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 Welcome to the 4th Annual Indie of the Year Awards sponsored by Desura, a celebration of the years finest indie games chosen by you and us. For the next 4 weeks it is up to you to vote for your favorite indie games so that they may make the top 100 which will be announced on the 11th of December. There are over $15,000 in prizes. Winners up to $1000, top 10 and editors choice up to $500 each. Full terms & conditions.

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The final votes have been tallied these are your picks for Upcoming Indie Games of 2013

Posted by TKAzA on Dec 23rd, 2013
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Welcome to the Awards for 2013 Indie of the year, we are also announcing the winners of
MOTY 2013 Players Choice UpcomingAOTY 2013 Players Choice: Upcoming.


Here is your line up the Top 5 Upcoming Indie Games of 2013



5. Cradle

Cradle is an open-world fantasy adventure game for the PC Fight your way through ravaged lands, journeying to diverse environments and defeating a wide array of enemies. In addition to an immersive narrative experience set in a breathtaking world to explore, Cradle offers an exciting new type of strategic first-person melee-combat experience. The game features five playable character classes, four unique open worlds, an augmentable weapon and armor system, competitive multiplayer, and much more. In Cradle, you fight with your wits and your reflexes, not dice.


4. Legends of Persia

Legends of Persia is an Action RPG Adventure game in style of Diablo which incorporates bloody battles, Item usage, Character building, and storyline incorporation. Throughout the game, the character will face difficult challenges, such as defeating massive waves of enemies, encountering difficult bosses. The mythology of this storyline will take you to depths you have never been before, as you encounter the famous fable of Siavosh .


3. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is a sandbox action-RPG strategy hybrid will take players on a journey into a fictional world of up-close and personal medieval combat on a huge scale, bigger, bloodier and more intense than ever before. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will build upon the popular Mount & Blade franchise bringing in many exciting and highly requested new features.

The Dark Phantom

2. The Dark Phantom Dawn Of Darkness

When the criminals are running from justice and turning the world into a worthless place, a man of night rises against them from deep down of shadows. An angel of night and voice of justice, a hero, who becomes the nightmare of criminals to find his dark past. The Darkphantom is a 3D third person shooter powered by UDK technology with emphasis on covering and dynamic gun fights. The player will play in the role of Shabgard, a man robbed of his past, seeking light in the darkness.


1. Extraterrestrial Armies
E.T. Armies (Extraterrestrial Armies) is a first person shooter game in a unique science fiction world, designed to show Persian historical themes and rich environments. The main story of E.T. Armies is a narrative case about the future human wars to provide the energy resources. The game is powered by Unreal Technology (Unreal Development Kit) and has been under development since January 2012. The technical production of this game will be over in late 2013 for PC and they are currently looking for Publisher for both Online and Single player version of the game.

Honorable Mentions


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Guest
Guest Dec 23 2013, 7:30am says:

GLORIA VICTIS

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frenchiveruti
frenchiveruti Dec 28 2013, 8:02am replied:

It's mentioned...

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Unfamillia
Unfamillia Dec 23 2013, 8:50am says:

Really rather disappointed to not see Into The Dark or Into The Ice! Two really great games that deserved mentions.

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IvanErtlov
IvanErtlov Dec 24 2013, 6:57am replied:

Thx for your support! We got many emails and skype messages of a rather angry nature stating it´s strange that we aren´t listed here with an "Into.." game.

However, please keep in mind that this is the UPCOMING list.
Into the Dark was released on Desura on the 19th of April, and the ITI Alpha was released in September.

So none of our games can be in an "UPCOMING" list. Let´s wait for the "current games" top list!

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Guest
Guest Dec 24 2013, 10:20am replied:

Understood. But it´s a shame you are not among the Editors favs!

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Darklord42
Darklord42 Dec 23 2013, 11:27am says:

I hate to say it, and it could be just the trailers, but I'm not impressed with the top two. They look like low budget AAA games in genre's that are just going to get them overshadowed by everything else before and after. One of the things about indie games is the ability to push the envelope in new directions where the AAA companies wouldn't dare, but I just see nothing special about these games that makes me want to follow them much less buy them

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Catic
Catic Dec 24 2013, 5:16am replied:

Agree completely.

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JanDadan
JanDadan Dec 24 2013, 12:31pm replied:

You are right. And this is one of the reasons why I still hope Into the Dark / Into the Ice will appear at least in the 2013 Top 5. These games have actually changed the definition (at least here in Central Europe) what a game is allowed to do in order to entertain the player.
They have torn the chains of "applied self-cencorship" for many developers in Germany, CR, Poland, Austria e.t.c. and deserve some credit for that at least.

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Skraut
Skraut Dec 24 2013, 1:09pm replied:

You are right.
Into the Dark - the first game ever that got sales permission in Germany without having to remove the Swastikas, the first game that seriously doubted the decisions of politicians from 7 decades and 8 different nations and got away with that.
The first game that had ALL PEGI warnings stickers on the backside of the boy and still passed USK.
It *IS* important. And funny!

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IvanErtlov
IvanErtlov Dec 24 2013, 4:11pm replied:

Don´t exaggerate. We were lucky and it was about time to show the authorities that is stupid to judge games different from movies.

