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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 2022 Indie of the Year!

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Indie of the Year Awards
Voting has started!

It's time once again – the 2022 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.

Indies Persevere

2022 marked a momentous year for DBolical - the 20th anniversary of IndieDB's sister site, ModDB. Over the last two decades, tens of thousands of mods have been released onto ModDB and some of the heaviest hitters have become industry legends, sealed within the history of ModDB itself. Many of those modders then went on to create successful indie games that have had their own time in the spotlight during Indie of the Year - cementing the relationship integral to DBolical between modders and indie developers.

Now, though, we draw the focus to those brave developers, some working entirely solo, some with only a handful of friends to share the load, who are creating the next set of remarkable indie breakout hits - you, the creators on IndieDB! So gear up and get ready to battle it out to decide the winners of IndieDB's 13th annual awards!

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 2022 Indie of the Year!

Phase 3: Indie of the Year 2022 Revealed

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

  • Editors Choice Awards (22nd December)
  • Players Choice: Unreleased Indie Game (27th December)
  • Players Choice: Indie of the Year 2022 (28th December)

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.

Year In Review - Quartered

Strapped for ideas about the top headlines of 2022, or perhaps looking to check out some new indies before 2022 closes out? We've got you covered, with a breakdown of the top indie releases and news over the year. Four articles covering each quarter of the year, with twelve indies per quarter for a total of forty-eight indie games, will give you plenty to chew on. The release of each article will be staggered like below:

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 indie 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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Supported by mod.io

The 2022 awards are proudly supported by mod.io. Launch an official mod community for your game with powerful moderation, discovery, events, marketplace and metrics systems, using our cross-platform mod SDKs and plugins for Unity and Unreal Engine. Interested in adding mods to your game and finding out more? Reach out for a demonstration.

Sph!nx - - 722 comments

I wish every participant the best of luck! May the best win!

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Kralich/David - - 832 comments

Hear hear!

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