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GUN MONKEYS is a Procedurally–Generated, Physics-based, Online Deathmatch platform game from multi award-winning indie dev Size Five Games. In GUN MONKEYS, you'll take charge of a modern-day power company.
Release Date: Jun 28, 2013
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Gun Monkeys ELE / Llama Freebies Tournament

January 31st, 2014

Gun Monkeys ELE / Llama Freebies Tournament

ELE and Llama Freebies will be hosting a cross group tournament for Gun Monkeys! This is being organised by PunasurasRex and while is a closed tournament feel free to come along and check out the action!

The Date of the event is February 8th, at 8PM GMT (Subject to change)

Prizes are:

1st Place gets a $15-20 Game of there chosing
2nd to 4th place gets a copy of Aerena kindly donated by the developer!

You can view the brackets here as well as get more information!
and the livestream will be available here.

As an added bonus PunasaurusRex is planning to raffle off some copies of Gun Monkeys!
Come along and watch some monkey guts fly, make new friends and enjoy yourself!

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About the Game

GUN MONKEYS is a Procedurally–Generated, Physics-based, Online Deathmatch platform game from multi award-winning indie dev Size Five Games.

In GUN MONKEYS, you'll take charge of a modern-day power company. In the distant future, a catastrophic experiment into Perpetual Energy obliterates all human life, leaving the world choc-full of free-for-the-taking energy, but unpleasantly lacking in people to take advantage of it. Your job as CEO is to send a legion of pleasingly-expendable monkeys forwards in time to collect Power Cubes and return them to present-day, all from the comfort of your PC.

Key Features:

  • Monkeys! In the future! Future Monkeys!
  • "Always Online" 1-on-1 Deathmatch action (offline local play mode also available)
  • Procedurally Generated levels means you'll never play the same map twice!
  • Tailor your squad to your unique playing style with a host of interesting and helpful Perks!
  • Short, sharp, hi-octane jabs of multiplayer fun!
  • Challenge your friends, or make new enemies!
  • Loads of Achievements and Trading Cards to collect!

PC System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:500Mhz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

Mac System Requirements

    • OS:OS X 10.6
    • Processor:500 Mhz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
47 of 64 people (73%) found this review helpful
839 products in account
122 reviews
8.2 hrs on record
Gun Monkeys is a 2D deathmatch game, though a rather uniquely designed one. Rather than just killing eachother, it's a battle to drop your enemy's energy to 0 while keeping yours above that. In addition to combat, you can collect energy to deposit into your generator and collecting enough will drop your opponent's energy as well. All of this takes place in randomly generated levels which unfortunately aren't always balanced, often only spawning energy on one side of the map or placing one player's generator in a very difficult to use location.

Unfortunately the problems don't end there. For a multiplayer-only game the netcode is terrible with frequent hit detection problems, disappearing energy, and being hit by explosions by entering the area several seconds after it happened. The platforming is well designed, but is often clumsy in practice due to the random generation.

Despite these problems, the game is quite fun. It looks great, has great music, and plenty of player customization to work with. It unfortunately never took off and has very few active players but if you have some friends to play with, it's well worth your time.
Posted: April 27th, 2014
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56 of 87 people (64%) found this review helpful
1,117 products in account
51 reviews
5.3 hrs on record
A decent 1v1 2d shooter that sadly lacks reasons to keep playing it. Despite a perk system, lots of weapons and randomized arenas the game gets tiresome super quick and looses the little charms it might have had in the beginning. One of the few redeeming features of the game is the narrator of the game, Kevin Eldon, that does a great job at making the tutorial interesting.

Most achievements are straight forward, and you will have 90% of them in no time at all but then have the last two (one for a high level perk and one for 100 wins) will take you quite a lot of time and pain to get.

Time to 100%: 3-6 hours
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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32 of 48 people (67%) found this review helpful
139 products in account
11 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
It could be nice arcade/platformer with cool design, instead it's a boring duelling game with so-so controls. You cannot excuse shallow gameplay to game without single.
Posted: July 16th, 2014
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
110 products in account
4 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
Got the game for free thanks to PC Gamer. Controls are ♥♥♥♥ (climbing walls and jumping is an horror), the random map generator can sometimes heavily favor one side and the game is not very polished overall, but it's surprinsingly fun when playing with a friend.

tl;dr = give it a go if it's under $2 and you got someone to play with, otherwise pass.
Posted: July 16th, 2014
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
577 products in account
9 reviews
8.0 hrs on record
In present thankfully to a giftaway of free keys for Gun Monkeys, there is a huge community playing it if we establish a comparison with what was before (actually 0 players online), who might force us to find a partner on Steam. Keep away about this question so now has been hiper fueled with palyers.

THe game has some lacks of optimisation (some people reported 90º on his GPU), with a great problem of controls and collision which a player with lag can be really annoying to play. After all this, just keep on mind too the matchmaking of game consist on pick on some players and they confirm us to play the match. That means that rokie players (noobs you know what I mean) should keep away from the most hardcore gamers because can be the easy farm for theirs and blame the game for being unenjoying or fun.

So before the giftaway I would not recommend this game, but now just a little if you got the key for free or a gift from a mate of your Steam list entertaining you too.
Posted: July 17th, 2014
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
481 products in account
25 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
This game could be fun, the monkeys, their guns are fun, and I neon graphics look great, but....this game is practically dead, only 8 achievements, no game variations, no new things, no single player ( not counting tutorial) all time is the same you have to catch as much as possible capsules and take them to your base, the player who takes more wins, also this matches are just 1 vs 1, and needing just 2 people to play a multiplayer match this game has a lack of players, you can hardly ever find at least one person playing it on the internet, Steam Enhancement Addon just sees 3 players per day for example.

So after playing it just some matches while this game was on Free Weekend ( because only at this time I could find players...) this game just bored me after some matches, also some of the matches just bug so you have to restart your game. I think this game won't have a lot of players more than first days even if it becomes free to play. Developers need to add a more things to this game...
Posted: December 29th, 2013
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