Fight a massive deep space war and participate in the destruction of capital ships in this innovative blend of FPS and space combat. Bomb important systems, escort a squad of marines to cause damage from the inside. Watch as railguns fire projectiles the size of buses at the enemy hull. Fight with many futuristic weapons including a flamethrower and remote controlled SMG.

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The gamers and players have spoken and picked their favorites and to keep things interesting, we didn't totally agree. Now it's time for the Mod DB editors to step up and tell you what we were playing in 2006.

Posted by INtense! on Jan 18th, 2007 Page 3 of 4    

Upcoming Standalone: Infinity: The quest for Earth

Honorable Mention: World of Padman
Make a name for yourself in one of the largest, most open-ended space sims ever made. Infinity: Quest for the Earth utilizes procedural techniques to generate hundreds of thousands of seamless worlds, all ripe for privateers to pillage, explore, trade and battle over!

ICP 2.0.c screenshot Infinity77

INtense! says:
I hate to talk about visuals because this game has soooooo much more going for it, but have you seen the videos or played the tech demos? If this is how it looks on release, I'm not sure I'll ever get around to actually playing it--I'll be too distracted, gazing at the passing spaceships and planets floating around the galaxy.
hammy-bob says:
I like spaceships, because they can fly into space and this mod has many screenshots of space flying. Really, though, this is one of the most beautiful and promising standalone games I have ever witnessed.
methulah says:
What is there left to be said about this juggernaut? Everyone's already praised it enough, but I want to reiterate that it sounds like it's going to actually pull through and rock the online gaming scene, a massive feat for an indie title. Not only that, but the graphics are surely some of the most impressive ever.

Upcoming Mod: Drawn to be alive

Honorable Mention: Off Limits
A Mod DB favorite, enter the world of a hand-drawn figure brought to life in this quirky platformer that nearly defies description. Hide inside paintings, fold yourself to slip into tight corners and fight to return to the 2D world from whence you came!

Behind a TV There are a lot of people in here.

JoeX111 says:
I'm more excited about Drawn to be Alive than any retail game to be released in 2007. Forget Crysis, forget Bioshock and forget the next generation of video game consoles. This is going to be the next Psychonauts. If it isn't, I'll cry.
methulah says:
Drawn to be Alive is really, really, really tickling my fancy at the moment. I can't wait to play through what promises to be a totally unique and memorable experience.
jacksonj04 says:
This is, to put it simply, the coolest idea I've seen around recently. All I can say to you if you haven't seen the media releases is, "Where have you been?"
INtense! says:
There are tons of mods I can't wait to play, but none more so than Drawn to be Alive. Excluding a few Japanese games--Tomato Adventure anyone!?--this has got to be the most creative idea I've seen in a while, plus it looks to be a load of fun, which is something most creative games lack! Where can I sign up?

Standalone Game of the Year: Darsana

Honorable Mention: Tremulous
Welcome to Darsana! A standalone game in the works for the Darkplaces engine, Darsana is a combination of a fast paced first person shooter and a detailed statistics system with the strategy elements of an RPG. Darsana runs along the lines of a medieval fantasy with magic, swordplay and the encroachment of the Undead.

Lightning staff Beta 1.1 Broad Sword and buckler

methulah says:
Darsana is a very, very solid title that just keeps getting better with every update. With great graphics, solid gameplay and some very nice ideas, this is a very impressive title indeed.
JoeX111 says:
Darsana is a funny example of everyone voting for it overwhelmingly, then coming back to complain about its flawless victory after it was announced to the rest of the staff.
hammy-bob says:
Sometimes, you want some medieval online fun without spending hours gaining experience points, gold, or potentially falling in love with someone who just might be a girl. Darsana brings you all the fun of a classic rpg setting, but in a fast paced FPS environment. And, who knows? You might just find a girl on the server.

Singleplayer Mod of the Year: Afraid of Monsters

Honorable Mention: Katana
The drugs, you can't stop taking them. The visions are darkening, the illusions are becoming real. Can you stop them? Can a hospital put an end to the madness? But no, the madness, it won't end. The pills are there, there I tell you! Afraid of Monsters!

Screenshots Screenshots

Crispy says:
I thought this was very well done and superbly original, but in places hitting never-ending streams of monsters with your crowbar because you'd run out of ammo got a bit tedious. I think it's nice that the creator is working on releasing a "Director's Cut" version with improved ammo placement amongst other things, but I can also think of another mod that never got tedious and should have won this in my eyes.
methulah says:
It was difficult to pick singleplayer mods this year, and even though Afraid of Monsters is a simply unforgettable experience, we would love to see more good singleplayer mods. Go, quickly! Go make some more good ones!
hammy-bob says:
I want to thank the creator for making the scariest mod I have ever played. After just playing for 20 minutes, I almost had five heart attacks and had to change my pants eight times.
Chunky says:
Afraid of Monsters reminds me of the time my mom took codeine after her surgery and saw Felix the Cat and God on the wall. It's pretty damn trippy, anyway.

