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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"

Posted by INtense! on Jan 2nd, 2009

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 Jan 2 2009, 10:19am says:

:o finally it started! good luck everyone!

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PytoX Jan 2 2009, 12:08pm buried:


Please vote mind people!! :)

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[NE]Fobby[GEN] Jan 2 2009, 6:23pm buried:


Vote Renegade X!

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INtense! Author
INtense! Jan 2 2009, 10:20am says:

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 Jan 2 2009, 10:28am says:

Alright, CryRecon Team! Lets rock!

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MrCowThing Jan 2 2009, 10:28am says:

So many mods!

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marauder76 Jan 2 2009, 10:28am says:

Lets hit it!

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OkeiDo Jan 2 2009, 10:37am says:

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

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Betelgeuze Jan 2 2009, 10:37am says:

Great! :)

What about Top 5 Upcomming Indie Games?

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INtense! Author
INtense! Jan 2 2009, 10:48am replied:

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 Jan 2 2009, 11:08am replied:

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 Jan 2 2009, 1:21pm replied:

ok sounds good :)

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speedgnom Jan 2 2009, 10:41am says:

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

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Gongong Jan 2 2009, 10:43am says:

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

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AndreB Jan 2 2009, 10:47am says:

Good luck to all the teams! :)

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devilsparks Jan 2 2009, 10:54am says:

Good luck to all the development teams out there!

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sajber Jan 2 2009, 11:09am says:

good luck everyone! :)

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Wills Jan 2 2009, 11:21am says:

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

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Mapiarz Jan 2 2009, 11:33am says:

Good luck everyone! :)

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BlackCheetah Jan 2 2009, 11:40am says:

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 Jan 2 2009, 11:56am says:

Good Work on that victory Black Mesa, source ;)

(yes, i found a time machine)

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Mapiarz Jan 2 2009, 12:29pm replied:

Black Mesa cant win again.

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AJ_Quick Jan 2 2009, 1:00pm buried:


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

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OkeiDo Jan 2 2009, 1:13pm replied:

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 Jan 2 2009, 12:45pm says:

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 Jan 2 2009, 12:46pm says:


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dave_5430 Jan 2 2009, 1:02pm says:

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


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Mastix Jan 2 2009, 1:19pm says:

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 Jan 2 2009, 1:32pm says:

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 Jan 2 2009, 1:33pm says:

Yeah finally! *Goes voting* :)

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Noesis_Interactive Jan 2 2009, 2:09pm says:

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 Jan 2 2009, 2:39pm says:

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


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shiv_pl Jan 2 2009, 2:46pm says:

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

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JinDogan Jan 2 2009, 2:52pm says:

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

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um-tiki Jan 2 2009, 2:59pm says:

good luck everyone. W00T!

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Andrey(Rus) Jan 2 2009, 3:02pm says:


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Tatsur0 Jan 2 2009, 5:28pm replied:

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

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FW:ToW_Sushi Jan 2 2009, 3:06pm says:

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

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TALON_UK Jan 2 2009, 3:07pm says:

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 Jan 2 2009, 3:13pm says:

good luck everyone! :D

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Raneman25 Jan 2 2009, 3:18pm says:

Vote for DEAD DEAD DEAD plz remove ;p

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xcriminalx Jan 2 2009, 4:24pm says:

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

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butterjam123 Jan 2 2009, 4:33pm says:

vote for empires mod 100 times better then boredom panic source

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ben72227 Jan 2 2009, 4:34pm says:

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

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xcriminalx Jan 2 2009, 4:48pm replied:

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

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DJ-Ready Jan 2 2009, 4:34pm says:

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

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imkongkong Jan 2 2009, 4:41pm says:



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projektariel Jan 2 2009, 4:56pm says:

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 Jan 2 2009, 4:59pm says:

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

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piper647 Jan 2 2009, 5:18pm says:

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

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