GMOD to bring Game Mods to Mainstream with Kickstarter

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GMOD to bring Game Mods to Mainstream with Kickstarter

Olympus Games have started a kickstarter to help bring in cash for a new idea they have. Their idea is to build a platform like Steam in a sense but not for games, but mods that everyone can use. The goal is to get people from your hardcore to casual users use this platform and the name is gonna be GMOD.

Olympus Games' GMOD

Olympus Games’ GMOD


GMOD according to Olympus Games will be streamlined so it is faster to find the mods for certain games, get them installed, and have you spending more time playing than looking for mods. They launched a closed beta several months ago for Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, Torchlight, Fallout 3, and Fallout New Vegas and have been successful so that is why they started the kickstarter to get the funds to finish the project.

Here are the games they plan to add support to soon

GMOD Future Games

GMOD Future Games


Olympus Games came out with the basics of what they feel is having support for a particular game for GMOD. First is having a library function to sync any mods you may have downloaded to your client program so that it doesn’t need to be done later. Sounds like the same principal to me that Steam uses to keep games updated. Second is news within the modding community. Olympus Games is wanting GMOD to have a full blown community for news, games reviews  mod development, and for the users. Third to getting the right tools and web kits in the hands of everyone so they can learn to make their own mods for games. Fourth is a tangible workstation so that instead of searching and downloading off a forum or elsewhere that it will be easily discovered and downloaded. The fifth is to have outstanding browser controls for the user to sort, filter, and categorize different mods to find the one you are looking for.

Personally this is fantastic! I have added mods to a bunch of games I have played to make them better or just to goof off. Bringing the gaming mod community together under one platform could be a gamer’s dream of wanting to try out different things on the games they loved or if projects like the DayZ mod for Arma II.


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