Melbourne, Australia, DECEMBER 3, 2020 – mod.io, a cross-platform UGC and modding service, today announced a 65M downloads milestone, as well as a US$4 million funding round, led by Sequoia Capital India’s Surge and Makers Fund.
Over 50 games use mod.io across 11 storefronts, including PC, Xbox, iOS, and Android. Popular titles such as SnowRunner, Skater XL, and TABS have contributed to mod.io’s 65 million downloads. They plan to launch their mod support on consoles in the coming months.
“SnowRunner’s modding community has greatly expanded the game’s experience for dedicated players. The constant influx of fresh content is certainly a key driver of the title’s long-term success,” said Tim Willits, Chief Creative Officer of Saber Interactive. “We could not have achieved this without Mod.io – their tech and support are unmatched.”
mod.io provides cross-platform mod support, metrics tracking, moderation, discovery, and community building tools, managed by a unified dashboard. Developers can launch their mod communities so that UGC can become a defining feature of their game.
mod.io’s REST API and open-source SDKs are compatible with all existing game engines. Plugins are available for Unreal Engine and Unity.
“UGC has the potential to become the next big thing in the gaming industry,” says Scott Reismanis, co-founder of mod.io. “But it needs to be accessible, cross-platform, and safe, with detailed metrics, creator events, and marketplaces attached. We’re here to push the boundaries with UGC, and enable game developers to do the same.”
Scott Reismanis and Patrick Sotirou launched mod.io in 2019. Before mod.io, Reismanis launched ModDB.com in 2002, a pioneering site for modders to collaborate and share UGC. ModDB.com continues to reach 4 million gamers each month and has generated over half a billion downloads.
mod.io is a cross-platform user-generated content (UGC) service for studios that want to enable their community’s creativity on PC, console, and mobile. It’s used by more than 50 games and offers an automated, scalable, easy to implement way to tap into the goodwill and growth UGC can drive. mod.io is designed for the modern game that values long-term user engagement and creator economies. Game developers can easily connect their engines and tools to mod.io and launch their mod communities.