Mod of the Year 2007


Welcome to Mod DB and the 6th Annual Mod of the Year Awards - the definative event that showcases the best mods and indie games in the world and recognizes the teams behind them. The MOTY is a tribute to the creativity, dedication & hard work independent developers put into creating unique gaming experiences that enable us to "play something different".

Over the coming months we will showcase to you the best mods and games in the industry. You vote for those you believe are worthy of recognition. At the top of this program sits the ultimate prize, the mod of the year award.

From Dec 1st to Jan 1st we invite you to cast your vote to decide which mods define the cutting edge of interactive entertainment and which mod teams attain gaming celebrity.

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After rounding out the best of 2007, we're ready to present the results.

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As always, this year's contest started by rounding out the top 100 through community nominations. Public voting was then held to list to the top five games/mods in each of three categories - indie games, unreleased and released mods. After analyzing and gathering data based on the votes, we are finally ready to present the results. ModDB has approached this year's winners, in advance, in hopes of securing exclusive content for you, the viewer. We've come back with a few goodies that I hope you guys will like. It was a very close race to the number one spot this year. Regardless, every one of the winners showcased in this feature deserve the attention. Without the effort, enthusiasm and dedication behind these projects, 2007 would have been a tough year to try and play something different.

When you're done watching the video showcase below, be sure to check out the write-ups of all the winners in the following pages for full access to all the related media. Exclusive content will be marked as such so you guys will know what to check out first. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all those who took part in the 2007 Mod of the Year Awards.

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deathrainer
deathrainer Jan 29 2008, 12:04am says:

Grats to all the mods who won you deserve it :D

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JeepRubi
JeepRubi Jan 29 2008, 12:08am says:

W00!

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Elxx
Elxx Jan 29 2008, 12:11am says:

Congratulations to all the mod teams, you guys have done a great job! :D

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Chronojam
Chronojam Jan 29 2008, 12:12am says:

Congratulations to all our fellow winners and runners-up!

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Chronojam
Chronojam 13hours 20mins ago replied:

Although I wish they wouldn't label our 2006 video "fresh" XD

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Phoenix85
Phoenix85 Jan 29 2008, 12:12am says:

good job everyone!

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GarcianSmith
GarcianSmith Jan 29 2008, 12:16am says:

Congrats to all!

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freedomorfire
freedomorfire Jan 29 2008, 12:21am says:

congrats all!

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X-303
X-303 Jan 29 2008, 12:23am says:

There are not unreleased indie games?

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INtense!
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 12:24am replied:

Not enough were nominated into the top 100 this year. Infinity and Apocalypse Rising were mentioned

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X-303
X-303 15hours 52mins ago replied:

Ok, thank you very much INtense! =)
And very sorry :/

I hope to present "Stargate: The New Enemy" in the released indie game of the year 2008 ^^

Thank you again and good luck for "Infinity : The Quest for Earth" and "Apocalypse Rising" :)

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madgernader
madgernader Jan 29 2008, 12:23am says:

Congrats to all the mods that made the final cut, Everything looks top-notch!

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drunkill
drunkill Jan 29 2008, 12:27am says:

congratulations to all the mods who made it and all those who didn't

A pretty good crop this year I must say.

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Knights
Knights Jan 29 2008, 12:28am says:

Awsome work to all the mods!

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INtense!
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 12:30am says:

This is my summary of the awards:

The 2007 Mod of the Year Awards Players Choice winners have been announced, capping off a great year in gaming. This year titles which were influenced by the War in Iraq fared well, with Half-Life 2, Battlefield 2 and the GPL'd ID Tech 3 engine polling strongly in the indie games and released mods categories. Crysis mods though still in the early stages of development, did well in the best upcoming category, as developers attention shifts to some of the next-gen engines.

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leilei
leilei Jan 29 2008, 12:34am says:

cognrats to winners

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leilei
leilei Jan 29 2008, 12:39am replied:

I MEAN Congraturation to the winners

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c_harding
c_harding 20hours 24mins ago replied:

lol nice double typo. I would assume you mean congratulations?

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leilei
leilei 6hours 17mins ago replied:

that's a typo?, dam i missed again
i cant help being asian :(

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Elxx
Elxx Jan 29 2008, 12:36am says:

INtense!, when are we going to see the Editor's Choice results?

