This week saw a tremendous amount of controversy around Valve's decision to first enable, and then abruptly disable, paid mods on Steam.
The mod community has been a vibrant part of PC game development for decades, but it was cast into the limelight due to this situation. After thoroughly examining it, we were left with a different question in our minds: What impact does the mod community have on our game developer audience?
To that end, we took to Twitter to ask, and these are the responses we got.
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