This week Valve has enabled the ability for modders and creators to sell their wares over on the Steam Workshop allowing the community to help support their work.
Whether a modder charges for their creations is entirely up to them but if a paid modification is downloaded by a player and doesn’t work as advertised. Players can easily obtain a full refund within 24 hours from purchase.
The new Steam Workshop service kicks off with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Workshop that features over 24,000 free mods. Valve explains more about the new service :
“The Steam Workshop has always been a great place for discovering community-made mods, maps, and items for a variety of games. We think this is a great opportunity to help support the incredible creative work being done by mod makers in the Steam Workshop and to encourage more top-quality work.
This new feature allows mod authors to choose whether to list their items for a fixed price, for pay-what-you-want, or to make their item available for free. As a customer and fan of Skyrim, you’re able to explore both paid and free mods, quests, and items.
Whether you’re just getting started or are already a professional artist or developer, now you can make money from your creations in the Steam Workshop.
Starting with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can make new cosmetic items, custom skins, fancy houses, epic quests, entire new cities, or just a new hat for Lydia. Once you’ve made your creation, you can easily set a price and earn a portion of each sale made through the Steam Workshop. “
For more information on the new Steam Workshop jump over to the Valve Steam website for details.