Trade: digital creative

t.k. dreck started out by goofing around with game making software in their youth, but after clicking on the wrong menu option they became cursed. as a result, t.k. dreck cannot do anything besides making games in their lifetime, so expect many games to come. will the curse ever end? well, it’s quite fun so hopefully not.

itch, site

SUPERVI0LENT

Issue #45
Cover Illustration
Trade: Illustration

Computer science by day, illustrator and amateur comic artist by night. I love indie games!

instagram

supernovaleslie

Issue #8
Cover Artist
Trade: Illustration

nb artist

Twitter

Stark Holborn

Issue #23
Game: Welcome to Factus
Trade: Novelist & Games Writer

I’m a novelist and also a games writer, working on both indie titles and my own projects (mostly in Ink). Film reviewer sometimes!

site, twitter, itch

Stanley W. Baxton

Issue #34
Game: Quinn & Flynn
Trade: Writer & Narrative Designer

You might also know me as Stanwixbuster. My brain screams at me when I’m not writing and I channel my need into little narrative-heavy HTML games. Whatever that stream creates is between google docs and God. I wanted people to take me seriously and am now trying to reconcile with the fact people take me seriously.

itch, site

Sraëka-Lillian

Issue #19
Game: LanVodis
Trade: Programmer

i can’t stop thinking about jrpgs, so i’m trying to make a life of it

itch, blog, twitter

Spiders

Issue #23
Game: Horse at the Hearth: SMUT
Trade: Slimewitch

Game developer, sound- and installation-artist, diy electronics fabulator; creating and enabling queer*trans and crip narratives.

site, itch

Sophie Rose

Issue #10
Game: Spare Parts: Episode 1
Trade: Writing, Drawing, Trying

visual novels are my blood

itch, twitter

Sol ROO

Issue #9
Game: BBB: Boost Boom Boots
Trade: Artist & Programmer

Hello! I am (mostly) a software developer, but I love doing art and stuff. I spend my free time to do game-jams compulsively, but also develop games professionally. I love juicy, minimalistic and elegant game design. When possible, I also like to mess a bit with the perception of reality, using augmented reality and psychedelic narratives.

site, itch

Sol Martínez-Solé

Issue #30
Game: GUACUCO
Trade: 3D Environment Art

Sol is a queer transmasc multidisciplinary artist from Venezuela, currently based in Spain. They create art to explore emotions and memory through bold colors and stylized shapes, and particularly in 3D they search for ways to recreate the sights of their home island. He’s passionate about putting an unnecessary number of rocks in all of their games, and environmental storytelling. You might find them if you look under mossy rocks. (Portrait by Camber Arnhart https://twitter.com/Camberdraws)

twitter, itch

Sloane Leong

Issue #31
Cover
Trade: Art

Sloane Leong is a cartoonist, illustrator, writer, and editor of mixed indigenous ancestries. Through her work, she engages with visceral futurities and fantasies through a radical, kaleidoscopic lense. She is currently living on Chinook land near what is known as Portland, Oregon.

twitter, site

Sloane [plaest2k] Hong

Issue #38
Cover Illustration
Trade: Illustrator, comic artist and tattooer

An artist rumored to lurk somewhere deep within the agonising, suburban sprawl of Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa.

site, tumblr, twitter, instagram

Skullboy

Issue #5
Cover Artist
Trade: Illustrator

Skullboy is tired, but he’s not dead yet.

Patreon

Siyi Chen

Issue #27
Game: Good Day
Trade: Composition & Audio Design

I’m Siyi Chen, a Brooklyn-based Chinese game and film composer. I’ve been working as a composer in game and film industry for 3 years. I was selected to New York Foundation of Arts funding for hosting Hot Pot For One 2-Year Anniversary OST concert. The game Come On into My Secret Base in the Woods with Ink Answers Le Freak! which I scored has got Best Arts in 2022 Global Game Jam.

site, itch, twitter, instagram

SirMilkman

Issue #28
Game: Text Tac Toe.
Trade: Programmer and Cool Dude

Hi I make video games 🙂

itch, twitter, cool image

ShibeyFaceGames

Issue #5
Game: A Change of Heart: A Magical Girl Adventure
Trade: Motion Graphics/Animation

I’m a designer/animator who likes to spend their free time making games! I love participating in game jams, but I’m planning to build larger games as time goes on. I hope you enjoy my work. Please follow me on itch and twitter (@ShibeyG) to keep up with my progress! I’m planning a sequel to “A Change of Heart,” and will be tweeting updates as this and other projects grow.

itch, Twitter, Youtube

ShallowLagoon

Issue #40
Game: Adrift: Going Nowhere & Wish Corp
Trade: Art, Writing & Animation

Artisan trash maker, vomiting eyeball-melting pixelized brain goop into the gamesphere for general consumption by the public, bottling each and every slime riddled project with carbonated woe.

itch, instagram, giphy, twitter

Seth Alter

Issue #10
Game: Traitor Nightly
Trade: Game dev

Seth Alter is a game designer and research software engineer. Their works include the video games Neocolonialism, No Pineapple Left Behind, and Traitor Nightly; the card game Hexadecimate; and various software repos. Their art and coding projects are influenced by Jewish mysticism, personal outrage, and the inevitably of the anarcha-queer revolution. Find them on Twitter at subalterngames

site, twitter

Scyllaz

Issue #15
Game: From Out the Boundless Deep
Trade: Writer, Game Designer, Editor

I’m a TTRPG fan who loves making stories and rulesets based on the weird little background bits of media I enjoy — the shopkeeps who sell cursed items to the protagonist, the inspectors who keep workplace safety up to code, the plucky engineers who keep mechs running, etcetera. With tabletop games, I like to focus more on character building and interaction.

I love writing dialogue. Please ask me to write dialogue for your game.

twitter, itch

Sasha Reneau

Issue #36
Game: Spindlewheel Microgames
Trade: Game Designer

en enjoys procgen, generating and destroying meaning, and fictional difficult conversations. some of ens games are about those things, but not all.

site

Sara/Trinket

Issue #48
Game: No Time For Mercy
Trade: Writing/Art/RPGMaker Devving

AwesomeTrinket is an indie developer who primarily creates visual novels made in RPGMaker. She writes stories about love, grief and horror; all three of these are equally showcased in her Indiepocalypse #48 entry, No Time For Mercy. As of January 6th, 2024, Trinket has produced four games and has at least four more planned.

itch, tumblr, twitter, bluesky

Ryan Lee

Issue #34
Game: Factory Hiro
Trade: profesional video games

belbeeno most places, Ryan likes video games, likes making them, and maybe likes you?

itch, site, twitter

Roxy S.