Multiplayer Mod of the Year: Killing Floor

Honorable Mention: Eternal Silence 2
Armaggedon is upon us. The dead walk and the cities burn, while blood runs through the streets. In Killing Floor, engage the forces of the damned in a relentless multiplayer battle to the death where making a stand may be the last thing you ever do.

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JoeX111 says:
Killing Floor is filled with classic, cinematic moments that you'll never find in another multiplayer game. I still remember my first time playing, when its creator wanted to show me the ropes, we were being chased through the city streets by a massive wave of zombies. We backed into a building and started welding the door shut, but some fool was still out there, blasting away. "What about him?!" I yelled. "He's freakin' toast," Alex yelled back. Seconds later, he was dead, the zombies were beating on the door, and everything went to hell.
methulah says:
Anyone who's given Killing Floor a shot at a LAN knows how amazing a multiplayer mod can be. Teamwork, communication, tactics and zombie slaughetering all in one neat package. Not only that, but the latest release completely changed the game, so much for the better.
hammy-bob says:
When I downloaded this mod, I expected all of the enemies to be giant floors and I would be killing them with more floors. I don't know, but this mod is so much more than that. There is nothing like having 10 people running through a lab with zombies pouring out of every corner after them.
jacksonj04 says:
Zombies! More zombies! Kill them all! But I'll be damned if it isn't fun doing so. Cooperative shooting, knifing and generally making a mess of the brainless hordes? What it lacks in depth it makes up for in the no-nonsense attitude.

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Cegras Jan 28 2007, 12:15am buried:


Hidden is a horrible, horrible game.

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slayer_sashima@hotma Jun 22 2008, 4:25am replied:

yes yes it is but it was neat to be the hidden but still HARSHLY unfair there shouldve been more then one of him

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weirdkid5 Jul 10 2008, 12:57pm replied:

you say its unfair. there is a zombie style gametype for hidden. you say its unfair for the hidden. i find it completely fair, the hidden is invisible, the iris has guns, its just a matter of how well you can be at playing as the hidden.

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AJ_Quick Jan 28 2007, 10:09am says:

Quote: By Cegras | Sat 27th Jan, 2007 @ 11:15:33pm
Hidden is a horrible, horrible game.


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VulpineComplex Jan 26 2007, 8:56pm says:

Woah, Ragnarok Arena won something. I'm jumping up and down madly. :D

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nowhere Jan 26 2007, 1:09am says:

Wooooooooooooo, GE:S got one. I'm incredibly ecstatic.

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BlueWolf72 Jan 26 2007, 1:10am says:

is giving someone an award and not happy about how they got it kind in any way shape or form.

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Wraiyth Jan 26 2007, 1:17am says:

Quote:is giving someone an award and not happy about how they got it kind in any way shape or form.

Remember that this isn't a unanimous system. If it was, there EC wouldn't exist, so theres always going to be people who disagree with it.

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INtense! Jan 26 2007, 1:18am says:

It won Standalone of the Year because the majority of editors love it. We then take a random assortment of opinions from each staff member and obviously not everyone is going to agree. I've edited the comment

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-BaroN- Jan 26 2007, 1:45am says:

Whoa. GoldenEye: Source, the only mod to reel in two awards. I'm very honored to be apart of the mod and that awesome achievement.

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TheHappyFriar Jan 26 2007, 1:50am says:

i liked the way this was done. Letting us know what you thought. Nice. :)

I gotta say though... these awards have shown one thing: to many dark/evil type mods out there. Zombies, hiding, post-apocalyptic settings... I'd REALLY like to see more mods along the lines of the medevil/"out there" (ie drawn to be alive). Those are true gems. Need more (but not to many more, then we're in the same boat as before)

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Darkcraft Jan 26 2007, 2:26am says:

Yay more awards :D

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Darkcraft Jan 26 2007, 2:29am says:

What? That isn't the storyline of Iron Grip.

It has nothing to do with the Soviet union.

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Darkcraft Jan 26 2007, 2:40am says:

Wow TA: Spring didn't get a mention at all.

I mean they only built an entire 3d rts engine and most content from the ground up...then support a large group of people who decided to make their own mods for it...and now it is the centre of a massive community, and has become one of the most popular open-source standalone games ever. Wow I suppose they didn't really achieve anything, anyway.

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GKAvalon Jan 26 2007, 3:12am says:

Too many HL2 mods tbh..But still congrats to the winners.

