Garry’s Mod sales reach $30 million, which Rust has already beaten

Garry's Mod and Rust sales

Garry Newman was celebrating today, as Garry’s Mod – which was first released for Half-Life 2 in 2004 before launching as a standalone in 2006 – sales have now reached a whopping $30 million. 

As impressive as this milestone is, Newman revealed that Facepunch has still made more money from Rust – which is well deserved in our Rust review – even though it has only been available since December and is still in alpha. 

Newman says that revenue from Rust is 0.34 percent greater than revenue generated by Garry’s Mod.

He went on to clarify that he gets less royalties from Garry’s Mod than he does from Rust. Royalties from Rust are at 70 percent, compared to the 50 percent (or $2.50 if it’s part of a package) from Garry’s Mod.

Last month Newman noted that Rust made, in a single month, 40 percent of what Garry’s Mod made in nine years. By February 10th, a million copies had been sold, despite being only “10% finished”.

Cheers, Polygon