Issue #41
Game: Neotrogla
Trade: Indie Dev, Writer

Queer writer and game dev making work examining fears, fascinations, and fixations. Scribe of nightmares, surveyor of the strange. Too tired to be afraid. Has a meterless 2f reversal.

itch, twitter

Rodrick `RodFireProductions`

Issue #41
Game: WAS/WERE
Trade: Visual Art, Programming, and Web Development

I’m a queer Afro Mexican artist, web developer, and game developer. I work on a variety of creative projects. Creating things is my passion and what drives me to continue.

site, itch, twitter

Richard Sherriff

Issue #44
Game: The Farnese Hercules
Trade: Lecturer

Games Designer and Educator. Usually a maker of physical things.

github

resnijars

Issue #26
Game: Manglepaw
Trade: gamedevs/multimedia artists

We are a married gamedev duo consisting of Resni & j a r s. We make queer furry trashy artsy things… like us! OwO

site, itch, steam

Rémy Devaux

Issue #3
Game: Embrace
Trade: Solo game developer

Punk of the digital age 🍬

Twitter, Site

raven7

Issue #47
Game: bones of the earth + home is where the haunt is
Trade: game maker

maker of short narrative games, mostly in bitsy! 😀

itch

Raphaël Dely / EckartG

Issue #9
Game: I Was Always Filled With Anger
Trade: Artist / Game Designer

Artist and game designer, I make very experimental artgames that often blend poetry and games

itch

Rani Timekey Baker

Issue #28
Game: GRAVEYARD DUDE
Trade: Artist/Game Developer

Destroyed For Comfort. Award winning game designer, freelance writer, ROM hacker. Sad but funny. Used to work for Macaulay Culkin, probably still does. You’ve heard of her.

itch, ko-fi, twitter

Rainbow Cemetery

Issue #29
Game: Twilight Web
Trade: GameDev/Pixel Artist

Dead End

site, itch

Rafael Pimentel

Issue #11
Game: Escada Game Pack
Trade: Design, Pixel Artist

I’m a game’s development student, everyday trying my best, step by step.

itch

Rae White

Issue #44
Game: ‘stand up’
Trade: Writer & poet

Rae White (they/them) is a non-binary transgender writer, and the award-winning author of poetry collections Milk Teeth (UQP, 2018) and Exactly As I Am (UQP, 2022). Rae’s Bitsy poem-game ‘stand up’ won the 2022 Woollahra Digital Literary Award for Digital Innovation and was featured in the Pride at Play exhibition 2023. Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives.

site

Ráchel Plutón

Issue #22
Game: Catharsis Maker
Trade: visual artist

. ; ~ ° – . +` ” ˜~ ‘ . . ; ’・゚˜˜

itch, site

Quentin Delvallet

Issue #41
Game: Biblically Accurate Sheeps
Trade: Developer by choice, bad artist by needs

Lots of love to you from France 🙂 I am a game dev only during my free time and I have yet to find my style, so mostly making very random things. Thanks for reading this and browsing Indiepocalypse!

twitter, itch

Quasim Marshall

Issue #14
Game: Star Trapper
Trade: Artist & Game Developer

Playing games since birth and making them since 2011.

itch

Quake

Issue #33
Game: DIPHENHYDRAMINE
Trade: Writer

I’m a trans woman that’s had a weird and extreme life, and so makes weird and extreme media about violence, sex, drugs, and the queer experience, with assistance from acquaintances, friends, and loved ones. Viewer discretion advised.

twitter, itch

PunStarTracer

Issue #18
Espectro City page design
Trade: Art

Art director for Dog Folder

twitter

PUNKCAKE Délicieux

Issue #46
Game: Superfetch Dog
Trade: Makers of monthly games

PUNKCAKE Délicieux is a small team of game developpers gone mad with hubris. They’ve challenged themselves to do year-long marathons where they would release a new quality game every month. Time to break all the rules.

site

Pierrec

Issue #3
Game: Match me if you can
Trade: Writer

I wrote for dozens of narrative games including Bury Me My Love and ‘Til Cows Tear us Apart. Currently working on Haven.

Site

Phoebe Shalloway

Issue #2
Game: SOLARPUNKIFICATION
Trade: Game Developer/Writer

Phoebe Shalloway (they/she) is a game developer and writer from the United States. They are especially interested in experimental narrative forms, interdisciplinary media, and media that deal with issues of environmental catastrophe and capitalism. Their most notable game is Even in Arcadia, which was created as their senior thesis project at Vassar College, Class of 2018. The project aims to explore the relationship between humans, the built environment, and “nature” under capitalism, and was also influenced by immersive theater, media theory, and the theories of the activist/artist group the Situationist International. Phoebe has also created several other small and strange solo games, which can be played at https://girldebord.itch.io/. They currently work as an engineer for Whitethorn Digital, an independent game studio based in Erie, Pennsylvania. You can follow what they’re working on next on twitter @girl_debord.

itch, Twitter

Philippe Ricard

Issue #11
Comic: Giant Pet Rat
Trade: Illustrator and Comics Artist

Makes inky illustrations and comics. Loves goblins and chai tea. Also writes/draws Tabletop RPG stuff sometimes.

site, instagram, itch

Philip Drobar

Issue #45
Game: Chestnut Grove
Trade: VFX Editor

Austrian living in Canada. Working on visual effects for Hollywood Movies and TV by day, chipping away at Indie Game Projects at night.

site

PD

Issue #45
Game: Cycle Chaser H-5
Trade: Illustration

Makin’ games with the look of a buried-in-the-shelves sketchbook and the vibe of a screaming overdriven Casio. Jack of all trades, master of some.

twitter, itch

Paul Daniel

Issue #5
Comic: Todd Tucker Realtor
Trade: Comics

I draw eggs, bananas, and Guy Fieri.

Site

pancelor

Issue #49
Game: CEREALMAN
Trade: game designer

making things makes me happy

site, itch, cohost

OXY

Issue #41
Game: Collage Advertisement
Trade: Game Designer

OXY aka Ewen aka Fuchsia Jesus, french Game Designer, I make weird shit. Bachelor (3 year studies) in Game Design.

itch

OtherThatGuy

Issue #18
Game: Espectro City
Trade: Programmer/Artist

Dog Folder Founder

itch

Ondřej Trhoň

Issue #42
Game: My Pandemic Table
Trade: Nothing and a bit of everything, maybe writing

Writing, making and researching games on the verge of fine arts and critical theory. Anxious about all kinds of futures and terminally in love with Dark Souls 2.

site

Ofek Neumann

Issue #45
Game: The Cat’s Garden
Trade:

itch

nykalily TV

Issue #31
Game: You Did a Bad Think Nyk!
Trade: Graphic Design/ Animation & MORE

nykTV is a transfemme multimedia force/artist currently focusing on games development & animation! nykTV uses She/Her & It/It’s pronouns.

carrd

nurbrun

Issue #7
Game: [mo͡ʊɹn]
Trade: language research & activism

nurbrun is a certified all organic, free-range, locally-grown human being. they have the normal amount of teeth, hands, and gallbladders.

Twitter

npckc

Issue #14
Game: A Wheel Without a View
Trade: making games & things

game dev & translator

twitter

Nitori & Saori

Issue #46
Game: another happiness
Trade: Writing/criticism (Nitori), Programming (Saori)

Hello. We’re two trans women from the global south who share a body, and who make games or write criticism about various things sometimes.

The game that first made us think “wow, games can be art” was Yume Nikki, and I think that says most of what needs to be said about our tastes.

Any links you want to add.*

Nitori’s Cohost Saori’s Cohost Itch

nilson carroll

Issue #7
Game: flaming/million
Trade: Experimental Games

Nilson Carroll (he/him) is an MFA candidate at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. A barista-ROM hacker, Nilson explores 16mm expanded cinema, video projection performance, and makes queer video game installations. He is a champion of anti-fascist, feminist, pro-affection games and art. In 2019, he co-founded the DIY queer art games collective swampbabes.

Site

Nicolás Jaramillo Ortiz

Issue #47
Game: Blade of the Overlord
Trade: Software Engineer / Game Developer

Programmer turned storyteller. I make small games with my friends at Ibis Interactive.

Personal itch, Ibis Interactive itch

Nicki Berger

Issue #5
Comic: Kaiju Birthday
Trade: Cartoonist

Nick Berger is a nonbinary cartoonist from the mouse’s summer home, Orlando, Florida. They like to make comics that are some combination of: gay, funny, stupid, cute. Yes their last name is pronounced like the food, and yes they do like burgers.

