Since launching the game as an Early Access Alpha back in March, Arma 3 developers Bohemia Interactive have been busy working and adding to the game as it's moved to beta and looks toward full release in mid September.
Today's update to the game expands the powerful in-game editor, allowing users to share their custom singleplayer and multiplayer scenarios via the Steam Workshop.
"In the fast and easy to use world of app stores, streaming services and real-time feeds, we felt that sharing user content needed to improve," says designer and Workshop caretaker for Bohemia, Jiří Zlatohlávek. "What we see in the Workshop is a faster and easier way both for the creators to get their work up there to the players and for the players to find and try it while providing feedback and encouragement, where it's needed the most."
The in-game scenario editor allows for the quick creation of missions, as well as more complex scenarios. Enhanced gameplay modules make it easier for aspiring designers to get going without needing to learn the scripting language.
Having created a scenario, players can easily push it to the Workshop with a description and overview image. Other players can browse the Workshop for a scenario that looks appealing to them and subscribe to it. This will download the scenario and let players try it without restarting the game. Interacting with the author is made easy: players can leave comments, give a rating and updates are automatically downloaded. Authors themselves can post update notes and promote their scenarios with screenshots and videos.
Europa Universalis IV, is now available via Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux, marking the fourth installment of the game that defined the Grand Strategy Genre. With this release, Paradox adds Workshop integration to allow for easy sharing of mods to change your experience in any number of ways.
Given the set of tags provided by the developer, it would appear that most anything can be modded in the game, from the AI, to graphics, gameplay, maps, religions, and all the way down to the loading screens. There are already a few mods available in the Workshop to get started with.
To get started with creating your own mods, Paradox has created this handy guide with a general overview.
You can buy the game now with Steamplay, allowing you to play on PC, Mac, or Linux.
Guacamelee! Gold Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game builds upon the classic open-world Metroid-vania style of games, by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and cooperative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story.
And with Steam Workshop, you can discover and install new skins for either of the two main players. Or, you can make your own custom skins and share them with the community.
The developers, DrinkBox Studios have created a handy guide for getting started with creating your own skins, though you'll need a copy of Adobe Flash CS5.5 or later.
The game itself launches with a whole bunch of Steam features such as trading cards, achievements, leaderboards, cloud saves, and full controller support.
The unique cyberpunk-meets-fantasy world of Shadowrun has gained a huge cult following since its creation nearly 25 years ago. Now, creator Jordan Weisman returns to the world of Shadowrun, modernizing this classic game setting as a single player, turn-based tactical RPG.
Everyone is empowered to create and share their own stories and campaigns with the Steam Workshop community using the included Shadowrun Returns Editor. You can even explore the entire Shadowrun Returns Seattle campaign in the Editor directly - see how it was built and borrow as much as you need to jump-start your own creations! No advanced coding or art skills are required to create content using the SRR Editor.
If you want to get started, there is a wiki here[shadowrun-returns.wikispaces.com] that covers the basics of creating your own campaigns, maps, scenes, or other custom content.
With the release of Toki Tori 2+ last week, there are now 47 titles that use the Steam Workshop to share, sort, and download user-generated content. As the number of games and applications that have integrated with Workshop has grown, we've been finding it increasingly difficult to find specific game Workshops. To address that, we've just updated the home page of the Steam Workshop to allow for searching and sorting the list of Workshops.
There is a new search field where you can directly search for the title of a game or software you know is in the Workshop. Or you can use the sort options on the right-hand side to change the order of the Workshops listed.