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Do Not Feed the Monkeys Review

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Posted: 7 weeks ago, last updated 13 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Do Not Feed the Monkeys is an adventure game where you sit at a computer and spy on live video feeds of various events and characters. Your job is to gather information about "the monkeys" while also looking after your character's health and apartment rent.

As you watch, the world and its inhabitants play out in front of you. The temptation is to intervene, but this comes with stern warnings from the Club with the threat of "expulsion". It's basically a resource management game where the on-screen shinanigans are a distraction from that task. These tasks are simple point and click activities that are usually solves by combining items in your inventory. There are different endings to the game, depending how well you do. And if you do fail you have to start again from the beginning.

The game plays with the idea of right and wrong. You are told not to interact with the people under surveillance, but it is possible to do so (and provides bonuses while also endangers your). In this way it explores the concept of voyeurism and issues related to mass surveillance and social media.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 23/10/2018

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle and Strategy

Developer: @Fictiorama

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

You can try this game in a free demo. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 16 because it features depictions of erotic nudity and use of strong language. During one of the storylines, the player observes a woman secretly taking private photos of a celebrity without their knowledge. Whilst researching where the photos are being sold, the player can access a web page which shows multiple photos of women with their breasts and pubic hair exposed. One of the more prominent photos shows a woman with exposed breasts bending over whilst holding her underwear in her hands. This game also contains infrequent use of strong language ('*!@?*').

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Drug And Alcohol Reference.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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