When I tried and tested Gun Monkeys I had not a bad word to say about the game other than the lack of players waiting to play a game. Sometimes that’s not really a problem when a game has a single player function but Gun Munkeys is purely an online battle platformer so if there’s no one online, there’s no one to play with. The developers behind the game know this, so they’ve decided to give away Steam Keys to lonely players to hand to their friends in order to encourage them to play.
Along with the free Steam Key to those waiting alone in a lobby for a certain period of time those who purchase the game also receive a second Steam code for free.
“It’s a unique solution to a frustrating situation. Despite universally positive reviews, Gun Monkeys just hasn’t sold enough to keep servers perpetually-buzzing with players. It’s infuriating, but the important thing to do now is to make sure the people who have bought the game can enjoy it as intended,” Said Size Five Games’ Dan Marshall on their website.
The key generator is a limited-time feature to hopefully encourage more people to play the game, keys are also limited to a certain amount per player.
Gun Monkeys has all the ingredients to be the perfect multiplayer battle platformer but sadly it lacks the most important ingredient of all, players. You can head to Steam right now to download the game for as little as £3.99.