The game sees players taking on the role of a small animated cube of meat named Meat Boy who must save his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from the evil Dr. Fetus. Players must use sharp reflexes to guide Meat Boy to the end of each level, using his wall clinging ability, while avoiding buzzsaws, salt, and other various death bringing obstacles. The game will contain about 350 levels, which are split across various chapters. Levels in each chapter can be played in any order, but a certain number of levels need to be completed to access the boss stage. Completing a level within a certain time will earn an 'A+' grade which unlocks a harder alternate level. In addition to these, there are hidden warp zones featuring retro styled bonus levels with three life limits. Clearing certain warp zones or collecting hidden bandages unlocks guest characters from indie games. There is also a replay function, showcasing failed attempts simultaneously.

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Indie of the Year 2010 Players Choice - Indie of the Year

Posted by Henley on Dec 24th, 2010

The time has finally arrived, the moment everyone on IndieDB has been waiting for. After countless days spent voting, promoting and deciding it all comes down to this. 10 final placements for the very best indie games that 2010 has seen. The victor will be the very first winner of our first annual IOTY contest and all the bragging rights that comes with it! A big thanks to all those people who voted, its been a hell of a year and what better way to end it then announcing the Indie of the Year 2010.

10Zombie Driver
fight your way through the streets of a zombie infested city to save the survivors of a disastrous chemical accident that changed most of the city's population into mindless brain hungry monsters. Time is the enemy and your car is a weapon as you race through the streets smashing everything on your way.

9Gang Garrison
presents the player with 9 unique classes to use in frenetic, cooperative multiplayer action in a stylish and unique 8-bit style. Battle with your friends or others you encounter online through a whole range of vibrant maps; TF2 maps reimagined in 2D as well as a multitude of maps with all sorts of different looks and settings.

is a puzzle-platform video game and the premiere title of independent Danish game developer Playdead Studios. The game was released in July 2010 on Xbox Live Arcade. Limbo is a 2D sidescroller, incorporating a physics system that governs environmental objects and the player character.

7The Ball
is an Unreal Engine 3 singleplayer action/puzzle game. You play as an archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, and a technical malfunction gets you stuck in a cavern. It doesn't take long before you realize this is more than just a cave. You reveal ancient ruins that have been hidden from outsiders for centuries and discover a mysterious artifact, a gold and metal shelled Ball.

is a 2D puzzle platform video game, built using Adobe Flash for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. Featuring a gravity flipping game mechanic, the game was developed by Terry Cavanagh and was released in 2010 alongside an online demo.

5Dwarf Fortress
puts the player in charge of a band of 7 dwarven settlers, fresh from the mountain homes. The object is to create a thriving civilization in a location of the player's choosing and incur as much or as little fun as desired.

4Mount & Blade: Warband
expands on the original game by introducing a sixth faction, increasing the political options, allowing players to start their own faction, and incorporating multiplayer modes. Reveiews of the game were generally favourable, with the addition of multiplayer the most highly praised element.

3Super Meat Boy
take on the role of a small animated cube of meat named Meat Boy who must save his girlfriend, Bandage Girl, from the evil Dr. Fetus. Players must use sharp reflexes to guide Meat Boy to the end of each level, using his wall clinging ability, while avoiding buzzsaws, salt, and other various death bringing obstacles. The game will contain about 350 levels, which are split across various chapters.

2Amnesia: The Dark Descent
puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Exploring the eerie pathways, you must also take part of Daniel's troubled memories. The horror does not only come from the outside, but from the inside as well. A disturbing odyssey into the dark corners of the human mind awaits.

is a sandbox construction game. It involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in creative mode, or fending off zombies, skeletons, spiders and creepers in survival.

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altercuca Dec 24 2010, 9:41pm says:

congratulations to all of u guys!

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linfosoma Dec 24 2010, 10:24pm says:

Congrats to the winner, and nice to see several of my favorite games of 2010 in the list!

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ne_zavarj Dec 25 2010, 6:06am says:

Minecraft ? :(

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Aert Dec 25 2010, 6:30am says:

I miss the good old narrator voice... :S

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Heaney Dec 25 2010, 1:15am says:

Well done Minecraft.

M&B Warband is epic though, I really do recommend it.

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Raivo Dec 25 2010, 8:31am says:

good games.

sadly my computer can run only half of these :I

and on GG2, "C1"

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Khameli Dec 25 2010, 3:20am says:

congraz for all in top10

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Smuz-juhl Dec 25 2010, 5:40pm says:


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lukutizzz Dec 26 2010, 3:42am says:


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Squeezie007 Dec 26 2010, 5:32pm says:

Hooray! Minecraft won the Indie awards! Now we'll get cake implemented into Minecraft. And it's gonna be a choccy cake! =D

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Aegis_Guardian Dec 26 2010, 8:48pm says:

Hooray, I own each of the top three games, among others on this list.
I didn't like the Ball though. I'm not sure why, it's a pretty cool game. I guess I just can't get into it.

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Niklasdiver Dec 27 2010, 2:37pm says:

I think all of these Top 10 are great games!
But i think the price would have been better in the hands of a different developer.
Notch has almost sold Minecraft 900000 times and developers like the creators of Amnesia nearly ran bankrupt finishing their game.

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Tikiana Dec 30 2010, 6:13am says:

Congratzzz Notch!


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RobinKanters Dec 31 2010, 7:46pm says:


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wolfbrother9393 Jan 31 2011, 11:11am says:

YESH! I am so glad to see Amnesia up on that list!!

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