Welcome everyone to the 11th annual Mod of the Year awards, a celebration of the best mods released in 2012 as well as the up and coming whom we hope edge towards release in 2013. For the next 30 days, it's time to recognize the dedication and creativty of so many hobbyist game developers who have given everything to their craft (which, in many cases amounts to years of development). 2012 was a massive year with horror mods like Cry of Fear and the hotly anticipated Black Mesa pushing our servers to their absolute limits with over 300,000 people in one day, all trying to play.

We expect the 2012 Mod of the Year to be our biggest yet - so make yourself count by finding your favorite mods and voting for them! Who will join our first ever MOTY winner Natural Selection, who in 2002 took out the awards and 11 years later released a critially acclaimed best-selling sequel? Up until Jan 1st 2013 join us and help celebrate your community, culture and give thanks to the developers by voting for your favorite projects. Welcome to the 11th Annual Mod of the Year Awards (also check out our Indie of the Year awards and App of the Year awards).

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December could not have come around quicker this year and with all the buzz and excitement in the air it is a good idea to take a look at what we have planned for this years Mod of the Year.

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December could not have come around quicker this year and with all the buzz and excitement in the air it is a good idea to take a look at what we have planned for this years Mod of the Year. So think of this as your helpful guild to the next month's celebration.

Phase One Nominations are OPEN!

On December 1st the voting booths open to the public, so spread the word to get your favorite mods into this years Top 100!


Year in Review

If you missed any of the fantastic releases we had had this year fear not as our editors have put together a list of all the featured releases for each quarter of the year.


It's all about the art!

Last year event theme was created by a talented young buck and 2012 is no different. Wally is back and has never looked better with his new pals Connie the controller and Mobie the Mobile (we are very original here in the DesuraNET offices). Find out who gave life to our mascots with the 2012 Artist Biography. Unveiled December 9th.


Something Physical

As if to put all other awards to shame this year will feature specially crafted extremely limited physical trophies sent out to the winning developers for Editors Choice and Players Choice (released). The process was something we have never attempted before and it takes advantage of new age technology. Find out more with our detailed article. Unveiled December 10th.


Phase Two TOP 100!!

Phase two begins on December 12th along with the Top 100 modifications that you the players selected for 2012! Players will be able to vote from the 12th right up until the 21st of December on the Top 100 page there you will be able place your votes for the mods you want to see win Mod of the Year 2012.

Winners Announced

Just like previous years our final awards are announced just around Christmas, it will be a fantastic gift for the hard working developers!

  • Editors Choice Award Release December 23rd
  • Players Choice Unreleased Release December 24th
  • Players Choice Mod of the Year Release December 25th

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CnC_Fin
CnC_Fin

I always like MOTY awards, so many great mods out there

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Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice

The voting appears to be open, despite the fact it's only November 30th. Is this intentional?

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

We accidentally launched a tad early due to me mis-calculating timezones... so all live and GO now!

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freredarme
freredarme

A bit late but its good :)

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Garyn Dakari

That time of year already? Love it!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

kicks *** doesn't it?

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Lоner
Lоner

Let's rock and roll... MISERY 2 style

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RaoDaoZao
RaoDaoZao

Good luck everyone!

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416

its that time of the year already?!

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DrRhubarb
DrRhubarb

So many awesome mods came out this year, this will be great :>

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Guest
Guest

Ah man I love this time of year, festive holidays mixed with the obligatory moddb mod of the year, see you guys in the games :D

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salejemaster
salejemaster

Ah man I love this time of year, festive holidays mixed with the obligatory moddb mod of the year, see you guys in the games :D

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medve
medve

barce yourselfs, pr newsposts are coming with no actual content

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

Man, the year goes by so fast.

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X

Now I know the ModDB's spanner name.

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8472

May the best mods win!

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[nmrihdev]-Maxx
[nmrihdev]-Maxx

No More Room in Hell!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

There are too many good Mod here on ModDB.com but I managed and voted for one now!
May the best Mod win! :D

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho

Long live Black Mesa!!!!

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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Hope you all like the awards, may the best mod win >!

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_Dexter_
_Dexter_

This is going to be hard with all the great mods like DayZ and Black Mesa.

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yone
yone

It will be a good oportunity to all of them!

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

Good luck to all the mods out there! So many awesome mods this year!

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cW#Ravenblood

The vote phase has begun!

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cheesecake645
cheesecake645

I'm wondering, is this current voting phase for the top 100, or only to make it to the top 100 phase? I'm a little confused.

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Nuvendil
Nuvendil

Nominations. The top 100 will be...the top 100. Phase 2 is a competition between the top 100 for the various awards.

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

I swear to christ if Dayz wins I'm leaving the planet and I won't be the only one.

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan

Player's Choice will be Black Mesa and Editor's Choice will be Cry of Fear.

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I_am_a_Spoon
I_am_a_Spoon

Good luck to every other mod out there, it's been an awesome year!

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Chrjs
Chrjs

I really like the mascot for the contest. The colours are well-choosen. The designer did a great job with it!

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