Every year, IndieDB.com sponsors a people’s choice contest for indie games. This is the 6th year, and after more than 55,000 folks voted, there’s a top 100 list for the Indie of the Year Awards.
Popular games include Undertale, a nonviolent RPG; TerraTech, a game in which you design vehicles and then go into battle; Novus Inceptio, a sandbox survival game with MMO elements; and Hacknet, “immersive, terminal-based hacking simulator for PC. The “hottest engine” is Unity, sci-fi is the hottest theme, role-playing is the hottest genre, and a whopping 8 years is the longest dev time.
According to IndieDB’s press release, “Now is the time for players to help us decide the top 10 released and upcoming indies of 2015, which they can do by submitting their votes at the top 100 page. Only 10 days left until our winners will be locked in and announced shortly after. For more information on the event including a live scoreboard head to the awards page.”