Bonkies is a wacky couch co-op game for 2-4 players featuring astronaut monkeys on an awesome mission to colonize the final frontier: Space! Overcome the challenges of doing construction in space, learn to work as a team and get the job done, whatever it takes!
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Sep 10, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We've been working on Bonkies for a while now, and feel the time is right for some feedback from a wider audience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Guesstimate: 6-7 months. The foundation of the game nearing completion and we are now focusing on adding more content based on the plans we've already laid, and on feedback from you, the players.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We feel the current Early Access version is a good taste of what the final version will offer. The final version however will crank everything to 11.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Bonkies is now fully playable, the basic mechanics are in place, the worst bugs have (hopefully) been squashed, and now we're looking for feedback and suggestions for new content and features players want.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will probably be raised one final time as the game approaches full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are very open to ideas for levels, planets, mechanics or gamemodes, or just general feedback, people have. Either leave us a comment here on the Steam page, shoot us a message on our Instagram or facebook inbox (@studiogauntlet), or via the contact form on our website.”
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May 20


Mission control calling all cadets!
We know it has been a while, sorry for the radio silence but we have been hard at work in the lab. Rocket science isn’t easy, and try throwing monkeys into the mix, I’ll tell you what-...

Anyways, we are proud to announce our second and definitely biggest update to Bonkies thus far: THE IGNITION UPDATE! Check out this list for all the amazing new stuff:

New music!
Bonkies now feature original tunes made by the super talented Norwegian artist Dahlstrom!

New 3D graphics!
That’s right, the look of the game has been given a complete 3D overhaul, space colonization never looked so good!

New sleek UI!
It isn’t just the in-game graphics that’s been given some love, the UI has also received a major upgrade.

New Bonkies!
Find your favorite among the all new 3D Bonkies! Also, try out special Bonkies that will be made available as unlockable characters in the story when the game releases.

New and exciting levels!
New fun and exciting puzzles utilizing new block types, as well as new win conditions!

New and crazy block types!
Use the magnet-block to stick magnetic stuff together, use the jet-block to push or lift stuff and build even more crazy structures with support-blocks.

New planet unlock system!
Progressing from planet to planet is now a matter of unlocking the space-ports on each planet.

New Level unlock system!
Game progression is now semi-linear, stuck on a level? Try another one!

New awesome keyboard controls!
2 Players on 1 keyboard has been reworked and now works better than ever!

Smoother loading times!
Bonkies has been given a substantial upgrade under the hood and now features a smoother experience overall!

We hope you enjoy it.

- Christer
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December 7, 2018


Greetings Bonkie cadets!

We are proud to announce the release of our first major update to Bonkies: code-named OVERLORD, the update features a wide range of commonly requested improvements as well as laying the groundwork for future updates.

Update highlights:
  • Up to 8(!) players now supported!
  • 8 Bonkies have now joined the team, and they have all gotten names!
  • Jetpacks now more responsive! Turn on a dime like never before.
  • The Moon is now unlocked and features a series of tutorial levels.
  • Brand new puzzles, as well as a couple of remixes of existing puzzles, bringing the total number of puzzles to 18!
  • Brand new material: Rubber! Such bounce, very friction. Wow.
  • New and shiny block designs.
  • Overall graphics improvements.
  • With the press of a button, anyone can join a game in progress to help out their friends!
In addition to a lot of minor tweaks and bugfixes.

Thank you so much to everyone who have been giving us feedback so far, we are thrilled with all the awesome suggestions for new content and improvements we have recieved!

Anyways, hope you have fun with the new update and godspeed cadets!

- Studio Gauntlet
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About This Game

  • For the optimal experience we recommend playing with gamepads.
  • Please be aware save-data may be deleted when we release a new update.

Bonkies is an award winning, local co-op game for 2-4 players where cooperation is key. You and your friends must work as a team to solve a variety of physics based construction puzzles on sites all over the Solar System. Each player control a specially-trained astronaut monkey, called a Bonkie, equipped with a jetpack and a powerful robot arm.

In the words of one visionary dude:

“We choose to send monkeys to the moon, not because it is easy, but because it is ha-... wait, we're doing what, now?!“
- One visionary dude

Heheh, you tell em', visionary dude, you tell em'.

Unique local co-op experience!

2-4 player local co-op like you never experienced before! Hang on to the edge of your seat as you tackle the challenge of doing construction work in space.

2 players with just 1 keyboard!

No gamepads? No problem! Grab a friend and play together using just your computer's keyboard.

Block based construction challenges!

Take on physics based construction challenges that will put both your team's dexterity and cooperation to the test. Mission control is counting on you!

The right tools for the job!

Solve the challenges utilizing exciting tools such as the powerful jet-block, the attractive magnet-block or the versatile support blocks.

A Solar System of possibilities!
Build on locations such as the Moon and Mars. Missions planned for even more incredible sites on the moons Titan and Europa, more locations to be announced later!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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