#2935 new
Justin Gates

Make Android games sources mod openly available to encourage mod apk development.

Reported by Justin Gates | September 10th, 2019 @ 03:15 PM

This has been one of the biggest problems for us. We are trying to create one of the best mod apk sharing platforms on the internet and we want to provide working mods with all the features. Right now the biggest mod sharing site is Android-1.com but the problem with their site is that their mods don't offer multiple features and game source code. At bluemods.com we want to share everything that the user wants in a mod along with the source code so that they can modify the application if needed. We have been able to provide source code for some mods like Android birds go mod apk and other games from Rovio Entertainment Corporation because the developer group shares the original source mod with us. But this is not the case with other developers in the market. Some developers have provided their source code but haven't mentioned if it can be used for developing a mod version of the game. There have been a lot of cases where developers have filled DMCA cases against mod sharing site without giving a warning email. It should be clearly mentioned on their platform that a particular game can be modified by third party sites or not.

Sharing source code helps game publishers reach more people

Various studies have shown that PC games that had cheats or mods openly available on the internet were relatively more popular than those who had closed sources. Allowing players to share mods and modify source code increases the games engagement as well as playtime. Over time a game can become boring. Mods help bring a new twist and fun element to it. Some developers include easter eggs to the games to increase the fun. If a player is allowed o create mod by sharing the source code he/she can bring in new ideas for the developers that can be included in the next upgrade making more people stick to the game. There are generally two main reasons why mods are created. Number one, they help players pass difficult levels. Number two, they bring new level of fun to the game.

Considering these two reasons developers should consider making source code available to publish or at least allow them to decompile their games APK or IPA files to alter gameplay.

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