Alt Games, Small Games, Non Games: a love letter (zine) to unconventional game developers

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There are a lot of people making weird, experimental indie games. However, it is very hard to get featured on gaming sites, and even harder to discover an obscure game maker whose work will particularly resonate with you.

We are a bunch of people from around the world with a common goal: showcasing fascinating, small independent game developers. TRASHZINE is about the unknown. TRASHZINE is about MS-Paint graphics and barely any gameplay, but also about procedural text-based slime robots. TRASHZINE is about showing how diverse and unexpected the game development scene is.

The zine will feature short interviews with a couple dozen creators, exploring their inspirations, works and design processes.

Each interview will be unique, both in the questions asked and the layout of the interview.

TRASHZINE will be completely free to download on We are planning on releasing the initial volume by August 2017.

If you'd like to get in touch, you can email or tweet one of us:

Vaida Plankyte

Pip Turner

Tom Borcherds

Jeremy Lonien

Robin Beaurepaire

Poppy Lomax



Michael Berto

Our full team is ~top secret~.