Site, Twitter

Nathaniel Kita

Issue #2
Game: Dyad
Trade: Programming

video game enthusiast, programmer, developer currently studying computer science

itch, YouTube

Nama

Issue #32
Game: Cover Illustration
Trade: Art / Illustration

When I was a child, I enjoyed drawing pictures in the style of shoujo manga. I want to draw pictures with the same feelings as I had then, so I draw pictures in a shoujo manga style.

twitter, instagram

Naej Doree

Issue #40
Game: Dice duel
Trade: Artist, mostly game developer

I’m a trans girl that loves art and wants to make some, hopefully not too bad at it.

itch, twitter, site

MyDogStoleMyLiver (Devin Spector)

Issue #48
Game: <(BookClub!)> and “A zine for aliens”
Trade: Jack of all trades (Master of none)

Hi, my name is Devin Spector. You’re probably wondering how I got here? I do amateur game design, digital art, music and some graphic design on the side. (With a twinge of esoteric bullshit)

Games and zines, Musiqe

mut / moochi

Issue #36
Game: businessman
Trade: playing/haunting/plundering

woooah, congrats, you found this bio, like in the middle of this long list of bios. pretty cool!

heres your first point: °

you can get 1 more point for taking a picture of a shape with 9 sides. (hint: you can find one by looking around the forest in dumpling.love)

good luck =)

bonus: if you ever meet me.in real life and show me your pictures, you get a hugkin and can multiply your points by 3.

site, twitter, instagram, itch

Murilo Trigo

Issue #2
Game: Arrows Left
Trade: Game Developer

He/Him. Fledgling game developer from London, Ontario. Making games and RPGs

itch, twitter

Moonkey_Lab

Issue #49
Game: Shadows of Lir’Ah
Trade: Level design

Irrational player

itch

MobBarley

Issue #40
Game: WE CAN SMELL IT (MAYBE)
Trade: Contemporary Artsy gal, and game dev

Just a gal making games and embarrassing herself in public (Aka, known as performance, lol)

itch

mlkrn

Issue #25
Game: you are the hero
Trade: writer | compsci student

former lawyer, current comp sci student, forever writer. germany-based korean-russian, and a citizen of the whole world. has a weird obsession with the roman empire and all-lowercase writing. always following the ex aequo et bono principle. oh, and i love python. ironically. unless?…

itch, twitter

MintGlow

Issue #26
Game: PUQFFAL!!!
Trade: Making and playing games [+..••]

Hi hi!! I like creating cute, comedic, dark, and most of all, meaningful games that bring light to some contemporary issues about relationships and society.

itch, twitter

Min Jordan (minkonn)

Issue #35
Game: Nim’s Sin Removal Service
Trade: Artist and Indie Gamedev

i love/make story-based indie games !!! B]

itch, site, twitter

milkkylemon

Issue #22
Game: Yuki’s 4P
Trade: indie dev and artist (。・・。)

i like drawing! and girls. and cute stuff.

itch, twitter

Mickey Sanchez

Issue #49
Game: Possibility Space
Trade: Game development

I’m a jazzy queerdo who likes to be emo and enjoy life.

site

Michi

Issue #11
Cover Artist
Trade: freelance illustrator/comics/merch maker

When not being a creaky bone cryptid and drinking far too much coffee and tea, you can find Michi tinkering away at creating comics, merch and illustrations and staying up late to wrangle projects together in hopes of capturing that little drop of hope and escapism to put into their work.

portfolio, twitter, shop, tip jar

merlumina

Issue #7
Game: Donut Maker!
Trade: illustration

Jill-of-all-trades, master of none. Knitter, sewist, graphic design student and amateur game dev.

Twitter

Mer Grazzini

Issue #30
Game: Distant Memories
Trade: Artist + Game Designer

I make too many things, and none of them is sleeping well enough. I mostly make games, write about games, and teach about games; but I also have a non-gamey visual-music duo. I like to make weird small thingies that “””are not actually a game””” and will luckily make you laugh or feel things. I’m also a part of Matajuegos Cooperative, where we make (slightly) bigger games about mental health, social issues and ecology.

itch, twitter

MDEV0

Issue: #36
Game: BRAINSTORMED 2: DEATH IS NOT THE END, or HYPERPHANTASIA
Trade: “Human” Person

Digital Thoughtform, Nervous Young Inhuman, and Microplastic Nerve Ape. Makes “art” and “games”. Firmly believes we should all be more cringe. 999 Names and MDEV0 ain’t one. 12436. Queer, but in the way that makes your head explode.

itch

Max Robins

Issue #32
Game: Mondays: a Sisyphean Typing Game
Trade: Game Development / Programming

Max Robins is a game developer and student based in the UK. He is currently studying for an MComp in Computer Science at the University of Bath and is co-creating games with his brother Alex Robins.

itch, twitter

Mathilde

Issue #3
Game: Match Me If You Can
Trade: Graphic Design and Animations

I love narrative stuff, it’s what I want to do.

Behance

Masséna

Issue #34
Game: The Yoyo of Zonk
Trade: Jack of all trades, master of none

Jack of all trades, master of none

site

Mars Ashton

Issue #3
Game: Flux
Trade: Professor, Writer, Indie

Mars Ashton is an award-winning Indie Game Developer, Technical Writer for RHM3, and Director/Assistant Professor of Game Design at Lawrence Technological University. He has been instrumental in establishing the game development community throughout Michigan, co-founding the Ann Arbor chapter and running the Detroit chapter of the International Game Developers Association. A frequent exhibitor and speaker at industry events, Mars provides enthusiastic insight into his work as a game developer, academic and leader on topics typically emphasizing rapid prototyping, networking and discipline on both professional and personal levels.

Twitter, Tumblr, itch

Marn S.

Issue #37
Game: One Last Time
Trade: Writer

Writer of web serials and tabletop games, semi-professional cat herder and podcaster at the Moonshot Podcast Network, and occasional artist.

itch, twitter, site

Mario ‘MarioKness’ Torrisi

Issue #7
Game: Super Epic Random Bard Guy
Trade: Programming

As a child I was always fascinated by videogames and programming in general. UGC games were my favorite, loved the idea of making and sharing content with others. As of 2020 I’m studying to become a programmer.

ALL LINKS

Mared Jurphy

Issue #35
Game: THE FOREST OF NOISE
Trade: Sound Designer/Noisemaker/Game Dev

I’m a sound designer and musician who loves distorted, messy, evocative textures. I’ve always loved games, but I got into making my own during the COVID lockdown and I’ve been so inspired by the way you can communicate with an audience in the most visceral ways. I’m also continuously inspired by the work of the creative and passionate community on itch.io. One of my favorite things to do is spend time in forests. They contain so many forms of life and death, big and small, and they remind me that we’re all part of a big, scary, gorgeous cycle.

site, itch

Maksym Loboda

Issue #8
Game: Textreme 2
Trade: Programming

Making games for fun since 2017

itch

Makhor

Issue #18
Game: Espectro City
Trade: Programmer

Hello! My name is Jorge, more commonly known online as Makhor, and I make games, sometimes… I’m a Systems Engineering student, and I post dumb stuff on my Twitter (with the occasional game dev related post). Check it out!

personal itch, Dog Folder itch, twitter

Maciek “Rondaar” Sozanski

Issue #17
Game: Lil Flutie 3D
Trade: Game Developer, Designer

Unity developer at work, designer after hours. I love music, films, games, art in general that is not easily forgettable, even when it’s not perfect. That’s my ultimate goal when I create stuff of my own. On the day to day basis, I struggle with finishing the things that I’ve started. But it’s hard, you know :^O

itch

m•bluelander

Issue #46
Game: Quest For The Radiant Cake! Starring Slime and Goo
Trade: Game design, writing

Friendly round creature. Will give you items in exchange for power chips.