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FoeJred
FoeJred Jan 2 2014, 10:48pm replied:

Agreed! Actually the only one that sorta peaked my interest was the number 5 pick.

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MojoGameStudios
MojoGameStudios Dec 23 2013, 11:31am says:

Ahhhhhhh! We're so excited! Thanks to all who voted for Cradle!

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Catic
Catic Dec 24 2013, 5:27am replied:

I hadn't heard of Cradle until now, but I'm very excited to see where you guys go with it. Your stuff is looking beautiful!

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AMIR_REZAs
AMIR_REZAs Dec 23 2013, 11:44am says:

Nice . 3 Iranian games are here :D

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Guest
Guest Dec 23 2013, 3:22pm replied:

dont tablo it. :))

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Manio31
Manio31 Dec 23 2013, 12:33pm says:

Man, I would of put Cradle at #1.

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OgloO
OgloO Dec 23 2013, 10:10pm replied:

Thanks :)

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MojoGameStudios
MojoGameStudios Dec 23 2013, 10:12pm replied:

That's a huge compliment. Thank you!

~ Moontan

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride Dec 23 2013, 1:48pm says:

I've only heard of M&B.

The others - I've never even heard a whisper of. God, Moddb has gone down the drain.

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*Don*
*Don* Dec 24 2013, 2:56am replied:

glamour show

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Atlasfield
Atlasfield Dec 24 2013, 5:56am replied:

Are you human?

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil Dec 23 2013, 2:37pm says:

Cradle is very promising and of course M&B is here. The others look quality but honestly notvas interesting in my eyes. Also, why do you do Top 5 Upcoming but Top 10 IOTY? I feel both players choice sets should be Top10. I mean, the upcoming indies really do need the exposure to stay on their feet.

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RaptorJesusGames
RaptorJesusGames Dec 23 2013, 3:06pm says:

overgrowth should have won!

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Guest
Guest Dec 24 2013, 5:09am replied:

I don't think overgrowth could be categorized as "upcoming" :p

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ashkan_jvd
ashkan_jvd Dec 23 2013, 4:29pm says:

خیلی تبریک می گم به سازندگان هر سه بازی ایرانی. شاید از طریق بازیسازی، بهتر بتونیم خودمون رو به فرنگی ها معرفی کنیم. من ایمان دارم که وقتی ایرانی ها هر کاری رو یاد میگیرن، بهتر از دیگران انجام میدن

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ashkan_jvd
ashkan_jvd Dec 23 2013, 4:41pm says:

Congratulations to all Persian game developers: ET Armies, The Dark Phantom and Legends of Persia.

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uk-stryder
uk-stryder Dec 23 2013, 5:42pm says:

Again many thanks for those who voted and support Cradle :)

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Chickenshot
Chickenshot Dec 24 2013, 12:16am says:

IMO, Cradle is the best.(FACT)

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MojoGameStudios
MojoGameStudios Dec 24 2013, 12:21am replied:

Wow. Thanks!

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OgloO
OgloO Dec 24 2013, 3:08am replied:

Thanks so much. Everyone's doing a stellar job though!

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Rus[T]
Rus[T] Dec 24 2013, 4:46am says:

Only cradle attracts me..

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MojoGameStudios
MojoGameStudios Dec 25 2013, 2:43am replied:

All I can say is wow!

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Rus[T]
Rus[T] Dec 25 2013, 8:05am replied:

I'm just saying, respect to all developers, but the others this year look really like indie-devs who want to develop an mainstream game. For me, indie still stands for an original kind of game, not just a game that is made by a small team and published on own terms.

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null.
null. Dec 24 2013, 7:03am says:

Meh. Nothing Linux-compatible.

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Guest
Guest Dec 24 2013, 9:11am says:

3 iranian games are on this list !!!!
Great

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Skraut
Skraut Dec 24 2013, 1:06pm says:

Well, let´s see - 4 games that go for AAA competition and one Mount & Blade. Interesting...

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Guest
Guest Dec 24 2013, 2:02pm says:

عشق است ایران

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Guest
Guest Dec 24 2013, 2:33pm says:

Current game play footage of E.T Armies looks great and Shabgard is cool but I think not as good as E.T. Congratulations to all of them !

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MojoGameStudios
MojoGameStudios Dec 24 2013, 9:17pm replied:

Thanks. We're glad you enjoyed!

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Guest
Guest Dec 25 2013, 2:49am says:

خیلی عالیه ایران تو 5 سال اینده میتونه با بزرگترین کمپانی ها کل بندازه اگه همین مسیر رو پیش برن

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zzoo
zzoo Dec 25 2013, 4:12am says:

iranian game going to be the best of world games

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Guest
Guest Dec 25 2013, 6:00am says:

I love E.T.Armies ! <3 ;)

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Guest
Guest Dec 25 2013, 6:04am says:

"The dark phantom" and "Legends of persia" are lovely games !! <3

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muheydari
muheydari Dec 25 2013, 11:58pm says:

Iran,
Iran,
Iran.
thanks to boys of Iran.
we make best games in near future
با عرض تبریک فرآوان به خدمت همکاران عزیزم.
خیلی زحمت کشیدید.
این خارجی ها باید درس بگیرن.
ایران بهترین
محمد حیدری

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