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After 80,000 votes for 3,500 mods and indie games, the top 100 AS PICKED by you are here!

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Whether you raided Cursed Egyptian tombs, fought MechWarrior's, got lost in the Nameless Mod's dialog, found yourself on the streets of NeoTokyo, did some Research and Development or were mysteriously followed by a giant ball. It is hard to deny that 2009 was a brilliant year for the developers of mods and indie games, and you the players. This year 54 newcomers made it into the top 100, while 46 titles returned from previous years (which were updated in 2009, but haven't won previously) including the evergreen and everpopular ESF and Sven Coop. Honorable mentions go out to Black Mesa, Project Reality and Mount & Blade each of whom made it but cannot re-win. Without further delay, I present to you:

The Top 100 Players Choice

You have 15 days to vote for your favorites, before
we crown the 2009 Mod and Indie Game of the Year

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Spread the mod and indie love, digg's, stumbles, tweets, bookmarks all appreciated! Digg.com

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Wills
Wills

Woohoo!

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Onikage56
Onikage56

there is no general classification about mod ?
for example you take gta SA and you see what mod 1st 2nd and 3rd etc etc

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Klon116
Klon116

Yeah! We made it in the Top 100 again this year :)

Last year Place 9 of the released mods with the Final 1.1 Version. I hope that we can do something like this this year too in the upcoming mod section with our new project^^

Thanks to everyone who have voted allready for Stargate Empire at War!

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calimer
calimer

I'm surprised that only 3 indie games made it, that's crazy! I'm quite excited though that Platinum Arts Sandbox was one of them. Thanks so much for everyone's support and heck maybe some year Sandbox can even beat out Last Man Standing Coop :D WOO HOO. Take care and best of luck to everyone who made it into the top 100!!!!!
-mike

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz

Indie games are handicapped because they cannot surf on the popularity of their parent game. When someone wants a shooter, they look for HL2 mods, not for indie games.

Between this and the crazy amount of work needed to make a decent indie game, one has to wonder who even wants to do it.

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calimer
calimer

That's also why it is kind of sad that so many unreleased indies are in there, while the ones who worked hard and released aren't in there. Such is the way of things though I guess. Take care.
-mike

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz

This is the Warcraft 3 mapper's problem. Too many mods, not enough players (and too many commercial games to compete against, too).

What's left is advertising.

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mnartiss
mnartiss

We failed ! What the hell ! I think im gonan throw my project "Reallife:TG" into the dustbin. mannnnn ...

epic fail cant be escused .. : (

Congrats for the others !

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

I think it's unfair there is only a few indie but hundreds of mods. It doesn't give indies a chance to get in. Good list anyway a lot of the same mods again though :S but some nice new titles. Make more indies next year i want to get into it with my indie title Bounce! :D.

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

This is Moddb, not IndieDb. Its expected as always unfortunately.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

We plan on rolling out an indie of the year awards so that way they can be properly recognized next year.

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mnartiss
mnartiss

Sounds great !

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Kai-Li
Kai-Li

Great ... WoP 2.0 should be in there then. ;) Missing Smokin' Guns, what a pity.

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sgtmyers88
sgtmyers88

@INtense!

Perhaps a whole "sister site" is in order for featuring Indie Games? If at all possible. It could be a great idea if you can manage it. I know this community would love and appreciate it!

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MaceMadunusus
MaceMadunusus

Yay more HL2 mods being voted all over the place again! *sigh* Theyre all over the place!

More expanding to other games plox.

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MaceMadunusus
MaceMadunusus

I might add that they have 1/3rd of the top 100 in both released and unreleased. (32 mods)

I really don't think that is right :/ more or less makes it seem biased.

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Nauz
Nauz

there are 6174 mods on moddb, 1457 of them are based on half-life 2,
which are 23,5% of all mods.

now 32 of 200 titles are half-life 2 based in the top 100, which is 16%.

thus i think that's alright!

