Rust Early Access Alpha Garners More Than 1 Million Players

The survival sandbox title scores big with Early Access users.

Posted By | On 11th, Feb. 2014 Under News


Though it went up against DayZ, another open world survival sandbox title, Facepunch Studios’ Rust has found a good measure of success since entering into the Steam Early Access program. It’s alpha now has more than 1 million players, which studio founder Garry Newman tweeted about recently. Considering the news that Rust was outpacing Garry’s Mod – Newman’s first big success built on the Source Engine – very quickly, it comes as nothing but good news.

Rust is currently in alpha and involves players having to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Even items like pants are considered luxuries and more than a few players are doing their best to survive by killing others. It retails for $20 on Steam and it’s important to note that Facepunch recently removed zombies from the title.

Have you played Rust or DayZ? If so, which one gets the recommendation in your book? Let us know in the comments below about what you think.

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