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Welcome one and all the to 2nd annual Indie of the Year awards, celebrating all that is great about our beloved Indie gaming community, the developers, the hobbyists, the players and of course the games themselves. Indie of the Year is the biggest event on the World Wide Web honouring user created Indie titles hosted by IndieDB. In 2005, the event first started as a spin off the MOTY awards, stepping forward to 2010 the IOTY awards then separated and the Indie of the Year was born.

Up until Jan 1st 2012 join us and help celebrate your community, culture and give thanks to the developers by voting for your favorite projects. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Indie of the Year Awards.

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Welcome one and all the to 2nd Annual Indie of the Year awards, celebrating all that is great about our beloved indie gaming community, the developers, the hobbyists, the players and of course the games themselves. Indie of the Year is the biggest event on the World Wide Web honoring user created Indie titles hosted by IndieDB. In 2005, the event first started as a spin off the MOTY awards, stepping forward to 2010 the IOTY awards then separated and the Indie of the Year was born.


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Phase one ends in 10 days! Make sure you get your votes in so your favorite indie games don't miss out! Just find their page and click the vote button! It could not be easier!


2011! What a year!

Want to know what happened in 2011? IndieDB has you covered! Our annual Year in Review is coming soon along with our editors musings for 2011. This way even if you were not the most attentive student *tisk tisk* you will still be able to brush up on the major releases for the year! Just check back daily over for your fill of indie news.


Our Sponsors

We must also shout out to our 2011 sponsors, who are Alienware and CryENGINE. If you want the best gaming PC on the planet to develop an awesome indie game using the most advanced engine on the planet - look no further.


Who themed the awards?

This year we had a guest artist make all the fancy-smacy art assets for the competition!Lets read about the artist (an indie game developer for Survivors of Ragnarok) and why he does what he does!

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macacos2
macacos2

inb4 Minecraft Wins
even though it is a stolen concept and a poorly finished product that has its popularity fueled by excessive hype and autistic player base

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Shovel
Shovel

Lol minecraft won last year

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Dotdroid
Dotdroid

I am gonna get like a hundred downvotes but I hope Minecraft dosen't win again. Get ready for karma hell Luke :(
(Just to clarify I do like Minecraft but a game like Survivors of Ragnarok or Project Zomboid deserves a win)

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Seiseki
Seiseki

Yeah, I do like Minecraft too..
But it's good for the indie scene if other titles gets some attention as well..

Minecraft has a huge playerbase though and lots of loyal fans who thinks they're doing the game a favour by constantly voting for it in polls like this.

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Noteno-Studio
Noteno-Studio

I do not like Minecraft wins again, even the favorite course in the indiedb rating.
I never liked that style of play, I would have liked something with graphics, not this ... is my opinion ... I do not want problems hehe:)

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Henley Author
Henley

FYI you cannot win twice ;)

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Dotdroid
Dotdroid

It really should disable voting from previous winners if possible Henley just an idea y'know!

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AgentOrange96
AgentOrange96

In my opinion, Minecraft is an okay game, but it is way over hyped. For a while, everything was Minecraft, this really got on my nerves as Angry Birds does today. Also, what I like about it, Cube 2: Saurbraten did better. (And Cube 2 came first and it's free.) I hope a really good game wins. (I.E. NOT my game "1 Monster Truck vs. 61 Children")

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Sph!nx

Excellent. Good luck everyone!

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Dotdroid
Dotdroid

@AgentOrange96 I just voted 1v61 for the lolz, not have I ever played it. :D

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Breede
Breede

Just voted for Towns!

-Brede

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DavidDSOTP
DavidDSOTP

I'm voting for Hero-Arena ! /surprise haha. Good luck to every indie game in the running ! You all deserve praise !

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vicolata
vicolata

i like kenshi (especially the potential behind it). voted for it so it gets more known^^

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Jordizzle
Jordizzle

Everyone should go vote for Zombie Grinder ;))))

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Posho
Posho

LOL, Free Coke if you vote for Ooni! :D

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stupidgamedev
stupidgamedev

Lol, free Icetea for people who will vote Digmaan: The Aftermath... =)

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fragfest2012
fragfest2012

Wake Up Call is my favorite of all time, lol, but I kinda lead the project but hey, you can vote for it anyways.

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Posho
Posho

I don't think that my game will ever get to the first 100 :/
So, cheers everybody! :D

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stupidgamedev
stupidgamedev

Vote for Digmaan: The Aftermath hahaha =)

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ArkaZeen
ArkaZeen

Erm I like NZP so i hope that wins :D

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Jukki
Jukki

Heheh, i think my small psp game cant do much with thease big games :)

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Noteno-Studio
Noteno-Studio

in my opinion, the winner of this year is Army men III

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Diddykonga
Diddykonga

Just voted for overgrowth, such an awesome indie game that has come very far :)

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TheRedThing
TheRedThing

iDamaged can use the attention!:)
Indiedb.com

vote or the game will not be released!:)

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JerooCabrera
JerooCabrera

Remember to vote Dead In The Space also!

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Audiovore
Audiovore

Cool quarter art, but did you know, that Q1 is actually winter? As only the last half of December is winter followed by all of January and February.

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scottellison92
scottellison92

if you haven't checked out 28 marines later and see if you like it

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Helmlock
Helmlock

For all you Survival Fans check out Indiedb.com Im sure it'll tickle your fancy.

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CoS_Ethan
CoS_Ethan

Cool, I am now starting to expect indie of 2012!

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