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MaceMadunusus
MaceMadunusus

Theres 100 overall, go count. Its 32% of the top 100. 50 per released and unreleased.

To be honest, I really do not believe some of the HL2 mods up there deserve it compared to some other mods that got ousted because they do not have the luxury of such a ginormous community from source. I saw that those mods had gone out and advertised on quite a few websites to get votes. Yet they still could not oust the power house of source.

I can see source getting quite a lot of mods, but this is just a bit ridiculous. Give some other mods from other games a chance.

I would also like to add that quite a lot of those 6,000 mods are mods prone to failing, more or less wanna be modders. Though, maybe thats just for some of the games I pay attention to, not sure about all.

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Nauz
Nauz

sorry you're right, with the 100 top mods.
thought there are 200 since it says "top 100 upcoming" and "top 100 released"

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cW#Ravenblood

Nauz, youre so intelligent!

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk]

Yah it's moddb :p but still with Desura around the cornor they need more indie titles to bring in more of the world :P.

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Orion
Orion

This is the Top 100 "Players Choice" People! lol... The 100 titles both mods and indies are what YOU the Players have voted for! Please don't shoot the messengers! :P

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Turj
Turj

Go The Nameless Mod!

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Kys
Kys

Wtf! Where Dangerous World ? I thought it would be in top...

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█Brunez█
█Brunez█

Finally =)

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz

Median XL in the top 100. :D And not even by a hair: its current rank is #20 (sadly down from #6 at its peak). Thanks to all!

C'mon, win something this year finally. Let this be the swansong of Diablo II.

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Taranov
Taranov

Where is Project Reailty?

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INtense! Author
INtense!

It won last year, so it cannot re-win.

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz

It can, but only after a significant update.

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Taranov
Taranov

Ok, now understand
Thanks

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AshtonAndersen
AshtonAndersen

Vote for Primal carnage and we will release something special! -Cheap pop lol

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killerman32
killerman32

to be frank, the competition was full of good surprises.
had a very good year.

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mnartiss
mnartiss

No, I wont vote for you guys : D

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BlueWolf72
BlueWolf72

Congratz to the teams who got fans to vote.

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tnathan475
tnathan475

Wow 80,000 votes, quite a bit more than last years awards.

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Eat_Uranium
Eat_Uranium

Its FH2s time to shine...

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nosfer4tu
nosfer4tu

Awesome! im so happy that research and development won :P

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Mode7Games
Mode7Games

Thanks to everyone who voted for Frozen Synapse - Moddb.com We'll have some more free stuff to give away on our page soon...

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Q_Layer
Q_Layer

My mod didnt make it.... damn...
Well next year will be different!

Best of luck for the top 100!

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hakamutsi
hakamutsi

yeah!! Portal: Combat ^^
the one and only portal mod ^^

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

How many votes do I have? I've made 7 already? I thought you should just vote 3? What's the rules?

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ApornasPlanet
ApornasPlanet

I have voted for 6 games in best released and four in best upcoming. But it seams so strange, have many votes do I got?

Edit:
"In phase 2, all visitors get to pick their top 3 mods and games from the top 100 list."

But I have voted for 10 mods, how does that add up?

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SirBaron
SirBaron

Glad we made it into the top 100, all I can really say is, I appreciate the support for those who voted. Good luck to all teams

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DADest
DADest

How can those be all the best mods from 2009? Most of them didn't even get released in 2009!

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BrotherLaz
BrotherLaz

Mods that got a major update in 2009 also qualify.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Earths Special Forces will win MoTY for HL.

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

Resistance & development for president!

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Warlock_23
Warlock_23

Woohoo, Good Work Everyone!

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FW:ToW_Sushi
FW:ToW_Sushi

The Freeworlds: Tides of War team is honoured to be in the top 100 mods for two years in a row. We're deeply thankful for all the support we're received thus far!! You, the public, rock!

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