Offworld Trading Company gets Steam Workshop support

Some of history's best strategy mods have been made for Civilization IV, so I'm hopeful we'll eventually see a similar situation for another Soren Johnson strategy-'em-up: this year's Offworld Trading Company. The Mars-set, economy-driven RTS has just been given Steam Workshop support, meaning you can tinker with its XML data and even dive into its code, before easily sharing your creations on Steam.

There are a whopping three mods available on there at the moment, including a fan-made Endless Mode—but then it's only been three days since the update launched. If you're interested in making some yourself, you'll want to give these tutorial videos a watch; meanwhile, if you're interested in buying OTC, there's a 66% discount on Steam for the next few hours.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.