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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 27, 2012 - After 20 days of voting, during which time 78,000+ votes were logged and 6,000 indie games were narrowed down to a top 100, we can now announce the 2012 Indie of the Year. It has the great honor of joining previous victors Minecraft and Terraria. And the winner is:

In the 11th Annual Mod of the Year event, a staggering 132,000+ votes were logged with an incredibly tight fight occurring due to two of the most popular mods ever Black Mesa and DayZ. And the winner is: Finally, in our experimental first ever App of the Year event, 4,000 votes were logged, with the ultimate battle being who can edge out the amazing popularity of Minecraft Pocket Edition. And the winner is: A massive thanks must go out to the 215,000+ people who voted in the 2012 awards – it was another great year for indie/hobbist games and we look forward to covering 2013. Happy Holidays.

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