The IGF—or Independent Games Festival—has opened voting once again to the general populace to find out what the non-judges of the gaming world think is the best independent game of the year. However, things will be slightly different, something you may be able to surmise if you’ve voted before.
In years past, the Audience Award ballot was open only to any game in the festival that had a public PC demo. Now, any of the games that have been chosen as a finalist will be available. IGF chairman Brandon Boyer lays out the reason as being because “many of the titles have been playable at other indie game events – or have Beta or other OS versions” that you may have already checked out.
Although I haven’t played all of the games on the list (B.U.T.T.O.N. and Neverdaunt:8bit seem especially interesting, though I really wish I could give Bohm and Miegakure a try), my personal favorite at this point is Amnesia: The Dark Descent or, despite never having played it and yet having learned so much about it, Bastion from Supergiant Games. As Joystiq says, though, I have a sneaking suspicion Minecraft might win.
Vote now before the ballots close on February 18th at 12:00am PST!
Source from IGF.