No, it’s not a joke, and no, we don’t really hate mountains.
“I Hate Mountains” is the name of a Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 campaign made by three French friends. Be aware that this campaign is built the Valve way, we are not trying to revolutionize anything, we just want to provide more content to this awesome game. The campaign is divided into five different maps, just like Valve did with their own campaigns in Left 4 Dead 1. The difference is that ours is entirely nature-oriented, there’s only a few building and most of the action takes place in outdoor environments, which is a challenge to build in itself. We also focused our development on offering a better re-playability by providing several long alternate paths in the levels that can totally change the way you play it.
Quarter two of 2010 in my opinion started the Indie craze and even turned a few modders, plus the fact that we released a brand new sister site called IndieDB sure didn't help quell the uprising. This year saw many mod developers switching engines for the promise of extra freedom and creative control over who can play the work they do. The Wolfire boys showed the world what a few motivated people can do and raised over a million dollars for assorted game developers and charities like Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Not to forget that the featured releases on ModDB kept on coming in both Indie and Mod varieties with April having the largest selection of 14!
Din's Curse is a very polished Indie game thats part dungeon crawler part RPG with over 114 possible class combinations, with random dungeons and many other features. This one will keep you busy for quite some time. Resistance & Liberation attempts to create a realistic multiplayer experience for World War 2, it does a fantastic job at just that! Removing traditional first person controls allowing for frantic and interesting combat. Halfquake Sunrise a puzzle singleplayer game that has a very unique theme of darker shades. The puzzles range from time, sound, hidden buttons and even a few jumping puzzles for good measure.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like I Hate Mountains. We love games like Left 4 Dead 2 that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Let's celebrate modding
As mods play a bigger role in the future of gaming, we believe it is important to recognize the effort the teams behind the work put in, giving us countless hours of enjoyment while asking nothing in return. We have the power to change our games and that needs to be celebrated to ensure it remains a big part of PC gaming's future.
It all started
In 2015, when the paid modding dispute left many gamers and modders worried about the direction the industry is headed. Things have since settled down, but we believe it is important to continue this small tradition to show we are not alone in our love for mods, and the open platforms that embrace them.
Mod Appreciation Week
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built is being enjoyed by others. So this week if there is a mod you love on Mod DB (or anywhere else), make the effort to shout out to them, mention and link their mod in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post with the hashtag #modlove2016 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
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