Welcome to the 12th Annual Mod of the Year Awards sponsored by Origin, a celebration of the years finest mods chosen by you and us. For the next 4 weeks it is up to you to vote for your favorite mods so that they may make the top 100 which will be announced on the 11th of December.

Who will join Black Mesa last years winner, which now sits alongside Natural Selection the inaugural 2002 victor and many others in our Hall of Fame. Up until Jan 1st 2014 join us and celebrate the joy mods bring us on a daily basis by voting for your favorites! We are also running an Indie of the Year and App of the Year awards.

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The final votes have been tallied these are your picks for Upcoming Mods of 2013

Posted by TKAzA on Dec 23rd, 2013
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Welcome to the Awards for 2013 Mod of the year, we are also announcing the winners of
IOTY 2013 Players Choice UpcomingAOTY 2013 Players Choice: Upcoming.


Here is your line up the Top 5 Upcoming Mods of 2013



5. In Country: Vietnam

In Country: Vietnam is a brand-new, multiplayer first person TACTICAL SHOOTER being developed for the PC. It is a total conversion mod for both Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad and Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm. In Country: Vietnam marks the first time that the Red Orchestra series will depart from the battlefields of World War II by plunging players into the claustrophobic jungle environments of Vietnam. Players can expect to face all new dangers; from crossing deadly open rice fields or clearing rural villages beset with traps, to defending entrenched fire-base positions and more!


4: Jaykin' Bacon: Episode 3

Jaykin' Bacon: Episode 3 is our fan-made sequel to the original mod. JBEP3 combines ideas from more Half-Life 1 mods (Rocket Crowbar, PS07, and Scientist Hunt to name a few) and many original ideas of our own (such as the Dubstep Gun, Cat Mine, and the AX47). Almost all of the content from the original mod will be included as well.


3. I am the king!

What if the story did not end here? What if glory and power were awaiting you on a crossroad? It adds a new region with four cities, four strongholds and a gorgeous fortress. You’ll find in it many quests of all kind, which will allow you to rule this new kingdom and defend your status from all threats! Are you going to be dauntless enough to do it? Magic, war and conspiracy are awaiting you in this mod!


2. Enderal - The Shards of Orde

Enderal - The Shards of Order is a total conversion in development for Skyrim and the sequel to Nehrim: At Fate's Edge by SureAI. The story of Enderal is not set in the Elder Scrolls world of Tamriel, but takes place in its own universe, creating a new, interesting world completely unrelated to Skyrim with a complex, dark storyline and thousands of secrets to discover.


1. Operation: Black Mesa

Operation: Black Mesa is a total Source remake of Half Life: Opposing Force. Using the Source engine, the developers plan to recreate the Black Mesa research Facility as it was seen by Corporal Adrian Shephard of the H.E.C.U. Half-life: Opposing Force is still an amazing game, although it's not nearly as amazing as it was when it was released.

Honorable Mentions


 
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xxVODKAxx
xxVODKAxx Dec 23 2013, 6:44am says:

You guys deserve that place! Keep up the good work :D

+39 votes     reply to comment
vol4ok
vol4ok Dec 23 2013, 6:46am says:

Worthy mods in Worthy places.

+18 votes     reply to comment
varg666
varg666 Dec 23 2013, 6:48am says:

Congratulations guys! you guys deserve it. :D
@OBM team

+8 votes     reply to comment
Radspakr
Radspakr Dec 23 2013, 6:58am says:

I'm not getting the difference between Black Mesa and Operation:Black Mesa aren't they exactly the same porting the original Half Life to the source engine?

+2 votes     reply to comment
Dark4557
Dark4557 Dec 23 2013, 7:00am replied:

No, Operation: Black Mesa is a remake of the Half-Life: Opposing Force game where you play as Cpl. Shephard.

+22 votes     reply to comment
Radspakr
Radspakr Dec 23 2013, 2:29pm replied:

So one remakes the original game in source and the other makes the expansion pack but it's by a completely different team?

Also what's with the down votes for a simple question?

+4 votes     reply to comment
InFiNiGhTe
InFiNiGhTe Dec 23 2013, 2:35pm replied:

You didn't really read the description, did you?

No wonder your question is a bit dull. :P

-2 votes     reply to comment
InFiNiGhTe
InFiNiGhTe Dec 23 2013, 6:55pm replied:

No reason to downvote me, the description is right in front of you when you scroll down, lol.

Seriously some narrow minded people here xD

+3 votes     reply to comment
Radspakr
Radspakr Dec 23 2013, 7:38pm replied:

I didn't down vote you.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Keksz
Keksz Dec 23 2013, 7:23am says:

Those top 5 were unexpected - but congratulations guys in the name of C&C Untitled!

+7 votes     reply to comment
Nanoelite001
Nanoelite001 Dec 23 2013, 7:33am says:

WOOOOOO! Honourable!

Sounds better than 1st place :D

+6 votes     reply to comment
Urby
Urby Dec 23 2013, 7:45am says:

Congrats to all the OBM devs.

