Overgrowth takes place in the savage world of Lugaru where rabbits, wolves and other animals are forced to use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle. Combining 3rd person adventure platforming with intricate melee combat, Overgrowth achieves a unique feel. Overgrowth also benefits from Wolfire's brand new Phoenix Engine which has been built from the ground up to allow the use of cutting edge graphics, animation, and physics. Add to these exciting features Overgrowth’s realistic artificial intelligence and streamlined control system and the result is an astoundingly immersive experience.

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Welcome to the Players Choice - Upcoming top 5 award for Indie of the Year 2011.

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From the 1st of December to the 20th we asked quite a bit of our community, we asked that you decide what Indie games you think are the best titles for 2011. We tallied up the votes for best upcoming Indies and arranged them into a top 5.

Ladies and Germs these are your top 5 upcoming Indie games for 2011.



To qualify for the top 5, the game must place higher than it has in previous years and must have had a significant update in 2011. Otherwise an honorable mention is given, which these teams have received:

Having won last years event Natural Selection 2 has just managed to place somewhere within the top 5, however you cannot win twice, honorable mention it is!


5Project Zomboid
is an open-ended zombie-infested sandbox. It asks one simple question – how will you die? Whether surviving in Knox County free-roam or controlling Indie Stone mascot Baldspot in his quest to save his injured wife Kate – death is always a certainty. Quite how long you manage to put it off is another matter…

4Dear Esther
is a ghost story, told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional game-play the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly uncovered when exploring the various locations of the island, making every each journey a unique experience.

3Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
a first-person medieval online combat game that seeks to deliver the intensity of epic hollywood medieval block busters to the hands of a gamer. CHIVALRY hurls the player into a fictional medieval world where the Agathian Knights are battling against the newly formed Mason Order for control of the lands of Agatha.

2Renegade X
is a tactical First and Third Person Shooter with Real Time Strategy elements, set in the Command & Conquer universe. It is a high quality award-winning free indie game being created on the Unreal Development Kit. Originally, Renegade X was originally an Unreal Tournament 3 mod.

1Overgrowth
takes place in the savage world of Lugaru where rabbits, wolves and other animals are forced to use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle. Combining 3rd person adventure platforming with intricate melee combat, Overgrowth achieves a unique feel.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar

Nice. Glad to see Renegade X made it so far!

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CumQuaT
CumQuaT

Congratulations to the winners!

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Aragost
Aragost

Congratulations to those who won

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Karion
Karion

Congrats to all

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Congrats guys :)

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BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro

Congrats to all! I'm really glad to see Overgrowth in first, I've been following them for a while, and I've been consistently impressed with what they've done!

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um-tiki
um-tiki

Interesting choice, well deserved to all. Congrats to the team of all dev teams.

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Dra6o0n
Dra6o0n

Overgrowth is definitely 1st, mainly because of the pace of development and release of update videos, that the team constantly explain their technology and motivates people into learning something actually helpful in game development...

Overgrowth is filled with technology that really interests me, because they constantly try new stuff to both optimize and improve the game...

Like that polygon 'adjusting' tech that lowers resource use while keeping it's look at long distance, and that 'sprite' swapper when a model is too far away, to save rendering.

Most especially is that latter technology, because not everyone's 3D game has them using 2d sprites for long distance 3d objects...

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garrettcolas
garrettcolas

Overgrowth earned that 1st spot just with their great engine, let alone their cool art direction. Good work all you devs!

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KingPhazon
KingPhazon

Star Trek: Excalibur should be on this list......

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Henley Author
Henley

I just love how you have basically posted the same response on both IOTY awards so far.

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Havoc_frost
Havoc_frost

congrats to all!

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Foxfingers
Foxfingers

GO GO GO CHIVALRY!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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Darthlex
Darthlex

Yeah, personally I just can't wait for Medieval Warefare!

It's been a while since there's been a first person trading game. >_>

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

Curious why Natural Selection 2 isn't on the list this year, like last year, not that I want it to be, but merely in the sense of wondering what made it drop off the list entirely, isn't it still released and wasn't it first or second last year?

Did people lose attention for it, or did the others on this list just got a ton more popularity than it?

Merely asking out of curiosity.

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BCamel
BCamel

Did you even bother to read what they wrote ?

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IvanErtlov
IvanErtlov

Obviously not :D

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

Reading is for heathens, true ducklings post before they read!
:(

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IvanErtlov
IvanErtlov

Congratulations to the winners!

However I`d love to se a detailled scoreboard online.

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SabreXT
SabreXT

Second for a full and detailed scoreboard.

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

Aye, and include the top 10 or 15 or so.

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reok
reok

Congratz to everyone!

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reok
reok

@IvanErtlov, that would be awesome!

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sharkwouter
sharkwouter

gratz guys!

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jalex3
jalex3

3 I love in the top 5 and 2 that have me interested!

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cupogoodness
cupogoodness

Congrats to these awesome games. :)

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

congrats to all

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

nice job !

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VIPsp
VIPsp

Congratulations to all!

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK

Great looking titles in this top 5, well done everyone. Congratulations.

Surprised at there being no placing for Star Trek: Excalibar or Interstellar Marines, both being some quite hotly anticipated work, but their time will come I guess.

Once again congrats to the winners here, well deserved.

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sexbad
sexbad

Zombie survival, walking around on an island listening to someone talk, medieval warfare, multiple perspective shooter, ninja rabbit combat.

HM, ONE OF THESE THINGS SEEMS REALLY OUT OF PLACE.

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dsi1
dsi1

Yeah Zomboid is the only 'generic' one there. The genre shouldn't fool you though it seems to be different from every other zombie game.

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sexbad
sexbad

I was actually ripping on Dear Esther because it is not a game at all.

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Tibberius
Tibberius

Thank you all for your votes, We are very excited to see Chivalry: Medieval Warfare come in at 3rd place and this award makes the holidays extra special for our team this year. I hope to see you all on the battlefield in 2012 so I can give you proper respect as true men should- Blade to Blade! If you are just discovering our game, please find out more on our site at www.ChivalrytheGame.com

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KingPhazon
KingPhazon

@TALON_UK I'm ripping my hair out waiting to play Star Trek: Excalibur, it looks awesome!

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Harimau
Harimau

"Fourth" Place. Just because it's "forty" and not "fourty", doesn't mean it applies anywhere else. See "fourteen". I'm just saying.

Overgrowth's top spot is well-deserved. I'm also very looking forward to Natural Selection 2. The others look interesting and I will have to check them out.

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Slevo
Slevo

havent heard anything from dear esther wasent it just 1 release a long time ago then that was it?

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85

I knew Overgrowth would win :D

Besides Chivalry these would be my selection (no hate to Chivalry, just not my "choise" but i do give a really, big thumbs up to them too ^^)

Gratz to guys :D and Merry Christmas

Lots of Love, CW

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Frie
Frie

Congrats to the folks behind the game in the top 5! What about the other genres in the "upcoming" category?

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Nikoleiz
Nikoleiz

primal carnage should be on the list, it did it to the third place last year just behind overgrowth, overgrowth its an awesome game im glad it won

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synulia
synulia

What is the very first song in the intro? I need to know, it's wonderful.

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Uridon
Uridon

I never knew Originally renegade x was originally an unreal tournament 3 mod. *cough

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