Indie of the Year

Welcome to the 6th Annual Indie of the Year Awards, 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.

Last year we saw the popular free-to-win MMO Robocraft take out first place, followed with the tactical shooter Insurgency providing a noble runner up and Five Night's at Freddy's 1 & 2 finishing third on the podium. Remember every year on top of the players choice which ultimately decides our top 10 we also run an editor's choice where the folks at IndieDB choose our ten standout projects from across the board.

It's been a fantastic year for indie games and we look forward to counting your votes!

Report RSS 2015 Indie Games Year in Review

As another year draws to a close, we recap every game featured in our monthly newsletter. It's a long post, see what made the headlines.

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Thanks to our community for another fantastic year. In just a few hours the 2015 Indie of the Year will begin, so we wanted to remember some of the highlights from the past 12 months. Tell us who you will be voting for in the comments.

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Q1 2015

Besiege Alpha
Wickland Early AccessCurse of Mermos Open Beta
Brutal Nature releases version 0.50!There is Only Power
Chaos RideDragon Slayer Borealis
Dr. Spacezoo - v0.4 UpdateGloria Victis graphics overhaul!
Spooky's House of Jump Scares
HASTE (Time-bending action) Prototype #3Drifter
Hoverbike JoustGunslugs 2
Airships 5.3: Steam BetaCrazy Steam Bros 2
OGAT - Update 65.0Cube27 Demo


Q2 2015

Karmaflow: The Rock Opera Videogame
Meta Warrior DemoZygote
Runestone Keeper DemoMoonbase 332
Monstrum Out NowAir Brawl
Nomad FleetSTRAFE® SPEED ZONE
Eden Star on Early Access
Runes of BrennosPavel Quest Demo
Holy ShipThe Universim Early Prototype
Legends of PixeliaFlutter Bombs
Verdun is Released
WyrmsunSoccertron
BFF or DieUnbox Pre Alpha
Flatliners v0.01Planetary Slingshot
Black Mesa - Early Access
Outland 17: Void of LibertyShallow Space: Insurgency Demo
Battle of Empires :1914-1918Dead Synchronicity Released!
Orcish Inn Pre-AlphaRenegade X: Beta 4
Lemma is out!


Q3 2015

The Masterplan
Catlateral DamageCombat Core
Void Raiders - Public DemoVector Thrust
Demons with ShotgunsReflections
Dark Storm Kickstarter Demo

Eden Star v0.0.8GeoSphere
Dwarven Brawl Bros
Guild of Dungeoneering
Scraps now on Early AccessBadass Inc.
Kopanito All-Stars Soccer Demo
FragFestSolarix
Dream Factory DemoFour Realms Demo
Nova Blitz DemoADventure Lib Released
Half-Line Miami
SpaceJammers Demo Absolute Drift is Released
Salad Fingers Where's May Gone Rats Time is running out
PolyRace Alpha Mad Squad


Q4 2015

Tidal Affair Demo
Celaria Alpha DemoMos Speedrun 2 Released
Painters Guild RELEASED on Steam!Empyrion - Galactic Survival
Master Spy now on Steam!Bulby's Diamond Course Demo
Concrete Jungle Released
BitstreamNetworm out now.
Skara - The Blade RemainsI Can't Escape: Darkness
Orbiz DemoTankr Demo
Divinia Chronicles: Early Access launch
A.I. Invasion - Out NowCERES Released
Mushroom 11Gunnheim out now!
Angels Fall First
Binarray DemoAncestory out now!
Cloudrift out now!The Skeleton War
CHKN Demo

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Jonny_T
Jonny_T

Awesome year once again - big thanks to the team at IndieDB for the support of all the indies involved!

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HenryT77
HenryT77

Ekhm, there is one month more till end of 2015:)

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INtense! StaffOnline
INtense!

True, new releases can still sneak in

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Katapult
Katapult

It's been a great start for CHKN! We're so happy to be considered among so many great indie games. Good luck to all!

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TheWorlock
TheWorlock

Eden star

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LucasionGS
LucasionGS

Fun to here who's winning this year! Congraz to the peolple that do!

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bluetengustudio
bluetengustudio

Great chance to look back and see so many cool games. Congrats to the winners and anyone who made an indie game in 2015!

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Wszczebrzeszyn
Wszczebrzeszyn

Age of Decadence by far. It's the best cRPG since Fallout 1 and it ***** on Underrail.

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CoffeeKid
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This is a real sad state of affairs when half of the games listed are in beta. The top game has been in beta for 2 years. Maybe the award should have been beta of the year?

This whole buying early access and leaving the game there is garbage. I'm ready for a sea change.

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