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This competition needs no introduction. For the past month the community has been voting for their favorite mods. The votes were cast and the results are in. There are a few surprize packets but all in all, the results reflect the 2005 mod making year.

Posted by INtense! on Jan 21st, 2006 Page 4 of 6    
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Action. Dystopia

Lets be honest - the Mod DB crew loves Dystopia and haven't shy'd away from pimping their *awesomeness*. We've met the creators, we've argued ideas over a beer or 10 and blown each other to bits playing this game.

Why have we done all this? Because we haven't just played the demo / trailer / teaser, we've played the real deal, the real McCoy and we liked what we saw. For so long we have been preaching uniqueness and the importance of making a mod that tries to do things differently, and evidently the community agree with us here. Dystopia, like all other top mods, listened to our pleas and have pumped out some awesome stuff and included some seriously cool, epileptic fit inducing ideas in their mod. It is futuristic team-based warfare at its best!

dys_Silo: control room dys_Fortress: punk spawn tunnel

Adventure. Afraid of Monsters

I'm Afraid of Monsters, who isn't? I wet my pants when a door creaks. Fortunately people are not afraid of playing this mod - but everyone who does is certainly freaking out. It takes scary gaming back to its roots, the basics, with dim dim rooms, human-like monsters and spooky sounds. If that’s your cup of tea, give this a shot.

Screenshots Screenshots

Driving. UnWheel

Unwheel.... unreal! When it comes to car games I couldn't care less about realism, I just want fast paced crashes and the ability to pull of some serious airtime in an absurd assortment of automobiles. This is exactly what Unwheel delivers. The idea behind UnWheel is not to create the ultimate racing game, or the 4x4 simulation with the best physics, or to specialize in any one area as other modifications and games do, but to simply create an assortment of gametypes and vehicles with the focus on fun driving, whether it be racing, rallying, or simply freestyle driving around.

UnWheel UnWheel

Puzzle. Garrys Mod

GMod again! Now we know GMod isn't really a puzzle - but there isn't a category called "Mod which spawns more mods". Besides you can play snakes in this mod if you really want too (you'd have to be crazy though - who can resist GMod created eye candy?)

Snakes Bloom

Role Playing. Layonara Online

Layonara, created by Leanthar as a PnP world in 1986, was brought to life using Neverwinter Nights as a role-play-action server and is hosted at MAE-WEST in San Francisco. Layonara is a huge world of 1200+ game areas spread across three game world servers although there are six servers in total that are used. Each game world server represents one or two continents and islands and there are several ways to travel between them. When you set out into the world there are persistent storage chests and a world-wide banking system that provides safe storage of your items and gold as you travel the lands. There are also bind stones which can be found in temples and larger cities that an adventurer can bind his/her soul to which he/she will be returned should your character die. There are 1000's of characters, items - simply put there is so much to do and see you better stock up on your food and be prepared for some serious gaming sessions if you want to tackle this world.

At Sea The Glass Tarn

Simulation. Point Defense Systems

Unlike almost all RTS's found on the commercial gaming market Point Defense Systems doesn't target the average gamer. My vision demands a certain air of cruelty in making just about everything inaccessible to players unfamiliar with military doctrines and terminology; and going directly against familiar trends exhibited in most gaming genres.

The result is something that bears an uncanny resemblance to battlespace simulators based wholly on the real world - in the testing of prototype singleplayer scenarios gameplay was identical to the generally detailed feel of Combat Mission whist retaining an intensity of simulated combat previously only seen in sci-fi movies. Mental competency is required so I guess that rules me out. Good concept, well executed - give this mod a shot if you want to see if you have what it takes.

Banat er rih Linebacker II DFF

Sports. International Online Soccer

With a little elbow grease and determination, I reckon I could make a plane with tooth picks and string, MacGyver style. That doesn't mean I do - i'm lazy but that doesn't mean it is impossible.

This is exactly what the International Online Soccer team have done. They've tackled conventional wisdom (i.e. Half-Life games involve shooting other people) and mixed it up until they are shooting soccer balls at goals. And they've done a damn fine job of it too. IOS really is a decent package - and their multiplayer mode is awesome fun and bound to keep the hordes of soccer fans busy.

