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 Indie of the Year is the largest celebration of hobbyist, amateur and professional Indie developers. With record attendance and a massive number of updates, releases and new projects 2010 was a year like no other, packed to bursting with goodies to make anyone who is tired of the boring triple A games excited again!

Up until Jan 1st 2011 join us and help celebrate your community, culture and give thanks to the developers by voting for your favorite projects. For the first time in IndieDB history we have a press panel which sees personalities from other websites like Joystiq and Rock Paper Shotgun have their say were it counts. Welcome to the 1st Annual Indie of the Year Awards.

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Winners

For the next two months, we shall be presenting 2010's best, as picked by you the players, and as picked by various expert judges. It has been another great year for independent developers, so please join us in congratulating and thanking these teams for their hard work. Never before have there been so many game-changing releases made available for us to experience and play.



Most Innovative

Most Innovative

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game. It involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks in creative mode, or fending off zombies, skeletons, spiders and creepers in survival.

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Best Original Art

Best Original Art

Limbo is a 2D sidescroller, incorporating a physics system that governs environmental objects and the player character. The player guides an unnamed boy through dangerous environments and traps while searching for the boy's sister.

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Best Upcoming Indie

Best Upcoming Indie

Monaco is a heist game, like the movie Ocean’s 11. Play by yourself or with up to 4 people on the same screen or online!

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>Best Multiplayer Indie

Best Multiplayer Indie

Mount & Blade: Warband expands on the original game by introducing a sixth faction, increasing the political options, allowing players to start their own faction, and incorporating multiplayer modes.

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Best Singleplayer Indie

Best Singleplayer Indie

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game. It involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks in creative mode, or fending off zombies, skeletons, spiders and creepers in survival.

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Best Upcoming Indie

Best Upcoming Indie

Natural Selection 2 is the sequel to the popular Half-Life mod Natural Selection. It is built on our own engine and will be distributed through Valve's Steam platform.

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Indie of the Year

Indie of the Year

Minecraft is a sandbox construction game. It involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks in creative mode, or fending off zombies, skeletons, spiders and creepers in survival.

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