Garry’s Mod or GMod may have been popular and propelled creator Garry Newman into success. According to the man himself, Facepunch Studios’ newest creation Rust has already generated 40 percent of GMod’s 9 year sales total. In less than five weeks. While being in the Alpha state. We kid you not.
Speaking to Games Industry International about the success, Newman stated that, “We never, ever expected anything to dwarf GMod’s success. I did some rough maths this morning: in terms of profits, from sales and royalties, in a month Rust has made about 40 per cent of what GMod has made in about nine years. We can’t really believe it.”
Newman also commented on the harsh nature of Rust’s player vs. player sandbox environment, which often rewards those who kill other players rather than making nice with them. “The first thing people do is run around and try and bash people’s heads in with a rock! They want to try and get items and build a camp. Then, after a while they simmer down and realize that they kind of need to work with other people, that if they help someone out they’ll help them back. It goes back and forth like that.
“I suppose when someone’s kind to you in the game it stands out a lot more than when someone tries to kill you, because it doesn’t happen as often. It’s a lot harder to be kind to people than to just kill them and take all their stuff. You can get a lot of satisfaction from giving someone trust and not having it thrown back in your face.”
Rust is currently available on Steam for PC, Mac OS X and Linux. Have you had the pleasure of murdering innocents to survive? Let us know in the comments below.