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.”

Last year top games included the MMO Robocraft, the tactical shooter Insurgency, and Five Night’s at Freddy’s 1 & 2. The editors at IndieDB also choose their top 10 every year.

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Linda learned to play video games as a way to connect with her teenaged kids, and then she learned to love video games for their own sake. At Pixelkin she wrangles the business & management side of things, writes posts as often as she can, reaches out on the social media, and does the occasional panel or talk. She lives in Seattle, where she writes, studies, plays video games, spends time with her family, consumes vast quantities of science fiction, and looks after her small cockapoo. She loves to hear from people out there. You can read more about her at her website, Linda Breneman.com or her family foundation's website, ludusproject.org.