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After rounding out the best of 2007, we're ready to present the results.

Posted by stenchy on Jan 28th, 2008 Page 3 of 4    
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A honorable mention is due to the games Infinity and Apocalypse Rising who both polled strongly in this years awards, but miss out on a place in the top 5 due to each game still being in active development and not yet released. Keep up the fine work and all the best for 2008!

5. Tremulous - Tremulous is a free, open source game that blends a team based FPS with elements of an RTS. Players can choose from 2 unique races, aliens and humans. Players on both teams are able to build working structures in-game like an RTS. These structures provide many functions, the most important being spawning. The designated builders must ensure there are spawn structures or other players will not be able to rejoin the game after death. The overall objective behind Tremulous is to eliminate the opposing team. This is achieved by not only killing the opposing players but also removing their ability to respawn by destroying their spawn structures.

Run away! Run away! The pulse rifle

4. World of Padman - From the earliest PadMaps came the mod PadWorld, and now from that distinguished provenance comes the next evolution, the World of Padman Standalone. Developed and headed by the professional cartoonist and illustrator ENTE and his team, PadWorld Entertainment proudly present a free multiplayer standalone game for Windows, MacOS, and Linux that's powered by an extended ioQuake3-engine. It is cartoon based, crazy and fun with some innovative game modes thrown in. It's easy to enjoy yourself in PadWorld, and thats how it climbed it's way into the fourth place for best indie of 2007.

GlowStar's Anteroom - Mainroom PadGallery by ENTE

3. Warsow - For fast, frenzied action out there in the indie gaming scene today, there's not much better than Warsow. Warsow combines the speed and reflexive-based gameplay similar to that of the Quake series with the style and quirky movement of games like Jet Set Radio Future. The visuals are minimalistic yet engaging and every effort has been put into streamlining the gameplay. Billed as a choice platform for e-sports, Warsow still maintains a low barrier of entry in terms of system requirements for newcomers to the FPS genre. Whether you're a pro gamer or a first time player, this game is sure to keep you busy for hours. Warsow wall-jumps its way into the third spot in Mod DB's top indie games of the year.

Botbot + Warshock going for Mega Health Ingame War§ow 0.3 Screenshot

2. Red Alert: A Path Beyond - Red Alert: A Path Beyond takes the original's concept of an alternate future, one without Hitler that leaves Stalin to rule with an iron fist, and bring sit into the Westwood 3D/SAGE engine. While the beta has been released just a few months ago, you can expect to see all your favorite units from the original incorporated into the game in the final version. Gameplay is still rough around the edges but makes for decent entertainment with improvements sure to follow. Players like rolling around in massive mammoth tanks and playing with Tesla coils enough to vote A Path Beyond as the second place indie game of the year. Fresh video follows below:

Ambient Chaos Complex - Tank Battle with Mobile Gap Generator support

1. BSG: Beyond the Red Line - Fans of Battlestar Galactica rejoice! This standalone product puts you in the pilot seat to explore and partake in the dangerous space voyages of the Battlestar Galactica and company. The demo actually puts you on the Battlestar Pegasus as you obtain your flight wings and head out to engage the cylons while looking for resources. Everything is presented professionally, especially the stellar voice-acting which sounds better than a lot of commercial games put out today. Constant chatter while battling keeps you reeled in and immersed in the universe. Recent media shows the BTRL team is doing an excellent job of pushing the Freespace 2 engine to the maximum. But don't take our word on it, check out the exclusive trailer below for results. Fans can't wait to kick even more Cylon tail, that's why Beyond the Red Line ranks number one amongst the best indie games of the year.

More astroid shots Patrol

Blackbird Raptor Geminon Traveler

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mjnowak Jan 29 2008, 1:04am says:

Grats to all the mods who won you deserve it :D

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Mooe Jan 31 2008, 7:41am buried:


Hell no. Zombie Panic who won cheated with their ******* votes.

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Twerty Feb 9 2008, 11:31am replied:

The fact that your ocmment has -11 votes at the time of this writing should say something about how people feel towards that game.

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Nokiaman Mar 9 2008, 5:15pm buried:



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JeepRubi Jan 29 2008, 1:08am says:


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Elxx Jan 29 2008, 1:11am says:

Congratulations to all the mod teams, you guys have done a great job! :D

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Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 1:12am says:

Congratulations to all our fellow winners and runners-up!

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Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 4:19pm replied:

Although I wish they wouldn't label our 2006 video "fresh" XD

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Phoenix85 Jan 29 2008, 1:12am says:

good job everyone!

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GarcianSmith Jan 29 2008, 1:16am says:

Congrats to all!

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freedomorfire Jan 29 2008, 1:21am says:

congrats all!

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X-303 Jan 29 2008, 1:23am says:

There are not unreleased indie games?

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 1:24am replied:

Not enough were nominated into the top 100 this year. Infinity and Apocalypse Rising were mentioned

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X-303 Jan 29 2008, 1:47pm replied:

Ok, thank you very much INtense! =)
And very sorry :/

I hope to present "Stargate: The New Enemy" in the released indie game of the year 2008 ^^

Thank you again and good luck for "Infinity : The Quest for Earth" and "Apocalypse Rising" :)

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madgernader Jan 29 2008, 1:23am says:

Congrats to all the mods that made the final cut, Everything looks top-notch!

