I just saw that Natural Selection gets a sequel: Natural Selection 2. A hybrid of first-person shooty stuff and real-time strategy game – reminescent of good old Sacrifice (a very underrated gem), at least as far as I can tell.
Now this alone might not have been news-worthy, particularly since it’ll take some more time before it’s ready (pre-alpha ATM), but the thing just did win the ModDB “Indy game of the year” award (where they lumped together current and upcoming indie games). It’ll use an unique engine with neat effects.
Have a look at some just-released footage:
What do you think? I preordered the special edition (directly from the project site) myself, if only to support indy development
Update 2010-02-09 12:24: The development team is on Twitter, too. And an interesting business sidenote: Apparently social media (Facebook, Twitter, ModDB, Reddit, YouTube) drives roughly one third of the preorder sales, and dwarfs even the biggest gaming sites. A really interesting blog post about this can be found on the Wolfire Blog.