Here you can see the sales compared to Garry's mod.
By Liam Gilroy on January 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm
Rust, the survival game like DayZ with construction elements, has exceeded all sales expectations, Garry Newman – the founder of Facepunch Studios – explained in a recent blog post. Rust first entered alpha back in June last year, but since arriving on Steam Early Access in December it has done exceptionally well, selling over 150,000 copies in its first two weeks alone.
In the blog post, Newman explains:
We have been knocked out by how well Rust has sold. Especially for an Early Access, unfinished alpha. Especially that we have warned people not to buy it. And especially because Rust isn’t even a 100th of the game we are envisioning.
It very much feels like we have been given all of this money – but we haven’t yet earned it. That’s something we have to do now.
As mentioned, Rust is currently available through Steam Early Access, and by all accounts it is a lot of fun – although like other survivalist games, suffering from a bout of hacks and griefers.