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Posted: 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


The Gunk is an adventure game where you play as a pair of space explorers struggling for resources, until they find a new planet with new alien wildlife. Soon you realise that you need to save the planet from a Gunk parasite to free the world from infection.

Using a vacuum-like tool (reminiscent of Super Mario Sunshine) you clear areas of gunk, revealing healthy life underneath. There are many types of enemies that have formed from the gunk, from small creatures to large beasts.

From the developers behind Steamworld Heist it offers a strong character based narrative with scenic landscapes, but retains a focus on fun and tight exploration and collection gameplay..

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Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB

Release Date: 01/09/2021

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure and Open World

Developer: @ImageForm


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Players: This is a single player game.


This game is free with Xbox Game Pass.

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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. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games. 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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