Garry’s Mod Rakes in Over $3 Million on Steam
Garry Newman has a lot to celebrate this holiday. It’s been two year since he offered his Half-Life 2 mod up on Valve’s Steam for just $9.99. Over 312,000 downloads later, Garry is thrilled that his passion could also make him a living. Do the math. That’s a lot of cash, no matter what his cut is. Garry sums the experience up on his blog.
“The popularity took me and Valve by surprise. As soon as it went on sale the steam servers were temporary knocked out, due to the demand. On the first day it sold 5,729 copies. Wowzer.
I kind of expected that it would sell a big number of copies for the first day, then sell very few after that. I was kind of wrong, because over the next 2 years it went on to sell 312,541 copies. Which has totally knocked my socks off.”
Garry’s Mod is not just an innovative mod its a great tool. Built on the Source Engine, this sandbox mod allows gamers to create their own levels and items for games. It can also be used place and pose ragdolls making it possible to create comics. For more details on Garry’s Mod and what you can do with it visit the Garry’s Mod website.