Welcome to the 9th annual Mod of the Year awards where once a year developers, fans and now for the first time press rub virtual shoulders to help celebrate our community and culture surrounding modifications. 2010 has had some monster releases like the ground breaking Eastern Front adding a whole new faction to Company of Heroes or Nehrim: At Fates Edge releasing a massive singleplayer experience for Oblivion in four different languages.
What is Mod of the Year?
Mod of the Year is ModDB's award show that rewards excellence in modding and all related fields. The MOTY's have been around since 2002 where Natural Selection took away the first Mod of the Year award. The way the big title gets handed out has changed over the years however one thing remains constant and that is the winners truly deserve the title, continuing on to do great.
What is new and what is different in the MOTY 2010?
This year we have changed how the event works just a tad, for one Indies and Mods now have their own separate awards and events so ModDB and IndieDB now both have a award show to call their very own. The other exciting new feature is the change from the well established "Editors Choice" to the brand new "Panels Choice" which for the first time has a handful of press judges casting votes on both the Mods and Indies of 2010 that they think deserve the awards. It's something the ModDB/IndieDB staff have wanted to do for quite sometime, you can see all the judges who are involved over at the judges page.
This is all so very awesome, how do I start voting?
Easy, phase one has not changed from last year, simply navigate to your favorite Mod or Indie profile and hit the big vote now button, anyone can vote for anything they want, but members of ModDB/IndieDB's votes are worth a whole lot more, so make sure you sign in before you vote! We will have more information on Phase two once it roles around!
If you are a developer and you want to participate in this years awards, now is the time to tell everyone you know (especially grandma), drum up some excitement for your project and get the votes you need to make it to phase 2. Who knows maybe your project could be the next Mod of the Year!
But wait, what is this count down for?
Good question, I really don't know what this countdown timer is, could be for anything or everything.... Guess we will just have to wait and see now wont we?