The four titles selected for the best independent game category in Spike TV's Video Game Awards were announced yesterday, with the winner set to be revealed live on Spike TV this December 12th, 2009.

Twisted Pixel Games 'Splosion Man, thatgamecompany's Flower, Hemisphere Games' Osmos and RedLynx's Trials HD make up the honoured quartet this year. Voting is already open, and fans can cast their votes anytime between now until December 11th. Games nominated in this category last year were World of Goo, PixelJunk Eden, Braid and Audiosurf, with 2D Boy eventually taking home the award.