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. Looks like Akismet had caught couple of entries.

    Those are now ok. Thanks :)

  2. Juuso,
    I have tried to submit my entry twice, but it wouldn’t work. It also doesn’t say it’s pending, so I don’t know if I am doing something wrong.

  3. (Trying to post again)
    » Title – Labyrinthica: The quest of lima.
    » Website URL – http://www.pompipompi.net
    » Description or genre (in 50 characters) – A 3D action rogue like game, that focus on melee combat.
    » Screenshot URL – http://www.moddb.com/games/labyrinthica-the-quest-of-lima/images/wip-of-level-11
    » Youtube video URL – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sg-PXf4nT4
    » Download URL – http://www.moddb.com/games/labyrinthica-the-quest-of-lima/downloads/labyrinthica-demo-version-100
    > Purchase URL – https://www.regnow.com/softsell/nph-softsell.cgi?item=8514-2
    » Platform(s): Windows

  4. Thank you very kindly.

    Title: ‘Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble!’
    Website URL: http://www.mousechief.com

    Description or genre (in 50 characters):
    Zany, 1920s RPG boardgame. Daring dames and fighting words.

    Screenshot URL: http://www.mousechief.com/dhsg/ss/ss01DHS.jpg
    Youtube video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QIBteqlGRI

    Download URLs:
    Windows -> http://p4.hostingprod.com/@mousechief.com/DangerousGirlsSetup.exe

    Macintosh -> http://p4.hostingprod.com/@mousechief.com/DangerousGirls.zip

  5. Title: Aztaka
    Website URL: http://aztaka.citeremis.com/
    Inspired by Aztec legend, this action/rpg side-scroller will casts you into the middle of a war between the Gods and Mankind. As Huitzilo, heir of the Sun God, skilled in both the arts of combat and magic, only you can save your people from the wrath of the Aztec Gods by reuniting the seven phonograms. Accompanied by your faithful companion Ayopha – trapped in the form of a hummingbird by a magical curse – you will overcome the obstacles in you path through a combination of fighting prowess and spiritual magic.

    Screenshot URL: http://aztaka.citeremis.com/uploads/2009/05/l8-sacredstatue.jpg
    Youtube video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EJkE7NZwG8
    Download URL: http://downloads.aztaka.com/demo/AztakaDemo-1.04.exe
    Platform(s): Windows

  6. Title: Melolune
    Website URL: http://www.leebleforest.wordpress.com
    Description or genre (in 50 characters): Melolune is a melodic rpg that features a unique musical dungeon mechanic and a compelling story. The player has to use fragments of songs in order to solve puzzles and unravel the mystery behind twin brothers who were separated at a young age.
    Screenshot URL: http://www.gamasutra.com/db_area/images/igf/Melolune/screenshot.jpg
    Youtube video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3sxtQE4g1w
    Download URL: http://www.freshpulp.com/shigi/Melolune.exe
    Platform(s): Windows

  7. Title: Druids – Battle of Magic
    Website URL: http://www.brutomemo.com/games.php?GetGame=8
    Genre: Match 3 Game
    Description: The recipes to the secret potions that maintain peace and harmony throughout the land are contained within the Book of the Druids. When the book was stolen, four ancient druids set off toward the Dark Castle to seek the valuable tome and restore peace to the land. Assist them in their quest by matching three or more Symbols of Power to fill up their magic reserves and unleash their enchantments. They are counting on you to return what is rightfully theirs and stop evil from possessing this ultimate power!
    Screenshot URL: http://brutomemo.com/games/capa.jpg
    Screenshot URL: http://www.brutomemo.com/games/druids2.jpg
    Youtube video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylP1HhMgJQ
    Download URL: http://hotdownloads.com/trialware/download/Download_Druids1-2Trial.exe?item=14048-1&affiliate=569082
    Platform(s): Windows

  8. Title

    Website URL

    Description or genre (in 50 characters)
    A dice poker puzzle game.

    Screenshot URL

    Youtube video URL

    Download URL
    Full version (0.79€ / $0.99)
    Lite version (free)

    iPhone, Browser

    Sorry for the double post!

  9. Title: Brainy Smarty Party
    Website: http://joystickninjas.com/games/brainysmartyparty
    Genre: Collection of 15 fun and addictive brain training games!
    Screenshot URL: http://joystickninjas.com/images/stories/brainysmartyparty/screenshots/12-weights.jpg
    Youtube video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh5MkgGFx3I
    Download: http://joystickninjas.com/games/brainysmartyparty/itunes
    Platform(s): iPhone & iPod Touch

    Title: Santa’s Night Shift
    Website: http://joystickninjas.com/games/santasnightshift
    Genre: Shoot presents into chimneys!
    Screenshot URL: http://joystickninjas.com/images/stories/santasnightshift/screenshots/04_game01.jpg
    Download: http://joystickninjas.com/games/santasnightshift/itunes
    Platform(s): iPhone & iPod Touch

  10. [Re-submission — forgot to fill out my info last time — oops!]

