DIYgamer.com writes: "DIYgamer only launched in October, but we have been busy playing independent games all year long. As the year winds down and news comes to a crawl as people head off for the holidays, we'd like to share what we found to be the best, most innovative, most interesting and all around entertaining indie games that came out this year. Our selection process was simple. Each writer here at the site was asked to submit their top five games of the year. We chose our game of the year based on the title with the highest number of appearances in those lists and the runner-up would be the one with the next most appearances. The rest all fall under honorable mention in alphabetical order, as each one struck us in a way to remain memorable and worthy of a top five of 2009 list."