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Indie of the Year

Back for an awesome 12th time, welcome to the 2021 Indie of the Year Awards, a celebration of the year's finest indie games chosen by you and our team at IndieDB.

Last year saw the toys-come-to-life HYPERCHARGE: UNBOXED take first place for player's choice, with mining-and-building sandbox Hydroneer nabbing second and the gory dark fantasy ARPG She Will Punish Them placing third. If you want to see the full players choice and editor's choice from 2020, look no further

The time is now to start hitting the vote button for your favorite indies, so they may make it into coveted Top 100. Help hard working game developers feel the love and soon we will announce the 2021 Indie of the Year. Good luck everyone!


2021 results are here: Players Choice | Editors Choice | Best Upcoming

2021 has reached its end, which means all 17,010 votes have been tallied and we can announce the 2021 Indie of the Year. This year saw many compelling entries but in the end it was Chernobylite that took out 1st place, followed closely by the popular Hedon Bloodrite and The Forgotten City taking out 2nd and 3rd respectively. Click the links above to read more.

Nominations have begun and there are 10000 games to vote for right now. The Year in Review is a great place to start picking your nominations

Only the best will make it through to the next round and we need your help finding them. Check out the years headlines, or what's hot right now for information about all the big 2021 releases.

We've counted your nominations and narrowed the field to the top 100!

Time for a further 10 days of intense voting to begin on the top 100 page. At the end of this we shall be crowning the 2021 Indie of the Year and also the 2021 Editors Choice.

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