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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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Game Time!

January 20th, 2014

To help welcome and introduce the new Indie Royale players to Gun Monkeys there will be an organised get together game this Saturday (25th January) at 7pm UK time!

Come on down, Blow up a few monkeys and welcome the new players :D

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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
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
818 products in account
111 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
Falls in the same trap of most multiplayer only indie games. Not enough people play it. The developer tries to solve it by giving another copy you can gift. That doesn't really help either because there are similar games like The Showdown Effect or Soldat that are just better. This game is too simple and the controls are off. The art style is cool though.
Posted: January 17th, 2014
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
1,114 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
825 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
208 products in account
9 reviews
23.7 hrs on record
"You're no doubt confused." These are the first words the game expresses whilst walking through its tutorial. Of course, while there is no story version of the game and only constant battle between yourself and a friend, Gun Monkeys is probably one of the best casual fighting games I've ever played. I've always been one for the little platformers, but Size Five's Gun Monkeys has a great design with very smooth and excellent original artwork, a solid and very poweful soundtrack, and a serious generosity of violence that can be tested and tested again with its fun mechanics and multitude of weapons and perks. Gun Monkeys is actually anything but confusing. It's an excellent title to get with a group of friends and blast each other to the other side of the blue-cube filled universe. Gun Monkeys is riot and it doesn't pretend to be anything else. It's an absolute blast!
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
357 products in account
11 reviews
11.2 hrs on record
Servers are dead. You can play with a friend if you want, since it gives you an extra giftable copy after purchase, but I can't recommend a dead game.

It has some minor glitches, like bullets not hitting when they should, world box not being what is seen and other little things. Aside from that, it's like playing Super Crate Box (Fast paced sidescroll platformer shooter) in VS mode.

Perhaps if the developers added bots or workshop compatibility, it could be revived.
Posted: April 15th, 2014
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