neocities, itch, blog, mastodon

Lucy Haslam

Issue #17
Game: Cover
Trade: Illustrator

Lucy Haslam is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK, who specialises in editorial illustration and narrative comics. She likes to sit back and let the textures do all the heavy lifting in her work.

site

Lucian Kahn

Issue #13
Game: Martian NEIGHborhood College Horse Catalog
Trade: Game Designer

Lucian Kahn is the award-winning game designer of Visigoths vs Mall Goths and Dead Friend: A Game of Necromancy. He is a gay-coded villain.

itch

Lowsun

Issue #8
Game: Prism Song
Trade: Musician

Programmer musician – flute. In love with the creative potential of weak-typed languages.

itch, GitHub

littlerat

Issue #49
Game: eggs for you
Trade: writer and maker of games

making games about people figuring themselves out

site

Linker

Issue #12
Game: Polymute
Trade: Programmer/Pixel Artist

Designer/Pixel Artist with a few notable releases on itch.io/Steam. Recent games include “Transmute” (2019), “Polymute” (2020), and “Elephantasy” (2020). Got started in gamedev by making Zelda fan-games in the late 2000’s; currently making games in GMS 1.4.9.

itch, portfolio, twitter

Lily Valeen

Issue #47
Game: TOUHOU: LONELY LOVELY BONFIRE
Trade: Game Designer & Lesbian Devil

i make high-octane games about queer women and queer games about high-octane women. i like pixel art, secrets, and punk music. i can lick my elbow and i have a crush on everyone

itch, cohost, twitter

Lily Belmira

Issue #37
Game: watering a flower
Trade: game developer

I’m a solo game developer making games in my free time about growing up, understanding yourself, and looking into the past and future.

itch

leusyth

Issue #12
Game: Astrid & The Witch
Trade: Artist

draws stuff, things even. made a funny grandma game!

twitter

Leonardo Price

Issue #29
Game: By the World’s Wind
Trade: pee thief

Artist, goblin, scoundrel I will eat your shoes

itch, site, youtube

Laura Govednik ~ Lucky Newt Games

Issue #28
Game: The Tea Bundle – Whistling Wolf Café Solo and Multiplayer Edition / Enchanted Blend
Trade: Writer / Stay at home mom

I’m an ADHD/neuro-divergent panromantic writer. I focus on family friendly games that are light-hearted, comforting, make people stop and think about themselves and the world around them, or some combination therein. I also run a game journaling blog that shows what I’m left with after playing solo journaling TTRPGs.

When not chasing after my toddler or hard at work having fun, I geek out over TTRPG themes and mechanics, anime, MCU, Star Wars, Brandon Sanderson books, and many other things. Feel free to geek out with me on Discord and Twitter.

itch, Game Journal, twitter, discord server, email

Lassiter Waith

Issue #36
Game: Mare Memoria
Trade: Writer and Fiction Editor

I am a black, queer writer who wants to explore the medium in every way I can. Even when I draw or edit others’ work, I feel like I’m writing something.
I like to make games that focus on atmosphere, people and interacting with them. I love people, they’re so interesting – especially when I can make them up.
I usually have a sense of surrealism in my games because the world often feels strange and unknowable to me. People do too, when I’m not writing them.
That’s what I want to put into the world – queer stories for queer people, in every sense of the word.

itch, twitter

LandrySesame

Issue #1
Issue #1 Cover
Trade: Illustrator

Illustrator, zine maker, cat owner!

Linktree

L.O.V.E. Games

Issue #31
Game: Xxxatharxyx [It’s Going to Be Alright]
Trade: Hospital office worker

After acquiring a BA in Fine Arts from San Francisco State, L.O.V.E. Games Studio immediately threw it into the garbage can and made a gay visual novel for some reason. They then emailed it directly to Tim Schafer. They have yet to hear back.

They have been making games ever since, creating their own artwork, music, and style along the way, drawing on the language of RPG’s to tell the gayest stories that you’ve probably ever heard.

itch

Kultisti

Issue #5
Game: 0 = 0 = 0
Trade: Prögrämming

games are cool ^^

itch, twitter

Kristi Jimenez

Issue #42
Game: A Late Night Convo
Trade: Writing

Kristi is an asexual Puerto Rican writer that loves making people feel things when playing her games.

twitter, itch, carrd

Kostiantyn Kravchyshyn

Issue #31
Game: Fear the Void : Prologue
Trade: Unity Programmer, 3D Modeller, Game Designer

Creating games was always my dream and passion.

As a child, I, together with my brother and friends, created games on paper, since then we did not have a PC or consoles yet. In our youth, with the purchase of the first PC, the installation of Starcraft and Warcraft, we got access to the Map editor. Creating custom Warcraft maps has long been our passion.

Now after long years of study and relocating to Europe – I started with games again;)
Learned Unity and Blender, got involved in a team of ExtraCosmicStudios, created awesome games such as Fear The Void : Prologue, and part of Indiepocalypse#31!

itch, instagram, twitter

Konstantin Fedorov

Issue #40
Game: Compendium
Trade: Software engineer / Artist

C/C++/JS software engineer. Creating games using 3D and 2D tools, digital and hand-drawn art, manual and procedurally generated content.

itch

Kiefer Nemeth

Issue #25
Game: Katja’s Abyss: Tactics
Trade: Designer

I’m primarily a systems designer, but as a solo dev I’ve done a lot of sound design, engineering, and (dreadfully) art. I just like games! Can’t stop myself from makin em!

twitter

Kestrel

Issue #14
Game: Wixards!
Trade: Educator, Word Person

Kestrel (she/they) makes short games, draws tiny drawings, and writes short songs, and she’s trying to find a way to combine all of these into something worthwhile

itch, twitter

keroblin

Issue #41
Game: Internal Monologue
Trade: Indie Dev, Artist

agender goblin creature making silly things for silly people

carrd

Kaya Hiroya (カヤヒロヤ)

Issue #6
Comic: Memories and Records
Trade: Illustrator and graphic designer

Kaya is a Tokyo-based independent professional illustrator and graphic designer. Kaya Hiroya and Takahashi Yuki make up the collaborative design group conico, a label under which they release various works including comics and illustration. Through their illustrations, Kaya tries to express the dreamlike occurrences and vague memories from childhood. Recently, Kaya released the small art zines/collections “Yuurei” and “No Data” and participated in TCAF 2019 with the Popotame group. Since then, in late 2019 conico released the “Now Loading” art book(s) featuring paired work by both Kaya and Takahashi. Most recently, Kaya created the OP illustrations for RCC TV’s “Koi-Home” drama series.About the work “Memories and Records”: “Selling software, erasing data; there are often no records left of the games I had when I was a child. However, I always remember them. I tried to express the pangs of recollection and feelings of nostalgia I experience whenever I play them.”

