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Indie of the Year

Back for an 9th time, welcome to the 2018 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 saw popular MMO Foxhole take the throne for the players choice Indie of the Year, followed by the huge run and gun hit Cuphead with the immersive team-oriented shooter Day of Infamy to round out the top 3. If you want to see the full players choice and editor's choice from 2017, look no further.

2018 has been a huge year for indie games, from the abundance of awesome titles to hit our Steam libraries, to the inability to avoid the phrase 'Battle Royale' no matter where you looked. Whilst Battle Royale games often begin with 100 players, the Indie of the Year awards will begin with thousands - to ensure your favourite indie's make it into the coveted top 100 you need to do your duty and smash that vote button harder than ever. Help hard working game developers feel the love and soon we will announce the 2018 Chicken Dinner Winner Indie of the Year. Good luck everyone!

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December has begun around the world which means voting booths are live on all indie game profiles, and it's time for the players to nominate the 2018 Indie of the Year.

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It’s time once again – the 2018 Indie of the Year awards have commenced! These player-voted awards are the original and best way for gamers to make it known how much they appreciate the creative works of independent developers. It’s becoming harder and harder to find those breakout, must-play indie games now that platforms are becoming ever more open, so do your part and vote for your top indie picks, then get all your friends to vote too! By the end of the month, your votes will have determined the 2018 Indie of the Year!

Phase 1: Nominations Begin

Over the next 10 days, a voting booth will appear on every indie game’s profile page. Simply visit the profile for the game you wish to vote for, and hit the “vote now” button to submit your preference.

Phase 2: The Top 100

Nominations will close on December 10, and will then be tallied to determine the Top 100 games of the year. This list will be revealed on December 11, and then, voting on games in this Top 100 will begin for another 10 days, to determine the 2018 Indie of the Year!

Phase 3: Indie of the Year 2018 Revealed

Come Christmas, the final awards will be rolled out over a series of days. The announcements will be presented as follows:

Promote Your Game To Help Get Votes!

Developers, you should make as much noise about your game as possible to get it in front of potential voters! Luckily, we’ve created some tools to help you do just this.


Win Games for Voting

Every member from the community who votes has a chance to win a game from our #modlove collection. The more you participate, promote the awards and encourage your friends to vote the better your chance. In addition to this the winning mod teams will be heavily promoted across our network, get the prestigious honor of being able to include the award badge where-ever they damn well please, and be introduced to publishers interested in taking their idea to the next level.

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