Facepunch Studios’ Garry Newman said on Twitter that Garry’s Mod broke $30 million in sales yesterday, but that his more recent game Rust, which hit Steam Early Access in December of last year, has already surpassed it.
“Garry's Mod has just broke $30,000,000!” he said. “And if my calculations are correct - we have now officially made more money from Rust than Garry's Mod. 0.34% more!”
Newman also clarified that Facepunch Studios gets less royalties from Garry’s Mod than it does from Rust. The developer’s cut of a rust sale is 70 percent, while its cut of Garry’s Mod sale is 50 percent or $2.50 if it’s sold as part of a package. Rust is also currently priced at $20, while Garry's Mod goes for $10.
Only two developers were working on Rust full-time before it was released to Early Access on Steam, Newman said.