• Register

Indie of the Year

Welcome to the 7th 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 galaxy-traversing sandbox Space Engineers take out first place, followed with the tactical shooter Squad as runner up with the 90's nostalgia inducing Black Mesa finishing third on the podium. Read our players choice or editor's choice for the full results and start voting to help award the prestigious title of the 2016 Indie of the Year. Good luck everyone!

Square Enix
Indie Awards proudly sponsored by Square Enix Collective

Square Enix Collective has been created to act as a service provider for indie developers, either through helping to build community, helping to raise funds via Kickstarter, or with support for releasing games. Regardless of which services we work with you on, you will always retain your own IP, as well as creative control over your projects – and at each stage it’s up to you if you want to continue to work with us in the future.
RSS 2016 Indie Games Year in Review

With the end of the year drawing to a close, lets recap some of the amazing games released in 2016!

Posted by on

The 2016 Indie of the Year kicks of in a few short hours, lets recap some of the amazing games released in the past 12 months. What games will you be voting to win, let us know in the comments.

Quarter 2

Epistory Out Now!

<br>TerraTech - Update 0.6

Kameleon - Free Game

Pox Nora Spirits Beyond Expansion Released!

Nomad Fleet Out Now

0 A.D. - Free Game

Daily Chthonicle - Beta Demo

Kenshi hits Beta!

RimWorld Alpha 13


Mushroom Crusher Extreme - Demo

<br>Empires of the Undergrowth - Demo

Shoppe Keep

Temple of Light


Blacksea Odyssey

Esther and the Fallen Star




SEUM: Speedrunners From Hell

Disobey - Revolt Simulator

Tree of Kybal

Orange Moon Demo

Cubotrox Alpha Demo

Quarter 3

Guts and Glory Pre Alpha



Four Last Things


Dragon Bros

Pigsodus Demo

Nimbatus Demo




Swordy early access release

That Day We Left Demo

SEUM: Speedrunners From Hell

Blade Ballet


Death Stair

Doorways: Holy Mountains of Flesh

Lethe – Episode One is Released!

Project Genom

The Storm Guard

Akuto: Mad World


Epistory - Typing Chronicles


Dungeon Rushers Demo

Crisis Response Demo

Not a Simulator For Working

Powercity 9000 - Alpha

Loot Burn Kill Repeat

Computer Repair Simulator

Infinite Desolation - Demo

Tyler: Model 005 Alpha Demo

Klang Released!

Orwell demo has dropped


Only 3 quarters?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes

Ha ha! I was thinking the same thing! Annoyingly, our game was released in Q4...not that we would have made it but I can tell myself that's why we're not on the list! :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

Gotta get my game on here!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

Oh nice our game is in! Also i really got to check out 3001Q , looks like a really cool game!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote

Nice compilation of games, though some games such as Black Sea Odyssey and Dicetiny appear twice in different quarters

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.