Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
April 24, 2017
arrowPress Releases






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Big revenues for  Rust  and  Garry's Mod  dev Facepunch
Big revenues for Rust and Garry's Mod dev Facepunch
February 24, 2014 | By Alex Wawro




Facepunch Studios founder Garry Newman says he's already made more revenue in two months of selling Rust on Steam's Early Access service than he has in eight years of selling Garry's Mod on Steam proper.

Newman announced that the sandbox physics game Garry's Mod, released in 2006, surpassed $30 million in sales last Friday. He then quickly followed up with the news that Facepunch has already made more money from Rust than it has from Garry's Mod.

Newman later clarified that Facepunch has a more favorable royalty rate on Rust as compared to Garry's Mod, to the tune of 70 percent vs. 50 percent, respectively.

Given that Rust also costs twice as much as Garry's Mod -- $20 and $10, respectively -- and that Steam's userbase has grown remarkably in the past eight years, it's not so surprising that Newman has earned more money in a far shorter timeframe with his second game, which surpassed the 1 million copies sold mark earlier this month.







Related Jobs

Sanzaru Games Inc.
Sanzaru Games Inc. — Foster City, California, United States
[04.24.17]

Environment Artist
Sony PlayStation
Sony PlayStation — San Mateo, California, United States
[04.24.17]

Sr. Staff Programmer- VR
Thekla, Inc.
Thekla, Inc. — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.24.17]

Senior Level 3D Character Animator
Toys for Bob / Activision
Toys for Bob / Activision — Novoto, California, United States
[04.24.17]

Executive Producer









Loading Comments

loader image