Jenesis - James "Jimmy" Paddock

2011 was chock full of megawads in all shapes and sizes, yet somehow the good ones were never tiring despite the length. Jenesis is a great example of this.

Jenesis Although it was created only by a single author, the experience never becomes dull or repetitive; unique visual style and excellent layouts cause each map to feel like a fresh experience, and the excellent music helps to pump you up for every round fighting with the demons.

Icebound - Christopher Lutz

Last year Kristus gave us an excellent Heretic wad called Curse of D'Sparil, a wad that upped the ante for what was expected out of Heretic wads overall. Only a year later Icebound came along to prove that the high standards can certainly be met.

IceboundThe enviroment is very immersive and beautifully detailed. This wad is one of the few for any game that would be enjoyable just to explore without monsters. The gameplay that's there is still enjoyable however, with plenty of traps to keep you on your toes. The seven years it took to make this wad definitely paid off.

Mandrill Ass Project - Aluqah

I can only imagine how much hell I'm going to catch for having only one (G)ZDoom wad that wins a regular cacoward this year, but that's because I haven't seen anything awardable in this year's crop of wads.

Mandrill Ass ProjectAnything except Mandrill Ass Project I mean. Although the wad looks like almost a jokewad (and it almost is), playing it is a great experience with or without the jokes. It's a crazy fun thrill ride that easily delivers enough fun to cover for all of its rough parts.

Khorus' Speedy Shit - Adam "Khorus" Woodmansey

Speed maps are not often worth discussing when it comes time to hand out awards, but Khorus has packed all the awesome of a regular megawad into a bunch of creatively titled speed maps.

Khorus' Speedy ShitThe gameplay is just as fast as the development of the wad, so you'll have to stay on your toes to get through this experience. As a result of both the rapid development and chaotic gameplay, this wad is especially enjoyable to those who enjoy speedrunning.

2011 Cacowards

Page 1

  • Plutonia Revisited
  • Vapordemo
  • Lunatic

Page 2

  • Double Impact
  • Vanguard
  • Reverie

Page 3

  • Jenesis
  • Icebound
  • Mandrill
  • Khorus' Speedy Shit

Other Awards

  • Best Multiplayer
  • Best Gameplay Mod
  • Mordeth Award
  • Mapper of the Year


Consolation Prize

While not a Doom project in the traditional sense, Kaiser's excellent Doom64 EX is a project to bring Doom 64 to the PC with modern engine enhancements. Although his work doesn't fit in any traditional Cacoward category, it is deserving of the same recognition and praise. Check it out!