Back on January 21st, 2018, the creators of ModDB announced that their new project Mod.io would be a drop-in modding solution that facilitates uploads, searches, browsing, downloading and trading of mods in-game with no outside clients or installs needed. As of May 15th, 2018, the creators of ModDB have launched Mod.io.
Mod.io is said to reflect the ModDB creators’ years of experience working with the mod community while offering a feature-rich mod experience found nowhere else.
Moreover, Mod.io is said to be the first open cross-platform mod API that puts creators and developers in-control of their modding community.
In addition to the above, the program is designed to operate behind the curtains, and act as a drop-in solution that doubles over to do hefty work to support user-generated content in-game.
The official Mod.io launch page holds even more information on the program, in which a portion of the page lies below.
“Today we are proud to announce the launch of mod.io, the first open cross-platform mod API that puts developers in-control of their modding community. mod.io is designed to operate behind-the-scenes and be a drop-in solution that does the heavy lifting required to support user generated content in-game. Our aim with ModDB.com has always been to support creators, and help games grow their modding community. We believe the more open and accessible modding is, the stronger and wider the adoption will become. So for us mod.io is a natural evolution of this belief. It is quite a different product from ModDB.com, which proudly supports mods for every game. mod.io will only support games that integrate the API and automate the process of installing mods.”
If you happen to be curious or a game developer yourself (of any size) and wish to learn more about Mod.io, several links and docs are visible within the following text published by the creators of ModDB:
“Game developers, we invite you to explore mod.io, read the docs and test integration in your games. We are investing heavily in games that want to support mod.io, as well as providing marketing support across our network. Reach out if you’d like to hear the details and work together to grow your playerbase by tapping into the power of mods to deliver deeply personalised, amazing new gameplay experiences. A whitelabel solution for large studios that require an in-house product is available to discuss on request.”
The team behind ModDB main goal have always been to support creators and help games grow their modding community, which time will surely tell how Mod.io will do in the long run.
If Mod.io seems like something worth checking out, you can visit mod.io main page to find out more.