Selling mods – an ex-modder’s perspective

A few days ago, Valve announced that users can now sell content on the Steam Workshop, starting with mods for Skyrim. When I first heard about this, I thought it was an extremely positive move. As an ex-modder (NightFall, Age of Chivalry and many other smaller projects), it would have been amazing if we were able to sell what we were working on, especially …

Lessons Learned Revisited – Testing

Several posts ago, I mentioned that I would be re-visiting several of my “Lessons Learned” from my NightFall post-mortem that I wrote back in 2007, and now it’s time for another one. Really think about the best way to get critical feedback on your mod from a large audience. The important things are always gameplay mechanics and story. Playing the …

ModDB celebrates 10 years!

ModDB, a popular modding community and website, is celebrating its 10th birthday! It’s hard to believe that this amazing community has been around for 10 years already. ModDB has had such a massive influence on my development and growth as a developer throughout the past 8 or so years and thus holds a special place in my heart. ModDB launched …