Analysis of Popularity of Game Mods: A Case Study

  title={Analysis of Popularity of Game Mods: A Case Study},
  author={Tapajit Dey and Jacob Logan Massengill and Audris Mockus},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts},
Video game mods have become an integral part of the gameplay experience for PC gamers and have drawn support of major game development companies. This area, nevertheless, is not well understood, especially in terms of what motivates mod creators and users. To explore this question we propose a data-driven approach that relies on data that can be obtained from online fora devoted for game mods. To illustrate our approach, we have collected data on deployment and popularity for the mods in six… 

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