“...it was the perfect canvas I could project myself onto.”
September 17, 2017 10:53 AM   Subscribe

The Mega Builder of Garry's Mod by Craig Pearson ““How did they do that?” isn’t something you often ask yourself when looking at a Garry’s Mod screenshot. It’s generally obvious how it's done when you can see the joins. But I asked myself that when I came across Vioxtar’s [DeviantArt] work, because he doesn't build typical Garry's Mod contraptions. He builds worlds. Asking myself wouldn't get me any answers, so I took an extra step and asked him. His answers are as detailed and impressive as the work he produces, and gave me a whole new perspective on what it takes to turn Garry's Mod into art. He's broke the game more times than you can imagine, lost sleep, and worked for months on a single scene trying to bring the sandbox to life. I hope you enjoy his story.”
posted by Fizz (8 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
That's really neat. Thanks.
posted by jacquilynne at 11:04 AM on September 17, 2017

This was sort of confusing to interpret at first, being unfamiliar with Garry's Mod, but: neat!
posted by clockzero at 11:06 AM on September 17, 2017 [1 favorite]

being unfamiliar with Garry's Mod

Just in case anyone else is not familiar with Garry's Mod:
Garry's Mod [YouTube][Trailer]is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman and developed by his company, Facepunch Studios. Garry's Mod was originally a mod for Valve Corporation's Half-Life 2, but was later made into a standalone release in 2006 for Microsoft Windows, published by Valve Corporation. Later updates saw an OS X port, added in 2010, and a version for Linux in 2013.”
posted by Fizz at 11:31 AM on September 17, 2017 [3 favorites]

These are really beautiful by the way. I've never bothered with Garry's Mod because I find these types of games are just a bit too much for my brain. But I love the craft and detail he puts into these pieces. He really is creating a unique world.
posted by Fizz at 12:27 PM on September 17, 2017

We have a copy of Gary's mod on steam that kiddo plays with all the time, but hadn't realized you could build whole universes. That's awesome.
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 12:45 PM on September 17, 2017

These are amazing. Now, are they also available as virtual worlds that you can move through? Maybe there are fly-through videos? I would enjoy that.
posted by TreeRooster at 4:43 PM on September 17, 2017 [3 favorites]

You can also play Pictionary and (in TTT) sneak up on and subdue a friend with the Snuggle Struggle weapon.
posted by christopherious at 10:57 AM on September 18, 2017

Today I learned about Garry's Mod.

I didn't need to learn about Garry's Mod.. I really, really didn't.

posted by seyirci at 2:16 PM on September 20, 2017

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