Italia IOS Soccer

Strategy. Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm is an overhead view tactical squad-based shooter for UT2K4. Set in the distant future, the players take the role of a Commander in the Interstellar Armed Forces. They must guide their squad of marines through Swarm infested colonies, overrun bases and outposts, to achieve a variety of objectives. Featuring Assault Rifles, Heat Tracking Guns, Sentry Guns, Flamethrowers and more. Just play the co-op mode, it is unbelievably fun - nuff said.

Wolfe Autopsy

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zdfgsfgsdegfs
zdfgsfgsdegfs Jan 29 2006, 7:51am says:

Congratulations to everyone who won. I'm really suprised about AW7 winning a mod of the year award seeing as it was only out for about 5 days before the end of the year, and alot of people don't like Postal. Anyway... Thanks to everyone that voted!

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Overlord_Yuri
Overlord_Yuri Jan 29 2006, 7:49am says:

Not a single RTS, that seriously sucks.

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lol1234
lol1234 May 6 2011, 10:15pm replied:

agreed.

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GusTheLegend
GusTheLegend Jan 30 2006, 2:22am says:

Righto, I'm fine with the BMS Team , i'm fine with BMS and where it is.

I think the BMS team is quite talented , maybe the best mod team there is but i've talked to a few in the team and they say the same thing about Kal , i just stated my point... Everyone has an opioion... YOu guys love him , i think he dosnt deserve the attention hes got.

Said and said, i didnt want to start a war or anything BLue Wolf so back down.
*bark bark*

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Renardin
Renardin Jan 29 2006, 7:36am says:

WEEEEEEEEE MOST HYPED!!!!!!!!

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Kalashnikov
Kalashnikov Jan 29 2006, 1:00pm says:

I think everyone should stop arguing over Garrys Mod and get on with other discussions. Garrys Mod is controversial. He took code from a developer of JB mod who gave it to him, and when JB mod said it was their code, Garry said he didn't know and kept the code in Garrys Mod. Garry and JB started the same way, except JB mode went down due to the massive advertising Garry had going out.

Either way, it has such a huge community that it was going to win regardless so congrats to Garry for his win.

Folks, stop talking about it. Garrys Mod is Garrys Mod, simple. If you want to complain about it winning, head over to the Dystopia forums where they seem pretty choked about.

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dys-Teddy
dys-Teddy Jan 28 2006, 2:49pm says:

ha ha Garry, you made my monocale fly out

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denzil
denzil Jan 28 2006, 2:23pm says:

Go us!

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Spector
Spector Jan 28 2006, 2:26pm says:

Tetris for best story, that makes no sense. Dystopia should have been most hyped too. Other than that everything esle looks well placed.

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lhavelund
lhavelund Jan 28 2006, 2:27pm says:

Definitely, Dys was the most hyped

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SuperRad
SuperRad Jan 28 2006, 2:28pm says:

Best story? tetris!?

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hammy-bob
hammy-bob Jan 28 2006, 2:29pm says:

Beyond garrys mod, trench warfare, and battlegrounds 2 not really any mods I like listed here.

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garry
garry Jan 28 2006, 2:31pm says:

Garry's Mod sucks

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ASTROMAN
ASTROMAN Jan 28 2006, 2:36pm says:

You guys deserved it! Best of luck in '06.

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lillbrorsan
lillbrorsan Jan 28 2006, 2:39pm says:

Grats everyone!

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INtense!
INtense! Jan 28 2006, 2:39pm says:

Tetris was chosen because we like to stir up a little controversy. Read why it won.
And Dystopia wasn't chosen for most hyped because we like to mix things up.

:D

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sickre
sickre Jan 28 2006, 2:49pm says:

Didn't Garry (from Garry's mod) steal from other mods and then threaten to sue them?

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dys-Teddy
dys-Teddy Jan 28 2006, 2:54pm says:

that's as mabey, but he's a loveable scoundral

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Rico21745
Rico21745 Jan 28 2006, 2:58pm says:

Woot, go us!

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Eglaerinion
Eglaerinion Jan 28 2006, 2:59pm says:

21st Century Warfare, has changed Battlefield 2 for the better but it doesn't belong amongst the full fledged mods in this list imo.

