Posts Tagged ‘Garry’s Mod’

A Brief History Of Garry’s Mod: Community Contraptions

By Craig Pearson on August 30th, 2012.


According to Garry’s Mod creator Garry Newman: “There’s so much stuff going on in GMod that it’s hard to pull out individual addons. I think the real great thing about GMod is that all these addons exist. It has a rich user contribution community. It keeps itself entertained.”

It really is impossible to cover everything that the GMod community has made. I tried and gave up, instead creating an inexhaustive list of amazing things that have tickled me over the years as an on-and-off GModder. So this list includes my choices with a couple of Garry’s mixed in. The upcoming GMod update might include modes that won’t function for much longer, but that’s okay. It’s about wonderful, ephemeral things, not a list of things you have to do right now. If there’s something I’ve missed you’re absolutely more than welcome to drop it in the comments. Just make sure it’s something that’s set your Face Poser to ‘stunned’. And remember: none of the below comes shipped with the game: it’s all community generated.
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A Brief History Of Garry’s Mod: Count To Ten

By Craig Pearson on August 29th, 2012.


“It was never meant to be a big deal. I was just fucking about!” says Garry’s Mod creator Garry Newman. His innovative physics-based mod for Half-Life 2 turned out to be a remarkably big deal, not least by being a forerunner in iterative and community focused design, and a game that’s perennially in Steam’s top twenty game stats. It’s an exercise in giving gamers tools and no direction, one of the few games that makes just messing about a core goal. Its strength is a flexibility that makes it a platform for people to make things like comics, maps, weapons, even gamemodes. It might have grown by enabling sexually suggestive poses of Valve’s stoic game characters, but six years on there’s so more to GMod than just fucking about. Here’s how it got there.
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Disgusting Limb Manipulation In GMOD

By Craig Pearson on November 11th, 2011.

Ew. EW! Ew! Ee! Ew! Ew!
There’s a moment in this video of a new Gmod feature where I start to feel sorry for Breen. He looks at the camera, just as Garry starts to pluck at his very bones, with such sad resignation. His dignity gone, debased for our entertainment.
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Garry’s Mod Outwits Pirates, Bans

By Jim Rossignol on April 13th, 2011.

The pirates were tied to balloons and released into the atmosphere
Unfortunately-named news site Gamepron is reporting that Mr Garry Newman, creator of Garry’s Mod, has gone and done something clever: he introduced an error to his game, an error which only affects pirates. It was a trap! Said pirates even turned up on the G-Mod forums to discuss why their game didn’t work. Reporting the error even revealed their Steam id. Hilarity ensued.

More of this sort of thing, Internet. (Even if it is basically pretty sinister.)

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Living And Breathing In Garry’s Mod

By Brendan Caldwell on March 14th, 2011.

This is what the outside world looks like, right? I don't do outside.

Last week we suggested to RPS contributor Brendan Caldwell that he investigate physics sandbox Garry’s Mod, which is a bit like encouraging a kitten to investigate a saucer of gin. We shouldn’t have. But with Garry’s Mod and its community continuing to evolve like some heavily irradiated practical joke, we needed someone to take a look. Below, Brendan presents his miserable (yet hilarious!) report.
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Garry’s Mod + Kinect = Dancing DOG

By John Walker on March 11th, 2011.

This is what gaming was building up to.

In a list of inevitable, but glorious things, someone figuring out how to get Kinect working with Garry’s Mod appeared near the top. And Bit-Tech brings us wonderful news of its happening. The program allows the user to manipulate objects within Source, taking advantage of the engine’s physics. Which primarily involves kicking boxes. And better still, innovator John Boiles has made a truly brilliant video to prove it. It’s below. Watch this.

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I’ve Got Great Big Rocketship

By Jim Rossignol on January 21st, 2010.


But just how big? Well, I’m glad you asked, because CCP have released a bunch of videos showing off the 3D hangars from Eve Online, which I’ve posted below. They’ve done it by race, so you get the full spaceship-porn effect of the various visual themes. What you don’t really get is the sense of scale for these things, so I’ve posted a Garry’s Mod video in which some bloke has dropped scale models of the Eve ships into the G-Mod sandbox. It really does give you a sense of the enormity of the really large Eve ships that you see in the hangar videos, as they disappear off into the Source engine clouds. (Header image from Eve comparison chart.)
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Father-Mother Loves Plants vs Zombies

By Alec Meer on May 17th, 2009.

Inspired by my recent plea for Zeno Clash/Garry’s Mod mash-ups, veteran RPS reader Dartt revisits his own past glory to delightfully strange effect. A bigger version awaits you upon a click. The tragic absence of Tall-Nut aside, most excellent work, sir.

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The Zeno-Garry Collective

By Alec Meer on May 12th, 2009.

Oddball birdman-punching game Zeno Clash has just received its first downloadable content – the option to use its beautiful, absurd character models in the world-conquering meta-game/toolset Garry’s Mod. Go go crazy, surreal fantasyscapes!
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Garry’s Mod Sells More Copies Than Few

By Kieron Gillen on December 5th, 2008.

At least I'm not having sex with a man. Again.

Reading Qt3 I was pleased to hear news about Garry’s Mod. It’s been on Steam for two years. And it’s sold… well, take it away, Garry…

The popularity took me and Valve by surprise. As soon as it went on sale the steam servers were temporary knocked out, due to the demand. On the first day it sold 5,729 copies. Wowzer. I kind of expected that it would sell a big number of copies for the first day, then sell very few after that. I was kind of wrong, because over the next 2 years it went on to sell 312,541 copies. Which has totally knocked my socks off.

Gosh. 312,541! Sock-removing success indeed. And success born of a reasonable ten-dollar price and feeding into gamers’ endless desire to move G-man into homosexual trysts for comedy screenshots is the best kind of success. Still available, if you want to be 313,542 or similar. And here’s some things people have made in G-mod from their front page alone. Flying gnomes, etc!
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