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Game of the Year Awards 2012 - Most Promising Indie RPG

by RPGWatch, 2013-02-04

For almost one week you could vote for the Most Promising Indie RPG of 2013 and we now present you the results of your votes.


Gamers' Choice: The Age of Decadence

This is another year in which The Age of Decadence could be released. Like the previous years there is again the hope it will. 

The Age of Decadence is a 3D isometric turn based game with quite some promises for a rich RPG experience with different solutions to quests, deep factions, action point based combat, crafting and alchemy and combat that is thrilling and requires tactics in order to survive. If it will live up to its expectations it is bound to be a great game and if released in 2013 will be a contender for next year's GOTY award for best indie RPG.

Age of Decadence Age of Decadence


Gamers' Choice Runner Up: Dead State

Like previous year Dead State is again the runner up for most promising game. The game is a RPG zompocalaypse. It takes the frequently used zombie theme in a new direction that has not really been done up to this point. While there are a lot of zombie games out there, there are hardly any zombie RPGs with turn-based combat, skills, party members, a shelter to protect and expand upon and most importantly an evolving storyline where your actions influence the game

Dead State is currently scheduled to be released in December 2013

Dead State Dead State


Gamers' Choice Third Place: Eschalon Book III

The Eschalon series from Basilisk Games are isometeric turn-based RPGs. In the series you have a huge world to explore, many monsters to face, tons of NPCs and quests and a robust skill set and magic system. in Book III the series comes to an end and you will uncover the mystery of your past, the secrets of the Crux stones, and who the Orakur really are.

Eschalon Book III is scheduled to be released this summer.

Eschalon Book 3 Eschalon Book 3


The Numbers

The following tables shows the results of the voting.

Gamers' Choice
Rank Game Percentage
1 The Age of Decadence
2 Dead State
3 Eschalon Book III
4 Grim Dawn
5 The Banner Saga
6 Path of Exile

All other games scored a percentage of less than 5 %.

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