Alright we’re kicking off award season at Kotaku, and this week we’re taking nominations! Every day this week we’re taking nominations on each specific category. Next week we’ll put up the poll, and the week afterwards we’ll announce the winners.
First up — nominations for the best Indie/Downloadable game. Really this is a catch all award for Indie games released on PC, and all the downloadable, standalone games released on Xbox LIVE/PSN/WiiWare.
And yes, I’m aware this is a little early to be having Game of the Year debates since we still have contenders awaiting release — but said awards are part of a grander awards strategy across Kotaku, Gizmodo and Lifehacker. This is just the nomination phase, so feel free to nominate games that are coming out this week, since we’ll most likely be voting next week!
So to get things kicking off, here are a few of my nominations for Indie/Downloadable game of the year…
— Frozen Synapse — Bastion — PixelJunk Sidescroller — From Dust
So please, drop your noninations in the comments below, and no — you can’t nominate Minecraft because it won last year!
Click here to nominate in the other categories.