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December has begun around the world which means voting booths are live on all indie game profiles, and it's time for the players to nominate the 2017 Indie of the Year.

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Indie of the Year Awards

Welcome to the 2017 Indie of the Year awards - the original and best player-voted awards dedicated to indie games, back for an 8th time. With more games than ever flooding Steam, the next month is an opportunity to rise above the noise, smash the vote button with your friends and help us highlight must-play indie gems. Voting booths have been added to every profile on the site, so don't delay and come the end of December your votes will help decide this year's best upcoming and best released indie game. Here is how it works.

Phase 1 - Nominations Begin

For the next 10 days, every indie game (see our year in review) on the site has a voting booth. Just click the big "vote now" button to show your love for your favorite games.

Phase 2 - The TOP 100

After nominations have been tallied, the TOP 100 will be unveiled on the 11th of December and a final round of voting begins for 10 days to determine the 2017 victor.

Phase 3 - Indie of the Year 2017 Revealed

Cue the drumroll, because the wait has ended and around Christmas we are going to start announcing the 2017 winners.

  • Editors Choice Award Release 22nd December
  • Players Choice Unreleased Release 27th December
  • Players Choice Indie of the Year Released 29th of December

Promotional Tools Available

Good luck, get voting, feel free to utilize our promotional tools and may the best game win!

Win Games for Voting

Every member from the community who votes, has a chance to win a game from our #modlove collection. The more you participate, promote the awards and encourage your friends to vote the better your chance. In addition to this the winning indie teams will be heavily promoted across our network, get the prestigious honor of being able to include the award badge in their media releases and Steam profile.

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