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Indie of the Year 2010 Editors Choice - Best Upcoming Indie

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2010 was the year that has had the most new profiles created to date, and many mods moving over to develop Indie titles! To be nominated for an award in Best Upcoming mod projects need to have been updated significantly during 2010 and have not released (obviously) anything more then a demo. Here are the Editors of IndieDB's and our judges top selection of 2010.



MonacoMonaco
is a heist game, like the movie Ocean’s 11. Play by yourself or with up to 4 people on the same screen or online!


Dustforce!Dustforce!
is an acrobatic puzzle platformer. Use your trusty broom to clear an area by sweeping things up as stylishly and as thoroughly as you can! There is also a level editor planned, so you can create and share your own levels.

BastionBastion
Your goal is create a safe haven in the wake of the Calamity, a cataclysmic event that shattered the world. The entire play experience is dynamically narrated, gradually revealing a rich backstory as a mysterious narrator recounts your journey in real time, giving deeper meaning to your every action.

FezFez
Gomez is a 2D man on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

OvergrowthOvergrowth
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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DuckSauce
DuckSauce - - 969 comments

I'm hoping for Overgrowth, or Bastion, that one gets me excited too.

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Zetsaika
Zetsaika - - 7 comments

It's realy hard to choice. But i will hope for Monaco to win.

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MadMonkey119
MadMonkey119 - - 643 comments

Overgrowth all the way.

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architectts
architectts - - 790 comments

I'm surprised it didn't win.

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56er
56er - - 1,253 comments

it's just to good all the way >.<

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Yshaana
Yshaana - - 60 comments

Bastion and Overgrowth all the way !

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Highmist
Highmist - - 473 comments

They all look good, but my bet's are on Overgrowth.
But best wishes to all.

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 - - 1,068 comments

Honestly surprised not to see Natural Selection 2 up there but then again I suppose it'll win in another category. That and would be more of a personal opinion. With this list I'd also bet on Overgrowth but I'm personally in favor of Bastion with it's unique narrative, old school tried and true gameplay, and art direction. Good luck to all :D

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wiiandthekid
wiiandthekid - - 19 comments

fez, monaco, and bastion are looking good for me. 2011 should be a good year.

wiiandthekid.com

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R3ven
R3ven - - 2,022 comments

Bastion or Overgrowth, are my hopes for winner.

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blahblahblah12333
blahblahblah12333 - - 526 comments

The Spire.

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan - - 717 comments

You can say that again :) But really - this year saw some pretty neat indies released and it looks that next year will be even better. Good times!

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ANtY93
ANtY93 - - 166 comments

OVERGROWTH

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Catalyst440
Catalyst440 - - 257 comments

Overgrowth. Take it out. Again :D

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk - - 1,080 comments

Go go Overgrowth!!

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justgoaway
justgoaway - - 8,208 comments

Overgrowth or Bastion

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motorsep
motorsep - - 255 comments

meh, like anywhere in life - it's all about who you a friend with :/

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PytoX
PytoX - - 742 comments

Overgrowth!! :)

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deathparadeNL
deathparadeNL - - 2,061 comments

hoping for overgrowth :)

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figaroFI
figaroFI - - 4 comments

NS2

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Lord_of_Sausage
Lord_of_Sausage - - 95 comments

Ohergwoth!

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx - - 4,807 comments

Monaco seems to be promising, Good luck to it!

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Velox
Velox - - 83 comments

Monaco looks great but is it better than overgrowth?

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Jashin
Jashin - - 169 comments

I am impressed by the indie lineup

These blow the upcoming mods away by sheer style & gameplay (well overgrowth more for engine), especially Monaco.

I want these 5 in a bundle.

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX - - 1,159 comments

Manaco seems nice :)

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supernorn2000
supernorn2000 - - 22 comments

No mention of NS2 but Overgrowth gets nominated yet again? come on guys.

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ANtY93
ANtY93 - - 166 comments

The Ball was nominated 3 times

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MiniHendrix
MiniHendrix - - 111 comments

My inner fanboy is devastated at Overgrowth's loss. Anyways, Bastion looks cool and I'd be excited for Fez were it to be released on PC. Monaco looks... interesting. I'll have to watch it.

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Dodomaster
Dodomaster - - 35 comments

Monaco, well deserved!

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride - - 2,784 comments

Only one I've heard of is Overgrowth.

That's a good thing, though. Means indies getting more recognition.

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RunningJack
RunningJack - - 48 comments

Monaco is just a poor remake of the game Der Clou!

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Rawket
Rawket - - 867 comments

Never heard any of these games! Where's primal carnage or NS2?!

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lukaluka94
lukaluka94 - - 982 comments

Guys, this is just Editors choice. And remember that these are Upcoming games.

P.S. I got my IOTY spoiled...

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TheGameSquid
TheGameSquid - - 165 comments

All of these games look very cool obviously, but I'm also most excited about Monaco. It just looks so awesome. I used to be excited about Fez, but the lack of information or release date from the developers became quite frustrating after a while.

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Theon
Theon - - 712 comments

WTF, moddb? -.-

Overgrowth should be the obvious win.

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XManXHunterX
XManXHunterX - - 97 comments

monaco win and Overgrowth not??? wtf!!

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