8 Great Mods that Became Retail Games

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8 Great Mods that Became Retail Games

Sometimes mods are so good, they end becoming retail titles on their own. These eight games are great examples of that.

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Coach Morrison

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Icefrog didn't start Dota he took over years after it came out and I believe was famous for making the most balanced version (Could be wrong). Eul is the guy who gets the credit for the original warcraft mod.
 

Neurotic Void Melody

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Console gamers are not allowed these nice things. We They cannot be trusted. Was expecting Day z here, but there are probably so many more mods of greatness to behold.
 

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Surprised that Gunman Chronicles didn't make it onto the list. It started as a Quack engine mod and then a Half Life mod after all.
To be fair though, the list does contain enough (gold-)source engine games already.
 

Elementary - Dear Watson

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That was interesting! I didn't realise that is where a lot of the titles that eventually spawned successful sequels came from... then again, I did wonder once what Team Fortress 1 was... now I know!
 

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At some point, I had started to assume TF classic was a Half Life 1 mod. I completely forgot it was for Quake, and I used to play that game.
 

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martyrdrebel27 said:
Why is Portal always left off these lists?
Because Portal was never a mod. It was based on a student project called "Narbacular Drop," a full game in its own right - if rough around the edges, as it was, in fact, a learner's game.
 

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Asuterisuku said:
martyrdrebel27 said:
Why is Portal always left off these lists?
Because Portal was never a mod. It was based on a student project called "Narbacular Drop," a full game in its own right - if rough around the edges, as it was, in fact, a learner's game.
i'm well aware of narbacular drop, but for some reason i always thought it was a mod before being picked up by Valve.
 

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ffronw said:
8 Great Mods that Became Retail Games

Sometimes mods are so good, they end becoming retail titles on their own. These eight games are great examples of that.

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While I was looking at the first screenshot, I was reminded of the videos I watched on the Killing FLoor weapon animator's YouTube channel. For a future installment, what about top modders in the community? I know this site's got at least one rather successful and talented individual in the form of [user]Lt. Rocky[/user].

Damn, actually, I think I'll go make that thread right now.