Site

Katy Koop

Issue #21
Game: not seafoam
Trade: writer

Katy Koop is a writer and artist based in North Carolina. Her writing has appeared in Electric Literature, Hello Giggles, Femsplain, and more. Her plays have been produced in Raleigh, Minneapolis, and New York City. She also creates small web art games and ttrpg’s on itchio, with work typically focusing on absurdism, magic, and tea. You can find her most often tweeting at @katykooped.

site, itch

Kate Smith

Issue #18
Game: I WAS HERE & Museum of Memories
Trade: Game Developer

Game designer, developer, writer, and professor. I specialize in programming and storytelling through many different media from games to film to novels. Outside of games, my interests include creative writing, playing the guitar, amateur bird photography, and collecting medieval weaponry.

site, itch, twitter

Karolis Dikčius

Issue #48
Game: R00000
Trade: Programmer

I made R00000 with Povilas and Ignas under the Weekend Warriors collective name. I like spooky atmospheric games.

twitter, youtube, itch

kalechips

Issue #46
Game: Reaper’s Goodbye
Trade: Writer/Artist

if the stars are lit,
then someone must really need them?
then it is essential
that at least one star
alights
over the rooftops each night?!

itch

Kai Werder

Issue #24
Game: Archiver
Trade: creative

making art mostly games, collages and I hear rumors about zines

site, twitter, itch

Kai Clavier

Issue # 11
Game: Hotel Paradise
Trade: Artist, Game Dev

I make games sometimes!

site, itch, twitter

Kaelyn Mauve

Issue #6
Game: A Conscious Decision, {Cell}
Trade: Gamer turned hobby developer

Jack of several trades but master of none (cos there’s never an end to learning, is there? 🙃) I dabble in many random hobbies from writing to doodling and composing music, so I decided why not combine all these to make my own games! I love experimenting with new engines/cool mechanics and incorporating twists/hidden messages within my games heheh. I put lots of effort into each of my creations, so I really hope you enjoy them! Happy playing~ p.s. I also draw my own telegram stickers. The orange disguised in apple cosplay over here is one of them – I call him Appel.

itch, Telegram Stickers 1, 2

KA·IN WORKS

Issue #5
Game: GeaSaga
Trade: Cooking/Herb Gathering

A solo game developer aspirant!

Site

Juliusz Krupiński

Issue #17
Game: Lil Flutie 3D
Trade: Level Designer

Just a normal student 😉

itch

Josh Aaron Miller

Issue #1
Game: Descent Into Madness
Trade: Games Researcher

Josh is a PhD candidate studying game-user interaction and transformational games at Northeastern University. His research focuses on combining industry best practices with academic theories of learning and motivation to make good tutorials for educational games and citizen science games. When he’s not studying games, he’s playing them and making them. Follow him on Twitter @joshaaronmiller

Site, Twitter

Jorge Fernández

Issue #15
Game: Escape from the Tomb of Apep
Trade: Translator

I’m a Spanish translator living in the UK. I started learning game development during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Escape from the Tomb of Apep is my first video game.

itch

Jonathan Dersch

Issue #30
Game: Get to Hangar 18!
Trade: Game Designer

I like to make and play card games, board games, role playing games, and adventures! My games tend to be inspired by other media I enjoy and the people I play with.

itch

Jon Topielski

Issue #7
Game: A Midclubber Night’s Dream
Trade: Programming, Design

Jon is a game jam enthusiast who drinks too much coffee for his own good.

itch, Twitter

John Vanderhoef

Issue #21
Game: neMULEsis
Trade: Writer, Narrative Designer, and Researcher

John is a writer, professor, and everyday game developer specializing in small narrative-first games and games with rich storyworlds.

itch

John D. Moore

Issue #26
Game: Explobers
Trade: Game Developer

When not trying to make other things, study Gundam, watch birds, or pet his cats, John enjoys making games.

site, itch, twitter, webcomic

Joeri Bakker

Issue #15
Game: Clean! Those! Kids!
Trade: Web Developer

Forever working on that overscoped passion project.

itch, twitter

Jessica Le

Issue #34
Game: the only other sound’s the sweep
Trade: writer / artist

jessica le lives in toronto, canada

site, itch, twitter

Jeremy W. Kaufmann

Issue #19
Game: When There Is No More Snow
Trade: Game Designer/Programmer/Composer

Jeremy W. Kaufmann grew up in the hellpits of Michigan and hid himself in Detroit techno, punk rock, video games, and sci-fi and horror films. Now he bleeps and bloops in San Francisco, where the air is poison and dog shelters send robots to harass homeless people.

twitter, itch, bandcamp

Jeremy Couillard

Issue #20
Game: Fuzz Dungeon
Trade: Artist/Teacher

I make games and art objects and build installations around them. My games tend to have humorous narratives revolving around surreal dystopias that explore what motivates us as humans to work, live, and create.

site

Jean-Christophe Pelletier

Issue #36
Game: Mon Samsara
Trade: Game Designer/Teacher/Questing Knight

By day I design games that go Boom, Pow, Kablam for a AAA studio. At night, I let my creativity flow into games about introspection, togetherness and new perspectives.

itch, site

Janos Biro

Issue #33
Game: Overrun
Trade: Writer

Graduated in Philosophy and writing as if there was tomorrow.

site

izzy kestrel

Issue #39
Game: UNIVERSAL STUDIOS THEME PARKS ADVENTURE ADVENTURE
Trade: writer/designer/programmer

trans girl and Gex’s #1 fan

site, cohost, twitter, itch

Ivy Case

Issue #32
Game: shot in the dark.
Trade: Software Engineer

A wayward spirit, making games as a way to discover herself.

itch

Isaiah Jordan

Issue #32
Game: Just Another Runner
Trade: Game Designer/Video Editor

Hi, I’m Isaiah. I make games occasionally.

itch

Iori Branford

Issue #11
Game: Demonizer
Trade: Software development

Learning game design and production to challenge the world with my fantasies.

twitter, itch

Imo

Issue #23
Game: do you remember me
Trade: Web designer, writer, weird tiny games

Neurodivergent queer working class babe making intimate work on themes of community, social architecture, transit and transport, maps, and memories. Writes poems & code & loves to combine the two wherever possible. Makes wordpress/handcoded sites for money.

site, twitter

illud

Issue #19
Game: NonLuogoMotiva
Trade: Writing, Daydreaming, Exploring

hello! i’m trying to study/make games and experiments in my free time. i love unusual video games, music, art, comics, poetry, photos and unknown/forgotten/mysterious places.

itch

Homie “Lintilion” Boon

Issue #41
Game: I’m Hungry! I’m Healthy! I’m Human
Trade: Design, Code, Art, Writing, Music.

Ogre-Class Games Developer, in a Devil-Class world. I hope to keep making fun little videogames, and that you like to play them. You might find something of interest if you look more closely at the world! Fight hard for the future!

site, itch, twitter

Hero Robb

Issue # 10
Game: Budget Rate Stigmata
Trade: musician/writer/voice actor/professional unemployed worrier

Hero Robb has severe depression, an anxiety disorder, multiple sclerosis, and the only thing that makes him feel better is experiencing uncomfortable art and attempting to make it himself. He sometimes makes avant-garde death metal under the name Toluca Lake. He has been making games on and off since 2014, but due to medical conditions and *gestures vaguely*, he has been making more games recently.

bandcamp, itch

Heather Collop

Issue #33
Game: Quantum Bummer Blues
Trade: Game Design

Heather is a game design freak making strange games about sadness and squares, frequently weaving together influence from classic arcade games and the survival-horror genre.

itch, twitter

Healy

Issue #13
Game: Weather Report
Trade: Writing

Born in a cave in the mountains of Appalachia, Healy enjoys reading, playing video games, and sitting around not doing much of notice.

site

Hale

Issue #25
Game: Acolyte:Ascend
Trade: Writer/Illustrator

Hale is a queer latine creator of poetry, short fiction, illustrations, and interactive fiction. Their work explores the monstrous, intimate, divine, transformative, and fae often through a queer lens.

site, itch

Gwen Clark

Issue #34
Game: INFINITE REVOLUTION
Trade: Analog Designer, Sharks Enjoyer

GWEN CLARK aka gwencie makes tabletop games about intense emotions, clashing contrasts, the unflinching brilliant light of the human condition, and also sicknasty anime action. if you enjoy at least two of those things you might like what she does looking for work btw lets collab

twitter, itch

Gvidas Pakarklis

Issue: Indiepocalypse x kuš!
Game: a tiny webzine about climate change
Trade: comic artist

Gvidas is an illustrator & comic maker who currently lives and works in London. In 2020 he graduated with a BA in Illustration from Falmouth university. His attraction for mapping, diagrams & infographics is visible within images and patterns that he creates. Gvidas also hopes to open up a riso press house one day.

