Plans to grow your game with user-generated content
We aim to make it easy to support UGC on PC, console and mobile with an end-to-end solution that provides everything you need to launch your own community of creators. You can get started immediately, pay only when you launch and change plans anytime.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does mod.io differ from Steam Workshop?
Workshop and similar store-provided solutions offer limited insights, access, metrics and customization, and are only accessible in-game on their platform. We believe UGC is a critical feature that should be available to every player on all platforms, and adaptable to fit your games/business needs.
mod.io allows you to build a branded UGC experience, either in-game, on your website, launcher, or even in an app, that is integrated and personalized for your player community. Analytics and metrics allow you to explore emerging trends, and our powerful API enables new opportunities such as mod marketplaces to the fullest extent. Compare functionality.
Our solution will save significant development time and costs by providing a proven API that is cross-platform ready, along with simple, pre-built plug-ins for all major game engines. You retain full control and flexibility, and gain access to industry leading UGC functionality for your games and players.
How easy is it to use mod.io?
mod.io makes it easy for developers to integrate mod / UGC sharing and the installation of this content in-game. We do not provide mod creation tools or the ability to make mods run, so you will need to build support for custom content into your game.
All of the tools we provide game developers are open source on Github and well documented. If you are using a popular engine such as Unity or Unreal we have plugins that do everything (including the UI) and take only a few minutes to get running.
Our team is always available to assist, but everything on the platform is automated and available to control via your dashboard, so you have the ability to setup your creator community to work best for your game. Our private test environment can be used free for all development and trials.
How deeply can I customize my integrations with mod.io?
Our open REST API and SDKs allow you to integrate mod.io anywhere, including in-game, through your website, your custom game launcher, or even within a mobile app - there are no limits to the levels of customization available.
Some fantastic examples of custom integrations with mod.io include the mod menus within SnowRunner and Skater XL. Developers have also created integrations with social platforms such as Discord (for example ModBot), which can update players when new mods are released for your game.
Do you offer a white label solution?
Enterprise customers can negotiate a private white label solution for their games and players, that replaces the mod.io brand with their own. If you require a white-label solution, please contact us.
Pro and Growth customers benefit from mod.io's agnostic architecture, which allows you to build your own mod community ontop of the mod.io ecosystem, using your single-sign on provider and our embeddable web app.
How does mod.io work on console and mobile platforms?
mod.io supports cross-platform UGC and mods for all major console and mobile platforms; this includes Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, iOS, and Android. Our REST API is a platform agnostic web service that can be accessed and utilized on any platform with the ability to make HTTPS requests and download data.
mod.io is approved middleware on major console platforms including Xbox and Nintendo Switch, and is also supported on a case-by-case basis on PlayStation. Our experienced team of engineers are on-hand to provide assistance and support throughout the integration and approval process for all of these platforms.
What happens if I hit my bandwidth or ratelimit?
Our plans are either free or a fixed cost per month with a large limit built in. In the rare event that your usage continues to exceed these limits, you will be required to upgrade your plan, however we will discuss this with you - there are no surprise charges. If you are unable or don't wish to upgrade your plan, usage will be capped and functionality may be disabled.
Can I switch to a different plan?
You can change plans anytime in your games dashboard provided your usage does not exceed the limits set by that plan. Some functionality may be disabled if you downgrade to a plan that does not support all functionality. Our sales team is available if you need help finding a plan that works for your game.
How do I moderate, report and control mod content?
mod.io provides clear, robust moderation processes and tools that allow you to maintain a healthy and safe UGC experience for your players. There are two main approaches to moderating content for your game; “Community Driven” moderation, where players report content that violates your community guidelines, or full curation of content, where all content must be approved before going live.
Our control panel and moderation dashboard allow your teams to easily manage UGC and mods for your games. You can add multiple users, including staff members or trusted community moderators to your moderation team - to quickly and confidently manage user-generated reports, DMCA requests, or moderation queues.
Can mod.io support custom authentication?
We have in-built support for Steam, Xbox, Switch, GOG Galaxy, Oculus, Discord and more and are actively working to support all PC stores, consoles and mobile platforms. On the pro, growth and enterprise plans you can setup your own SSO (single-sign on) provider, to keep your community connected.
Can mods be downloaded by game servers?
Yes they can, when you add your game you control how mods are downloaded. You can require authentication via the API, or you can allow mods to be downloaded without a verification code. Insurgency: Sandstorm and MORDHAU have powered millions of mod installs using our platform in this way.
This sounds great, but where and how do I start?
You can quickly and easily launch your modding community on mod.io - simply enter your game's description and details to receive your REST API key to start development.
Our plugins and SDKs make integration a breeze. Extensive documentation is available for your teams, and our in-house developers are always on hand to help.
If you want to discuss your UGC strategy and need help understanding how to support mods, please don't hesitate to reach out.