Sharon van Koot
Visual Design English
MODDING AND THE LIFESPAN OF GAMES
My research is about modding and the effect of it on the lifespan of games. Back in the days I played a lot of games. After a few weeks, I became bored with the original games. To make it fun again I went searching online for extra downloadable ‘material’ for the game. These extra ‘material’ for games are called mods. A mod, is short for modification. You can add custom content to your game. This is usually created by a community or a fan. Think about objects and maps but also a whole new game expansion can be a mod.
However, what does a mod do with the lifespan of a game? Should game developers be happy with mods or do they hate it? What is the normal lifespan of a game? And how does modding affect the lifespan of a game? These and more questions will be answered during my seminar.