site, instagram, twitter

Guilherme R. Ribeiro

Issue #11
Game: Escada Game Pack
Trade: Coding, design

Since from childhood, I liked games… a lot. Now I try to make them! Getting better at this with every game. It’s like climbing a staircase: step by step.

itch, twitter

GroundDoon (Nikita Divsky)

Issue #27
Game: glazkovia: a journey of the mind.
Trade: Writer, gamedesign and code

Making videogames with my friends since 2020!

itch

gorzylla

Issue #45
Game: A Friend in Need
Trade: Writer/Artist

I enjoy playing games, so I decided to learn how to make my own!

instagram, itch

Gordie Murphy

Issue #4
Game: Anomalous
Trade: Game Design

Gordie works in progressive politics, doing game design on the side. Most of his games focus on world-building and collaborative storytelling, and invoking a sense of place.

itch

Glen Henry

Issue #6
Game: Grimm & Tonic
Trade: Programming & Illustration

Glen is an independent game developer, illustrator and podcaster. He has a penchant for narrative games and is the loudest member of the Jamaica Game Developer Society.

Jamaica Game Dev Society, Site

George Larkwright

Issue #47
Game: So this is Innovation?
Trade: Writer & Game Designer

When I have time, I make interactive stories, games, and other digital things. When I don’t have time, I panic.

itch

Gary Chadwick

Issue #36
Game: It Started With Hairs
Trade: Writing/Programming

Gary (they/he) has noodled around making lots of little games since finding out Hypercard on Mac could make a choose your own adventure slideshow. The itch to make weird little stories has not gone away, so Gary continues to make things until it does.

itch, twitter, cohost

Garage Heathen

Issue #8
Game: T-Gotchi!
Trade: Game developer

Originally misspelled the word Heaven! Now have to stick to the pagan entourage.. I study architecture, while coding, drawing, writing, composing and 3d-modelling in my free time. Combine them together – you get a game!

YouTube, Twitter, itch, vk, Game Jolt

Gaming Variety Potato

Issue #39
Game: Find My Mind
Trade: Hobbyist indie game developer

Not your garden variety potato, this specimen is interested in visual novels, narrative design, and general game programming. Doesn’t have preferred nutrition, but loves to consume indie VNs that are made during itch.io jams.

itch

Galen Games

Issue #25
Game: DUFE: Masquerade
Trade: Indie Game Team

Led by artist, director and developer Crysil, Galen Games is a female-ran visual novel studio primarily based out of the UK. We make fantasy and supernatural games for a mature audience.

For DUFE: Masquerade we had significant contributions from frequent team fixtures including VA and writer, Ryan Hoyle, programmer Midge, editor illegalilieo, VA director Ashe Thurman and VA Alex Gardipe. Our composer, Edpin is also a longtime member of our team and has also contributed some lovely tracks.

site, Ryan Hoyle, Midge, Edpin, illegalilieo, Ashe Thurman, Alex Gardipe

Gabriel Helfenstein

Issue #43
Game: A TIME TRAVELLER’S GUIDE TO PAST DELICACIES
Trade: Game artist

Artist working with game engines. Part of the collective Fantasia Malware.

itch

G.C. Baccaris

Issue #17
Game: Habeas Corpus
Trade: Writer, Developer

G.C. Baccaris is a game developer and freelance writer who is influenced by the uncanny and macabre. Currently working on RESURRECTION GATE, an interactive novella about loss, liches, and what lingers at the edge of existence, The Twine Grimoire, a series of tutorials on using CSS and HTML in Twine®, and other projects.

site, itch, twitter

Freya Campbell

Issue #15
Game: Winter
Trade: Writer & Designer

Freya Campbell writes sad gay horror/scifi games, stories, and sometimes music. Actually slightly less depressed than her games would suggest.

itch, twitter

Florence Noé

Issue #3
Game: Match me if you can
Trade: Programming

Freelance programmer, with a love for narrative projects.

Site

Fisher

Issue #4
Game: BRKÖUT
Trade: Designer

After self-teaching game development skills and then self-publishing his first commercial game, Fisher went on to join the ranks of award winning studio Sundae Month and worked extensively on their latest project, Pupperazzi (coming soon).

Twitter, itch

fintopiccante

Issue #43
Game: Calm, see me
Trade: being together, involving people in weird projects

fintopiccante /🔊 ˈfintopikˈkante/
italian for: faux-spicy

A growing group of people who are experimenting with images, stories, digital and physical games.

itch, mastodon, instagram

Filipa Namorado

Issue #39
Game: Cover
Trade: Illustration

Filipa Namorado is a freelance illustrator with a background in graphic design whose work is informed by street fashion, shoujo manga and mid-century children’s literature. Namorado is a self-described rom-com aficionado and emoji overuser and currently resides in Portugal with their rowdy little chihuahua Milu.

site

FartFish

Issue #46
Game: Groblin Survivors
Trade: Gamedev

gamedev, book reader, ambassador for nerds

itch

Fabian Fischer

Issue #13
Game: Crimson Company
Trade: Game Designer

Game designer chasing the elusive beauty of systems.

site, twitter, itch

exodrifter

Issue #11
Game: Gender Dysphoria
Trade: Code, SFX, Music

a chilled blend of thoughts from ethereal dreams

site, git, itch, bandcamp, patreon, twitter, twitch, soundcloud

Eve McLachlan

Issue # 12
Game: White Dresses on Branches
Trade: Writing

Eve is interested in anything that is strange and kind. She is very bad at video games.

twitter, itch

Essay Games / Nicholas O’Brien

Issue #23
Game: In the Hollow of the Valley
Trade: Artist / Teacher

Nicholas O’Brien is an artist and writer making video games and animations. His essayistic work addresses technology, labor, infrastructure, and systems of unequal power.

itch, twitter

Erika Verkaaik

Issue #12
Game: Crafting Consent
Trade: Game dev

Erika is a queer, Australian game developer. They dabble in both digital and analogue games and like to make games about connection, exploration and discovery.

itch, twitter, website

Eric Lide

Issue # 5
Comic: ZASH!!
Trade: Comic artist!

Eric Lide is a swamp creature cursed to keep drawing comics until his last breath

Site

Engimagic

Issue #33
Game: Tamabud
Trade: game developer

I am a hobbyist game developer and I enjoy participating in game jams sometimes.

itch

EmCannon

Issue #17
Game: Rorschach
Trade: Student / Hobbyist Programmer

I make good things sometimes

site, itch

Elliot Davis

Issue #31
Game: Something Is Wrong With The Chickens
Trade: Artist, Game Designer, Producer

I love storytelling and creating. My latest passion has been in designing TTRPGs though I still hold a deep love for illustration, photography, and podcasting. On the internet, you can generally find my work under the name moreblueberries.

site, itch, twitter

Edward Clombe

Issue #3
Game: Match Me If You Can
Trade: Music / Sound Design

Aspiring composer / sound designer….maybe someday….

