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

Posted by TKAzA on Aug 8th, 2014

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 Aug 9 2014, 12:20am says:

Long live ModDB!

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Revy106
Revy106 Aug 9 2014, 2:11am says:

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

+12 votes     reply to comment
NekoGenijalan
NekoGenijalan Aug 9 2014, 3:20am says:

I agree with everyone. This site changed my gaming life

+13 votes     reply to comment
MattmanDude
MattmanDude Aug 9 2014, 4:00am says:

Hail the Greatest Mod/Gaming Community On The Webs!

+6 votes     reply to comment
Color-Copycat
Color-Copycat Aug 9 2014, 4:14am says:

Thanks ModDB!

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_w_
_w_ Aug 9 2014, 4:16am says:

My body is ready

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Simcardo
Simcardo Aug 10 2014, 11:13am replied:

or not

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Zarkonnen
Zarkonnen Aug 9 2014, 5:19am says:

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
TKAzA Aug 9 2014, 7:00am replied:

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 Aug 9 2014, 9:15am replied:

That explains a lot...

Thanks for the explanation! :D

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INtense!
INtense! Aug 10 2014, 7:20pm replied:

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] Aug 9 2014, 6:21am says:

My daily stop :).

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Chompster
Chompster Aug 9 2014, 6:34am says:

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 Aug 9 2014, 1:08pm replied:

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
TKAzA Aug 9 2014, 4:54pm replied:

I believe it's a broken feature :P

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237 Aug 9 2014, 9:37am says:

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

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Executor-64-
Executor-64- Aug 9 2014, 10:05am says:

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

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps Aug 9 2014, 11:07am says:

" 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 Aug 12 2014, 11:45am replied:

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 Aug 9 2014, 11:32am says:

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 Aug 9 2014, 1:56pm says:

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

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PixelNAUTS
PixelNAUTS Aug 9 2014, 5:33pm says:

Looking forward to the updates!! Happy Birthday!

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MatalLord666
MatalLord666 Aug 9 2014, 6:59pm says:

Long live ModDB! forever

+1 vote     reply to comment
GenezisO
GenezisO Aug 10 2014, 10:03am says:

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
Sph!nx Aug 10 2014, 10:40am says:

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

Congrats everyone!

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APHammerson
APHammerson Aug 10 2014, 4:07pm says:

Bravo!

+1 vote     reply to comment
INtense!
INtense! Aug 10 2014, 7:22pm says:

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 Aug 11 2014, 1:56pm says:

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 Aug 11 2014, 8:12pm says:

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 Aug 11 2014, 9:17pm says:

"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 Aug 12 2014, 11:33am says:

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

+1 vote     reply to comment
8472
8472 Aug 12 2014, 2:37pm says:

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 Aug 13 2014, 1:59pm says:

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 Aug 13 2014, 5:44pm says:

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

+2 votes     reply to comment
cocomendes
cocomendes Aug 14 2014, 12:45am says:

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

+1 vote     reply to comment
dto
dto Aug 14 2014, 8:21pm says:

awesome post!

+1 vote     reply to comment
tsukiyomiikuto0
tsukiyomiikuto0 Aug 16 2014, 5:58am says:

LONG LIVE MODDB And INDIEDB :D

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Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari Aug 16 2014, 8:28pm says:

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 Sep 17 2014, 4:13am says: Online

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

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