+9 votes     reply to comment
SureAI-Latiro
SureAI-Latiro Dec 23 2013, 7:46am says:

Hooray! Thanks for all of your support! There's a spelling mistake, by the way - It says "Enderal: The Shards of Orde". The last r is missing. :)

+8 votes     reply to comment
afterwars
afterwars Dec 23 2013, 7:57am says:

Oh my god, our little mod won!

Thanks a bunch guys for voting, if I could I would buy each and every one of you a alcoholic beverage!

+12 votes     reply to comment
Hakumen
Hakumen Dec 23 2013, 8:05am buried:

(buried)

Dubstep gun original? *Cough Saints Row Cough*.

-6 votes     reply to comment
Rus[T]
Rus[T] Dec 23 2013, 10:17am replied:

Tought also, hehe :p.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Dec 23 2013, 11:06am replied:

JBE3 had the dub step gun way before SR4 was even announced

+9 votes     reply to comment
Guest
Guest Dec 23 2013, 11:55am replied:

jaykin bacon dubstep gun: in early as march 2012
saints row 4: announced may 2013
HMMMMMMM I WONDER WHAT CAME FIRST

+4 votes     reply to comment
afterwars
afterwars Dec 23 2013, 1:57pm replied:

I think you're all forgetting this in 2011! Youtube.com

+6 votes     reply to comment
Gkthepwner
Gkthepwner Dec 23 2013, 2:45pm replied:

JBEP3 had a dubstep gun before Saints Row 4 was even announced.
Check yo facts.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Rus[T]
Rus[T] Dec 24 2013, 3:49am replied:

Nice to hear JBEP3 had it first, SR4 still sucks.. Congratz to all! And anyone knows what the soundtrack is @ I Am King? That ****éz bangin' Yo :p!

+1 vote     reply to comment
tman29th
tman29th Dec 23 2013, 8:07am says:

Congrats on making Top 5! Next year: Best Mod 2014 ;)

+5 votes     reply to comment
Aro
Aro Dec 23 2013, 8:28am says:

Congratulations to my friends over at Operation: Black Mesa for the well deserved number one position. Next year I hope to see you jumping from top upcoming mod to top released mod, but give us old school Command & Conquer modders a chance. ;)

+4 votes     reply to comment
capomaster
capomaster Dec 23 2013, 10:10am says:

congratulations tripmine studios you deserve beeing in the top 5

+4 votes     reply to comment
AdmiralQ
AdmiralQ Dec 23 2013, 10:19am says:

Call Bull crap on this. out mod been ontop many times we should be up there. Was this really the people's choice, or an editor's?

+4 votes     reply to comment
godofdefeat
godofdefeat Dec 23 2013, 10:30am replied:

Next time maybe try to promote the mod a bit more?
Just saying...

-1 votes     reply to comment
AdmiralQ
AdmiralQ Dec 23 2013, 10:52am replied:

Um, we have. Congrats to the winners. But the results raise eyebrows to some.

+8 votes     reply to comment
HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR Dec 23 2013, 10:50am says:

I'm calling ********. 5-3 have never broken the top 5 mods, and SotP have more watchers than 4 of these mods. I smell ********. I never even heard of 3 of these mods, and i pay attention to this site.

+8 votes     reply to comment
TKAzA
TKAzA Dec 23 2013, 5:59pm replied:

The Sites top100, is no reflection to possible outcomes for MOTY, if you work off the top 100 you would be surprised.

+1 vote     reply to comment
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Dec 24 2013, 8:23am replied:

I pay attention to ModDB, and I track all of these mods except Nº3, and I still knew about its existence.

There is a difference between a mod having thousands of trackers and viewers and only a few of them voting, perhaps a mod that has few trackers has more loyal fans that remembered to vote for him when the vote started.

+6 votes     reply to comment
reptiledude
reptiledude Dec 23 2013, 11:37am says:

Nice to see In Country up there. Congrats to all the developers of all the mods.

+3 votes     reply to comment
rabia
rabia Dec 23 2013, 11:42am says:

where is contra?

+3 votes     reply to comment
SureAI-Latiro
SureAI-Latiro Dec 23 2013, 11:42am says:

It's a common mistake to believe that the ranking has _anything_ to do with the actual votes being given. A mod can be rank 1 for weeks and not get a single vote - theoretically.

+5 votes     reply to comment
AdmiralQ
AdmiralQ Dec 23 2013, 12:00pm buried:

(buried)

then that's either bad advertising by ModDb if so many watch or rate these mods all yer yet don't vote for them now. OR this was rigged.

-8 votes     reply to comment
Nuvendil
Nuvendil Dec 23 2013, 8:45pm replied:

Oh just shut up you sore loser. SureAI are veterans who have made three highly praised total conversions going back to Morrowind, winning MOTY Editor's Choice and placing high in Player's Choice with Nehrim. I normally don't trash talk other devs but frankly you are just being a ****. If your watchers and viewers didn't vote for you, you clearly didn't impress or promote enough. You might have made top 10 though, but unfortunately they onlyshow top 5. However, if you make it a habbit of accusing fellow devs of cheating, it's no wonder you don't get the votes to win.

