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Garry's Mod has made $22m

Garry's Mod has made $22m

Wed 06 Mar 2013 2:50pm GMT / 9:50am EST / 6:50am PST
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"The tax man gets a bunch of that" says creator Garry Newman

Sandbox title and spawn point of a thousand YouTube videos Garry's Mod has managed to rack up an impressive $22 million in sales in just seven years, according to its creator.

"Over 7 years GMod has made about 22 million dollars," revealed Garry Newman on his personal blog.

"We get less than half of that though. Then the tax man gets a bunch of that. Then when we take money out of the company the tax man gets a bunch of that too."

Garry's Mod was originally released in 2004, and created with a modified Source engine. It appeared on Steam in 2006 and the most recent version, Garry's Mod 13, was released on October 24 last year. In December it passed the 2,000,000 sales milestone. It currently retails at £5.99.

In the post Newman also revealed what was next for the the popular sandbox title.

"Hopefully we're gonna get the Linux version out. Then hopefully we'll move to SteamPipe, and I'll get the NextBot stuff hooked up.. then I want to do another Gamemode Contest."

"But I want to knock out a bunch of gamemode creating tutorials first to help people get their foot in the door."

5 Comments

Shane Sweeney Academic

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It just occurred to me how much of a stepping stone Garys Mod was for Minecraft.

Posted:A year ago

#1
Am I the only one who doesn't know what Gary's mod is? Could have used a one line explanation in the article.

Posted:A year ago

#2
Am I the only one who doesn't know what Gary's mod is? Could have used a one line explanation in the article.
ditto.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Adrian Herber

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I am genuinely astonished that you two, no doubt fine gentlemen, have not heard of Garry's mod!

For any of you who have somehow avoided Garrys mod for all these years, from wikipedia: Garry's Mod is a sandbox physics game using a modified Source engine. It is commonly used for the creation and publishing of videos on YouTube, mainly from Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2, Portal, Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2.

Posted:A year ago

#4
Nope, never heard of it, maybe because I've never played any of these games, nor had any interest in Steam up until recently.
Thank you Adrian, I guess one learns new things every day.

Posted:A year ago

#5

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