Devolution is very different from other Total Annihilation mods- do not look to Devolution just for more units and flashiness, but instead expect top quality work that blends into Cavedog's original style, and keeps the game simple. Units all have clearly defined roles- when faced with a new mod, most players have to spend some time figuring out which units are worth building, which units are underpowered, and which units are simply the best of their niche. Devolution aims to never overcrowd a niche, and to keep every unit useful- you won't find ten different units that essentially do the same thing, one overshadowing all of the others. So, Devolution has fewer units than other mods, and even fewer units than OTA, but you will find new tactics, new strategy, and new dynamics between some familiar units, and some new units. Devolution is not meant to be an expansion, or a compilation mod, but something totally different- bare-bones, with some great new features.
Since 2002 we have explored, played and enjoyed mods of all shapes and sizes just like Total Annihilation: Devolution. We love games like Total Annihilation that have opened themselves up to modding. Because of communities like Steam Workshop, Nexus, Curse, RTSL, GameBanana and Mod DB, more games support modding today than ever before.
Whether it is for fun, for laughs or for the challenge, modding is what sets PC gaming apart from our closed off friends in the console and mobile gaming worlds. And based on the recent outpouring of support for mods after the concept of paid modding was explored, we are not alone in our love for mods and open platforms that embrace them.
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.
Nothing is more motivating than knowing something you've built kicks-ass. 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 #modlove2015 (or click the icons above for a pre-built post).
To thank those who participate in spreading the love and awareness, we have partnered up with many awesome mod-friendly games (Killing Floor 2, Mount & Blade Warband, Space Engineers, Insurgency, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, Black Mesa, Contagion, Amnesia - get involved) & have hundreds of keys to giveaway. To win one of the games, after you have linked to a mod on Mod DB (or anywhere else) in a tweet, blog, forum or facebook post, let us know by leaving a comment with a link to your post. At the end of the week we shall be picking members at random who followed these rules, and will send them a key from one of these games.