Gun Monkeys is the new game from indie developer Dan Marshall of Size Five Games. His previous titles include the fantastic point-and-click adventures Ben There, Dan That and Time Gentlemen.
In Gun Monkeys, players 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. Your job 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. Sadly, it looks like one or two other entrepreneurs have had the exact same idea…
[quote by=”Dan Marshall, Size Five Games”]Gun Monkeys is kind of an experiment into short, sharp jabs of intense multiplayer combat. It’s a procedurally-generated, physics-based, 1-on-1, online platform shooter. All lovingly voiced by British comedy legend, The Actor Kevin Eldon. There aren’t many games like that kicking around.
I’m declaring Gun Monkeys launched in an ultra-special “Gamma” phase of development: technically it’s Gold, it works beautifully, but please don’t shout at me just yet if there are a few teething problems. Frankly, if the likes of EA and Blizzard can’t launch an online game without any server hitches whatsoever, I stand no fucking chance.[/quote]
Gun Monkeys is available via Steam for PC and Mac for just £6.49/$10 (or two copies for £10.49/$15) with a launch offer of 10% off! A Linux build will hopefully follow shortly.
EF will have a full review of Gun Monkeys soon. For more information you can check out the Size Five Games website.