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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).

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Your votes have been tallied, ladies and gentlemen here is your top 100 Indie Games of 2012.

Posted by Henley on Dec 11th, 2012

After 12 days of intense voting, more than 106,700 votes and over 7,750,000 unique visitors 2012 has already broken our records for best event ever! However we are only half way through, and we still need your help finalising the best mods, indie games and apps of 2012!

Indie of the Year Awards

If you were lucky enough to be selected by your fans to be in our top 100 this year make sure you do not squander the opportunity, spread the word and get as many votes as you can! Use our promotion page as a great starting point! Popular picks so far include Natural Selection 2, Chivalry, FTL, Hotline Miami and also a few surprises such as the upcoming Path of Exile and the incredibly popular Transformice.

Refinery Reveal Chivalry: Medieval Warfare In-action Screenshots Screenshots Screenshot Path of Exile Screenshots Transformice

Congratulations to all the 250 games, mods and apps that made the final count. Best of luck in Phase 2!

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3dRobbo Dec 11 2012 says:

Awesome! Recruits made it into the 100!

Thanks to everyone who voted! Good Luck to the top 100! Its been a great 2012!

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HeyCiro Dec 11 2012 says:

Thank you all for voting! El Eternauta made it into the Top 100!
There are very good games this year, it's really an honor for us.

Congratulations to all devs. Best of luck to everyone!

-Dev Lab

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[NE]Fobby[GEN] Dec 11 2012 says:

Thank you to those who voted for Renegade X. Onward and upward!

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fragfest2012 Dec 11 2012 says:

Well, Wake Up Call got in for the second year in a row...we must be doing it right!

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LordIheanacho Dec 11 2012 says:

Thanks everyone for voting! Army Men III has once again reached the Top 100.

2012 is a wonderful year for such awesome games!
May the best game win!

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AlloydGD Dec 11 2012 replied:

Grats for getting Army Men III into the top 100 man! :)

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EigenLenk Dec 11 2012 says:

Thanks to all the awesome people who voted for Pioneers. Thank you so much! I love you! It's great to be one of the few "pixely" games in the bunch.

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wsworin Dec 11 2012 says:

Great stats guys. Glad to see StarForge made it. And loving all the cool games that are upcoming. :)

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JohnHardy Dec 11 2012 says:

So happy Star Trek Excalibur made it! Good luck everyone! :-)

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WildBeautySoftware Dec 11 2012 says:

Thank for all the votes who helped us get Indie Pirates: The Game in the top 100.. It's our first year of competition and we couldn't be happier about this..

Now, its up to the best game to win the competition ;D

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bells Dec 11 2012 says:

Thank You everyone who voted for The Somme! Our first year in and we hit the 100! We are passionate about our fans and can't wait to deliver to you all in the coming year. Good luck to the top 100!

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Helmlock Dec 11 2012 says:

Thanks everyone who voted for Siege of Inaolia, we really appreciate it and good luck to the rest.

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AlwaysGeeky Dec 11 2012 says:

Oh, wow... Vox made it into the top 100 and is a finalist in the Adventure category! Thank you so much people! :D

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MasseStartCorpo Dec 11 2012 says:


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vektorDex Dec 11 2012 says:

Thanks for getting us with Sirius Online into the Top 100! That means a lot for us!

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darknigthmare Dec 15 2012 says:

thanks for whos have voting for snl in top 100
thanks again

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reok Dec 17 2012 says:

Big thanks for all the Stone Rage votes :))

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EigenLenk Dec 21 2012 says:

The voting is over. Now what?

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Epickzilla Dec 22 2012 says:

so....primal carnage made it?

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Cdtj3 Dec 22 2012 says:

When is the list going to be released?

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HeyCiro Dec 22 2012 says:

Now what?

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LordIheanacho Dec 23 2012 says:

I wonder whats in store for the Player's Choice Best Released Indie Awards.

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