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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Introducing the 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards, a celebration of game developers and artists that have poured blood, sweat and tears into creating new gameplay experiences that truly "change the game"

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Every year on ModDB hobbyist, amateur and professional game artists and developers work together to produce some amazing content. While our community grows ever larger, the amount of outstanding indie games and mods also increases—many pushing the bar for quality higher and even introducing a few new ideas along the way. With 2008 in the bag, it's time to look back and choose your favorite mods and indie games that are part of the ModDB community. Welcome to the 7th Annual Mod of the Year Awards.


(thanks to Sebastian Aav for the music)

This year, in addition to grabbing a spot in ModDB's hall of fame, mods and indie games will be competing for over $8000 in prizes. We've teamed up with a whole lineup of sponsors providing tools and services that will help game artists and developers rise to new heights. Picking a winner from over 5000 possible candidates for best released mod, upcoming mod and indie game is not an easy feat. Every vote counts—indie game and mod teams can help their own cause by using the promotional tools provided and reminding all of their fans to vote for their creations.

Whether you're new to the community or a long time member, voting for your top choices of the year is easy. Both members and non-members of ModDB can vote by navigating to a mod or indie game's profile and clicking the vote button located just underneath the summary section (see below). Member votes are more valued so be sure to register if you want your voice to be heard! While your at it, have a look at some of the other mods on the site, there's an endless amount of free entertainment to be had on a variety of game engines, platforms and genres.

2008 Mod of the year

From all the staff here at ModDB, we wish all entrants the best of luck and thank you for creating new gameplay experiences that entertain gamers all over the world. For full details on voting and contest rules, check out the 2008 Mod of the Year profile. Keep on modding!

2008 Mod of the year
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PytoX
PytoX

:o finally it started! good luck everyone!

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PytoX
PytoX

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Please vote mind people!! :)

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[NE]Fobby[GEN]
[NE]Fobby[GEN]

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Vote Renegade X!

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INtense! Author
INtense!

A video explaining the awards, how to vote and everything that mods stand for will be showcased in the next few hours to celebrate the launch

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TheMegaMaster
TheMegaMaster

Alright, CryRecon Team! Lets rock!

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MrCowThing
MrCowThing

So many mods!

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marauder76 Online
marauder76

Lets hit it!

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

NOW IT'S TIME! Can't wait to see how this goes, good luck to everyone!

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

Great! :)

What about Top 5 Upcomming Indie Games?

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Well it depends how many *unreleased* indies are nominated for the top 100. There will certainly be a mention - but the majority of indies on the site are released.

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X-303
X-303

I hope we could discover an upcomming indie games ranking
for this year :)

Moreover, I would like to wish a good luck for all mods and indie games ^^

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

ok sounds good :)

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speedgnom
speedgnom

It has began.Now everything is in the hands of the voters.

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Gongong
Gongong

Ah, nice! Think I'll actually bother to visit the voting booth this year... :P

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AndreB
AndreB

Good luck to all the teams! :)

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devilsparks
devilsparks

Good luck to all the development teams out there!

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sajber
sajber

good luck everyone! :)

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Wills
Wills

Awesome! /get's on the campaign trail! Go Jailbreak!

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Mapiarz
Mapiarz

Good luck everyone! :)

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BlackCheetah
BlackCheetah

Hope, one of my mods could have a chance, but might not its unreal Tournament, I made a bunch of impressive mods such as portal gun, vehicular mods, gravity gun and more... All I want to say is I am going to see who wins and maybe one I can learn to get to the top. Good luck!

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AJ_Quick

Good Work on that victory Black Mesa, source ;)

(yes, i found a time machine)

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Mapiarz
Mapiarz

Black Mesa cant win again.

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AJ_Quick

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I never said which direction my time machine went, ***.

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

Why would you need a time machine to look at who has previously won MOTY. What you wrote obviously sounded like you meant Black mesa will win this year again. Mapiarz just pointed out a fact and you called him an ***, uncalled for booo! :P

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tskross
tskross

Don't Forget to vote for the Battle of the Bulge mod for Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts!!

good luck everybody!

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nickelplease
nickelplease

PIRATES VIKINGS KNIGHTS II FTW!!!!

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dave_5430
dave_5430

I vote AOM Redux/Cry of Fear for Half-life 1 engine

*Hides*

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Mastix
Mastix

Don't forget to vote for : Age of Chivalry, Zombie Panic Source, PVK2, Fistful of Frags, Resistance & Liberation, Insurgency, Black Mesa, Jailbreak!, Suicide Survival, Empires, Eternal Silence, Dystopia, Neoktokyo, Kreedz Climbing, FragOut!, Goldeneye : Source and many more xD

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sajber
sajber

Don't forget Wolfys Mod for Bandits Phoenix Rising...a mod for a game no one has ever played! xD

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[CWC]SHADOW
[CWC]SHADOW

Yeah finally! *Goes voting* :)

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Noesis_Interactive
Noesis_Interactive

We're stoked it's that time of year again and good luck to all mods! Really looking forward to seeing who the winners will be and who will get to take the awesome prize packages, including the Noesis Interactive titles (*shameless plug*). MOTY FTW!

I'll end with a quote from ModDB's own Scott (INtense) from the interview we did with him and Ryan:

"I don't say a particular mod is good, I say I love you all mods"

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phnomen
phnomen

Go, NeoTokyo! It will rock my manga world ^.^

HELLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KITTY!

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shiv_pl
shiv_pl

I love this. I wait for this every year :) Now go and vote!

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JinDogan
JinDogan

Let's get this show on the road! NT 4 LIFE!

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um-tiki
um-tiki

good luck everyone. W00T!

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Andrey(Rus)
Andrey(Rus)

GL! VOTE FOR ZOMBIE PANIC! SORCE!!!!! IT IS THE BEST MOD EVER CREATED!!!!

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Appreciate the support :) but please less caps and 1 post only heh.

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi

Good luck to everyone!!! *gets to work*

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK

Aye, good luck to one and all. Been looking forward to this. Don't forget to vote for your favorite Star Wars mod for BF2142, goes by the name of First Strike or something.

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[R-DEV]Rhino
[R-DEV]Rhino

good luck everyone! :D

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Raneman25
Raneman25

Vote for DEAD DEAD DEAD plz remove ;p

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xcriminalx
xcriminalx

GOOD LUCK!!! VOTE FOR MechWarrior: Living Legends!! :D

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butterjam123
butterjam123

vote for empires mod 100 times better then boredom panic source

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ben72227
ben72227

Don't forget to nominate the upcoming Crysis Mods! Petrograd, CryRecon, LightSpire, etc.!

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xcriminalx
xcriminalx

YES!!! Vote for any and ALL CryENGINE2 mods :D :D

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready

Naiteki Kensei FTW :D
MOTY awards are always awesome .. especially if score an award :)

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imkongkong
imkongkong

NAITEKI KENSEI!

:)

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projektariel
projektariel

Good luck everyone! :)

Don`t forget to take the FarCry SturmMOD, transforming Shakespeare`s play "The Tempest" into an interactive environment, into consideration when voting... though unfortunately there is no category "Theatre and games" in the MOTY contest (yet)! ;)

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JohnBart
JohnBart

I'm eagerly looking forward to the final results... :)
Hope that we can make it into the Top100 again... :)

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piper647
piper647

Good luck to everyone even if I know we're gonna win! :P

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