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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

G is for GMod

I'm currently participating in 
an ABC's for homeschooling challenge.  
Since it falls on Tuesdays, 
I am adding a technological slant to the challenge.  
I hope you stay tuned and enjoy my entries.

GMod on Steam

GMod is a game created by Garry Newman.  It falls under the Sandbox category.  That means that there is no firm objective to the game.  Rather, it is a game that gives virtual tools and toys that one can play with.  There is no right or wrong way to play GMod.  Steam is a website that sells GMod and other games like Team Fortress 2.

Steam website

In order to use GMod, you must have one source engine game such as 
Team Fortress 2.

There are several ways that GMod can be used:

1. Physics--using scientific manipulation of how items move; use of seesaws, catapults, pulleys, and cranes;

2. Videos--using stop motion style; akin to claymation; multiple pictures taken and combined to make cartoons;

3. Games--hosting a server to have a multi-player platform for playing a customized game; for example, a game in which someone can build a floating boat;

4. Comics--posing ragdolls, meaning manipulating images of characters and objects from the source engine games, which can also be found at the Steam website.

My son even made the banner for his comic.

Comics are what my teenage son creates with GMod.  Here is the website where you can find his comic:

Comic # 151

My son, Gabriel, loves The Heavy from Team Fortress 2.  Gabriel's main character in his comic is The Heavy.  The Heavy loves sandwiches, like my son.  The Heavy talks to the sandwiches.  The Heavy also gives his weapons names and talks to them.  

The Heavy thinks of himself as 
The Man, 
and he considers the other characters as 
Teeny Tiny Men.

As his mother, I'm proud of my son.  Gabriel has run with this idea of making the comic.  The comic is hilarious.  I encourage you all to visit the website for The Adventures of The Heavy.  Gabriel has a good following, which is well-deserved.

Well, thanks for reading this entry.  I hope I have provided information on how GMod can be used.  GMod can be a cool virtual toy for teens.

How about you, my readers?  Would you buy GMod and/or any other Steam game?  Would you allow your children unlimited play in a virtual sandbox?  Are you willing to let your kids develop a love for technology?  I encourage you to consider allowing your children to play GMod with a Steam game.  Using GMod can count as coursework.

I pray that God gives you all, my beloveds, His wisdom and peace.

This has been an entry for the Technology Tuesdays series.

For more information, you can visit Garry's Mod at Wikipedia.


  1. my boys spend(have spent) a lot of time at steam, Gmod, and other sandbox games! I am so far behind on my school ABC posts. I need to catch up I guess, now that we are back from vacation.

    Great Post.

  2. Kimberly,

    Thanks for your comment.

    I gained a better understanding of what my son has done by interviewing him for this blog entry.

    It's great I blogged about his use of GMod because it can serve as evidence of what he has done.

    I went on vacation, too, but I blogged through it. I can't say that I'm not tired, though.

    Rebecca G.

  3. Steam has SO MANY games! My sons (19, 10 & 8) are all hooked on Portal/Portal 2. We will have to check out GMod and see what it can do. Thanks for this! :)

  4. Dawn,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I personally think it's worth it for my kids to learn how to play these computer games. Even the military has used some computer games to teach soldiers.

    Rebecca G.


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