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slayer_sashima@hotma Jun 22 2008, 4:32am replied:

yes there really is most fail too :( they really should group togather instead of wasting their time making 1000 mods about one thing when they could group togather and instead make one mod to rival the 1000

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drunkill Jan 26 2007, 3:22am says:

Need the old system where you could choose why you wanted the mod to win, if it had great level design or storyline or gameplay or whatever.
Too many newer game mods, true, but you get that. Seeming most people forget all the old mods.

A bit disappointing most were HL2 mods (for the player choice) oh well. it seems people enjoy graphics over gameplay for quite a lot of things. Goiod job if you won though.

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flipperthepriest Jan 26 2007, 3:24am says:

GAAH! STILL NO MENTION OF MARIOKART:SOURCE! this was an awesome N64 game and will be masses of fun online. worthy of at least 1 award

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flipperthepriest Jan 26 2007, 3:28am says:

while im ranting, the pilotable strider mod should get an recognition, along with plan of attack

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Zirty Jan 26 2007, 5:19am says:

It looks they distribute the award randomly.

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bluseychris Jan 26 2007, 6:06am says:

and hadn't been out for ages they'ed of gotten somewhere.

OA and CR:AA? Awful attempts thrown at a saturated market. WoP does it far better, IQfA is so epic it blows all others out of the water.

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BrotherLaz Jan 26 2007, 6:07am says:

I was going to post a wall of text about how they picked the most popular mods and only for the games they actually own. Then I saw Median 2008 as a honourable mention under 'old skool classics'. Now that I've thought about it some more, the awards are actually fine, other than the fact that their honourable mentions don't get enough coverage. ;)

Just kidding. :D

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methy Jan 26 2007, 6:25am says:

Congratulations all the winners.

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tibz Jan 26 2007, 6:34am says:

lol gota love the edrama this creates :x

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Kai-Li Jan 26 2007, 6:37am says:

Thanks for the honorably mentioning of World of Padman for "visuals" and "upcoming standalone". It's great and we are working really hard on it to hold the standalone release date (01. April 07). Internal Betatests already started and there are some very nice new features coming up with the standalone of World of Padman. I enjoyed your radioshow yesterday but the volume was really low sometimes. I had some problems to understand you guys but it was a great show. Keep on. ;)

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Jyffeh Jan 26 2007, 8:39am says:


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Chunky Jan 26 2007, 9:50am says:

I'd rather have the comment removed than edited to something I didn't say. Apparently the whole "Darkplaces gang" can hand out insults but when they get some criticism on their own work, they flip out.

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One_Winged_Angel Jan 27 2007, 3:55pm says:

Any idea about when we can see a ranking table or something?

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Mars_3K Jan 28 2007, 8:26am says:

Hollow Moon owns. And where's the Doom 3 talent?

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iVANGRAPHICS Jan 29 2007, 7:50am says:

Tanks for honorable mentions for Hollow Moon!!! And thanks for commenting for the honorable mentions of hollow moon :D

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Brindled Feb 1 2007, 3:51am says:

the whole modding community needs to get behind this site's potential for proliferating mod content. it became a bookmark for me over a year ago, and this site has been getting bigger by the month. many times i've noticed mods are not getting updated, or deleted, which leaves you guessing. modders need to realise that updates are the best means of advertising their mods. keep sending in updates, even small ones.

all the people spouting off about not getting mentioned need to realise just how many mods didn't get mentioned and just be humble that they're even listed on this site.

Thank you to the hosts of this site. i've enjoyed having it as a resource.

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Faizu Feb 3 2007, 10:09am says:

I am happy to know that Rumpel's great piece of work won, and what is his piece of famous work? If you say "Afraid of Monsters", you are right! Afraid Of Monsters is the best game I ever played, recreating normal Vortigaunts into Nightmare versions of Vortigaunts and other Half-life monsters (except for zombies, although their movements are the same as the Half-life headcrab zombies, one exception is that they don't have the headcrabs on their heads and they wore different clothes).

And to Killing Floor team leader Mr. Kadish, you would be happy to know that your project won the Editors' Choice award. But what a shame, the pride got better of you (I hope your teammates doesn't). But winning the award doesn't mean you attained God-status, it won't. And just an interesting note, thanks for insulting me in the forums.

But then again, if there were two choices for me, to nominate Rumpel's Afraid of Monsters or Mr.stupid Kadish's Killing Floor if not too late before the announcement, I would defintely nominate Rumpel's tour de force masterpiece Afraid of Monsters rather than Killing Floor. Oh sure, sure, Killing Floor's gameplay is great, but what I don't like about is the team's lack of self-esteem and full of pride and presumption or a game designer's symptoms called Hubris.

Three cheers for Rumpel!

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Maddieman Feb 4 2007, 5:56am says:

Hey guys, thanks for giving Katana an honourable mention! We're thrilled to be included alongside these other great mods, and would like to congratulate the winners and extend our thanks to everyone in the ModDb community. All the best for 2007! :)

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