Post news Report RSS The future of ModDB & IndieDB

(ModDB is 12 years old!!!) Time for a freshen up! Take a look at whats in motion, have your say in our community brainstorm!

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Reaching over 250,000 unique readers a day ModDB, IndieDB give game/mod developers a place to share their work and grow their fanbase whilst making it easier for gamers to find great games/mods no matter their stage of development.

Without being dependent on press/editors gatekeeping the important gaming news sites.

Since the sites conception a lot has changed around us, We've got Twitch streaming games, bazillions of mobile games, F2P, amazing engines accessible to all to only mention a few things.


You are invited to Join our public brainstorm as we review whats working and whats not and give you a voice on what you want to see in our facelift, As both gamers and developers join forces to create the ultimate gaming destination!

Current feedback includes.

  • Platform tabs are pointless, header needs a redesign
  • Community badges
  • @mentions great idea
  • Chat service
  • Tag system / tag cloud for games
  • Different layout options / more versatility in profiles
  • WORKING COMMENT SYSTEM
  • Feedback exchange, submit a game for playtest but playtest something first
  • Greenlight tighter integration
  • Press system to reach press for indie devs
  • Overhaul karma on comments / forums
  • ModDB / IndieDB Forum split might be a way to get more focused discussion
  • Overhauled groups to highlight members positions
  • Comment notification
  • Better search system

You can keep updated with the latest on the forums.
We all have waited a long time for this, lets get to work!

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke

Long live ModDB!

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Revy106
Revy106

Really is a website I could NEVER do without .....long live DB!

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NekoGenijalan
NekoGenijalan

I agree with everyone. This site changed my gaming life

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MattmanDude
MattmanDude

Hail the Greatest Mod/Gaming Community On The Webs!

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Color-Copycat
Color-Copycat

Thanks ModDB!

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_w_
_w_

My body is ready

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Simcardo
Simcardo

or not

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Zarkonnen
Zarkonnen

What's your relationship with Desura these days? As I understand it, Desura now belongs to a different company, and the databases split a while ago, but there still seems to be fairly tight integration, such as the "buy on Desura now" banners.

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

We still work with the Desura staff, like getting games listed on indiedb a play now button & part of monday night indie. But your right, the database was split we still run the DB-sites.

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Kalga
Kalga

That explains a lot...

Thanks for the explanation! :D

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

We still promote Desura but no connection other than that - so those banners might be removed at some point

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Rus[T]
Rus[T]

My daily stop :).

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Chompster
Chompster

That feedback list is spot on.

And yeah, i don't think i realize how much time i spend on this site.. we need a timer to see how many seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years we're online! :O

nah..

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Metalspy
Metalspy

Actually there is such a timer. On your profile, to the right under "Statistics" (you may have to scroll down a little bit).
EDIT: Or.. perhaps not? When I check out your 'time online' it says 1 second... hm.

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TKAzA Author
TKAzA

I believe it's a broken feature :P

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237

Would be great to see those improvements listed. Long live moddb/indiedb!

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Executor-64-
Executor-64-

the mod updates tab with the track system the best thing ever do not change that

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps

" Platform tabs are pointless "
i don't agree with this, because in ONLY follow the pc tab and not any of all the others. It would be difficult for me to follow pc games and mods when they are put together with all the others.

Other then that, LOVE MOddb, am a member for many years and use it dayly!
Many thanks,

Leon

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Opinionator
Opinionator

Yup I only use the PC tab and its sub tabs, chucking everything together seems like a bad idea. I with you dude this is going to cause more time wasting and me less want to visit this site less and less.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

I have some ideas that I think are great (I even posted one of them on the forums a while ago, but nearly no one saw it. :( ), I'll post them there when I have time/after I write them in a non-confusing way. xD

Hail ModDB! For the love of modding!

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AirborneSn1p3r
AirborneSn1p3r

Comment notification! that has been a long time coming, but would be awesome! MODDB 4 LIFE

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PixelNAUTS
PixelNAUTS

Looking forward to the updates!! Happy Birthday!

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MatalLord666
MatalLord666

Long live ModDB! forever

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☣GenezisO☢
☣GenezisO☢

well, i was satisfied with moddb all the time since I joined so I even dont need any updates or upgrades, its still good, if you think you can do better then ok I wanna see it.

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Sph!nx

12 years, man I just realise I've been hanging here for 11 of those 12... lol!

Congrats everyone!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Glad everyone likes the site so much. First feature i'm working on right now is doubling the size of images / files able to be uploaded so we can basically host anything. And supporting animated GIFs for the first time ever. Hopefully those changes are not too far off!

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fractilegames
fractilegames

For me, a working comment system with notifications is the most critically needed improvement.

I already like IndieDB a lot, but it could be even better!

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LordIheanacho
LordIheanacho

Long live DesuraNET!

As for broken features. For starters, there is the glitched icons at the annual Desura awards (IOTY, MOTY, AOTY) that has yet to be fixed. I've actually already spoken to Henley about that almost 3 years ago.

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Lacedaemonius
Lacedaemonius

"sites" is possessive and should have an apostrophe
"allot" isn't a word, I assume you mean "a lot"
Please, run a spellcheck in your news posts, it's embarrassing to be able to casually spot multiple typos/grammatical errors in every official release.

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Sekaru
Sekaru

Fixing the popularity system so that it isn't solely based off a view counter would be a good place to start.

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8472

ModDB has been my favourite site since 2004 and probably a little before. Glad the staff are looking at ways to keep it fresh and relevant.

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Milanium
Milanium

Nested comments do break, but you already know that. The disconnection of desura.com and moddb.com is a real pain maintenance wise when doing releases and announcements, even adding new members to organisations.

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ZitaX
ZitaX

Moddb is the best! No matter how many years pass, I always keep coming back. Heres to hoping for 12 more years!

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cocomendes
cocomendes

IndieDB is my favorite page!!! \(*-*)/

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dto
dto

awesome post!

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tsukiyomiikuto0
tsukiyomiikuto0

LONG LIVE MODDB And INDIEDB :D

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Garyn Dakari

Said it before, but Moddb's still my favorite site on the net. Always either my first or second stop online, and one of the last places I check again before bed.

The only big feature I wish the site had was better comment notifications, like say, get a notification when someone comments on media/mods/groups/blogs/etc that you've posted. Or perhaps a way to track/subscribe to certain pages even to comments, I don't know.

Anyway, keep on rockin', and may this site never die :)

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Joshua-Classen
Joshua-Classen

I hope to see IndieDB & ModDB live long! :) Creating help and a place for developers and mod/indie supporters alike.

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