IGR’s Best Indie Games of 2010 – The Nominees

Indie Game Reviewer will be posting its top ten games of 2010 shortly before New Year’s Eve. We have polled the populations of various indie gaming communities at social media sites to hear their feedback as well. Here are IGR’s nominees for the best of 2010.

If you would like to see any of these on our year end list, please feel free to mention them in the comments, or, if there is game you insist we must consider, please include them as well in your response to this post – we are always ready to be convinced. Thanks for hanging out at IGR and here’s to another great year of mind-bending, groundbreaking indies games!

  • Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Released Sept. 8, 2010
  • Bit.Trip.RUNNER – Released May 17, 2010
  • Desktop Dungeons – Released January 2010
  • Hydorah – Released June 4, 2010
  • Sleep Is Death – Released April 16, 2010
  • Loved – Released June 14th, 2010
  • Fractal – Released May 26, 2010
  • Super Meat Boy – Released Oct. 20, 2010
  • Eschalon: Book II Released May 12, 2010
  • Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale – Released Sept. 10, 2010
  • Puzzle Dimension – Released June 21, 2010
  • Hero Core – Released June 12, 2010
  • Jolly Rover – Released June 7, 2010
  • VVVVVV – Released Jan. 10, 2010
  • Galcon Fusion – Released Feb. 11, 2010
  • Shank – Released October 25th, 2010
  • Limbo – Released July 21st, 2010
  • Star Ruler – Released Aug 19, 2010
  • A Slow Year
  • Game Dev Story – Oct. 9, 2010
  • Puzzle Bots – Released May 7, 2010
  • Octodad – Released Nov. 1, 2010
  • Tommy Tronic – Released October 28, 2010
  • Escape from the Underworld – Release Date: October 2010
  • A House In California – Release Date: Nov 2010
  • Zen Bound 2 – Release Date: April 1, 2010
  • The Ball – Release Date: 26 Oct, 2010
  • Guardians of Graxia – Released – Oct. 20, 2010

A Slow Year from Ian Bogost on Vimeo.

NOTE: We did not include Minecraft because it is technically still in Beta (for 2011 release) and was first put on advance sale in 2009.

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4 thoughts on “IGR’s Best Indie Games of 2010 – The Nominees

  1. I would say that Nuclear Wasteland 2030 since it is a FPS and graphically outclasses many other games and from my understanding it is done by one person. It also has zombies/mutants and who doesnt like shooting zombies!

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