Dan Marshall’s spiritual successor to side-on deathmatch shooter Gibbage has hit Steam for the princely sum of £6.29.
Gun Monkeys casts you as… look, I’ll just copy/paste the blurb, shall I? You won’t believe me otherwise.
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.
What this means is that you take control of a gun-wielding primate, equip it with a variety of perks, and shoot your friends in 1v1 battles across procedurally-generated platform-happy levels. Have a look at the announcement trailer below, and if it looks like it’s your cup of tea, pop over to Steam to pick it up.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.