ModDB, a popular modding community and website, is celebrating its 10th birthday! It’s hard to believe that this amazing community has been around for 10 years already. ModDB has had such a massive influence on my development and growth as a developer throughout the past 8 or so years and thus holds a special place in my heart.
ModDB launched back in June 2002 and has gone through several design changes to become the website we know and love today. Its grown from modding hub, to indie development website to providing a digital distribution service, Desura, for independent developers, and initiatives such as the Indie Royale Bundle.
I’ve been lucky enough over the years to have a small involvement at ModDB through being an administrator, assisting with migration and testing of the latest version of the website, as well as contributing articles, tutorials and opinions. Being an Australian built website, many of the contributors, writers and modders have been local to me, and I’ve been lucky enough to share several drinks with various people over the years at events such as Freeplay and IGDA Melbourne meets. Desura and ModDB are generally represented in some way at many Australian events, which is fantastic for the local industry and even better for the great community that has been built.
But the real success of ModDB has come from the tireless work of founder Scott Reismanis and long time contributors such as Dave Traeger and Mark Chandler, as well as all the past contributors who have moved onto other jobs. I’d like to truly thank them for giving me the opportunity to be involved with such a great website and community, and wish them all the best in the future with ModDB.