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Garry’s Mod turns 15 years old - celebrates with a Steam sale

Published: 15:18, 12 December 2019
Facepunch Studios
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Garry's Mod

Facepunch Studios' Garry's Mod is turning 15 this month. The game started its story as a Half-Life 2 mod but gained a major following and stepped out on its own two years after the initial release. The developer studio will celebrate by offering up their games at a discount.

Facepunch Studios are celebrating 15 years since Garry's Mod arrived at the scene as a "humble Half-Life 2 mod". It all started on 24 December 2004 when the physics sandbox first saw the light of day.

The game turned standalone in November 2006 and sold more than 15 million copies. It has an "Overwhelmingly Positive" rating given by over 360,000 reviewers and it seldom fails to rank amongst the top-selling games on Steam. Garry's Mod currently features around 1.5 million player-made creations, and that includes maps, models and game modes.

Facepunch has confirmed the following stats:

  • Bad Guys Killed:  233 million
  • Good Guys Killed: 124 million
  • Innocent Bystanders Killed: 88 million
  • Balls Eaten: 34 million

With all this in mind, the studio has decided they would like to celebrate the momentous milestone. During the birthday month, players of Facepunch's PvP game Rust can repair and upgrade their structures with a "sprinkling of nostalgia (and advanced science)". You can do just that by claiming the Garry’s Mod Tool Gun hammer in Rust. 

Since the World is currently swept up in the Holiday season, we will see the return of the Facepunch Publisher Sale next week on Steam. The sale will go on from 16 December until 19 December 2019. 

The sale will include 

  • Garry’s Mod
  • RUST 
  • Chippy 
  • Clatter

All games will be 33 per cent off and, for the first time ever, they'll be available in the form of a bundle. The package itself will come with an extra 10 per cent discount. 

Facepunch Studios Garry's Mod screenshot Garry's Mod

Garry and Facepunch will be sharing some of their favourite videos made via Garry’s Mod over the past decade and a half on their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. When asked about the experience, Garry had this to say: "It’s still hard for me to believe that what started off as simply having fun playing around with Half-Life 2 has turned into a proper career spanning 15 years".
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