Indie Xmas Calendar – Submit Your Game (Demo or Trailer – or Both)

The Indie Xmas Calendar is an “indie xmas portal” where people can come to test new indie games – at least one new game demo/trailer/screenie shown every day. If you are not familiar with the concept, please read the initial blog post for more information.

The game must be indie made game. If you don’t know what that means or if you have doubts whether your game is made in “indie spirit”, then you probably won’t qualify. Indie games are accepted.

Platforms can be any: iPhone games are fine. Wii games are fine. Xbox live arcade games are fine. PC games are fine. Mac games are fine. Everything goes as long as it’s indie.

Quality control: I reserve the right to deny any game submission for whatsoever reason. For example. If it’s total crap, then it like… won’t be suitable.

Submissions are open:
Please comment this post and tell information about your game:

  • Title
  • Website URL
  • Description or genre (in 50 characters)
  • Screenshot URL
  • Youtube video URL
  • Download URL
  • Platform(s):

Example submission:

Title: Dead Wake
Website: http://www.deadwakegame.com
Genre: Tactical zombie survival action
Screenshot URL: http://www.deadwakegame.com/downloads/images/screenie.jpg
Youtube video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gpG-8q07sc
Download: http://www.deadwakegame.com/downloads/
Platform(s): Windows

More info:
initial blog post
more about the concept here

Q: Can I sell my game?
A: Yep. Through your own site. In this site, gamers get to download new games every day, or watch trailers. A link to your site will be provided and you can sell your game there.

Q: I don’t have a finished game… can I participate?
A: Yes. You don’t need a finished game. You can send a trailer video instead.

Q: I don’t have youtube… but I have vimeo
A: I suppose that’s fine too, but I’d prefer to see youtube. You can go with vimeo if you want.

Q: What’s the point of this whole thing?
A: Spread the commercial spirit of xmas (=selling tons of to indie games) all over the world.

Q: How will this thing be marketed? How this works?
A: There’s some volunteers who have joined the ranks and will be helping with this. The original blog post got retweeted already many times (please do that too!) and got tons of interest. We’ll be doing press releases and Twitter marketing to get the forces going. The work that you need to do (aka submit your game) should give pretty good return-on-investment taken into account how little time this takes from you. And… of course you are free to join the party and blog about this thing! There will be more information coming in the following weeks as we prepare and launch the xmas portal.

Q: I have a question…
A: Please use this blog post to post your question

Q: I have an idea on how to do this.
A: Shoot! We are open to ideas. (But of course we gotta move on fast schedule to get things done, so don’t expect everything that’s suggested to happen)

Q: Where can I participate?
A: Make a comment on this blog post, and submit the necessary info. Thanks to WordPress no entries can be edited later, but we’ll try to manage with this limitation somehow. :)

That’s it folks…
Submit your game please.

(I’ll leave this blog post here probably for some days now as I stay offline)

Juuso Hietalahti


  1. Okay… and now we are stopping getting any more games in. I need to prepare the final blog posts so no more games will fit in this xmas.

    All except Defend and Defeat: Kingdoms http://kingdoms.pigdog-games.com got in – the page wasn’t loading so unfortunately I cannot accept that submission.

    Thanks everybody, closing comments on this blog post now.

    EDIT: Update. Sorry guys. Looks like the last 5 games won’t fit in. I decided not to do tiny icons for the last 24th door. Maybe next time then…

  2. From this point on… any new games will be displayed among ALL games on the 24th day (as small icons + a link).

  3. Title: Wargame project (working title)
    Website URL: http://wargameproject.com
    Description or genre (in 50 characters): Turn Based Strategy
    Screenshot URL: http://wargameproject.com:8080/wg/undead_invasion.jpg
    Download URL: http://wargameproject.com:8080/wg/Wargame_0.6.31.759.zip
    Platform(s): Windows 2000/XP/Vista

    The game is not finished yet. This is just a demo, but should give the idea.
    This page has important instructions about the controls: http://wargameproject.com/#guide. There is no network multiplayer or single player campaign. However it can be played Hot Seat (or by email).

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