This year at the Game Developers Conference the year's best in indie gaming will be recognized at the 16th annual Independent Games Festival. These finalists are up the Nuovo Award, a category to recognize the best in original, abstract and unconventional indie gaming.

While some of these games have crossed the chasm into the mainstream – like Papers, Please - having huge success there are many others, like the maddeningly psychedelic Luxuria Superbia, you're going to want to get your hands on. Need to take a break from the mainstream? These are some of the best outsider games of the year.

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