Every summer, gamers go through a debilitating drought. The well of releases worth playing slows to a trickle and many are left to do nothing more than drool over the titles planned for release next holiday season. It's during this time that many gamers come to ModDB to satiate their gaming appetites. They search high and low for something that will pique their interest.
While the MOTY Awards provide a wealth of choices among mods and indie games, they usually overlook gaming gems within our community released in the first half of the year. To combat this oversight, ModDB has launched the Summer of Mods & Indies event! Featuring exclusive content from all the major releases of the last 6 months, gamers are bound to find something to quench their thirst.
Behind the Scenes with The Nameless Mod as they pull back the curtain on seven years of development.
Posted by stenchy on Jul 22nd, 2009
The Nameless Mod took all of 7 years (plus change) to realize its vision. Much was learned in that time and ModDB is working with the developers of TNM to pull back the curtain on Deus Ex's greatest mod. First up is the in-depth post-mortem, the intro to which can be found here.
Part 2 of the post-mortem covers what went right. Part 3 covers what went wrong. Great reading for any other mod developers. These guys deserve the kudos for sticking out the whole project and pulling something cohesive out of it.
As an added treat, TNM developers have put together special commentary videos. The first video shares behind-the-scenes commentary on the development of the 'Downtown' hub area. The second video dissects the Air Traffic Control mission. This third video showcases the booby-trapped maze that is the Old Server Complex. The fourth developer commentary installment discusses the Deus Ex Incarnate mission.