Mod of the Year

Welcome to the 14th Annual Mod of the Year Awards, a celebration of the years finest mods chosen by you and us. For the next 4 weeks it is up to you to vote for your favorite mods so that they may make the top 100 which will be announced on the 11th of December.

Euro Truck Simulator 2 Multiplayer took the crown last year as voted by you, the players and modders of this great community. There was also a plethora of great challengers, including Star Trek: Armada 3 finishing runner up and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Lost Alpha coming in 3rd. If you need a refresh of how last year's awards went down head on over to the top 10 countdown's for both players and editors to see who stood out among the pack.

There's been some great releases this year and we look forward to seeing who is next in line to receive the highly sought after Mod DB spanner!

RSS Crafting an award winning logo!

Welcome to our special feature showcase, how the 2015 award logo design came to be.

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Earlier this year we reached out the community to help design us a new award logo for this years annual events, as always we got a ton of great entries however there can only be one winner. The winning logo was picked based on style, simplicity and brand awareness, along with how it fit the overall theme of the awards and how well it would stand out as a feature piece.

Presenting Lucas, the winner of the logo making competition!

After all his hard work Lucas was kind enough to share some insight with us on the processes involved in the creation of the Award logos for 2015. You can view Lucas portfolio of work here.

Q: How do you start off the design process.
Basically first thing for me when i have to do a logo or brand is to make a little research, investigate what´s been done before, so looking back at the older entries i decided to take some elements and put my style with it.

Q: Your logos really stand out, what did you do to make them unique.
I liked the idea of the shield, so i decided to use it on all the three logos as a common base between them to associate them and make it recognizable as part of the same family. I enjoyed playing with a metal nut serving as an O letter, but i realised it only could be done for ModDb, so for the others i had to play with another elements like the cell phone and the iconic arrow directional from a gamepad.

Q: Once you have an idea of what your going to make, whats the next step?
Once i get the first look on my mind i try to transfer it to the paper making as any sketches as i can and when there are one or more i like, it´s time to go to illustrator and draw it on the computer, then of course design or use some typography according to it, and the last thing is to choose or create a colour palette and test it on the logos.

Q: Any other tips for budding graphic designers?
It is wise to design always in black and white first, so you can play better with colour later once you know the brand looks and works good with only one colour.

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Nice to have a glimpse of the creator's background work of creating this year's MOTY logo. Which, I may add, is really, really good and blended in nicely with ModDB/IndieDB/SlideDB's general design.

Congrats to Lucas and good luck to all participants in this year's MOTY awards!

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Congratulations, it is really a nice logo I think :) Well done! :D

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Thanks Lucas for making such an awesome logo. The feedback has been unanimous and everyone seems to like it!

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