Which of 2012′s Top Indie Game Creators has the Largest Digital Footprint?

What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.

Back at the close of the still recently passed 2012, IndieGames.com offered their list of what they considered the top 10 indie games of the year (which you can read all about by clicking through here). It’s been a long, long while since we’ve done a video game related PeekScore list, and the time is right. Indie games — due to their frequently having a clear creator and/or creators (as well as simply being an exciting and innovative area of contemporary pop culture) — seemed a natural for just such an assessment.

Below are the principal name or names involved with each of IndieGames.com‘s selections. We’re not comparing their skills at game design, nor even really their fame, success, or notoriety in the world at large. This is a look at where each of them stand at this moment in terms of the impacts they’re each making here in cyberspace. This is a tight, neck and neck race if ever there were one, with each of these individuals existing here in cyberspace to a similar degree, but there are nonetheless detectable differences in their scores, and this how those have shaken out.

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Rank Picture Name Notable Game PeekScore

Derek Yu Spelunky HD 7.16 / 10.00

Jenova Chen Journey 7.10 / 10.00

Jim Crawford Frog Factions 7.09 / 10.00

Justin Ma FTL 7.08 / 10.00

Vince Twelve Resonance 7.07 / 10.00

Jonas Kyratzes The Sea Will Claim Everything 7.06 / 10.00

Anna Anthropy Dys4ia 7.05 / 10.00

Brian Provinciano Retro City Rampage 7.04 / 10.00

Mark J. Hadley Slender: The Eight Pages 7.04 / 10.00

Jamie Cheng Mark of the Ninja 7.03 / 10.00

Dean Dodrill Dust: An Elysian Tail 7.02 / 10.00

Jonatan Söderström Hotline Miami 7.00 / 10.00

Dennis Wedin Hotline Miami 7.00 / 10.00

Matthew Davis FTL 6.95 / 10.00

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