The server the site was running on died and at the time I didn’t have the time to fix it. I’ve now got it running on a much more stable platform (the same one garrysmods.org is running on) and don’t expect it to have any issues - we’re back for the long run.
Garry’s Mod Stock Exchange is a game based around the real stock market (in that it follows the way real exchanges work, matching buy and sell orders for stocks), with a Garry’s Mod flavoured twist.
The game is played by buying and selling stocks to raise your account value and cash. Buying and selling at the right time is the key. If people dislike a stock, they sell it for less money and the stock price drops, and conversely, if people like a stock, they will pay more money for it and the stock price rises. This is the way the real life stock market works too. You will also receive dividends for any stocks you own that have a value of $30.
Currently there are few stocks on the exchange; Facepunch Studios (FP), Garry’s Mod (GMOD), Rust (RUST), Empyrean Gaming (EMPG), and Equinox Studios (EQNX), as well as a few user made stocks. You can also apply for your own stock to be made for your company/community/server once you have $5000 (or whatever is stated at http://garrysmodstock.exchange/help-and-support) cash in your account, or see the point below.
It doesn’t cost any real money to play or trade stocks. It’s free and always will be. You will not be able to buy any more game currency. I may allow companies/communities/servers to buy a stock on the exchange - get in touch if you’re interested.
The site first opened nearly a year ago and had a number of bugs which have been fixed now. It’s possible there are still other bugs though, so please let me know if you find any more. There are a number of enforced game rules in place to help stop market manipulation, but feel free to manipulate it as you see fit. I won’t penalise anyone found exploiting the market unless it completely ruins the game for everyone else.
If you played last time, unfortunately not. If you had your own stock previously you won’t have any starting cash but will have 1000 of your stocks to sell (valued at $1 each).
I have plans to do the following in the short term.
- Make an API so in-game and other website integrations would be possible.
- Friend leaderboards (so you can your friends can compare your account values and cash balances instead of globally).
- Fix any bugs as they come up.
- Have a suggestion? Let me know!
Possibly. Maybe. You’ll have to be quick or be the friend of someone who is quick. Each invited person can invite 3 more (and get $1000 for doing so!), feel free to post your invite links in the thread.