Total Nerd The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now  

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We’re ranking the best current indie video games available. These games have developed a solid fanbase, which is especially impressive when you consider the fact that a bunch of them came out of nowhere. What indie games are popular right now in 2019? Help us answer that question by voting for your favorites!

Unlike big-name publishers, these indie games rarely - if ever - come with needless or bloated add-ons. The developers also tend to have more artistic freedom when it comes to the story and background, which often results in a more unique and well-rounded experience. Which current indie game is your favorite?

Vote up your favorite indie games that people are playing right now and downvote the ones you played and didn’t like.

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Stardew Valley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
2016
Stardew Valley is an indie farming simulation role-playing video game developed by Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone and published by Chucklefish. The game was released for Microsoft Windows ...more

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Subnautica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
Subnautica is an open world survival adventure game developed and published by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. It allows the player to freely explore the ocean on an alien planet, known as planet ...more

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Terraria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
2011
Terraria is an action-adventure sandbox indie video game series, developed by game studio Re-Logic and released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Windows Phone, Android, and ...more

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Kenshi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now

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Don't Starve Together is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now

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Into the Breach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy video game developed and published by Subset Games, consisting of Justin Ma and Matthew Davis. It is the studio's second game, following FTL: Faster Than ...more

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The Forest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now

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Rust is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
2013
Rust is a survival video game developed and published by Facepunch Studios in February 2018 for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. The game has only a multiplayer mode. Rust was created ...more

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Hollow Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Australian studio Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2017, and later for macOS and Linux ...more

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House Flipper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now

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Celeste is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
2018
Celeste is a platforming video game by Canadian video game developers Matt Thorson and Noel Berry. The game was originally created as a prototype in four days during a game jam, and later ...more

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Baba Is You is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
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Return of the Obra Dinn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now

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Donut County is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
2018
Donut County is an indie video game developed by Ben Esposito and published by Annapurna Interactive. In Donut County, the players control a hole across several different levels. As players move ...more

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Space Engineers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now

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The Messenger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
The Messenger is a retro action-platformer indie video game developed by the Quebec-based video game studio Sabotage and published by Devolver Digital. It was released on Windows through Steam ...more

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Dawn Of Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now

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Fe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
Fe is an action-adventure video game developed by Zoink and published by Electronic Arts under its EA Originals program. It was released on February 16, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo ...more

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Yoku's Island Express is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
Yoku's Island Express is a platforming pinball adventure video game developed by Swedish studio Villa Gorilla and published by Team17. The studio's debut project, the game was released in 2018 ...more

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No Mans Sky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
2016
No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games. The game is built around four pillars: exploration, survival, combat, and trading. ...more

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The Gardens Between is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now
The Gardens Between is a puzzle video game developed by Australian studio The Voxel Agents, released in September 2018 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. ...more

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FAR: Lone Sails is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Indie Video Games Right Now