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2016 was quite a year for indie games. From long-awaited Kickstarters like Hyper Light Drifter and SuperHOT to long-awaited releases like The Witness and Owlboy, from out-of-the-blue surprises like Pony Island and genre revivals like Shadow Tactics, you couldn't ask for a more diverse and intriguing selection this year. And somehow 2017 is looking equally impressive.
So it's time to continue this annual tradition and vote on our favorites!
- You may vote for any indie game released in 2016, on any platform (consoles, PC, mobile). Go by the date when the game released on a particular platform.
- Early Access, freeware games, and major expansions that add new content are eligible as well.
- You may list up to 15 games for your ballot. The games must be numbered, and consecutively listed in numerical order from 1 to 15.
- You must include a comment for each for your votes to be counted.
- You may list any number of honorable mentions in your ballot, and these must be indicated by an "x."
- You may also include a list of up to five most anticipated 2017 indie games. Same ranking and rules applies, however comments are optional for these.
1. Game A ; Comment on Game A. 2. Game B ; Comment on Game B. 3. Game C ; Comment on Game C. 4. Game D ; Comment on Game D. 5. Game E ; Comment on Game E. 6. Game F ; Comment on Game F. 7. Game G ; Comment on Game G. 8. Game H ; Comment on Game H. 9. Game I ; Comment on Game I. 10. Game J ; Comment on Game J. 11. Game K ; Comment on Game K. 12. Game L ; Comment on Game L. 13. Game M ; Comment on Game M. 14. Game N ; Comment on Game N. 15. Game O ; Comment on Game O. Honorable Mentions x. Game P ; Comment on Honorable Mention Game P. x. Game Q ; Comment on Honorable Mention Game Q. Most Anticipated 1. Game A ; Comment on Game A. 2. Game B ; Comment on Game B. 3. Game C ; Comment on Game C. 4. Game D ; Comment on Game D. 5. Game E ; Comment on Game E.
I'll be using the common scoring system, seen in the general GOTY threads. Honorable mentions will not receive points.
1. Game A ; 5 points 2. Game B ; 4 points 3. Game C ; 4 points 4. Game D ; 4 points 5. Game E ; 4 points 6. Game F ; 3 points 7. Game G ; 3 points 8. Game H ; 3 points 9. Game I ; 2 points 10. Game J ; 2 points 11. Game K ; 2 points 12. Game L ; 1 point 13. Game M ; 1 point 14. Game N ; 1 point 15. Game O ; 1 point
Due to the sheer volume of games that released this year, it can be difficult to find a definite list of 2016 releases. Here's the list of GAF's monthly Indie Games threads, as a quick overview of the year's releases:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Voting concludes on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.