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drunkill Jan 29 2008, 1:27am says:

congratulations to all the mods who made it and all those who didn't

A pretty good crop this year I must say.

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Knights Jan 29 2008, 1:28am says:

Awsome work to all the mods!

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 1:30am says:

This is my summary of the awards:

The 2007 Mod of the Year Awards Players Choice winners have been announced, capping off a great year in gaming. This year titles which were influenced by the War in Iraq fared well, with Half-Life 2, Battlefield 2 and the GPL'd ID Tech 3 engine polling strongly in the indie games and released mods categories. Crysis mods though still in the early stages of development, did well in the best upcoming category, as developers attention shifts to some of the next-gen engines.

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:34am says:

cognrats to winners

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:39am replied:

I MEAN Congraturation to the winners

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paper_tigers Jan 29 2008, 9:15am replied:

lol nice double typo. I would assume you mean congratulations?

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 11:22pm replied:

that's a typo?, dam i missed again
i cant help being asian :(

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Kai-Li Jan 30 2008, 6:23am replied:


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Jyffeh Jan 30 2008, 3:35pm replied:

Lurk moar harding :P

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Victorious Jan 30 2008, 8:28am replied:


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f0rqu3 Jan 30 2008, 5:46pm replied:

best comment ever

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Elxx Jan 29 2008, 1:36am says:

INtense!, when are we going to see the Editor's Choice results?

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 1:40am replied:

Hopefully in 24hours

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goodone Feb 2 2008, 4:16pm replied:

seems it takes a bit more than that. ;)

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Wraiyth Jan 29 2008, 1:37am says:

Grats to all the winners. Lets hope that 2008 brings as much as 2007

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leilei Jan 29 2008, 1:44am says:

gah fortress forever didn't win >:(

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INtense! Staff
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 1:44am says:

Winners will also be announced and promoted on which should see coverage spike massively

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andman3000 Jan 29 2008, 1:47am says:

So glad I bought BF2

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Tatsur0 Jan 29 2008, 1:47am says:

The Zombie Panic Team and I would like to thank you all for the support you've shown us and making us #1 Upcoming mod of the year!

Brian "Tatsur0" Comer
ZP Co-Founder/Lead Developer

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Dr_Spielmann Jan 29 2008, 1:55am says:

I'd like to thank everybody that voted for us. We're really happy.

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Krenzo Jan 29 2008, 1:59am says:

Thanks to everyone who pushed Empires up to #3. We're working hard on version 2.2 right now.

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2d-chris Jan 29 2008, 2:07am says:

Jolly good show! Thanks yall~

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M1Garand8 Jan 29 2008, 2:17am says:

Whoo, go APB! =D

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jaboo224 Jan 29 2008, 2:21am says:

Wow lots of great mods came out last year, i am surprised we even got in! Thanks all who voted :D!

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SoLomoNK Jan 29 2008, 3:40am says:

Yeah, grats to all winners, but not only =)
Grats to MODDB staff for their huge work and grats to all the people who voted for Warsow :p

But overall, I'd like to tell my biggest respect to all of you, modders/gamedevers/hobbyists all around the world.
Computer always been the DIY territory, generations of self-made people, who turned their passion into a relevant and learnfull personal experience, started by hacking (in the formal and positive sense) their beloved game.
That's why, to my eyes, open source and modding are straightly related to this philosophy. And we are the independent scene of gamedev, we are the ones who can innovate where industry is bind by financial stakes, and therefore, our role is major.
Respect !§! =)

SoLomonK, Warsow founder

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SoulAssassino Jan 29 2008, 4:19am says:

Congratulations to everyone from the Stargate: War Begins team!!!

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yafn Jan 29 2008, 4:27am says:

Outfrakkingstanding job BtRL team! So say we all!

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BunnyJen Jan 29 2008, 4:58am says:

Wow congratulations to all of the winners, well deserved to every one of them! I can't wait to play MechWarrior: Living Legends and Jurassic Park, they look great and Insurgency is so much fun! ^^ Well done all!

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Hanzie Jan 29 2008, 5:31am says:

Congrats everyone!
2007 was a great modding year!
Can't wait to see what 2008 brings.

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jacksonj04 Staff
jacksonj04 Jan 29 2008, 5:46am says:

Congratulations to everybody who's won, there is some truly amazing work in there and I never cease to be amazed by what can be achieved by independent developers and modders.

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goodone Jan 29 2008, 6:38am replied:

2nd that! :)

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Gin Jan 29 2008, 6:37am says:

That was it? That was the big 2k7? Ok....I guess....

Congrats to those who won.

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chevy789 Jan 29 2008, 7:07am says:

Good job everyone

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RogerRamjet Jan 29 2008, 7:17am says:

Congratulations to all those who won a place this year from all the Star Trek: Enterprise - Temporal Cold War design crew.. and big thanks to all those who voted us into the top 100 this year. Well done to all those guys and gals slugging it out day after day for the love of modding and the desire to give to those who support us...

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AJ_Quick Jan 29 2008, 7:56am says:

Nice. battlefield 2 and HL2 mods only though? huh

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