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leilei
leilei Jan 28 2006, 3:02pm says:

nooo

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Cloppy
Cloppy Jan 28 2006, 3:06pm says:

Good award show :)

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Visual
Visual Jan 28 2006, 4:01pm says:

Congrats Everybody!

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Uranium-235
Uranium-235 Jan 28 2006, 4:54pm says:

No really.

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Uranium-235
Uranium-235 Jan 28 2006, 4:56pm says:

"Didn't Garry (from Garry's mod) steal from other mods and then threaten to sue them?"

Maybe not, but the latest versions of Garry's mod are just scripted 'games' written by OTHER PEOPLE thrown in and called 'Content'. I mean, that'd be like Dystopia decompiling CounterStrike and putting it in as a 'minigame' and calling it original content.

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Kalashnikov
Kalashnikov Jan 28 2006, 4:59pm says:

Big congratulations out to the top mods and the top upcoming. It feel in line somewhere in the region I expected, but Dystopia beat my fourth I estimated for them, so great job Teddy and the team. Garry's Mod, hands down, was going to win. Its massive success has stretched straight across the board in terms of playability and replayability: both of which are critical factors in many popular mods. A congrats goes out to Garry Newman: another medal to add to his collection (or which some will call his ego).

The Top Genre, again I agree with most of them. The Tetris was weird, but come on now folks: for a community which registered Red Orchestra as a Sports Mod, we needed some more irrational, uncomprehendable and outrageous actions to keep it normal for ModDB. Once again, congrats. A big big congrats goes out to Insurgency and Fortress Forever, the two other Half-Life 2 mods that made it into the Best Upcoming lineup. I was personally betting that Insurgency would have taken Best Mod, beating us out, but when they scored third I was shocked.

Anyways, a great run around this time and I'm pumped we got into the Best Upcoming.

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methy
methy Jan 28 2006, 6:20pm says:

Well reported and nice feature. Generally good results, though I think that with MINEVRA around, perhaps Metastasis could have got best story.

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Gyppi
Gyppi Jan 28 2006, 6:39pm says:

congratulation to the winner!

but where are these Editors' Choice Awards?
# Best sound
# Best graphics
# Biggest disappointment

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sado
sado Jan 28 2006, 6:41pm says:

Definitely worthy of winning action mod of the year.

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amckern
amckern Jan 28 2006, 8:00pm says:

Good to see BMS - other then that - i expected to see what i did.

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TravisJay
TravisJay Jan 28 2006, 8:25pm says:

go bg go!

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urinal-cake
urinal-cake Jan 28 2006, 8:29pm says:

god doesnt like the way you talk about your kittens.

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Argyll
Argyll Jan 28 2006, 8:36pm says:

"I was personally betting that Insurgency would have taken Best Mod, beating us out, but when they scored third I was shocked. "

That's probably since we've been quiet for quite a while now... but that's about to change.

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RabidMonkey
RabidMonkey Jan 28 2006, 10:40pm says:

Especially since the beta-testing has just begun! ;>

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Kalashnikov
Kalashnikov Jan 28 2006, 11:51pm says:

I was expecting you guys to take it because of the beta-testing thing you guys put out while the voting was on. I was pumped nonetheless and congrats Argyll, I hope to see a release from you guys soon.

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EvilErnie
EvilErnie Jan 29 2006, 12:15am says:

Is there a reason HL2 Capture the Flag wasn't on here? That is one of the best released mods for Source... it sucks it wasn't listed.

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Sebastos
Sebastos Jan 29 2006, 4:29am says:

stupid dragonball z fans
they always ruin these kind of awards

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garry
garry Jan 29 2006, 6:06am says:

"Maybe not, but the latest versions of Garry's mod are just scripted 'games' written by OTHER PEOPLE thrown in and called 'Content'. I mean, that'd be like Dystopia decompiling CounterStrike and putting it in as a 'minigame' and calling it original content."

No, it'd be like Dystopia putting maps in there that Teddy hasn't created and calling it original content. Oh wait that's how it works.

GMod was designed so people could add their scripted gamemodes and weapons in - it wasn't an accident.

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alphadec
alphadec Jan 29 2006, 6:17am says:

Don't get me wrong half life 2 is the game I love the most.

