Welcome one and all the to 10th annual Mod of the Year awards, celebrating all that is great about our beloved modding community, the developers, the hobbyists, the players and of course the mods themselves. Mod of the Year is the biggest event on the World Wide Web honouring user created modifications hosted by ModDB. Started in 2002 the MOTY awards have been known to pick the winners that redefine how the world views user created content
DID YOU KNOW...
Mod DB currently lists 8,000 mods and over 3,000 of them updated in 2011? In fact 1,500 are released for 268 different games. That's a hell of a lot of choice for 1 year, which is why we need your help to pick out the Top 100 and crown the 2011 Mod of the Year.
WHAT TO PICK
In case you've played so many mods you've forgotten what happened this year, or perhaps you haven't played any at all - we've written four articles called "a year in review". These articles cover Spring and Summer, Autumn and Winter so check them out below.
FIND UR FAVS:
Or if you already have your favorites, start browsing the mod catalog and click the "vote" button (now shown prominently on all profiles) to help push your mod to the top. Don't forget we are also looking for the best upcoming mod, so if anything has caught your eye this year vote for it!
PRESENTING THE TOP 100
As well as the players choice winners which will be announced here at the end of 2011, we also have the editor's choice awards which are decided by an elite cast of gaming journalists (i.e. us who have played countless mods this year). The Top 100 is now live, but you must wait patiently for the countdown to hit zero before the overall winners will begin to be announced. For those who cannot wait, you can watch our super-neat live scoreboard.
YELL ABOUT MODS
Whether you are making mods or a fan who cannot stop playing them, now is the time to vote for your favorites and encourage your friends to join you. To help you spread the word, here are the social buttons:
EMBED THE WIDGET
For the cool bloggers and website writing people, we've got buttons and even a widget for you to use, to promote the awards and get votes for the mod you are working on (or just a mod you are a fan of).