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Rust creator on Mojang sale: 'I'd have done the same thing'

Rust and Garry's Mod creator Garry Newman has some thoughts regarding the recent purchase of Mojang by Microsoft to the tune of $2.5 billion. Specifically, Newman gives some insight as to reasons why he views the sale as a positive thing. "Once you start hiring people your whole attitude change...

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Rust dev's next game is arcade shooter Riftlight

Rust developer Facepunch Studios recently revealed its next game, an arcade shooter called Riftlight. The brightly colored game will feature light RPG and looting elements, so players will constantly battle their way through stages and fend off enemies, like giant space squids, to improve their shi...

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Garry's Mod earns $30 million, but Rust is the bigger cash cow

Garry Newman's physics sandbox, Garry's Mod, has surpassed $30 million in revenue, the creator has revealed on Twitter. The $10 download has been available on Steam since 2006. More surprising, however, is Newman's latest Rust, which has already earned him more than Garry's Mod. In a follow-up t...

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Rust alpha sells 750,000 copies

Rust, the MMO-meets-survival game from Facepunch Studios, sold 750,000 copies in a month and a half since entering Steam early access. The news is courtesy of an update from creator Garry Newman, who described the sales mark as "an amount we never even imagined selling over the game's lifetime." T...

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Rust proves a big hit for Garry's Mod creator Facepunch Studios

The success of Garry's Mod established Facepunch Studios, but the developer's latest effort, Rust, appears to be an even bigger hit. Though Rust, a survival game that pits players against an unforgiving, mysterious wilderness, is currently incomplete, the game's release on Steam Early Access has...

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Deadman is our favorite Garry's Mod-powered superhero

It's a bird; no, it's a plane; no, it's ... a corpse? Yep, that's a corpse in a superhero costume all right. It's like Weekend at Bernie's except Bernie isn't a hip party animal of a corpse – he's a superhero....

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Humble Jumbo Bundle spotlights Orcs Must Die 2, Garry's Mod, Magicka

Humble Bundle organizers have launched the Humble Jumbo Bundle, serving up digital copies of Unknown Worlds' FPS Natural Selection 2, Coffee Stain Studios' tower defense shooter Sanctum 2 and Paradox Interactive's DLC-bundled Magicka for a buyer-chosen price ($1 minimum). Beat the bundle's ave...

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Garry's Mod tops 3.5 million sold, continues to pick up steam

In the nearly 10 years since Garry's Mod first debuted as a modification for Half-Life 2, the open sandbox physics simulator has sold over 3.5 million copies, while doubling its sales each year. Garry Newman, the game's creator and namesake, cites a number of reasons for its success: the ever-in...

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Garry's Mod creator launches Rust in free alpha; think DayZ, STALKER [Update]

Garry Newman's new game is a departure from his breakout creation, Garry's Mod, but it's still slightly familiar. Rust is a survival game that started off as a DayZ clone and transitioned into a STALKER-inspired world where players build their own buildings and defenses – and they can pla...

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Garry's Mod made $22 million, Facepunch working on new PC game

The Garry's Mod PC utility has earned creator Garry Newman $22 million in seven years, as revealed in a recent developer mailbag. Newman noted that the team got "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...

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