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? Lift-off! Bonkies, a Jolly, Couch Co-op Party Game With a Pinch of Construction Building is Available Today

Bonkies – the wholesome couch co-op, perfect for spending some quality time with your loved ones, is launching on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch TODAY!

Players on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Steam and GOG will be able to secure the game with a Launch Discount at -20% the regular price for the first week after release (until February 5th). That means you can start monkeying around for $/€11.99, instead of the usual $/€14.99!
Those that want to vibe with the tunes of Bonkies can purchase a bundle complete with soundtrack on PlayStation and PC.

How exactly did a bunch of cute creatures end up doing construction in space? 

The new Launch Trailer sheds a little light at this mystery.

Bonkies – Cheer! Cooperate! Construct! Launch Trailer

Brewing a cup of hot cocoa, snuggling under a blanket and having some wholesome fun with our loved ones is exactly what Bonkies is aiming for, and what we could all use during these winter evenings.

Bonkies were made by a small, independent studio in Norway specifically to bring people together in joyful, cooperative challenges for up to 4 players. The game is packed with cute animals, brain-teasing missions and goofy mishaps, a perfect recipe for a peaceful evening with friends and family at home.

For all those socially distancing, who can’t sit down on the same couch together – play online through Steam’s Remote Play Together on PC! 

About Bonkies

Bonkies is a jolly party game about cooperation, space construction and the joys of colonising the solar system as a team of monkeys. Players will be tasked with raising all sorts of quirky constructions on distant planets, by stacking blocks so they fit a given outline. To do so, they will have to team up with other space faring animals and master the use of their trusty apequipment – a banana-fuelled jetpack and a powerful robo-arm. 

On top of that, they’ll have to utilise the wackiest kinds of blocks (magnets, rockets and even nuclear fusion are no strangers for a well-trained apestronaut), and work in exotic and not-really-monkey-friendly places. Who said space construction was going to be easy?

Bonkies features both single and multiplayer campaigns with tons of hand-crafted levels that require cooperation, quick wits, agility, and coordination to solve in time. Players can choose characters from a varied cast of lovable monkeys (and some other, equally adorable creatures). The game offers a challenging experience, but is first and foremost a light-hearted and joyful take on construction builders and couch co-op games. 

Bonkies is a labour of love of the passionate, norwegian team of developers forming Studio Gauntlet. It’s their first game, but already it’s gathered positive feedback during its Early Access stage on Steam and snatched the Best Design and Player’s Choice trophies at the 2018 Norwegian Game Awards

The game will be helped in its mission to colonise gaming platforms around the cosmos by Crunching Koalas – a publishing studio with experience in bringing exceptional indie titles to console.

Key Game Features:

  • Have fun with up to 3 friends or by yourself in single and multiplayer campaigns.
  • Raise and accidentally topple stacked blocks with physics-based mechanics.
  • Travel to the far reaches of the solar system and help colonise places like Mars and Pluto.
  • Tease your brain with tons of cleverly designed challenges.
  • Make good use of a multitude of special blocks.
  • Guide monkey astronauts with state-of-the-art equipment.

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