An Analysis of Knowledge Sharing Structures within Modification Culture

A.V. Moshirnia (USA)

Keywords

Modification, collaborative design, software engineering, knowledge management

Abstract

Game modification, or modding, centers on informal online communities dedicated to the generation and distribution of creative mods. This paper examines trends in the modding culture, as typified by the exemplary modding forum CivFanatics.com, and highlights knowledge sharing structures within that community which facilitate the modding process. This paper also provides examples of various types of mods in an effort to produce a more descriptive definition of “mod.”

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