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danthat  [developer] Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:44am
“Gun Monkeys” Now Generates FREE Steam Keys for Lonely Players
Hello! As some of you have noticed, I’ve been Beta testing a new thing on Gun Monkeys for the last few weeks. It seems to be working, so here’s the announcement:

As part of ongoing efforts to keep indie Deathmatch shooter “Gun Monkeys” the success it almost definitely deserves to be, the game now automatically generates free Steam keys for anyone struggling to find a game on the server, so they can play against their friends instead.

“It’s a unique solution to a frustrating situation”, typed Size Five Games’ Dan Marshall. “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.”

As of the most recent update, if you’re sitting on an empty server for a few minutes, and no one comes along to play against, the game will now fling you a free Steam key for you to gift to a chum.

“The most frequent comment in my inbox at the moment is ‘this game is amazing, why aren’t more people playing it?’ Well, hopefully this move will bring in new interested players too, since they’ll always be able to play friends when servers are quiet.”

“Free keys are limited per player, and it won’t generate free copies for ever, but for now it’s a fun and unusual way to combat the Curse of the Indie Multiplayer Game. Let’s see how it goes.”
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TheFlyNiИWombat Aug 27, 2013 @ 9:02am 
Subscribing just in case one of those keys happens to make their way here...
danthat  [developer] Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:08am 
As a note of warning: pease don't post your free keys in public spaces. Not because I mind you sharing them, that's the point. But Steam keys tend to get hoovered up by bots, and that's no good for either of us.

If you want to share a Steam key, I suggest you Friend someone and pass it by pm :)
Jaska Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:52pm 
This game is really confusing for me, so far i learned to climb and use E attack button...
I have no idea what's going on in battles... Sorry for hijacking thread aswell.
No Detours Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
How many keys can a single person get? I have currently got 3 keys, all of which have been sent to people. I have heard from other people that 3 is the maximum, but I just want a solid confirmation from the developer. :)
poczta Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:10pm 
One problem. Now people idle game and no one is playing.
danthat  [developer] Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:12pm 
Hah, it doesn't generate keys if there are other people in the server. Silly sausages.

It's currently 3 max, yes.
poczta Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:21pm 
Originally posted by danthat:
Hah, it doesn't generate keys if there are other people in the server. Silly sausages.

It's currently 3 max, yes.
They know one thing... free steam keys. They even don't read this thread.

PS. I want get achievement Cheeky Monkey but after 3/4 of tutorial game kick me to main menu(tried several times).
Tangerine Dream Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:13pm 
May i have one? Its fine if you don't have one to spare. Just tought it was worth asking, could be fun. I enjoyed what i saw from TotalBiscuit video.
Good Initiative from the Devs.

And thanks eitherway :)
Last edited by Tangerine Dream; Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:17pm
TheAkdov Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:01pm 
what keys it generates a gun monkeys?
stryk187 Aug 27, 2013 @ 11:40pm 
Well, that is a very interesting solution! Say, if anyone happens to have one of those free, gift-able Steam keys that they aren't going to use, or maybe if there are extras, I'd be happy to have one! I'll be glad to play! I have to admit I had not heard of this game before now, but after checking it out it looks like it could be quite fun! Thanks!
Taumpy Tearrs Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:57am 
I have a Frozen Synapse gift I would trade for key if anyone has an extra.
Jaska Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:12am 
Originally posted by taumpytearrs:
I have a Frozen Synapse gift I would trade for key if anyone has an extra.
Added you.
Last edited by Jaska; Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:18am
Giant|2obot Aug 28, 2013 @ 3:24am 
If anyone is looking to give out one of their keys, I would greatly apprecaite one! Just firend/pm me if you are willing to give me a key! thanks
TheAkdov Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:38am 
I want gun monkeys who want to trade?
KAZUYA Aug 28, 2013 @ 7:42am 
I'm trying to help the developers by passing the voice in my Adult gamer community (25+). I always support Indie games producers and I meet quite a lot on my last trip to PAX East 2013.
www.geezersinarms.com
This game could be great if is able to have at least 4 players fightin. My 2 cents.
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