+9 votes     reply to comment
MindwipeUK
MindwipeUK Dec 23 2013, 11:45am says:

WOW was this moddb awards or the VGX awards? *sniffs around now for where that smell is coming from*

+5 votes     reply to comment
Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper Dec 23 2013, 11:58am says: Online

Nice picks.

+3 votes     reply to comment
overwatchprivate
overwatchprivate Dec 23 2013, 12:00pm says:

I wish the voting would be for mods that actually have released something this year, rather then not even being finished. They are not really a mod of the year since they didn't release something this year. SoTP deserves its place if not being higher up though, you guys released an amazing alpha!

-3 votes     reply to comment
Kevinsaer
Kevinsaer Dec 23 2013, 12:45pm replied:

Excuse me, the award is called "Best upcoming mod" for a reason. As a developer of an upcoming mod, I find this award extremely helpful towards morale. Knowing that someone out there appreciates the work that you are doing, and anticipates the content that you are about to release is such a heartwarming thing.

"I wish the voting would be for mods that actually have released something this year, rather then not even being finished. They are not really a mod of the year since they didn't release something this year" I wish you would have taken a look at what you wrote before posting, it's things like this that make people stop making mods halfway through.

+8 votes     reply to comment
HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR Dec 23 2013, 12:53pm replied:

But the problem is that 3 of these mods have less than a hundred thousand views, with only a few hundred watchers. i'm sorry man, but there are dozens of mods with way more views and watchers than a few of these mods, and they arent even very active. STALKER and SotP get 100k views every 2-3 weeks easily, as they average 3-4 thousand views a day for the past month.

Best upcoming should not be paid the most money to be advertised.

+6 votes     reply to comment
Kevinsaer
Kevinsaer Dec 23 2013, 1:22pm replied:

I'm not saying I agree with the winners, I'm just saying that the award itself is a great way to boost the spirit. Who doesn't love a little competition!

+4 votes     reply to comment
HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR Dec 23 2013, 1:51pm replied:

Look at the NFL right now. I love the Redskins, but if they were all of a sudden allowed in the play offs and got into the division game, wouldn't you be ******? There are a lot of mods that should have been in place of several of these "top 5" mods

+5 votes     reply to comment
TheRealJojo
TheRealJojo Dec 23 2013, 1:58pm replied:

But no one goes to moddb for Skyrim mods. They use the Bethforum or Nexus and only goes for voting to moddb.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ElijahHouck
ElijahHouck Dec 24 2013, 2:32am replied:

As someone who is helping lead the team that is in the process of producing one of the larger Skyrim mods in active development (as is Kevinsaer), I disagree. Our ModDB page is our home base, and is by far the best way to get your content out there to a large audience. The NexusMods and Bethesda forums result in threads getting quickly buried, whereas the articles that get pushed to the front page of ModDB drive a lot of traffic to our project.

While Skyrim Nexus is certainly a great place for released mods, I personally believe that ModDB is the best way to promote a work in progress Skyrim mod, and I would bet that the guys and gals over at SureAI would probably agree.

+5 votes     reply to comment
Rus[T]
Rus[T] Dec 24 2013, 4:00am replied:

I think the problem is that many people who just pass by this site vote for the mods that are showcased on the homepage and newspage. I mean, many of these winners have been on the homepage the last weeks, so when a bypasser clicks on the news and see that "Click here for MOTY..." button, they think, why not? So maybe you get a vote there by somebody who knows nothing about the history of the mod. I don't know, just trying to understand...

+3 votes     reply to comment
ElijahHouck
ElijahHouck Dec 24 2013, 11:22am replied:

Sure, but everybody has just as much ability to get their news story on the front page, right? So at that point, as long as everybody that is interested in participating in the competition posts articles, everybody has an equal chance of getting spotted by the person you're describing. After that, it all comes down to who has the most impressive mod.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Cush1337
Cush1337 Dec 24 2013, 11:03am replied:

Have you ever thought that their home isn't their moddb page? The mod of the year awards have nothing to do with how much standing a mod has within moddb itself.

Also, this is 'best' upcoming mod which is voted in by the people, Jaykin Bacon didnt pay a dime for any kind of advertising and their main homebase is the Facepunch forums, did you ever stop to think that maybe people just like the look of their mod better or were more willing to vote for it than others?

+3 votes     reply to comment
Tabajara77
Tabajara77 Dec 23 2013, 1:19pm says:

Operation: 1st place
Completed.

+5 votes     reply to comment
TKAzA
TKAzA Dec 23 2013, 1:26pm says:

Video added, sorry for the delay!

0 votes     reply to comment
Mkilbride
Mkilbride Dec 23 2013, 1:50pm says:

Only heard of one of these mods before.

What the hell, Moddb.

+11 votes     reply to comment
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