Today we celebrate the milestone of having 100 games utilizing the Steam Workshop for sharing user generated content in the Steam Community. That is, 100 plus the nine more titles that added support for Steam Workshop while we were busy writing this announcement. So, here you are with 109 opportunities to share your creative energy with the community by creating custom mods or items, or to share in the excitement of others and customize your games.
Each of the 109 titles use the Steam Workshop in different ways, such as for sharing maps, in-game items, custom scenarios, full game conversions, character skins, new game modes, spells, puzzles, quests, characters, language packs, and much, much more. This is all player-driven, where you can create custom game modifications or content for your favorite game and share it with the community.
Some Numbers Over 1,100,000 maps, items, and mods have been posted to the Steam Workshop. This includes everything from custom maps in Civilization V and Monaco to custom in-game items for titles such as Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2.
Over 12 Million gamers have played a modded game or played on custom maps found through the Steam Workshop.
Each of those 12 Million gamers have downloaded an average of 57 items from the Workshop, such as custom maps, weapons, game rules, full conversions, or other modifications.
The Steam Workshop has served nearly 700 Million downloads to date.
Gamers have voted over 32 Million times on items in the Workshop, with 90% of those being up-votes.
Within the past two weeks, another six products have added integration with the Steam Workshop, bringing us to a total of 99 Workshops in Steam! Below are the most recent additions to the Steam Workshop with a bit of information on how each one is utilizing the Workshop for sharing user generated content.
Beat Hazard is already a pretty customized game, letting you fly a spaceship through your own library of music. But now you can build and share your own custom spaceships in the Steam Workshop. Or pick from one of the over 700 custom ships already shared by the community.
The Door Kickers Workshop hosts custom maps, equipment, weapons, and other mods made by the community. Players were clearly interested in seeing more variety of weapons in the game, and Workshop contributors have delivered, providing a couple dozen new options to pick from.
Clickteam Fusion is using the Steam Workshop to share tutorials and bits of source code to help game creators learn and build their own experiences.
The Starpoint Gemini 2 Workshop includes various mods, ranging from a simple text change to complete game world conversions.
The Insurgency workshop, currently in beta, allows you to download custom maps that you can play in your own private games or on game servers running these maps.
Secrets of Rætikon Workshop supports custom levels, mods, total conversions, and even your own games with the powerful editor of Secrets of Raetikon. Share your creations with other players and enjoy what others have built.
It's been a busy past few weeks, with new games adding creative integration with the Steam Workshop faster than we can keep track of. So, it's time to do a quick round-up to highlight the popular new additions.
This Grand Strategy game lets players modify almost any aspect of the game. Already there are over 250 custom rules, events, localizations, buildings, and maps.
The Workshop for the official game of the U.S. Army focuses on map making, and the result is quite a few top-notch mapping projects by community members.
Do you want a flying goat? Do you want a completely new map? The developers of Goat Simulator released their dev tools along with the game, allowing the community to make just about anything related to goats. Includes goat pinball, exploding goats, and of course, steerable jet packs.
With an in-game map maker, this RPG makes it quick and easy to create custom maps to share with the community. Or try out some of the creative works of other fans.
The side-scrolling strategy game Cortex Command was built for modding, and the community has wasted no time in creating dozens of items, vehicles, scenes, and game modes to play with.
This turn-based strategy game of fantasy warfare provides a powerful editor, allowing for great flexibility in making maps, editing quests, create scenarios, and modifying many aspects of the game.
In a game about swords, it only makes sense that their Workshop lets you create your own custom blades. In fact, the community has already made over 160 unique and creative sword designs. Additionally, you can check out the dozens of custom masks available.
To celebrate the launch of Workshop support for Race the Sun, Developer Flippfly is kicking off a level building contest. Between now and March 24th, create your own custom levels with the built-in World Creator, and post to the Workshop for a chance to win great prizes. You can read the full details of the contest, including prizes and rules, over on the Flippfly website[flippfly.com].
There is a set of great =Modding%20or%20Configuration]Steam guides to help you get started using the editor. But don't worry, creating levels for Race the Sun is simple and easy regardless of your previous skill level and modding experience.
If you haven't picked up the game yet, this is a great opportunity. Save 50% when you get Race the Sun on Steam before March 17th.
With the RPG Maker Workshop, you can easily make and share entire games for others to try out and provide feedback on. Plus, you can share custom music and graphics for other game creators to utilize in their games.
To celebrate the RPG Maker Steam Workshop Launch, the software is this week's Mid Week Madness sale! Save 75% off RPG Maker VX Ace and our DLC Packs when you buy before February 28th.
RPG Maker developers have also worked with some of their favourite community artists and contributors to have some excellent content available in the Workshop from the very beginning: there will be plenty of games to explore, as well as some music and graphics for use in your own projects.
With Steam Workshop integration, sharing your RPG Maker creations and getting feedback has never been easier. Do you have some sprites you have made? Or a song or two? Or maybe, unlike most of us, you've actually finished a game! Share it with us on the Steam Workshop! Reach an audience larger than ever before!
And as an added bonus, all through the first week, the RPG Maker team will be doing drawings for prizes: all you have to do to enter is have something posted in the Workshop! Check out their community announcement for more details.