Video game modding is the process of alteration by players or fans of one or more aspects of a video game (PC games, Mobile Games etc), such as how it looks or how it works. Mods may range from small changes and tweaks to complete overhauls, and change the aspect of the game.
Modding a game can also be understood as the act of seeking and installing mods to the player's game, but the act of tweaking pre-existing settings and preferences is not truly modding.Mods have arguably become an increasingly important factor in the success of some games, as they add a depth to the original work,and can be useful to players
People can become interested in specific mods, in addition to fans of the game they are for, such as requesting features and alterations for these mods.
As early as the 1980s, video game mods have also been used for the sole purpose of creating art that includes recording in-game actions as a film, as well as attempting to produce real-life locations inside a game. This has led to the rise of artistic video game modification.
Many mods are not publicly released to the gaming community by their creators. Some are very limited and just include some gameplay changes, while others are total conversions and can modify content and gameplay extensively. A few mods become very popular and convert themselves into distinct games, with the rights getting bought and turning into an official modification.
Technical and social skills are needed to create a mod. A group of mod developers may join together to form a mod team.