Indie DB announced today that after over 78,000 votes were cast through 20 days of voting, the 2012 Indie Game of the Year has been decided. Unfortunately, no Xbox LIVE Indie Games won out.
The winners were:
- Players Choice Indie of the Year: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
- Players Choice Best Upcoming: Path of Exile
- Editors Choice Best Overall: Faster than Light
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare was named by players as the best indie game of 2012. It is a first-person medieval combat game released by Torn Banner Studios for PC back in October. The game received generally positive review scores from critics with a 79 aggregate score on Metacritic.
Here are the top 10 indie games of 2012:
- Chivalry: Medieval Warfar
- M&B Warband: Napoleonic Wars
- Faster Than Light
- Torchlight 2
- Natural Selection 2
- Hotline Miami
- Legend of Grimrock
- Renegade X
- Primal Carnage
Path of Exile was then chosen as the best upcoming indie game of the year. It is an action roleplaying game being developed by Grinding Gear Games and has yet to be released.
The Indie DB editors also named Faster than Light as the best overall indie of the year. Developed by FTL Team, it is a spaceship simulation game also available on PC (as well as Linux and Mac). The game was released in September and received even better review scores than Chivalry: Medieval Warfare as Faster than Light currently holds an 84 aggregate score on Metacritic.