Welcome to the 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards - the premiere event that celebrates the best creations within the modding and indie gaming scene. Developers have poured their blood, sweat and tears into creating new gameplay experiences that truly "change the game". Now its time for the gamers to voice
their opinions and select their top picks of the year.
From now until Feb 28th, the MOTY will present to you the cream of the crop for 2008 as voted by the public. The top mods and games will win the honors of being placed alongside other projects that have gone on to become commercial successes and cement their place in ModDB's hall of fame. And to the winner goes the spoils; ModDB has teamed up with a whole lineup of sponsors that have provided prizes ranging from software to servers to commercial engines. Everything to help budding developers excel at their craft.
What a year it has been for modding and indie games. For the first time 5 mods were released on Steam with each now boasting thousands of simultaneous online players. Black Mesa may still be unreleased, but its trailer went viral, racking up half a million views in 1 day. Indie games like Audiosurf (PC) and flOw (PS3) have hit the top sellers list. The reach and significance of your efforts as game developers is greater now than ever, so join us as we present the 2008 Mod of the Year.
Update: The winners have been announced.
During January 2009 every indie game and mod on the site has a voting booth activated in their profile. It is now up to you, to find your favorites, play them and vote for them - so we can narrow thousands of contenders down to the players choice top 100...
Picking a winner from 4,700 mods and 300 indie games all of which are built on different game engines, platforms, genres and themes is no easy feat. We know everyones tastes differ and we can only recognize the efforts of so many. So if you want your favorite to win remember EVERY VOTE COUNTS (last years results were incredibly tight). We've got graphics and embed code to help you get your friends and fellow gamers voting and playing the great mods and indie games on offer. The award categories this year are:
The following are basic rules which apply to all participating teams. Read on for the full legal terms.