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At a Glance: Size Five Games

IndieMonth | 557d ago
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Size Five Games was rather inventively set up at the very peak of the Global Economic Meltdown by part-time Indie developer and full-time against-the-grain specialist Dan Marshall. It started out life as Zombie Cow Studios, before the crashing realisation that that is a horrible name, and they changed it for something much less stupid.
They make comedy games and have won a BAFTA.

Gun Monkeys provides short, sharp jabs of intense multiplayer combat. It’s a procedurally-generated, physics-based, 1-on-1 online platform shooter, lovingly voiced by British comedy legend Kevin Eldon There aren’t many of those.

Play on: Steam

Mini Q&A
Answers by Dan Marshall, Developer and Size Five Games Founder

Why do you make games?
I've always loved video games, they were a huge part of my upbringing, and I love the experiences they've given me. In truth, making games is my hobby; if I had all the money in the world, I'd still do this to pass the time. It's like a big, satisfying, never-ending puzzle, and you're creating sometihng unique to boot. It's just the best job .

Why should people play Gun Monkeys?
Gun Monkeys is a really fun, fresh little game. It's a simple pick up and play 1-on-1 affair that'll have you shrieking at each other. It's got that old-school tug-of-war vibe that makes for really cool/ tense/ horrifying matches against a friend.

Also, it has monkeys in the future being shot to bits with guns.

What element of game design do you hold above all others?
Game Design is a constant learning experience, you're always finding new things you've done badly. I think the element I'm most obsessed with getting right is visual readability. It's important to make all the game objects feel like they're part of the world, but having the right elements stand out, making sure the player can tell from a glance where they can and can't walk, that stuff is an art form I'm still working out. I find it really interesting.

Today’s Stories:
At a Glance: Size Five Games (YOU ARE HERE):
Interview with Dan Marshall:
Gun Monkeys- Killing for Cubes for Humanity:
Win a Copy of Gun Monkeys - and Enter to Win a PS4!:

Day 29 | Size Five Games

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dedicatedtogamers  +   557d ago
The action looks quite fun, and since the levels are procedurally generated it'll add some replayability, I hope. Seems like something I'd pick up and play for 20 minutes, enjoy myself, and then put it back down. Nothing wrong with that.
MrxDeath  +   557d ago
" Gun Monkeys is a really fun, fresh little game. It's a simple pick up and play 1-on-1 affair that'll have you shrieking at each other. It's got that old-school tug-of-war vibe that makes for really cool/ tense/ horrifying matches against a friend. "

this part is true:3
loved the game it's funny and it's great
oasdada  +   557d ago
This is exactly the kinda game i need to play with my lil bro
Derekvinyard13  +   557d ago
Congrats on the Bafta guys
nunley33  +   557d ago
The game looks really fun, one to look out for.
beepbopadoobop  +   557d ago
This definitely looks like it will be good to mess around with mates on!
beckisback  +   557d ago
shame they've hanged their name :) Zombie Cow Studio sounds funny and they could have make a game about zombie cow's. That would be the ultimate marketing stunt :D
shadowvisa  +   557d ago
nice read
ichizon  +   557d ago
The 1-on-1 style reminds me a bit of the olden days playing a real time Worms-like game called Liero. It was immense fun with various maps and weapons, and we got a lot of laughs and good times out of it. I might be starting to get a bit old to be able to relive that same experience, but I'm sure the potential is in there. Assuming it has offline local mode as well.
dictionary  +   556d ago
Zombie Cow Studios was an awesome name... :\
fllysurfer  +   556d ago
funny concept looks like fun. "Save on Electricity, send your monkey to the future"
LukeFair  +   556d ago
I like this competitive 1 on 1 game play. Seems addictive!
Crazyglues  +   556d ago
voiced by British comedy legend Kevin Eldon - Now that is a genius move...

-I like the name of this company too, Size Five Games, makes you wonder what other size does games come in if this is a size five... LoL

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SpeedDemon  +   556d ago
Hope we see some DLC for this, would like more modes and maybe 2 vs 2 or 3 vs 3?
pyrocloud7  +   556d ago
Definitely fun for bite-sized multiplayer matches when you have a few minutes to blow.
Monster_Tard  +   556d ago
Guns + Monkeys, I'm sold.
Disagree  +   556d ago
1V1 intense
BiggCMan  +   556d ago
I wish I was a size 5 hahahaha.
XtraTrstrL  +   556d ago
All the fx and background activity looks pretty cool.
Kalebninja  +   556d ago
Keep quite Kevin Eldon, I just want to blow shit up.
xHeavYx  +   556d ago
Can't wait to see what else they come up with
KellyRay  +   556d ago
Diggin that its procedurally generated content.
dota2champion  +   556d ago
This game looks like a fun game to play after an intense game of Dota 2. I'm only disappointed that it's only a 1v1 match.
grashopper  +   556d ago
"it has monkeys in the future being shot to bits with guns."
That's all you ever need to say.
Fullmetalevolust  +   556d ago
I can see tons of replay value, just based on the fun gameplay and the changing areanas, the traps and the game physics. And the weapons look fun.
Great looking game overall.
Darklurkr23  +   556d ago
Go forward in time to get energy to power things so u can go forward in time..........*head explodes*
MYDEATH21  +   556d ago
I like these types of games! I play towerfall with my wife and neices
Virtua_Awesome  +   556d ago
The game's procedurally generated? That can be such an awesome aspect for games. I can't say that I've ever played a game like this with near-infinite level variation. I'm thinking that would be a lot of fun.
Jeice  +   556d ago
Congrats, Size Five Games.
LostFlock  +   556d ago
really interested in the 1 on 1 battles, seems more intense.
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