Since we announced modding support for Game Dev Tycoon late last year we have seen a great deal of interest in modding and in a short time the community has created some impressive mods. To check out some of the best mods have a read through our first Game Dev Tycoon Modding Spotlight.
Here’s a summary of these mods:
- The EPM mod adds many more topics, platforms, events and even some advanced features like the ability to create your own PC’s or to set your own sales price.
- The Cheat Mod finally allows you to cheat to your hearts content without endangering your save files by manually editing them.
- The Tweak Mod supercharges the settings menu, allowing you to speed up the game and gives you even the power to turn some of the notifications into less invasive text popups.
- The InfoStatMod adds more statistics to the game.
- The Camelot Expansion pack adds a whole lot of additional game options and UI tweaks (check out the feature list through the link).
There are also a few experimental mods with a promising future:
- The Platform Randomiser turns your real world market knowledge useless and offers a greater (albeit currently some times extremely unfair) challenge.
- The Competitor Mod adds virtual competitors to the game.
- The Multiplayer Mod allows you to compete with other real players.
If this list doesn’t impress you then check out our full mod list. To learn about how to install mods check out the modding FAQ. Please be aware that mods can turn your current save files inoperable so be careful when you install mods.
Introducing The Ultimate Suite
Today, we are not just celebrating a whole lot of awesome mods but it is also my pleasure to introduce the Ultimate Suite, a mod editor and mod library created by our veteran modders Francesco Abbattista (aka @alphabit) and Chad Keating (aka @SirEverard).
Ultimate Mod Editor
UME not only allows you to add custom topics, platforms, engine items and events but also allows you to add your own achievements and lab researches.
How cool is that? Answer: Substantially!
While the Ultimate Mod Editor is a great tool for novice modders, the Ultimate Suite also gives more power to advanced modders through the release of the Ultimate Lib. The UltimateLib essentially expands on the features offered through our official modding API and provides many more additional features.
Supporting our Modders
Clearly our community has embraced modding in a big way and we can’t wait to see what’s next. Given the interest our fans have shown we think we have also a responsibility to further support modding. Last month we already published changes in our Modding Agreement that allow modders to accept donations. For good measure, and as a small thank you, we have made some donations to prolific modders ourselves and have other surprises planned. We have also dished out some ‘Advanced Modder’ titles on the forum and are working on a badge system for our forum to further give modders the recognition they deserve.
Finally, we have started working on Steam Workshop support. At the moment this is in early stages but we are looking forward to giving our modders more exposure through the Steam community.