GMod vs Rust Launch

GMod vs Rust Launch

You know what’s crazy? I always said that we’ll never make a game as popular as Garry’s Mod. GMod’s success is a fluke – and we’ll never be able to recreate anything like the popularity of it.

So I think we have all been very very surprised by Rust’s popularity. In its first two weeks Garry’s Mod sold just over 34,000. That was amazing for me. It changed my life overnight. In Rust’s first two weeks it has sold just over 150,000  copies. Which on its own is amazing. It’s even more amazing for us, because our royalty rate is 30% higher and it costs twice as much as Garry’s Mod.

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As you can see from the graph above.. Rust has sold very very well. Some things to bare in mind I guess.. Garry’s Mod went on sale in 2006. It was like the 5th ever game to be sold on Steam. Steam was untested and a lot of people were suspicious of it. It wasn’t the universally loved central hub of PC gaming that is is now.

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.

53 comments
David
David

Garry.. Please help .... I play for like 8 hours a day... I have never used hacks and I'm up to nearly 1500 hours.. Most of which has been on North America 1 (stress test) Why.. Oh why ... Please put it back on the server list.. ...... Although it does seem to be on the experimental version server list.. Just not on the original version .....GARRYYYYYY ! Your biggest fan, David

David
David

I have a problem... Official server -North American 1 stress test has disappeared off the server list... Please help and explain why? My home is lost forever!!

Garry Newman
Garry Newman

Everyone, the new Experimental Branch of Rust will be playable in 3 days!

Rob Romeo
Rob Romeo

People who play 5-10 hours a day will be more likely to think of ideas better than the creators in my opinion depending on how much they actually play with other random players in online servers. For instance I think horses should be implemented or some sort of craft able transportation and maybe even better defenses for bases? Barbed wire, gun turrets, pitfall traps etc. I understand its an alpha I just think there are key things they could implement that would cause more players to play and enjoy the game. This is all my opinion of course and I am not the greatest with grammar don't judge

Gustavo Martins
Gustavo Martins

Huge fan of u guys work. Hope one day i'll have the pleasure to meat u all. I'am creating my own game for my final project in the university and i would love to work with a team like urs. The simpleness and yet detailed work makes working in game industry FUN. Rob Romeo - Sometimes it might sound good that the players are those who have the best game ideas but its not completly true , since the ideias come from the game designers and those who produced the game. Im not telling u're wrong, because every team that produces a game they are GAMERS themselfs and they will think as gamers while creating.The game is always created for the players and thinked for the players, since that they are the target public for the game. If every game designer took every player's idea you wouldnt play that game. Sometimes players just wish that something more was added to a game but doesnt think how would that affect him or others or the game it self. As a creator myself i always think as a player while producing my game.

Rob Romeo
Rob Romeo

This game has been what I've been looking for since I have started playing video games. I believe that you should open a page for players to post ideas for the game, because all the best game ideas in my opinion come from the players who play the game.

valtos
valtos

я люблю дрочить

DrSmart96
DrSmart96

Some ideas insted of red bears and wolfs, have mutated animals with like extra arms and shit and maybe 2 heads, just add shit xD Also mutated humens, but not so zombie like but look diffrent and add some arms and shit on the too ;) Great game

Ezekiel Bacon
Ezekiel Bacon

please can you add planes and trucks to rust ? ( but if you do make it hard to get them :D )

Crys
Crys

more updates please....... we need new stuff on the game.

Gihad Chbib
Gihad Chbib

Rust is the only early access game I bought. It's core idea is fantastic, and I'm very interested to see where you guys go with this game. I am a developer myself (specialized on iOS game development), and if you guys ever think of doing something for mobile, let me know. Keep up the awesome work!

Jolene
Jolene

Could I get a Rust key? Jolene

Lewis Ross Mackay
Lewis Ross Mackay

Sad you deleted me as a friend on facebook Garry but I've enjoyed Garry's Mod since Gmod 8 when I first discovered it. Look forward to how you take rust with your new team :)

Andrew
Andrew

I write error Facepuch Connector VAC Banned Developer resolutely This problem playing without cheats nickname Hottabi4! Please hurry

эдуард шайхулов
эдуард шайхулов

PLEASE HELP!!!! when i start game i see window: The game crashed. The crash report folder named "2014-02-18_173656" next to game executable. It would be great if you'd send it to the develop of the game! and i can't play PLEASE HELP!!!

still dont have the game
still dont have the game

i dont have the game and i cant wait to get it heres some ideas: rad jungle (most dangerous place in the game but the place were there lots of chestwith loot (spawns rad protected troop( instead of red wolfes and bears) rad plant(dont move does insanely much damage if you walk into one says clickin noises) mutated deer(if you go down the woods today) rad infected human(like zombies but only drop tuna rad pills)) decorations(a home is not a home without looking like it(animal head trophy(can be wolf deer bear pig chicken head)flower pot(little pretty flower)wall paper(decorrate you walls. only white) still the game seems very great only 1400000 has bought minecraft mac edition)

Stephen
Stephen

An annoying bug came up while I was playing the game: if your inventory and quick slots are full and you craft something you will lose the resources required to make the item but the item is never made. Oh and a compass would be nice.

c l a r i t y
c l a r i t y

Rust is an awesome game. It is successful because it is fun and addictive in it's current state. Please don't overdo the changes and make it something totally different. Keep in tact what makes it great and just polish it up.

