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Indie of the Year

Back for an amazing 13th time, welcome to the 2022 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 hauntingly beautiful Chernobylite take first place for player's choice, with mod-turned-commercial success story Hedon: Bloodrite nabbing second and another modder success story The Forgotten City placing third. If you want a look at how the rest of the placing went in 2021, check out the rest of player's choice for released and upcoming, as well as the editor's picks for 2021.

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 2022 Indie of the Year. Good luck everyone and may the best indie win!


2022 results are here: Players Choice | Editors Choice | Best Upcoming

2022 has reached its end, which means all 19,000 votes have been tallied and we can announce the 2022 Indie of the Year. This year saw many compelling entries but in the end it was Isonzo that took out 1st place, followed closely by the popular Vampire Survivors and Turbo Overkill taking out 2nd and 3rd respectively. Click the links above to read more.

Nominations are open & there are over 10000 games to vote for right now

Q1 (Jan - March) | Q2 (April - June) | Q3 (July - Sept) | Q4 (Oct - Dec)

The Year in Review linked above is a great place to start picking your nominations, or see what's hot right now. Only the best will make it through to the next round and we need your help finding them so get your vote in!

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 2022 Indie of the Year and also the 2022 Editors Choice.

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