There's been a couple of recent Workshop-related news items that we've neglected to discuss here yet, so here we go:
We're excited to announce another game that will be bringing mods to the Steam Workshop: Dungeons of Dredmor! The dev team behind the 2D dungeon crawler have announced on their blog[www.gaslampgames.com] that they will be integrating with the Steam Workshop to expand the functionality and reach of the game's modding community. The integration will be part of a massive update coming "very soon."
And on Tuesday, May 8, Valve will be releasing the Perpetual Testing Intiative for Portal 2. This is a major update which adds an easy-to-use puzzle editor to the game and Steam Workshop integration to make it easy to share and download those puzzles. You can find the trailer here.
Meanwhile, Skyrim developer, Bethesda tweeted that gamers have downloaded a whopping 13,600,000 mods from the Steam Workshop. There are now well over 7,000 unique mods available in the Steam Workshop, including just about everything from new quests and storylines, to expanded spells and dragon bone weapons. PC Gamer has put together another list of some of their favorite mods, including a sabre cat that can accompany you on your quests.
Finally, in an effort to help remove content that shouldn't be on the Steam Workshop, we are rolling out a brand new reporting system. Along with the ability to specify a reason when reporting an item, the new system will take into account how effective the person has been in the past at identifying inappropriate content. If someone is consistently identifying and reporting items that are offensive, stolen, or violate some copyright, they will gain reputation that gives their future reports more weight. On the other hand, if someone is spamming the report button on items that aren't actually inappropriate, their reports will count for less. Not sure what to report? Read over the Steam Workshop FAQ for more information.
Thank you, to those of you that are already reporting items and helping make sure the Workshop continues to be a clean and safe place for fan-created content.