Links

Edward Atkin

Issue #10
Game: Remember Mary
Trade: Programming, writing, art, sound and music (sometimes)

I’m a mostly solo-dev making a variety of open source games with Gamemaker Studio 2. I usually make games with a focus on meaningful stories, a little humour and naive art.

website, itch, twitter

Dylhan aka Zhanko

Issue #43
Game: Perpetual Foreigner; Letter to my grandmother; What if I’m the train
Trade: Game Design/Wannabe Jack of All Trades

I like to create games inspired by personal stories and experiment on the different sides of game design, especially on how to make them all complementary to create a coherent universe and game. In the future, I would like to be able take on bigger projects in solo without crunching and take on an even more experimental approach to it. I believe that video games are political even more nowadays, so my creations are political and always convey a message sometimes even involuntarily. Video games are a craft !

itch, site

Ducky Elford

Issue #32
Game: The Passive Voice
Trade: Artist/ Game Developer

Queer, neurodivergent designer and artist, exploring the intersection of art and play. Exploring metaphysical, historical, and possible future spaces that co-exist across virtual and physical realms.

site

Digital Tchotchkes

Issue #27
Game: Go Fly A Kite
Trade: Game Dev

I am a game dev interested in games as an elevated form of void screaming.

twitter, itch

Derin

Issue #24
Game: Ceilless
Trade: Game Programming

Game developer. After working as a game programmer, became independent to make a game as wanted. Just want to live by making games. Not part-time ….

itch, twitter

David Chihlas

Issue #1
Game: Absolute Unit
Trade: Composer/Sound Designer

Keyboardist currently studying arranging and production at Berklee College of Music with an emphasis in video game scoring. Enjoy all kinds of music and have experience writing and recording for both acoustic and electronic instruments!

YouTube

Dari

Issue #26
Game: Decay
Trade: Writing and game development

I run my own site, Indie Hell Zone, and work on kitschy RPG Maker games about miserable people. I have a journalism degree and a bunch of games yet I’m not particular successful with either. Give me power.

twitter, site

Daniel Savage

Issue #46
Game: Boils, Otters, Valor, and Death
Trade: Game Development

I watched Whisper of the Heart when I was 18 and it made me eschew any chance of a normal computer science career so here I am now.

I really want to someday make a game like Space Battleship Yamato or Gundam 79 where a space family goes on an adventure together.

itch

Damien Crawford

Issue # 3
Game: I Have Low Stats But My Class Is “Leader”, So I Recruited Everyone I Know To Fight The Dark Lord
Trade: Game Design

Damien has been an independent developer for seven years, mostly making RPGs and games that make the player unsure if the game hates them or not.

itch

Daikon Games

Issue #47
Game: Chico and the Magic Orchards DX
Trade: Programming, art, music, the works

I’ve always loved making games. They’re my personal favorite form of entertainment, and building them out of nothing has always appealed to me!

itch, site

Cross Couloir

Issue #47
Game: Lamprey
Trade: Programmer

expressing myself by making the good pixels appear on the good screen

twitter, itch, bluesky

Cormorant42

Issue #7
Game: Legend of the Nine Rings
Trade: Creative Design

Hey all! I’m an indie game developer who’s kinda new on the scene, but who has been studying game design in various capacities for a few years. One of my first self-published games, “Legend of the Nine Rings” (a Zelda-esque metroidvania platformer), was included in Indiepocalypse #7 & I’m super excited to be an Indiepocalypse contributor. I have a couple cool projects in the works right now (including a custom physics engine for PixelBox), so stay tuned!

itch

Colestia

Issue #17
Game: Our Jubilee
Trade: Developer

An indie developer from Australia, making radical left-wing games since 2015.

itch, twitter

Claire Ahuriri-Dunning of Sky Bear Games

Issue #28
Game: The Nine Lives of Nim: Fortune’s Fool
Trade: Writer

Storyteller, mother, wife, musician, non-binary, Māori and Pakeha, award-winning indie game dev, TTRPG designer and playwright, animal enthusiast, aspiring novelist, fantasy and sci-fi nerd, among many other hats.

Site

Clair Willden

Issue #25
Game: Cult Game
Trade: Writing!

Clair is an English teacher who loves to write games and stories, and who through a happy series of events has come to write story games. They edit a goofball website called Sad Goose Cooperative that publishes lots of silly art and some serious art.

itch, site

Christina-Antoinette “castpixel” Neofotistou

Issue #5
Game: GhostVac
Trade: illustrator, pixel artist, indie dev

I’m a professional illustrator and gamedev, specializing in pixelart

Twitter

Christina Nordlander

Issue #9
Game: The Light Prince
Trade: Writer

Christina Nordlander was born in 1982 in Sweden, but has been living in the UK since 2001. She currently lives outside Birmingham with her husband and two cats. She is primarily a prose writer, but has started to branch out into Interactive Fiction as well. She also has a PhD in Classics and Ancient History from the University of Manchester.

Patreon

Chonkers HQ

Issue #18
Game: Homerun Miko
Trade: Indie Game Development Team

A team of 10 undergraduate students and alumni from the University of California, Santa Cruz! Est. 2020

itch, twitter

ChairGTables

Issue #6
Game: Super Ledgehop: Double Laser
Trade: Programming

ChairGTables is a competitive fighting game player with a strong passion to create the greatest bootleg meme games in the world. Collects bootleg and shovelware games with a strong intention of speedrunning and studying their flawed game design. This very loud developer has hosted multiple fighting game tournaments and speedrun events with the master plan of advertising silly indie games on the event livestreams during down times.

Site, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch

Chad Comeau

Issue #14
Game: Donair Academy
Trade: Game Designer

Acadian making all sorts of games, from donairs to spring rolls, real-life grandmas to space grandmas

itch

Cecile Richard

Issue #9
Game: novena
Trade: graphic designer

Cecile Richard is a graphic designer, illustrator, zine maker and game designer living in Melbourne, Australia whose artistic work often revolves around the themes of memory, connection and belonging. Their most well-known works include award-winning short Bitsy games novena and ENDLESS SCROLL, and UNDER A STAR CALLED SUN. 

itch, site

cecil choi

Issue #18
Game: hymn
Trade: musician, writer, game dev

(they/he/mx) game design and electronic music student at UCSC. enjoys making whatever they want.

site

Caterina Gerbasi

Issue #42
Issue Cover
Trade: illustration

Caterina is a graduate of the Florence Academy of Arts, lover of fantasy but secretly wish she was a sports illustrator from the 70s. currently living in Argentina with her wife and a cat called Nube.

artstation

Casey “Boz” Weeks

Issue # 12
Game: Meta Form
Trade: Dev/Game Design

After years of knocking at the door of that unknowable black box inside our heads, it dawned on me I’d been going about it all wrong. What if instead of requesting entry to their world, storytelling could lure the reclusive creatures to ours?

itch

Caique Assis

Issue #3
Game: CONURBATION
Trade: Game Design and Programming

I make games Clouds are way better than games But games are ok

Site

Cain Maddox

Issue #38
Game: WASTE EATER
Trade: Baseless overconfidence

Cain is a trans guy who likes to put words on pictures. He makes games that explore the horrifying and the hopeful. He likes to think of himself as a multi-disciplinary rockstar solo dev, but really he’s just afraid of talking to other people.

itch, mastodon

Button Punch Games

Issue #2
Game: Spinball
Trade: Game Designer

BPG is a multiplayer-focused game studio based in Columbus, Ohio. They are big fans of social gaming and want to create experiences that bring people together.

Site

Brooklynn Whidden

Issue
Game: Sleep at Night
Trade: Composer

Queer composer. Part-time game developer. Wish I was forklift certified.

site, instagram, itch

Brian Soulliard

Issue # 1
Game: The Ultimate Celebration
Trade: Software Engineer

I’m Brian Soulliard, and I make games. I hope you enjoy them!

Site, Twitter

Brendan McLeod

Issue #30
Game: 12 Labors
Trade: Game designer

Brendan is a designer from Key West, Florida, now living in Texas.

Brendan’s games are interested in how mechanics reinforce narrative experiences and how creative twists can revitalize classic tropes. Tinged with a haze of surrealism, his stories aspire to dark sincerity without relying on ugly grit.