    Title: Insectoid
    Website URL: http://www.actionsoft.com/games/insectoid/
    Description or Genre: Galaga-inspired space shooter on steroids
    Screenshot URL: http://www.actionsoft.com/games/insectoid/insectoid02.jpg
    YouTube Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLqtVK-76zA
    Download URL: http://www.actionsoft.com/games/insectoid/download.php
    Platforms: Mac and Windows (MacOS X 10.4 or later, Windows XP, 7, or Vista)

    Great idea, thanks for doing this!

  11. * Bump and Krash
    * http://www.zeolitestudios.com
    * Vehicle Combat for Facebook
    * No screenshots yet
    * Video: http://www.zeolitestudios.com (on front page)
    * No download yet, release expected when it’s done in 2010
    * Platform(s): Windows, Mac, browsers, iPhone (Unity)

    * Woofi and Pi
    * http://www.zeolitestudios.com (coming soon)
    * Platformer
    * Screenshot: http://www.igf.com/php-bin/entry2010.php?id=323
    * Video: Not yet
    * No download yet, but will be on site soon.
    * Platform(s): Windows

    * 2 other projects coming soon
    * Racing, Flight/Battle
    * Coming in 2010

  12. Where are all these great games hiding? I remember seeing a load of interest in this and I’m excited to see peoples submissions!

  13. Title: Threads of Reality

    Website: http://interstellartortoise.com/threads-of-reality/

    Genre: Adventure

    You as player are a dream.
    Someone else is dreaming you.
    And you don’t want that person to wake up or else you’ll stop existing.

    Screenshot: http://interstellartortoise.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/threadssmall1.jpg

    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gBLhiSOFcM

    Play demo here (this hasn’t been public yet, so merry christmas): http://interstellartortoise.com/builds/main/Threads%20of%20Reality.swf

    Platforms: PC (demo in Flash and should be able to run on Macs)

  14. Nice idea Juuso. I do wonder if Christmas is really the best time to be competing with AAA games; perhaps it would be better to pick a time when fewer AAA games are released and people have more interest in other games, and more money still in their pockets. I see the PR and gift-giving season advantages, but I think it could also be done by picking an arbitrary week during the year and declaring it “Indie Games Week”. Hey, it worked for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Maybe something to try next year?

    Anyway, I like the idea, so I’ll throw my hat in the ring regardless:

    * Title: Mayhem Intergalactic
    * Website URL: http://www.inventivedingo.com/
    * Description or genre (in 50 characters): Streamlined turn-based strategy
    * Screenshot URL: http://www.inventivedingo.com/images/mayhemig1.jpg
    * Youtube video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkkysIFKeiU&hd=1
    * Download URL: http://www.inventivedingo.com/mayhemig/download
    * Platform(s): Windows

  15. * Title
    Monster Ball

    * Website URL

    * Description or genre (in 50 characters)
    Chinese checkers on steroids!

    * Screenshot URL

    * Youtube video URL

    * Download URL
    iPhone Full: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M…335569823&mt=8
    iPhone Lite: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/M…335948773&mt=8
    PC: http://www.direct2drive.com/8701/pro…-Ball-Download
    Mac: http://www.direct2drive.com/8705/pro…l-MAC-Download

    * Platform(s):
    PC, Mac, iPhone

  16. I’m currently working on a shmup flash game, can I participate too?

  17. Hi !
    Thanks for giving the oportunity of being linked here :)

    here is my indie game (not finished yet).

    Title: ThunderWheels
    Website: http://www.g-boot.com
    Genre: arcade vehicle racing
    Screenshot URL: http://www.g-boot.com/thunderwheels/screenshots/ThunderWheels_8.jpg

    Youtube video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6QWi6rXsj8
    Download: http://www.g-boot.com/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,0/func,select/id,1/
    Please install outside “program files” or the game wont be able to write tracks due to permissions problems (it’s a known bug)
    Platform(s): Windows

    We’re currently working a new offline version and also in an new online version at the same time. We’re two developers right now.
    more info:

    If you know Gene Rally or 80ies aracde-games, you will instantly dig the idea. Gboot has taken the concept a lot further, equipping their game with an easy-to-use track editor, customizable physics, first and third person view and much more. Current version includes 6 complete tracks and the editor to make your own.


    * WYSIWYG track editor 99% feature ready (named GBEditor) with realtime terrain deformation, texture splatting and 12 brushes plus masking option so you’re completly free to make cool tracks ;)
    * six complete circuits
    * four car types based on: jeep willys, landrover defender, and two versions of our own designed monstertruck
    * AI working
    * top-down camera + third and first person camera
    * surround sound and EAX trough OpenAL and it plays OGG files
    * customizable physics, skins etc… all assets are visible and editable

    Thanks again ;)

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