Welcome to the 2020 Indie of the Year results! After 10 days of top 100 voting, the results have been tallied and it's now time to announce this year's winners. Below, you will find the Top 10 Indie Games of 2020. Additionally, you can check out the Top 10 Mods of 2020, or register with IndieDB to add your indie game to the site and be eligible for participation and voting in the Indie of the Year awards for 2021.
It's been an incredible year for indie gaming, and while the Top 10 winners are locked in, we want to take a moment to bring your attention and recognition to some games which just missed out. A honorable mention is given for polling strongly in the awards, but being ineligible due to placing higher in a previous year, or if a significant update was not released in 2020:
ScourgeBringer is a fast-paced free-moving roguelite platformer. Help Kyhra to explore the unknown and to slash her way through the ancient machines guarding the seal of her past, and maybe the redemption of humanity.
Something is wrong with the heart of magic. Play a young archivist venturing out into a dying world, cataloging its mysteries and its wonders to unearth the truth. Nanotale is the new adventure from the Typing Chronicles franchise and the spiritual successor to the acclaimed Epistory.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout flings hordes of contestants together online in a mad dash through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains!
Battle bizarre obstacles, shove through unruly competitors, and overcome the unbending laws of physics to avoid both humiliation and elimination. Leave your dignity at the door and prepare for hilarious failure in your quest for the crown!
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the eagerly awaited sequel to the acclaimed medieval combat simulator and role-playing game Mount & Blade: Warband.
Set 200 years before, it expands both the detailed fighting system and the world of Calradia. Bombard mountain fastnesses with siege engines, establish secret criminal empires in the back alleys of cities, or charge into the thick of chaotic battles in your quest for power.
ExoTanks is a fast-paced Shooter based on tank battles of the future. Mars, 2090. Two factions, the Confederation and the Syndicate, are fighting for power over the red planet and its resources. You’ll have to master combat vehicles.
Play with 4-10 player online or via local WiFi as you attempt to prepare your spaceship for departure, but beware as one or more random players among the Crew are Impostors bent on killing everyone!
Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre.
A dark fantasy ARPG that lets you engage in brutal and gory combat in the demonic realm. Play as the gorgeous but deadly Succubus. Grind your way through an enormous amount of horrifying abominations and bosses, until she becomes the most formidable and seductive devil.
Hydroneer is a mining and base building sandbox. Dig for gold and other resources to turn a profit and enhance your mining operation. Build a base of operations, forge weapons, go fishing, and dig deep!
Play as an Action Figure and walk down memory lane as your mind is filled with childhood memories of your once forgotten toys. You must complete the mission of Sgt. Max Ammo and prevent the Hypercore from being destroyed.
Hypercharge is a classic style First and Third-Person Shooter that focuses on Wave-Based Shooting with Defense Building mechanics. From Single-Player, to PvP and even Online Co-op, there’s a mode to suit every style of play!
The 2020 awards are proudly supported by Manticore Games, creators of Core. Core is an endless universe of games to play and worlds to explore designed by a global community of creators. It's a radically accessible game construction kit and game-playing platform, all in one. Whether you're interested in playing unexpected takes on shooters, RPGs, and party games, exploring massive and spectacular words with friends, or unleashing your own insane game designs on the world, Core is your portal to the multiverse. Learn more about Core, and download it here.
A huge congratulations are in order to all the indie developers, and community voters, for participating in the 2020 Indie of the Year awards! IndieDB would like to wish you all the best for your continued indie development efforts through to 2020, and we hope to see you again for next year's awards!