Crap! I'm Broke: Out of Pocket

Press Kit

Developer: Arcane Circus

Location: Bussum (Netherlands)

Release date: October 11, 2016

Platforms: iOS & Android


Price: $1.99/ €1.99/ £1.99


Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket

Arcane Circus

Awards & Recognition

  • Google Play Indie Contest: Nominee (2017)
  • IMGA: Nominee (2017)
  • Pocket Gamer: Silver Award (2016)
  • App Store: “New Games We Love” 3x (2016)
  • AMG Awards: Winner, “Best Mobile Game”; Nomination, “Best Game Concept” (2016)
  • Gamescom: Indie Arena  Exhibitor | Holland Pavilion Exhibitor (2016)
  • GDC (SF): Dutch Showcase Exhibitor (2016)
  • Pocket Gamer Connects: Top 5 Finalist, “The Very Big Indie Pitch” (2016)
  • Apps World London: 3rd Place Winner, “The Big Indie Pitch” (2015)

Press Quotes

 “Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket resonates with me on a deeply personal level”
Rob Funnell, Touch Arcade

–  “The crushing horror of real life has never been so fun”
Ric Cowley, Pocket Gamer

 “Making light of a grim situation.”
Thomas Faust,

 “Crap! I’m Broke is essentially a millennial simulator”
John Dye, Android Authority

–  “A game about trying to manage your own life and failing to do so quite easily”
AndrewH, Droid Gamers

“Crap! I’m Broke” Hits Close To Home”

 “The Struggle is Real When Crap! I’m Broke”
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Monetization Permission

Arcane Circus allows the contents of Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purpose. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket is legally and explicitly allowed by Arcane Circus.


Erik van Wees
Co- Founder & Designer/Developer, Arcane Circus

Molly Heady-Carroll
Co- Founder & Artist, Arcane Circus

Musician, The Doppelgangers

Novy Unlimited

Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket was made possible in part by the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.

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Set in a Cubist-style world, Crap! I’m Broke: Out of Pocket is a hectic life management simulation in which the player takes on mini-game style jobs and does whatever it takes to avoid eviction and keep starvation at bay. Dodge death and debt on Android and iOS!

Key Features

  • Enjoy a Cubist-inspired game world and a jazzy soundtrack by underground musician Kimono.
  • Pursue a variety of careers as dishwasher, human statue, bouncer … and many more!
  • Play fun mini-game jobs — and do whatever it takes to pay those bills.
  • Use your newfound disposable income to buy items, unlock perks, and earn new jobs — spending as wisely or as recklessly as you see fit.
  • Save spare time between levels and unlock micro-games.
  • Choose and accomplish New Year’s resolutions and collect lifetime memories.
  • Be a Good Samaritan and reap rewards — or misbehave and be met with bad luck — with an in-game karma system.
  • Buy items at the in-game webshop that may grant you perks and access to new areas.