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.

**Presenting the 2008 Winners**

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.

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We're doing things a bit different this year, read on to find out how and why.

Posted by stenchy on Feb 19th, 2009

This year, we've had more time to prepare for MOTY and more resources to do it with as well. As a result we have a total of 7 Editors' Choice Awards to dole out. We'll be releasing each award as a separate video in the days leading up to the Player's Choice Awards. Which means the first video will be posted on the front page in about 24 hours from now. For those that are interested, here's the full list of Editors' Choice Awards:

This has been the biggest Editor's Choice section in the history of Mod of the Year, partly due to the growing community around our site. It has been a large undertaking with much deliberation and we hope that our choices lead many to discover some of the hidden (or not-so-hidden) gems of mods or indie games that are part of the ModDB community. Watch the MOTY group to stay on top of all the updates as they surface!

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KerenskyTheRed Feb 19 2009 says:

This is great! I've been waiting all month to find out what the results were and these will definitely make excellent appetizers. Or maybe its more like a multi-course meal. lol

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SAHChandler Feb 19 2009 says:

Awesome. :)

It's really amazing how far ModDB has come.

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RogerRamjet Feb 19 2009 says:

Glad there has been more resources put into the awards to come. It will give less for the complainers to say about it. Thanks for the update...

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leilei Feb 19 2009 says:

HOLY CRAP IT'S ALMOST THERE are you still there

hope there is good, hearable, voiceover work this time around

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ben72227 Feb 19 2009 says:

Cool! I can't wait to see the results! :-D

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Ennui Feb 19 2009 says:

Excellent! I'm really looking forward to your guys' picks.

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Jozzah Feb 19 2009 says:


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eggman51 Feb 19 2009 says:

You guys are really doing a fantastic job with MOTY this year - well done!

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UnlimiteD Feb 19 2009 says:

Definately showing more than public votes, uninfluenced by fanboyism and publicity.

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INtense! Creator
INtense! Feb 19 2009 says:

i've had the privledge of seeing the videos and it is our (Ryan and Daves) best work yet - looks brilliant!

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OkeiDo Feb 19 2009 says:

Oh I had almost forgotten about MOTY due to the wait for the results. This is a great idea and I can't wait to see who won these categories. Gogogo!

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Torabi Feb 19 2009 says:

Fantastic, eager to see how well some of my favorite mods and indie games did!

Go Mount & Blade GO!

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omayksilo Feb 19 2009 says:

Great to hear that these are the on the way. Feels like an eternity since we finished voting!

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stenchy Author
stenchy Feb 19 2009 replied:

What you are experiencing is the phenomenon known as 'internet time'.

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Henley Staff
Henley Feb 19 2009 replied:

followed closely by Hammer Time *sidesteps*

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Samuk Feb 19 2009 replied:

Am still thinking if that's funny or not. Mehh you win.

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SAHChandler Feb 20 2009 replied:

At least it isn't Valve Time right guys? :D

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Wills Feb 19 2009 says:

Sweet! I can't wait :D

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Psycho_Sam Feb 19 2009 says:

Here we go, spangly glittery award time. :D

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Romagnolo Feb 19 2009 says:

Wich will be out first ?

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awesomepossum Feb 19 2009 says:


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BlueWolf72 Feb 19 2009 says:

keep it UP... Good work!

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Spooboy Feb 19 2009 says:

This makes me happy!

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drunkill Feb 19 2009 says:

Can't wait Although I hope there is still a written component, not just the videos.

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Xyrom Feb 20 2009 says:

Can't wait for this to be announced.
This years nominees are looking fantastic.

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AnarchyDom Feb 20 2009 says:

Fantastic, should be the best yet.

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TALON_UK Feb 20 2009 says:

Cool, looking forward to seeing the vids and various results, excellent work guys.

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BrotherLaz Feb 20 2009 says:

Pfft... two multiplayer awards, one TC award. Yeah. Kind of biases the results, no?

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