Winner of "Gamers' Choice" and "Best Design" at the NGA awards, Bonkies is a hilarious couch co-op construction game in space, starring astronaut monkeys equipped with jet-packs and powerful robot arms.
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Sep 10, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The game has been in development for over a year now, and even though the game isn't finished yet, it is fully playable. We are eager to get more feedback and suggestions for improvements.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate another 5 months of development. The foundation of the game is almost complete and we are now working 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 plan to add more puzzles, as well as new puzzle mechanics and new locations. The visuals of the game will also be given an overhaul in the final release. The final version will also have different game modes and a story mode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Bonkies is fully playable, however there is only around 1-2 hours of content available, depending on your skill level. At present, the game features eighteen levels of increasing difficulty, and it keeps track of your progression. Two player gameplay is possible using a single keyboard, however we strongly recommend all players play with gamepads.”

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

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

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

“We know all too well that user feedback is the best way to find out what works and what doesn't work. We are hungry for constructive criticism and suggestions for improvements to our game.

If people have ideas for levels, planets, mechanics or gamemodes, or just general feedback, we are very interested to hear from you, 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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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

  • Bonkies plays best with Xbox or Playstation joysticks, but up to two players can always share a keyboard if they so desire.
  • As we continue to update the game to give you the best experience, save-data may be deleted when we release a new update (but we will try our very best not to).

  • 2-8 player local co-op
  • Physics based construction puzzles
  • Jet packs!
  • Ginormous robot arms
  • Monkey workwear available in 8 different, color blind friendly colors!

Bonkies is an award winning, family friendly game for 2-8 players where cooperation is key! You will solve a variety of different physics based construction puzzles on sites all over the Solar System. Can you place all the blocks within the dotted area before the timer runs out? Great! Now get out there and help build the future of humanity!

It is the future and Earth isn't doing too good. The human race is getting desperate in the search for a way to colonize the Solar System. So far, human workers have proved too unstable to handle the isolation, and robots managed to render themselves useless through impressively efficient AI labor union negotiations.

Various space agencies joined forces in coming up with a new colonization program with three conditions: No humans, no robots, low budget. After months of work they proudly announced their solution: Bonkies - Bionic astronaut monkeys, crash coursed in civil engineering.

The promise of the Bonkies raised instant enthusiasm! Soon, people would be able to leave Earth and start fresh in on a new planet (or moon)! Soon, stores had sold out all their Bonkies themed t-shirts and plushies! Monkeys were recruited from jungles and zoos all over the world, sent to training camps and prepared for the glorious task at hand! As we speak, Bonkies are en route to various planets (and moons) in our Solar System, awaiting deployment.

Let the colonization begin!

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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