The 2022 Cacowards Mentionation Thread

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The 2022 Cacowards Mentionation Thread

Postby Kinsie » Sat Dec 11, 2021 10:19 pm


People like the Cacowards. As one of the judges, I'd like for the rest of the judging panel to get a better look at all the cool stuff posted on ZDF (and also, I'd like to make my own life easier come November!) So, let's imitate the annual Doomworld thread and get your perspective on things!

Here's the deal:
  • If you play something you find particularly fun, beautiful, clever, or mind blowing... mention it!
  • Post the name and author of a project and a link to its download.
  • This thread is merely a place to mention outstanding works of Doom. Keep conversations about projects to a minimum, please!
  • Winners are not chosen by the number of "likes" or the amount of times the project is "nominated" - Judges use the thread to find projects worth playing and decide winners based on personal preferences.
  • Please do not nominate your own project.
  • This thread is NOT necessarily limited to ZDoom-family projects or projects posted on the ZDoom forums, even if that's the focus. If you see something cool for EDGE, Eternity, DelphiDoom et al, or its posted on Doomworld, Itch, etc., feel free to post it!
  • Don't exclusively mention Big Crazy Huge projects! We're also interested in seeing cool, quirky and useful smaller things as part of the Mini-Mod Safari.
  • At the end of each year, there's a grace period to ensure that all releases get fair consideration. In other words, everything released or given a significant update from about mid-November 2021 onwards is up for consideration for the 2022 Cacowards.

Happy Dooming!
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Re: The 2022 Cacowards Mentionation Thread

Postby Dr_Cosmobyte » Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:13 am

Just like last year, i'll open this by nominating a few projects that interested me. And i'll make sure to post the links correctly. :lol:

Protocol: Disposable by Loss for Words is right up my alley. When Loss presented it at our server, i loved the theme, the survival aesthetics, the selection of weapons, and the gameplay, which is simple to understand. Loads of fun.

Doom Shinobi by Edy Pagaza is another type of fun. Frantic and fast. Doom Fighters by itself deserved a caco last year, so i hope Doom Shinobi gets more attention.

Relighting Doom by Hey Doomer is probably what many people wanted. I still use Dark Doom because RD stutters a bit in my old machine, but i can see the appeal and it's a technical marvel from my view.
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Re: The 2022 Cacowards Mentionation Thread

Postby hitmanx » Sun Mar 06, 2022 7:03 pm

Lost Junker by thugsta

I've been enjoying this one, a great map enhancer/gameplay mod/randomizer. The ambience is great and I love the chaotic nature of it, every time you load up a level it's different.

Dr_Cosmobyte already mentioned Relighting Doom, that is phenomenal stuff.
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Re: The 2022 Cacowards Mentionation Thread

Postby VicShaver » Thu Apr 14, 2022 6:31 pm

Yes, I found a Doom Wad that is worthy of mentionation.


Search for: NeoDoomMaps

Download one with file size: 32.03 mb

Play levels 11-16

Awesome levels especially 12.

On level 12 you fight your way to the end of the road when a huge fortress appears.

Inside the fortress is an equally huge sports arena with a soccer stadium inside.
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Re: The 2022 Cacowards Mentionation Thread

Postby Gez » Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:12 am

Unless it has stealthily received a major update in 2022, I believe NeoDoom, which dates back from 2006, is a bit too old to be mentioned for a yearly award event.
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Re: The 2022 Cacowards Mentionation Thread

Postby Redneckerz » Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:03 am

Gez wrote:Unless it has stealthily received a major update in 2022, I believe NeoDoom, which dates back from 2006, is a bit too old to be mentioned for a yearly award event.

I had Daniel on PM regarding this last year with some updates, but nothing of the sort for 2022.

Not that it would matter, because the Cacowards demand releases starting from November of the previous year till November 2022 of some sorts. NeoDoom as such would never qualify.
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Re: The 2022 Cacowards Mentionation Thread

Postby Spaceman333 » Sun May 29, 2022 9:38 am

Nominating these bad boys:

Friendly Zombies Brothers Companions [V3] - by TheAgaures

Two highly customizable companions that can be used anywhere, with anything.
They have advanced features that no other companion mods have had up to date. They're also balanced and fair for vanilla play too.

Really good imo!


Space Cats Saga v2.4 - by DerTimmy


3 Playable Classes each having their own weapon set, 3 large campaigns with truly impressive large environments. Lots of variety and satisfying action gameplay. There are also custom monsters and monster reskins that look pretty gnarly too.

Characters and classes can also be played with any other levels too, so it can be used as a universal gameplay mod as well. I enjoyed it from start to end, it felt cathartic to lay waste upon demon armies with effective futuristic laser weapons in a pure assault-like game experience.
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