Garry Newman's pile of money grows even larger.
By Alex Walker on January 24, 2014 at 7:46 am
Hasn’t Rust just taken off? I knew it was going gangbusters on Steam through the Early Access route, but it’s doing much, much better than I think anyone expected. PC Gamer initially reported that in the space of a month, sales of the action survival-sim had made 40% of what Garry’s Mod accrued over 9 years. Then when Chris Tufnell, a British game designer, posted the link around on Twitter, Garry’s Mod maker Garry Newman confirmed that in a single week, that figure had jumped to a staggering 55%.
If that doesn’t seem like a great deal, consider the fact that Garry’s Mod made US$22 million on Steam, according to what Newman revealed last year. That means Rust, which was inspired by DayZ, a game which it is now outselling on Steam, has already made over US$10 million.
What a frightening turn-around. If you want to join the Rust bandwagon, US$20 on Steam will get you there. Just be warned: it’s full of people killing each other to survive. But then, what game isn’t?
Source: Thanks, PC Gamer UK!