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PQube announces International Space Banana for Steam

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Who are you? Who are we? Who are any of us, if not bananas floating in space?

PQube, the international publisher known for its interesting selection of indie titles, chose April 1 as the day to unveil International Space Banana, a game it says is "probably coming to Steam at some point." We're about 60% sure this isn't all some elaborate April Fool's Day prank.

Developed by Cool Scooter Software, International Space Banana's claim to fame is that it perfectly captures the reality of bananas living in space, something few other games have attempted. Just check out this list of features from the press release:

  • Experience the unique frustrations of controlling a banana in zero-gravity

  • Navigate 8 levels riddled with doors, crates, spinny things and other space-junk

  • Figure out how to stop being a banana

  • Use your curves to spin, bounce and struggle in an attempt to control esoteric circumstances beyond your comprehension

  • Ponder troubling existential questions as commentary drives you to the brink

  • Coming to Steam basically whenever
The game stars an aerospace scientist who has been turned into a literal banana, albeit one with the ability to move about dangerous environments and encounter "painfully accurate physics simulations."

"All you really have to do is generate enough applied force to worm your way through a maze of literal junk," explains the press release. "Don't even worry about drag because you know, it's space, so that's one less mountain to climb, just get yourself to the control station. It really could not be simpler."

We didn't even add the bolded text at the end. That was included right in the press release.

So what do you think? Is this all some holiday ruse, designed to make fools of us all, or is International Space Banana well and truly on its way? A bit of research shows the game does seem to be available on Steam already for a mere $4.49 on sale, but so is a soundtrack priced at $199.99 and that doesn't seem quite right. It's all so very confusing!

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Staff article by Jason Venter (March 31, 2021)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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