Mod DB


Mod DB
Mod Database
Mod DB logo.png
URL ModDB.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site game modifications, indie games
Registration Free
Owner DesuraNET Pty Ltd.
Created by Scott "INtense!" Reismanis
Launched June 2002
Current status Active

Mod Database, or Mod DB, is a website related to general video game modding. It was founded in 2002 by Scott "INtense!" Reismanis[1], and quickly gained the reputation of the biggest game modification related website on the Internet. As of October 2006, Mod DB, according to its statistics, receives over 2,000,000 unique visitors a month, has over 300,000 users, and more than 10,000 modifications were registered. As of November 2010 there were almost 13,000 mods registered.

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Purpose

The purpose of Mod DB is to list the mods, files, tutorials and information of any games that are capable of being modded with user-made content. Community involvement is strongly encouraged, and any game mod with a website is allowed to post a screenshot gallery, news, and requests for help. Scott's intentions, from the beginning, were to get the community heavily involved in the creation and development of the website. To this end, the most active members were chosen as moderators and administrators. The core staff generally remain the same, while lower positions are heavily rotated among trainee moderators, and administrator candidates. The site's staff mostly act as chaperones or librarians, keeping appropriate content available to the public and featuring the more exceptional content.

History

The history of Mod DB begins after Scott Reismanis' former website "The ModRealm" was closed. Reismanis, who coded the site engine himself, quickly started another project — a website which would cover all of the mod-related subjects. After months of development, Mod DB version 1.0 was released in June 2002, quickly gaining a group of core members who became the basis for the active community which the site has today.
In 2004, the second version of the site was released, and many new features were implemented along with a complete site redesign. Version three followed in December 2005, once again redesigning the site's organisation and aesthetics.

On 6 October 2006, Addon DB another website by the Mod DB team opened up a public beta for registered members of Mod DB. Addon DB's aim is to list additional content for game not applicable under the category of game modifications. This includes models, skins and maps. Following the creation of Addon DB, Scott Reismanis founded DesuraNET Pty. Ltd., which subsequently acquired ownership of both Addon DB and Mod DB.[2]

In September 2007 Mod DB changed and had another overhaul to bring it up to v4. This included integrating Addon DB into Mod DB. There were major enhancements like the ability to register a game rather than a mod as well as a better private messaging system.

In 2010 DesuraNET launched "IndieDB" website dedicated to indie gaming.[3]

Mod of the Year

Mod DB's Mod of the Year competition, the 'Golden Spanner' awards, aim to set the industry standard in awarding inventive and high-quality mods. Mods are chosen via a community vote and are then reviewed by staff to produce the final list of winners. The competition aims to encourage all fields of modding, with different categories such as graphics and gameplay, as well as a traditional 'best mod' winner.

2010

Editors' choice[4]
  • Best Original Art: Call of the Fireflies
  • Best Multiplayer Mod: Eastern Front
  • Best Singleplayer Mod: Nehrim: At Fate's Edge
  • Best Upcoming Mod: Dear Esther
Player's choice

2009

Editors' choice[5]
  • Best Indie Game: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
  • Best Multiplayer Mod: MechWarrior: Living Legends
  • Best Original Art Direction: Out of Hell
  • Best Singleplayer Mod: The Nameless Mod
  • Best Upcoming Indie Game: Overgrowth
  • Best Upcoming Mod: Naruto: Naiteki Kensei
Player's choice

2008

Editors' choice[6]
  • Best Indie Game: Mount&Blade
  • Best Multiplayer Mod: Project Reality
  • Best Original Art Direction in a Total Conversion: The Delta Sector
  • Best Single Player Mod: The Ball
  • Best Upcoming Mod: Curse
  • Best Upcoming Indie: Zeno Clash
  • Most Innovative Multiplayer: Celestial Impact
Players' choice

2007

Editors' choice[7]

No specific categories were chosen. The Mod DB editors picked the 10 best mods, unranked.

Player's choice

2006

Editors' choice[8]
  • Ambience: The Hidden
  • Innovation: Iron Grip: The Oppression
  • Multiplayer Mod of the Year: Killing Floor
  • Old Skool Classic: Ragnarok Arena
  • Reinvention: GoldenEye: Source
  • Singleplayer Mod of the Year: Afraid of Monsters
  • Standalone Game of the Year: Darsana
  • Upcoming Mod: Drawn to be Alive
  • Upcoming Standalone: Infinity: The Quest for Earth
  • Visuals: The SoulKeeper
Player's Choice
    • Action: SourceForts
    • Adventure: Afraid of Monsters
    • Driving: UnWheel
    • Multi-Genre: Empires
    • Puzzle: BlockStorm
    • Role Playing: Battle for Elements
    • Simulation: Discovery Freelancer
    • Sports: International Online Soccer
    • Strategy: Red Alert 3: The Third War

2005

2004

2003

2002

References

  1. ^ "About Us". Mod DB. DesuraNET Pty Ltd.. http://www.moddb.com/about. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Press Releases". DesuraNET Pty Ltd.. http://www.desuranet.com/press.php#dnetlaunch. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  3. ^ [1], accessed 27 Dec 2010
  4. ^ "2010 Mod of the Year Awards - Winners". Mod DB. DesuraNET Pty Ltd.. http://www.moddb.com/events/2010-mod-of-the-year-awards/winners. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  5. ^ "2009 Mod of the Year Awards - Winners". Mod DB. DesuraNET Pty Ltd.. http://www.moddb.com/events/2009-mod-of-the-year-awards/winners. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  6. ^ "2008 Mod of the Year Winners". Mod DB. DesuraNET Pty Ltd.. 2009-03-02. http://www.moddb.com/events/2008-mod-of-the-year-awards/winners. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  7. ^ "2007 Mod of the Year Winners". Mod DB. DesuraNET Pty Ltd.. 2009-03-02. http://www.moddb.com/events/2007-mod-of-the-year-awards/winners. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  8. ^ "2006 Mod of the Year Winners". Mod DB. DesuraNET Pty Ltd.. 2009-03-02. http://www.moddb.com/events/2006-mod-of-the-year-awards/winners. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 

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