What Is Garry’s Mod?

Garry’s Mod is a sandbox game that was developed by Facepunch Studios and was published by Valve. Garry’s Mod was released on December 24th, 2004. You may know of Garry’s Mod from its more commonly used name of “GMod”. Garry’s Mod allows for the players or users to create their very own game modes with many variations. There are endless possibilities when creating in Garry’s Mod. The game is also backed by an outstanding community who often post their mods in the Steam workshop.

Who Made Garry’s Mod?

Garry’s Mod was developed by Facepunch Studios and published by Valve. The game was created by Garry Newman as a mod for Valve’s Source engine. Garry Newman was a video game programmer who started to make games under Facepunch Studios after dropping out of college. The game was initially released in version one on December 24th, 2004 for its first feedback test. The game would then later be published as its own standalone product in 2006.

History of Garry’s Mod

Valve, the company that owns Steam, had contacted Garry Newman to publish his “Mod” that was originally made for the Source engine. However, Newman initially rejected this offer. Although Valve and Facepunch would later strike a deal to release “Garry’s Mod” on the digital distribution service Steam for $10, the two companies would equally share profits. The game was released on November 29th, 2006, and even though the game wasn’t a “Mod” anymore, Valve and Facepunch agreed to keep the name “Garry’s Mod”. Newman later announced that this was a mistake and he should have called it “Sandbox” instead because Garry’s Mod still required a separate Source-based game to function properly. A bundle was later included of Garry’s Mod and Counter-Strike: Source


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