Foxxy
Foxxy

I just wanted to say I love Rust it's been a lot of fun.. I wish you could domesticate animals! I also can't wait until i can make a female character =) Thanks again guys

Abu
Abu

Good game. Let's hope, final version will be good.

Brady White
Brady White

Greetings from silicon valley, I spent the weekend playing Rust.... all i can say is WOW! From one software engineer to another, I would like to say congratulations to you and your team. Great Job, keep this up and i have no doubt Rust will be a huge success. Others need to take notes.... this is Unity done RIGHT! - B

Achillez
Achillez

Congrats gents. The game is intriguing, needs a lot of work but has a ton of potential. Hopefully you can incorporate many of the ideas from the community (and folks like me :) ) to make it even better.

Gary
Gary

@Agerbak - I think they should change the name ..... something about craft.... ooo and mines are cool, how about craft mine.... no no... MineCraft... yeah that sounds cool! keep up the good work guys.. lovin it...

Hasham Abbas
Hasham Abbas

You guys need a narrative for your world, however light. Was there a worldwide nuclear war? A local nuclear war? When did it happen, and why? It will help give you a strong direction.

HARD
HARD

Fully agree with Agerbak ! If we could also fishing at the seaside or if there were some lakes on the map that would be great too :-)

Agerbak
Agerbak

Love the game! ;) Here's my wish list: 1. Torches that can attach to a wall, that does not burn resources so quick like a camp fire, and does not give out charcoal. 2. Ability to give other people access to your doors. 3. Steel doors (should be VERY expensive and hard to obtain but give REALLY good protection. 4. Furniture to decorate your house with and deer hide to place on floors. 5. A bed, instead of a sleeping bag. More different resources like: Gold, Silver, Water, Bone, option to have lifestock, fields with grain.

Anon
Anon

There is going to be no incentive to players working together. As Garry stated in one of his previous blog posts he wants freedom. Forcing players to work together isn't freedom and that is why he will never add in such restrictions.

Gman
Gman

The reason why Rust is alot getting better sales is because you are 100x popular than you were when you released Garry's Mod. Garry's mod is what made rust popular.

DY357LX
DY357LX

It doesn't matter what state Rust is currently in, the fact of the matter is... it's fun!

MadMaxGamer
MadMaxGamer

I NEVER buy games over 5$...But with Rust, i made an exception. The game has potential, i personally got it to build stuff, just like Gmod. Hoping for a bigger level, solo mode and improved graphics. Also, please give players an incentive to work together... I have been shot while naked and with nothing in my inventory by players armed to the teeth after telling me "friendly".

CoogerBate
CoogerBate

"Bear" in mind... as in load-bearing... not "Bare"... your brain isn't nekked... BUT HOLY S*** is this a great frickin game!

Håkan
Håkan

Simply love it, played it for a couple of hours and started up a server as well. Ofc theres some work left to do. Since I have been working I havent had time to find out where to leave suggestions/opinions/feedback. It would be really nice to a have channel for that, maybe even with some feedback if theres time left over for something like that. I have waited so long for a game like this, cant wait for more new items, places to go, things to build. If I had the brains myself I would start creating a game as well :)

Zev X
Zev X

"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." Too true. Your reputation is on the line and if you blow it your credibility will suffer. Past performance is no indication of future returns.

jrronimo
jrronimo

Wow, that's fantastic! Congratulations! And good luck working on Rust. I can't wait to sit down with it. :)

Luc
Luc

Keep up the good work guys!

벵슨 (@bengseun)
벵슨 (@bengseun)

Your game art style and your life style fits very well for my fantasy. Just you're my roll model. Sometime write a book about your life. Keep up Garry!

BitGlitch
BitGlitch

Then maybe you should do what it says before you complain on the forum. They can't help you otherwise

Chaxlie Clifford
Chaxlie Clifford

try redownloading the game and when u start it up make she the grafics are at fantastic

Abu
Abu

1. Yes! 2. Some servers have already this 3. I think problem is about griefers, i doesn't matter how good will door protect your house, because griefer can just put his own door before your door and you will be locked up. I got three times in week griefed, can't even get away from house. They should made something like private zone, you can remove everything, but you can't attach your items in house or in near zone.

GreenIguana
GreenIguana

In part, it's because Rust is actually a good game by itself... I bought it before I looked at the developer, and when I started up the game for the first time, I though "Oh, Facepunch! Cool!"

BitGlitch
BitGlitch

Then you sir are absolutely retarded.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Thats what the game is about, sometimes there will be bandits and sometimes they'll be nice. It's a survival game Facepunch isn't trying to hold your hand.

Jak
Jak

You don't buy many games then.

james
james

whats your server IP-ill join

GreenIguana
GreenIguana

You started up a server after playing it for a couple of hours? Don't you think that's being hasty?

vtweasel
vtweasel

500+ hours on rust and now i cant play due to a bug that kicks me every 15 mins i have searched up and down the internet looking for a solution i want to get back to raiding and pillaging people for the love of god please give me a solution

Lantz
Lantz

Im a "young" gMer 22 and im trying to make a gaming buisness and you guys have inspired me in your amazing talent i hope one fsy i will be as skilled as y'-all