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 Welcome to the 3rd annual Indie of the Year awards, a celebration of the best independent games released in 2012 as well as the up and coming whom we hope edge towards release in 2013. For the next 30 days, it's time to recognize the dedication and creativty of so many developers who have given everything to their craft (which, in many cases amounts to years of development).

We expect the 2012 Indie of the Year to be our biggest yet - so make yourself count by finding your favorite indies and voting for them! Who will join Terraria and Minecraft previous winners who continue to be as popular as ever. Up until Jan 1st 2013 join us and help celebrate your community, culture and give thanks to the developers by voting for your favorite projects. Welcome to the 3rd Annual Indie of the Year Awards (also check out our App of the Year awards and Mod of the Year awards).

Competition

Nominations have begun there are over 5500 games to vote for right now

Only the best will make it through to the next round and we need your help finding them. Read our quaterly roundups (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) for information about all the big 2012 releases.

We've counted your nominations and narrowed the field to the top 100!

Time for a further 10 days of intense voting to begin on the top 100 page. At the end of this we shall be crowning the 2012 Indie of the Year and also the 2012 Editors Choice.

COUNTDOWN TO 21 Dec 2012 02:00:00 -0400

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Just don't forget to vote and if you have friends - why not encourage them to particpate as well via the rather conviently placed like buttons we've made below... AND MAY THE BEST GAME WIN!