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David Gregory | 00:49 UK time, Friday, 10 June 2011

This is the sort of thing people do with Garry's Mod. And songs about bananas

We're rounding off our trip to the E3 video game conference with the story of Garry Newman from Walsall. He created something called Garry's Mod.

Mod is short for "modification" and it's a sandbox game. There's no real objective, people can just use it to manipulate a 3d world and create whatever they want.

Garry has sold almost a million copies of his game and he says that's generated about $13m. Mind you he has to pay tax on that and also pay royalties to a company called Valve as he uses their original resources for his game.

Valve encourage people to get creative with their content and even help distribute the results themselves via the internet.

But what I really like about all this is that it's all about being creative. It might be because I'm a bit jet lagged, but I think some of the uses of Garry's Mod are more art than game. That and I can't get the BananaPhone song out of my head.

Here are some of Garry's favourites that he emailed to us with the following comment;

There's so much good stuff people have made.. but they probably won't make sense to regular folk.

Heavy's Birthday

This guy is a teacher - he used gmod to teach his students about chemistry


Dance club - nearly 2 million views

Please note some strong language. And bananas.

Update; In an earlier version of this post I added an extra two million dollars to the amount Garry's Mod has grossed. I've corrected that. Apologies.


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