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Indie of the Year 2010 Editors Choice - Best Singleplayer Indie

Article Posted by Henley on Jan 13th, 2011

Back in early December 2010, Epic Games the creators of the UDK engine teamed up with the staff of IndieDB in an attempt to recognize the top UDK games of 2010. First, we called on the public that voted in last years Indie of the Year awards to narrow down the list to just 10 releases. Then, it was up to the judges from Epic Games and IndieDB to pick the ultimate winner. The top placing project will receive a flight to the Epic offices in Cary, NC for up to 5 of their developers. There, they will meet Epic's developers, tour the brand new studio facilities and give a demo of their UDK game on the 16'x9' display in the area known as The Arena.

With such a huge prize up for grabs and some awesome upcoming games in the top 10, judging this event wasn't easy. And while there can only be one winner, we eagerly look forward to 2011 and watching these UDK games and others evolve in innovative boundary pushing titles.

is a 3rd person puzzle platformer where the player takes control of an Artificially Intelligent infiltration program called Aiva, whose abilities range from hacking systems, cracking fire walls and toying with security protocols.

(presented in no particular order)

is a single-player game where the player must complete challenging puzzles to advance through each level. To finish puzzles the player needs to manipulate coloured cubes in the environment by controlling them with their special gloves.

40 Stories
you play as Anita Hent, a disgruntled technical support employee who is on a mission to leave her office. In Anita’s haste, she runs into the megalomaniacal Professor Darius McDoogle, who zaps her with his reality altering Quantum Stabilizer, which then gives Anita the power to clone herself.

is a first person horror action adventure where you and your family have been kidnapped by an extremist cult, and your main objective is to escape with your daughter and husband alive. As you wake up you begin to have hallucinations, some which will cause you to see your environments shift.

The Ball
You play as an archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, and a technical malfunction gets you stuck in a cavern. It doesn't take long before you realize this is more than just a cave.

is the worlds first first-person tower defense game and is set in a beautiful science fiction world. You take the role of Skye, an elite soldier sent out to protect her hometown, Elysion One, from hordes of mysterious alien creatures.

FPS Terminator
is set in the year 2029 you are placed in the boots a of soldier serving for humankind against the ruthless army of machines. The final campaign will feature nine chapters of a roller coaster ride, inspired by James Cameron's masterpiece franchise.

Primal Carnage
is a multiplayer first person shooter where players must work as a team to complete game mode dependent objectives. In Primal Carnage, you can play as one of two factions: dinosaurs or humans. Both are filled with special unique classes and abilities that complement and contrast each other.

Warm Gun
combines the favorite motifs of the classic western genre with the scraps of an obliterated technocracy. World War III has been fought to the tipping point and ecologists long unheeded cries have been silenced by the grim truth of their predictions.

is an arena shooter that takes Robotron, turns everything up to 11 and then injects shark adrenaline into your eyes. Metaphorically.

█Black/Brunez█ Jan 13 2011, 12:11pm said:

WOW! I thought that the event was over...

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Splinesplitter Jan 13 2011, 12:24pm said:

Haven't heard of this game until now. Gotta try it out. Big congats to the developers, shake CliffyB's hand for me!

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Kamikazi[Uk] Jan 13 2011, 12:26pm said:

Congrats to the runner up and the winner. Nice to seem some innovative titles there instead of the same fps shooters.

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scottwashi Jan 13 2011, 1:35pm said:

Congratulations to everyone.

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cW#Ravenblood Jan 13 2011, 1:44pm said:

Really nice! Congratz. Will download the most :)

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BrainCandy Jan 13 2011, 2:40pm said:

Congratulations! All of these game look great!

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ThePeanutBaron Jan 13 2011, 4:27pm said:

Does the video work for everyone else?

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Captain_Perfect Jan 13 2011, 5:53pm said:

hmm "video doesn't exist"

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Henley Jan 13 2011, 8:03pm said:


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mackyman Jan 14 2011, 12:16am said:

Congrats to the devs on Sp.A.I and to all nominees!

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KodY Jan 14 2011, 4:19pm said:

would be cool if they record the meeting with Epic
Haven't played the winner yet, gotta download

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Stry8993 Jan 15 2011, 6:50am said:

That primal carnage looks great. Like the Sega Jurassic Park Arcade Shooter, but not on rails haha.

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reok Jan 15 2011, 5:08pm said:


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FelipeFR Jan 18 2011, 3:43pm said:

The best part of it, is that we won't have to buy any vanilla game first in order to play these awesome indies.

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dave_5430 Jan 22 2011, 6:30am said:

Lol, event finishes, 2 years over date.

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NoiseChampion Feb 20 2011, 12:03am said:

40 Stories was created by a class of students at my school, we got to help them alpha and beta test

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