Wow!!! It’s been nearly 6 months since the last blog post. We’ve been very quiet so far this year and that is due to the amount of work being put into GameModing.com behind the scenes. As you’ll have noticed, the site has changed a lot since the start of the year and this is only the beginning!
In February we launched a massive update. The social networking elements of the site went live and a few hundred of you have already signed up and become members of the GameModing.com community. So, welcome. We’re happy to have aboard.
Last month saw the next phase of this update roll out in the form of developer accounts. These mod author accounts are essential to our long term plans as they give mod developers the ability to sign up to GameModing.com and start uploading their work directly to the site, as well as benefit from the plethora of features and tools we’ve got planned.
A lot of little bits and pieces have been neglected over the past few months, something that often happens when larger updates are being prepared. As an example, the blog search – not that it’s really required at the moment – is now fixed so it returns blog posts and not mods when you search. We’ve made enhancements to the sidebar search box so there’s an actual button to click now. It’s little things like this that make the difference in our opinion.
A good question. Here’s an abbreviated list of what we’ve got planned for the coming couple of weeks.
Continued fixes and enhancements to the UI.
Finalising the profiles. We haven’t decided on what fields you guys would like in your profiles.
Alterations to the profiles to help you set things up.
Changes to the Mod Hub to make things easier for developers.
Rankings so you can see what’s popular and discover mods in other ways.
Add comments to the blog so we can hear from you!
In terms of what we’ll be doing week to week. We’re hoping to share and promote a few YouTubers on the site and spread the word of the incredible work they’re doing. We’ve already shared Unknown Player’s videos on our Facebook page a couple of times. The amount of time it takes for him to put together the videos is mind boggling and the final edits are truly amazing.
There are a lot of very talented content creators out there beyond mod authors and we’re going to find and promote them where we can!
Mod Author Revenue Share
We’re busy working out how this is going to work. We have a few ideas but need to keep it simple and sustainable. The end goal is to fairly and proportionality distribute the revenue generated by your uploads to you. What we absolutely do not want to do is impact the end-users experience and access to content. Steam made the mistake of making gamers pay for mods, that is not something we’re going to do. We may add optional tools via the likes of early-access and follower only content, much like Patreon facilitates, but at no point will users have to have a paid subscription to GM to access mods.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this so if you have any ideas…get busy in the comments below.
Till next time folks…and it’s definitely going to be less than 5 months before the next update!!!