What is Garry’s Mod?
Garry’s Mod was originally a mod for the game Half Life 2 created by Garry Newman. This mod later became a standalone game and was released on 29 November 2006 for Microsoft Windows. In 2013 it was then ported over to IOS and Linux too.
While other games provide players with specific objects or linear paths of progression, Garry's Mod provides players with sandbox elements and no specific objectives allowing players to create their own unique experience.
Players can spawn various non-playable characters (NPC's) and other objects and interact with them in various ways to create a wide variety of unique and often hilarious scenarios. Players are also able to make use of the easy accessibility of the source engine to create their own user-generated content which can be shared with other players around the world. This helps to provide players with constant new content and new things to do.
Server Communities and How They Have Evolved Over Time
With constant user-generated content being created, various sub-communities and servers are formed over time. This branches out into server communities, and a popular game on Garry’s Mod is Trouble In Terrorist Town.
This user created content borrows from the popular first-person shooter game, Counter Strike, and is centred on a group of terrorists. Some of the players in the group are spies working for an intelligence agency. It is up to the traitors in the group to try to eliminate the terrorists, and the terrorists to identify and eliminate the traitors.
User-generated content like this often starts off as a small project but can quickly catch on and become popular. Once popularised, these pieces of content often start evolving into their own communities and sub-communities as people wish to play them with friends or in public matches on a regular basis.
This often leads to additional updates and more content being produced, further growing and evolving the community.
Importance of High-Quality Server Hosting
Like all games, the quality of the connection depends on various factors such as the player’s internet connection, the distance between the player and the server, the host server connection quality etc.
In order to get the best possible playing experience, players need as little latency as possible. This helps minimise any discrepancies caused by lag and provides an overall smoother and more enjoyable playing experience.
At Wombat Servers, we give players the high-quality experience they are after. Through our dedicated servers, you can enjoy the following benefits:
- Low latency connections
- Increased control using the provided control panel
- Dedicated, worldwide servers
- 24/7 support channels
By using our rented servers, you are able to take full control of your own custom servers where you can invite and play with your friends or community members with the best possible connection quality. Additionally, the control panel also lets you quickly and easily modify and monitor various settings and configurations of your game.
Our servers are located in a number of countries including Australia, New Zealand and the US, which means that players all over the world can enjoy low latency connections from their various global locations.
Other popular content for Garry’s Mod includes Wiremod. This user created content helps expand the sandbox elements found within Garry’s Mod by adding a variety of electrical components such as buttons, radios sensors etc. Players are able to use these various components to create innovative and sometimes intricate systems.
It is through this type of user-created content that players stay engaged. The constant addition of new tools for players to explore and interact with, keeps them coming back for more.