A perennial, ambitious GM, he also designs video games professionally and volunteers at a center for wildlife rehabilitation.

itch

Brandon Sichling

Issue #1
Game: Beauty of Poppies
Trade: Director

Brandon is a filmmaker, game designer, and writer working out of Boston. Their work focuses on marginalization, performance, and giant robots.

Site

Brandon Hanabarger

Issue #1
Game: The Manse on Soracca
Trade: Game theory and design

Indie dev, idea addict, and taco fiend. Working toward running my own indie studio.

Site

Bob McGough

Issue #5
Game: More Meat For The Machine
Trade: Author

Bob is an author, podcaster, and game designer from Southern Alabama. Most of his game design comes in the form of One Sheet RPGs, which range from the serious to the silly. For those interested in his podcasts, books, or line of nerdy shirts, check out his website. He is a firm believer that puns are the highest form of humor.

Site

Blueberry Soft

Issue #42
Game: Give Me Up
Trade: Cleaner

I aim to make as few games as possible.

site, mastodon

Beth Jackson and Angelique Drummond

Issue #40
Game: Shopkeeper Showdown
Trade: Customer Service, Suppor

We’re two gals who are partners in life and game design! We typically make encouraging, silly, games that encourage self-discovery, empowerment, and accomplishments! We’re also supportive creators who love to play games for “research” and see others succeed and thrive as well 🥳

Beth, Angelique

Balmut

Issue #44
Game: Elephant Hunter hunter
Trade: Game Developer

I make pixel art games mostly in Game Maker as well as small pixel art animations. Also I love cheese and coffee!

gamejolt, patreon, twitter, ko-fi

axoona

Issue #13
Game: I saw DARKNESS and it saw ME
Trade: Designer

After years of playing I developed #indiedev as a serious hobby, I like to experiment with different mediums (videogames, zines, LARP, tabletop). I enjoy doing all the stuff : design, writing, graphics, programming, sound..

What I love is emotional, experimental, personal, surprising, beautiful, meaningful… experiences. I mostly play narrative and #altgames by other indies 🙂 Games are Art !

Also, I’ve always considered myself an alien.

itch, twitter

Augustinas Raginskis

Issue #42
Game: Dream Mechanic
Trade: Illustrator, concept artist

I’ve been drawing and making things for most of my life and now those things I make tend to be games. I need to put all these goofy ideas I have somewhere after all.

artstation

Ash K

Issue #8
Game: Textreme 2
Trade: Game Design

Designer of fancy non games and other stupid thingies

Twitter, itch

arkicade

Issue #15
Game: Flowers for Time, Minimalist Mastery
Trade: Programmer, artist and game dev!

game dev hobbyist who focuses on narrative and multiple endings. mostly been doing a lot of game jams (both entries for indiepocalypse were made for game jams) but plan on doing larger projects 🙂 current project is “A Monster’s Insight” check it out on itch!

twitter, itch, youtube

Arianna Ravioli

Issue #20
Game: Will Die Alone
Trade: Game Designer and Writer

I’m Arianna! I love to make (sad) games.

itch, twitter, site

Ardent Eliot 🙂 Reinhard

Issue #16
Game: two hundred fifty six
Trade: writing, graphic design and zines

i’m a jewish non binary game designer and zinester writing about lists, trans experience, and mental illness. i am trying to embrace perfectionism and free myself from it at the same time. my career goals include listening to loud music until i die.

twitter, itch

Arbit

Issue #38
Game: Menage a Trois
Trade: Artist/Writer

Making visual/kinetic novels!

cohost

Anthony G Smith IV

Issue #6
Game: Vagrant.exe
Trade: Level Design, Programmer

B.A. Game Art and Animation: Looking to make video games with like-minded people that enjoy the medium as well.

Site

Andy Wallace

Issue #31
Game: PARTICLE MACE
Trade: Game Designer

I make small games in a small apartment.

itch, twitter, tumblr, mastodon

Andi Santagata

Issue #42
Game: Slasher U! Act 1 of 3
Trade: Cartoonist

Andi is a trans dude cartoonist who makes bestselling YA comics about angsty teens. Professor Plutonium is a horny bisexual nuclear robot programmed to make sexy systems-heavy dating sims that punch you in the face. They have never been seen in the same room together?? Weird??

personal site, Slasher U site, itch

Ambrosio (Milo)

Issue #12
Game: EXTENDED CARE UNIT ROOM 19B / four stories COVID
Trade: Software Developer / Visual Artist

When not coding and drawing, playing games or out in the big blue world. Let’s make this orb a better place!

itch

Alyssa

Issue #33
Game: HUNT3R
Trade: Science Teacher & Visual Novelist

Started Drone Garden Studios in 2020 as a way to provide myself a supplemental income after I lost my old career and also to learn something new. Have continued to make all sorts of weird sci-fi games/stories tailored to my specific interests while starting my new science teaching career that I love very much. Used to work with orphaned dolphins.

site, itch, twitter

Almanak Games

Issue #43
Game: Witch Tea? and Bucket List of a Ghost
Trade: Writing & Music (Mandy), 3D Environment Art (Alex), QA (Luke)

A trio of gamers decided to do a game jam one day, and it all spiralled out of control from there. Thus, Almanak Games was born. Our games are bite-sized and mostly story-driven – but we make whatever we feel like, really.

itch

Alexandra Higgins

Issue #14
Game: Danger Zone Friends
Trade: Game Developer

Solo game developer, exhibitor, founding member of Underground Arcade Collective, academic.

site, itch, twitter

Alex Robins

Issue #32
Game: Mondays: a Sisyphean Typing Game
Trade: Writer

Alex Robins is a game developer and playwright based in the UK. He recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter and is currently co-creating games with his brother Max Robins.

itch, twitter

Adrien Dittrick

Issue # 3
Game: Saccharine Playground
Trade: Game Development

Engineering teacher by day, indie video games developer also by day (sleep is important, don’t waste it!) I have broadened my craft to also include music composition and procedural art. I make short games with meaningful gameplay and philosophical themes. Or sometimes I just make meme games. If you have questions, ask them on one of my various social media

ALL LINKS

Adrian Riedman

Issue #24
Game: Rheum
Trade: Game developer

I mainly make body horror bullet hell games for some reason. Starting to widen out though!

twitter, itch

Adri

Issue #1
Game: Baking with Lizzie
Trade: Storyteller

Three words that one might use to describe Adri are “generic”, “geek” and “girl”. Sometimes all at once.
Site

Adlan Ramly

Issue #24
Game: Project Anomaly: Urban Supernatural Investigator DEMO
Trade: Interaction Designer & UX Researcher

Hobbyist Game Dev & Artist who happens to be the Creative Director of Dark Science, a bunch of no ones working part time remotely on games, design, & experimental technology for fun. Open for collabs!

site, twitter, itch

Abhi Sundu

Issue #35
Game: Cards of the Bog
Trade: Programmer / Composer

I love making bite-sized, consumable games that you can finish in a sitting or two. Most of my life was spent playing games like this on various flash portals, so it feels really cool to be able to make games that my younger self would have played. Outside of games, I like playing piano, lifting, and rock climbing.

itch, twitter, soundcloud, blog

Abeyant

Issue #42
Game: Mycorrhizal
Trade: Artist

I’m a newer game developer just learning what I can and sharing what I create!

itch

Aaron El Sabrout

Issue #33
Game: Escape the Bullpen
Trade: writing & art

A transgender alien currently located on Stz’uminus territory. Writes, makes comics, and learns how to code to make games!

site

89o

Issue #16
Game: 1-DC, The Oeuvre
Trade: Programming (although, being a solo developer, I’m more of a generalist)

I make innovative games since 2016. They’re usually pretty cool.

carrd, discord

01010111

Issue #20
Game: oxalis
Trade: game developer

01010111 loves to make games

itch, twitter