IGM Awards 2012 – Nominate Now!

igm nominees 2012

We’re getting close to our annual readers/editors choice awards for the best indie games of 2012.  Soon you’ll be voting for not only the next president, but also the best indie games of 2012.  I’ve been compiling some or our top-reviewed games and editor’s favorites, but we need your input and nominations as well so we make sure all of the worthy games are on our ballot.  Unlike other game competitions, there are no judges, entry fees, etc.  This is an open and democratic ballot where the indie game fans out there vote and select the best games that came out this year.  Here’s my list so far:


  • Awesomenauts
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Spelunky
  • Fez
  • Dust: An Elysian Tale
  • Minecraft


  • Awesomenauts
  • Unfinished Swan
  • Closure
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Shank 2
  • Dyad
  • Journey


  • Gateways
  • Diehard Dungeon
  • Smooth Operator
  • qrth-phyl

Best Mobile

  • Splice: Tree of Life
  • Dynamite Jack
  • Super Crate Box
  • Waking Mars

Best Free or F2P

  • Starforge
  • Hawken
  • Zineth
  • Warsow


  • FTL
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Hotline Miami
  • Orcs Must Die 2
  • Lone Survivor


  • Hotline Miami
  • Unfinished Swan
  • Mark of the Ninja
  • Fez


  • Splice
  • Botanicula
  • Fez

Most Anticipated 2013

  • The Witness
  • Project Zomboid
  • Gnomoria
  • Kenshi
  • Starbound
  • The Banner Saga

Keep in mind that we like to have 6-8 games in each category.  In order to be eligible for these awards, the indie game must have been released this year (2012) and not have been featured in a previous IGM Awards before.

What games do you want to see in the Game of the Year category? Did we miss a game, nominate it by posting a comment with the category and game title it belongs in.  Voting will go up around Thanksgiving time and be open to the public through the end of the year.  It’s time to honor our indie game developers!

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  1. Thomas Faust | Buy

    Where’s Defender’s Quest? Where’s A Virus Named TOM? Where’s The Sea Will Claim Everything? Where’s DRM? For a site that is all about indie games, it’s a bit of a shame to only list the bigger and well-known indies. Or is quality determined by sales numbers after all?

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