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Attention all Mod DB developers! Find out how you can gain even more exposure on our site and beyond!

Posted by stenchy on Mar 4th, 2008

Since the release of v4, we have been looking for new ways to help developers in their quests to reach audiences to enjoy their creations. The newly christened 'Modcast' is just the first in list of changes and additions we are implementing. We are always looking for ways to put developers into the spotlight.

Effective immediately, the Mod DB staff is going to provide even more exposure for quality major releases of mods by listing them on the Flash-powered Rotator that appears above the news listings. The extra effort that many mod teams put into their projects and press releases should receive more attention. We want to help teams that do their best to capitalize on every tool, resource and service Mod DB offers.

This being said, there will be a few ground rules going forward that we will use to determine which releases warrant the extra attention:

  • Featured releases must be major releases with significant changes. No bugfixes or minor patches will be accepted.
  • News posts about releases must be well formatted (spelling!) and contain the following:
    1. Links to downloads of the latest release on ModDB.com's download section
    2. Media (screenshots/video) taken from latest release that is linked to the gallery for your mod's profile on ModDB.com (you can use the embed html code in the lower right hand corner seen in gallery pages)
  • Mods of varying sizes will be considered - everything from gameplay tweaks to full-out total conversions (alpha, beta, charlie, etc.) but the quality of the both the mod/game content and press release will be the main determining factors.

We believe that this presents a fair chance for all mods to showcase their works. At the same time, it provides gamers with quick easy access to the best mods with information that is easy to digest. So start proofreading and slapping some polish on those press releases and news posts, it could lead to a whole lot of extra heads turning your way.

If any of you mod teams out there want to drum up even more coverage and do a feature or pop onto the Modcast, drop me a PM and we'll chat.

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Henley
Henley Mar 4 2008, 5:58am says:

Great job man high five for you!

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DJ-Ready
DJ-Ready Mar 4 2008, 6:10am says:

Seems like a good idea :)

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kinesis916
kinesis916 Mar 4 2008, 7:19am says:

This is a very good idea. I can't wait to see what mods appear in the future.

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Aeneas2020
Aeneas2020 Mar 4 2008, 11:39am says:

great news hopefully i can get my mod featured when we get it out the door

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orc5me
orc5me Mar 4 2008, 12:32pm says:

Good this idea is definately good for people.

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Crispy
Crispy Mar 4 2008, 3:38pm says:

Nice one working on helping out mods with getting more exposure. Not all mods (far too many of the smaller mods) have a hard time getting noticed, or simply don't make the effort.

Now they don't have to do too much in the way of PR to get an official Moddb endorsement.

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Phoenix85
Phoenix85 Mar 4 2008, 7:10pm says:

this will be very very good

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Soviet_Deso
Soviet_Deso Mar 5 2008, 6:52am says:

This is great news for many mods out there

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fldash
fldash Mar 5 2008, 2:55pm says:

Great stuff from the ModDB team as always!

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Capital88
Capital88 Mar 5 2008, 10:20pm says:

Very cool!

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Bepetemish
Bepetemish Mar 8 2008, 4:24pm says:

Im new, and I like it!, nice job!

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Irritant_new
Irritant_new Mar 9 2008, 7:17pm says:

This is a great, great idea. Seems to be working very well.

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Peccavi
Peccavi Mar 13 2008, 6:45am says:

uuuugh yeah

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Theater
Theater Apr 29 2008, 5:55pm says:

Stenchy!!

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Ap
Ap Nov 13 2008, 5:00pm says:

Great feature, as always... Keep it up!

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Dec 4 2009, 6:42am says:

go stenchy go!

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Marc1k1
Marc1k1 Jan 7 2010, 7:53am says:

Sounds cool, Maybe a good idea for my Game when more work is done on it :D

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Arctic«
Arctic« Mar 1 2010, 5:22am says:

Stenchy <3

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migmax
migmax Mar 9 2010, 9:22am says:

Just awesome.

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oysteinso
oysteinso May 16 2010, 8:49pm says:

Agree with all over me : )
Really enjoy Moddb so far! Really nice community.

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Marvin.Damstra
Marvin.Damstra May 27 2010, 5:35am says:

Lolzorz... :D "alpha, beta, charlie, etc."

its either Alpha, Beta, Gamma...
or... Alpha, Bravo, Charlie...

XD

ps. I just love Moddb for helping people all over the world.

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Noktis
Noktis Jul 31 2010, 10:28am says:

Nice ;-)

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LizardGamer
LizardGamer Sep 2 2010, 3:42am says:

OMG, I like what I see

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Thaiauxn
Thaiauxn Sep 27 2010, 1:16pm says:

I'm not one to speak, but I apparently lost a potential main page post because I misplaced a few words once:

"Mods of varying sizes will be considered - everything from gameplay tweaks to full-out total conversions (alpha, beta, charlie, etc.) but the quality of - the - both the mod/game content and press release will be the main determining factors."

The Both the. Theboththe. Sounds like a great name for a sci-fi character. I'll use it!

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GravityCat
GravityCat Dec 27 2010, 5:05pm says:

Good idea but it will make life harder for a person making their first mod as the big guys will be dominating them.

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WolfMenace
WolfMenace Jan 30 2011, 1:27am says:

good idea

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TrolIllFace
TrolIllFace Mar 28 2011, 9:24pm says:

Very good!!!!

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gauss(mj)
gauss(mj) Aug 8 2011, 8:57am says:

Super Good.

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BirthNight
BirthNight Aug 10 2011, 4:13am says:

Awesome ;D

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strawberri
strawberri Apr 28 2013, 3:38pm says:

hi

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