And the best indie games of 2010 are….

IndieDB has announced its list of best indie games of this year. These were voted on by its community (30,877 nomination votes and 34,363 final votes) and chosen by editors and a panel of judges. Based on community votes, the Players Choice Top 10 indie games of 2010 are:

  1. Minecraft – Mojang Specifications
  2. Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Frictional Games
  3. Super Meat Boy – Team Meat
  4. Mount & Blade: Warband – Taleworlds
  5. Dwarf Fortress – Bay 12 Games
  6. VVVVVV – Terry Cavanagh, composed by Magnus Pålsson
  7. The Ball – Teotl Studios Ek. För.
  8. Limbo – Playdead
  9. Gang Garrison – Faucet
  10. Zombie Driver – Exor Studios

Editor’s Choice and other Players Choice nominees and winners are listed below.

The Editor’s Choice awards are not based on community votes, but are selected by IndieDB editors and judges from places like Joystiq and Rock Paper Shotgun. Here are the nominees of the respective categories, with the winners at the top in bold:

Most Innovative

  • Minecraft 
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Nudo
  • VVVVVV
  • The Ball

Best Original Art

  • Limbo
  • Jolly Rover
  • Love
  • VVVVVV
  • The Ball

Best Upcoming Indie

  • Monaco
  • Dustforce!
  • Bastion
  • Fez
  • Overgrowth

Best Multiplayer Indie

  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Frozen Synapse
  • Minecraft
  • Shoot First
  • Love

Best Singleplayer Indie

  • Minecraft
  • Limbo
  • Super Meat Boy
  • VVVVVV
  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Players Choice (ranked according to number of community votes):

Best Upcoming Indie

  1. Natural Selection 2
  2. Overgrowth
  3. Primal Carnage
  4. Interstellar Marines
  5. Depth

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

2010 Indie of the Year Awards [IndieDB] [Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America]

Maurice Tan