The ever-growing Steam Workshop has recently been hungry for more games to feature. Don’t Starve and Arma III are two such titles that have recently appeared on the Workshop. Some titles have proven to not be successful in the user-made content department, such as the Strike Suit series. However, the two latest titles on the Workshop are a very different story.
Don’t Starve has long had a large community following. Between trusting their fans and planning mod support from the beginning, developers at Klei Entertainment have had gamers eating out of the palms of their hands. Klei Entertainment decided that it was finally time to feed the players of Don’t Starve when they decided to allow them to download one-another’s modified content. With its release on the Workshop came a slew of new characters, abilities and tweaks.
In debugman18’s Wilton mod, players can play as a skeleton that cannot starve but dies quickly in combat. Neosaurus’ More Items mod adds just that, more items. These are only a few of the many quality additions to Don’t Starve that players have created. Klei Entertainment’s bold move to allow modification has ensured that fresh content will always be available for Don’t Starve fans, even when they stop supporting it.
Bohemia Interactive’s Arma III is a similar tale. Earlier in August, Bohemia Interactive announced that Arma III would receive Workshop support. Since then, the modding community has created some very remarkable mods. For example, kibot’s [SP] Dynamic Universal War System allows players to play randomly-generated scenarios whenever they so please.
Bohemia Interactive has made it easy for players to upload custom games and campaigns onto the Steam Workshop. Once a scenario has been created in-game, a player can upload it to the Steam Workshop. Notable entries include Ground Attack by DCIS and Ambush by Paul. Ground Attack allows players to take control of a helicopter and bomb a convoy, while Ambush supports up to five players attempting to take a convoy out on foot. DCIS even recreated Pong in Arma III.
However you feel about the Steam Workshop there is no doubt that extremely talented players have made some impressive mods. The Steam Workshop has made it easy to install mods, so there is no reason not to try out some of the high-quality entries for both Don’t Starve and Arma III. If you do not already own either game, there is no longer any reason to wait.