The rules say the game must be unreleased at submission. Tat is true but our game will be released in the next week. Is that an issue?
Rules state that it must not be released at the time of submission. So if you submit then release, you'll be fine. What we do is we search the web to see if a demo that is submitted is released. If we find it's released we try to determine the release date and cross check it against the submission time stamp. In future I may adjust this requirement, but per the rules that's how we do it. Looking forward to seeing your game!