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

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

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vol4ok
vol4ok

Worthy mods in Worthy places.

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FreezingMoon
FreezingMoon

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

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Radspakr
Radspakr

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?

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Dark4557
Dark4557

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

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Radspakr
Radspakr

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?

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InFiNiGhTe
InFiNiGhTe

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

No wonder your question is a bit dull. :P

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InFiNiGhTe
InFiNiGhTe

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

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Radspakr
Radspakr

I didn't down vote you.

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Keksz
Keksz

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

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Nanoelite001

WOOOOOO! Honourable!

Sounds better than 1st place :D

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Urby
Urby

Congrats to all the OBM devs.

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SureAI-Latiro
SureAI-Latiro

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. :)

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afterwars
afterwars

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!

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DoctorSpanky
DoctorSpanky

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Dubstep gun original? *Cough Saints Row Cough*.

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

Tought also, hehe :p.

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Guest
Guest

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

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Guest
Guest

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

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afterwars
afterwars

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

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Gkthepwner
Gkthepwner

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

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

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!

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tman29th
tman29th

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

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Aro
Aro

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. ;)

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capomaster
capomaster

congratulations tripmine studios you deserve beeing in the top 5

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AdmiralQ
AdmiralQ

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?

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godofdefeat
godofdefeat

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

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AdmiralQ
AdmiralQ

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

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR

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.

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

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

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

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.

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reptiledude
reptiledude

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

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rabia
rabia

where is contra?

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SureAI-Latiro
SureAI-Latiro

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.

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AdmiralQ
AdmiralQ

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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.

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil

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.

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MindwipeUK
MindwipeUK

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

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Nice picks.

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overwatchprivate
overwatchprivate

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!

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Kevinsaer
Kevinsaer

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.

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR

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.

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Kevinsaer
Kevinsaer

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!

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR

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

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TheRealJojo
TheRealJojo

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

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ElijahHouck
ElijahHouck

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.

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

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...

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ElijahHouck
ElijahHouck

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.

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Cush1337
Cush1337

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?

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Tabajara77
Tabajara77

Operation: 1st place
Completed.

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

Video added, sorry for the delay!

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Only heard of one of these mods before.

What the hell, Moddb.

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Unikraken
Unikraken

Finding out where these votes came from would certainly be interesting.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Yes, I'm losing faith in Moddb as of late. There are many mods that get randomly 20,000 to 30,000 visitors in a day that have no news posts or anything really, and are taking the #1 spot, but no one knows where it came from, only for the mod to all of a sudden lose it's ranks and viewers and such...

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Maxloef1990
Maxloef1990

Makes you wonder if there was vote rigging?

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Unikraken
Unikraken

Having watched the scoreboard for the last 3 days religiously, I think there was.

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mopman999
mopman999

ur ****** dumb ******

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

Pff, thx facebook and reddit and such **** like that? Dunno.

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Smiley_Riley
Smiley_Riley

Sorry to break it to you but, not every mod focuses on ModDB for their community efforts (see MTA:SA for an example)

Also, HL2 is no longer the modding haven it once was; all the major Total Conversion mods are either out (and dead) or were dead long ago.

We'll be seeing more small scale fun mods like Jaykin' Bacon (it looks great), and mods for more popular titles like Skyrim (If you haven't heard of the SureAI team you're living under a rock)

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Colossal
Colossal

Jaykin Bacon really isn't "small scale". Just saying.

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Allien
Allien

Alchemilla still alive!^_^

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Nazafyn
Nazafyn

I presume that's Enderal? Considering even the ''casual modder'' would've heard of SureAI.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

No, Black Mesa, and In Country actually.

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