But there have been some hl2 mods that did not even get into this list that is much better then many in here. Garrys mod.... well nice and fun one or two times but ehh there stoppes my intrest.

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zakath
zakath Jan 29 2006, 6:28am says:

Heh, kind of a surprise that you should pick a doom3 mod for an award, not that I mind, I'm completely utterly proud and appreciate it a lot. And the best story category would be our mods strong point. God knows we've been trying to make the story unforgettable. Year in writing and we're still lacking some stuff!

Thanks :)

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Haris
Haris Jan 29 2006, 6:44am says:

I tested gmod. And honestly its not a mod. As i understod it, it just gives you admin comands over source engine. Its pretty much something to goof off with for 30-60 minutes and than never again. I admit its a nice idea and it deserves a placing on the avards but no way its a mod of the year.

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Crispy
Crispy Jan 29 2006, 9:33am says:

Like the feature says, Gmod has spawned so many forms of entertainment, It doesn't matter how short-lived it is for each person, the fact of the matter is that so many people have tried it out and played around with the Source engine. Many of these people have started thinking about what could be fun gameplay and have started making their own content for Gmod or otherwise. Garry's mod is a household name in the modding community and has achieved this accolade because of the fact that it has no set gameplay. Essentially its a mod that lets you make your own game, it is to computer games what lego was to toys. Besides, in this part of the competition it's the votes that count and Gmod beat its nearest competitor by almost 2:1! All the other mods had the same conditions for winning, Gmod simply has the biggest fanbase, how can you argue with that?

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Power-Mad
Power-Mad Jan 29 2006, 12:24pm says:

Ok, maybe I'm a bit behind on my info but I never heard the part of the story where garry thretend to sue. People did however claim that garry stole his matirials from JB mod. Though JB did come first, all he truly did was take some matirials valve themselfs left in and expanding on them.

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garry
garry Jan 29 2006, 1:15pm says:

I never used any code from JBMod. I don't know why people think I did. I really did not.

I mean think about it - what in GMod could use JBMod's code? The physgun is included with the SDK.

Also - I never advertised GMod. I really didn't. I don't have a awesome "promoter" or whatever some mod teams have (I call them "hangers on"). GMod got promoted by people because they liked it - not because I sent everyone an email asking them to pimp it. The most I ever did was send an email to hl2net/hlf/moddb/phl when I released a big update - but every mod should be doing that anyway. I'd also like you to note that on the promotional front GMod has NEVER been mentioned in one of Valve's "weekly updates" - a lot of the released mods have - so if it was all about promotion they should have the lead there.

I really don't get the "It's not a mod" statement. If it wasn't a mod you'd just be playing Half-Life 2.

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NightSage
NightSage Jan 29 2006, 1:57pm says:

Hlcomic.com

never seen that comic but man is it funny. Especially the G-man scene lololol how he runs and hides to make it seem as if he disappered.

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NightSage
NightSage Jan 29 2006, 2:28pm says:

Hlcomic.com

lol its so true!

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Ancientpanda
Ancientpanda Jan 29 2006, 3:11pm says:

definately not best mod in my opinion but CONGRATS! ^^

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72 Jan 29 2006, 3:43pm says:

I didnt think you deserved mod of the year but after seeing the votes you got and I releasized that out of all the mods in 2005 your mod allows you to do the most in one mod so i went out and asked 10 people if they thought the same if they voted for you. 8 said you can do the most in only one mod and that was GMOD and the other 2 were all about the mod they worked on. My point is I do think you deserve the award!

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72 Jan 29 2006, 3:50pm says:

I didnt think you deserved mod of the year but after seeing the votes you got and I realized that out of all the mods in 2005 your mod allows you to do the most in one mod so i went out and asked 10 people if they thought the same if they voted for you. 8 said you can do the most in only one mod and that was GMOD and the other 2 were all about the mod they worked on. Not everyone is going to be happy with mod awards from moddb.com or if it was from modawards.com. Anyways my point is I do think you deserve the award!

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ManOfWar17
ManOfWar17 Jan 29 2006, 5:47pm says:

There was no doubt in me thtat GMod would wint Mod of the Year! It has THE biggest community i have ever seen! So many mini mods to it! There was no doubt in me that it woiuld not win! AWSM JOB GARRY!

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