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INtense!
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 12:40am replied:

Hopefully in 24hours

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth Jan 29 2008, 12:37am says:

Grats to all the winners. Lets hope that 2008 brings as much as 2007

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leilei
leilei Jan 29 2008, 12:44am says:

gah fortress forever didn't win >:(

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INtense!
INtense! Jan 29 2008, 12:44am says:

Winners will also be announced and promoted on Game.amd.com which should see coverage spike massively

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andman3000
andman3000 Jan 29 2008, 12:47am says:

So glad I bought BF2

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0 Jan 29 2008, 12:47am says: Online

The Zombie Panic Team and I would like to thank you all for the support you've shown us and making us #1 Upcoming mod of the year!

Brian "Tatsur0" Comer
ZP Co-Founder/Lead Developer
Zombiepanic.org

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Dr_Spielmann
Dr_Spielmann Jan 29 2008, 12:55am says:

I'd like to thank everybody that voted for us. We're really happy.

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Krenzo
Krenzo Jan 29 2008, 12:59am says:

Thanks to everyone who pushed Empires up to #3. We're working hard on version 2.2 right now.

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2d-chris
2d-chris Jan 29 2008, 1:07am says:

Jolly good show! Thanks yall~

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M1Garand8
M1Garand8 Jan 29 2008, 1:17am says:

Whoo, go APB! =D

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jaboo224
jaboo224 Jan 29 2008, 1:21am says:

Wow lots of great mods came out last year, i am surprised we even got in! Thanks all who voted :D!

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SoLomoNK
SoLomoNK Jan 29 2008, 2:40am says:

Yeah, grats to all winners, but not only =)
Grats to MODDB staff for their huge work and grats to all the people who voted for Warsow :p

But overall, I'd like to tell my biggest respect to all of you, modders/gamedevers/hobbyists all around the world.
Computer always been the DIY territory, generations of self-made people, who turned their passion into a relevant and learnfull personal experience, started by hacking (in the formal and positive sense) their beloved game.
That's why, to my eyes, open source and modding are straightly related to this philosophy. And we are the independent scene of gamedev, we are the ones who can innovate where industry is bind by financial stakes, and therefore, our role is major.
Respect !§! =)

SoLomonK, Warsow founder

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SoulAssassino
SoulAssassino Jan 29 2008, 3:19am says:

Congratulations to everyone from the Stargate: War Begins team!!!

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yafn
yafn Jan 29 2008, 3:27am says:

Outfrakkingstanding job BtRL team! So say we all!

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Bunnyjen
Bunnyjen Jan 29 2008, 3:58am says:

Wow congratulations to all of the winners, well deserved to every one of them! I can't wait to play MechWarrior: Living Legends and Jurassic Park, they look great and Insurgency is so much fun! ^^ Well done all!

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Hanzie
Hanzie Jan 29 2008, 4:31am says:

Congrats everyone!
2007 was a great modding year!
Can't wait to see what 2008 brings.

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jacksonj04
jacksonj04 23hours 53mins ago says:

Congratulations to everybody who's won, there is some truly amazing work in there and I never cease to be amazed by what can be achieved by independent developers and modders.

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goodone
goodone 23hours 1min ago replied:

2nd that! :)

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Gin
Gin 23hours 2mins ago says:

That was it? That was the big 2k7? Ok....I guess....

Congrats to those who won.

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chevy789
chevy789 22hours 31mins ago says:

Good job everyone

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CaptainSource
CaptainSource 22hours 22mins ago says:

Congratulations to all those who won a place this year from all the Star Trek: Enterprise - Temporal Cold War design crew.. and big thanks to all those who voted us into the top 100 this year. Well done to all those guys and gals slugging it out day after day for the love of modding and the desire to give to those who support us...

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Mr.Kadish
Mr.Kadish 21hours 42mins ago says:

Nice. battlefield 2 and HL2 mods only though? huh

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leilei
leilei 14hours 39mins ago replied:

kinda sad the last 4 winners are all soldier shootbulletsetc warfare mods. ugh

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f0rqu3
f0rqu3 21hours 25mins ago says:

it is hard to win with a 2 years old game

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ENTE
ENTE 21hours 13mins ago says:

Congrats to all the winners and nice congrats to moddb for their fantastic job!!!

oh....and a biiiiiig thanks to all who votes for World of Padman...;)

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MisteryArcher
MisteryArcher 20hours 53mins ago says:

Gratulations to all, except for Insurgency.

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Taranov
Taranov 20hours 31mins ago says:

Congratulations to Insurgency team!

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Wester-DE-
Wester-DE- 20hours 16mins ago says:

Great job from moddb, it is the best result of the year 2007...
It´s great.

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Domipheus
Domipheus 20hours 9mins ago says:

Congrats to all.

Roll on editors choice!

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ikillvampires
ikillvampires 19hours 54mins ago says:

jurassic park!!!

05:06 the title says "indepedent". is that meant to be independent.

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