Basewars is a playable Gamemode in Garry's Mod.
There has been several modifications of this gamemode on different servers, but the idea behind it generally stays the same.
In this gamemode you start off with a small amount of money and earn your way up to becoming exponentially richer. You can spawn printers of numerous tiers which cost a certain amount and output a certain amount usually relative to a fraction of the cost. Printers sometimes require a power source depending on the server, and if so the printers must be placed near the power source. You have a prop limit, which can sometimes be increased depending on the server. You create factions which other players can be invited to and you can base together, these factions typically show up in the scoreboard. Some servers are not outfitted with very substantial scripting, so they ask that players follow the rule of using red ropes to outline where people would cross to be considered an enemy and making it legal game-wise to kill them.
Bases can be broken into during a raid using certain weapons, but a fairly universal weapon remains as the blowtorch, which is a weapon used to break through props. Because of this, it is not required to have keypads like in DarkRP, which makes this gamemode easier to manage as there are less rules than most other gamemodes.
Creation of the gamemode Edit
It is very hard to determine the original creators of the gamemode, all that is known is that Lmaollama (otherwise known as LL), A big World of Warcraft player, decided to create this gamemode using darkrp 1.4.2 as a framework and built up a player-base and gained quite a bit of publicity with a rather poorly created gamemode, Because lmaollama lacked the skill to create the gamemode himself, he got his community to help create the gamemode by hiring some of his players to create the gamemode in his name and allow him to take the credit and the money from donations from others hard work
There has been a lot of developers for this Garry's Mod gamemode. The community is doing rather well for itself since "16 Bytes" forked this gamemode and posted it on Coderhire in late 2014. Another variation was "Blood-Sworn Gamers Basewars Server" owned by "Khand - Calvin" and his developer was Robheadshot, one of the original developers for LL. Once Khand got lead poisoning he had to quit the steam group, the group then passed onto the next person with the highest amount of power on the server which was Rob. Over the course of 6 months he greatly changed the gamemode and added multiple things. His server has since become inactive so he shutdown the server and distributed the gamemode to keep the gamemode alive.
MillboW - Milbo Doe, has copyright on the gamemode, he has been warning people who host basewars servers with lawsuits because they did not credit him on their server.
Robheadshot - Robert Kirby, This developer has been around quite a lot, He is known by almost all basewars server owners and has often been spoken quite highly of by them, He has often helped these server owners since the demise of his own server.