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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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Melbourne - December 12, 2012 - More gamers than ever before have participated in the 2012 Indie of the Year Awards, with over 34,000 nominations deciding the top 100.

Only a few votes separate the leaders which includes indie darlings such as Natural Selection 2, Chivalry, FTL, Hotline Miami and also a few surprises such as the upcoming Path of Exile and the incredibly popular Transformice.

Scott Reismanis, the Founder of IndieDB, commented "It's been amazing watching previous years records get smashed - as more and more gamers find themselves playing independent titles. It will be quite interesting to see who comes out on top (and joins previous winners Minecraft and Terraria) now that the prestigious top 100 has been released."

Players can now view and vote on the top 100 independent games for a final 10 days, which will decide the ultimate winner.

We are also running our 2012 Mod of the Year Awards, which due to some of the biggest mod releases ever ( Black Mesa, DayZ, Cry of Fear) over 71,000 votes have been logged. The top 100 mods can be viewed and voted also for a final 10 days.

On December 20th voting will close, with the players choice winners to be showcased daily until January 1st 2013.

About IndieDB

Indie games are changing the world, one giant pixel at a time. Indie DB supports independent developers and their games, by providing them with a place to showcase their hard work (in-progress or complete) to fans seeking original gaming experiences. For more information please visit

About ModDB

Mod DB is the premiere online community that unites developers, players and their ideas, empowering them to shape the games we play. Mods provide new and exciting options for gamers, and Mod DB is the largest website for players and developers who want to create and play something different. For more information please visit