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Garry's Mod sales hit $30M, Rust eclipses it

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Garry's Mod sales have now reached $30 million, and sales from developer Facepunch Studios' new game, Rust, have already surpassed that figure, said Facepunch founder Garry Newman on Twitter today.

"Garry's Mod has just broke $30,000,000," said Newman. "And if my calculations are correct — we have now officially made more money from Rust than Garry's Mod." According to Newman, revenue from Rust currently stands at 0.34 percent more than sales of Garry's Mod, which would put Rust's sales at more than $30.1 million.

Facepunch originally released Garry's Mod as a Half-Life 2 mod in December 2004, and began selling it as a stand-alone game on Steam in November 2006 for $9.99. The studio released an alpha version of Rust, an open-world sandbox survival game, on Steam Early Access last December for $19.99.

Within five weeks of going on sale, profits from Rust sales had reached 40 percent of the lifetime sales and royalties from Garry's Mod. Now the newer game has surpassed the older game in two months versus more than seven years.

We've reached out to Newman for more details, and will update this article with any information we receive. You can see Rust in action in our Overview video below.