A follow-up to surveillance sim Do Not Feed the Monkeys has been announced. Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 will bring more intrusively investigative gameplay to Steam later this year, and there's a demo to try out right now if you want to give it a shot.
What is Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099?
The original Do Not Feed the Monkeys launched back in 2018 on PC and PS4 (and in 2020 on Switch, after a last-minute delay). Now, developer Fictiorama Studios and publisher Joystick Ventures have announced a sequel. Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 takes place, as you might imagine, in the year 2099, and finds the Primate Observation Club alive and well. Once again, you will need to spy on strangers, discover their most intimate secrets, and uncover a connection between them that runs deeper than you might think. You can check out the announcement trailer for Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 right here.
How does Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099's gameplay work?
In gameplay terms, Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 will work in a similar way to its predecessor. You'll watch a bank of security cameras for details about the people you're watching, using the MonkeyVision app to keep a watchful eye on those the Primate Observation Club wants you to observe. This time around, you'll also have access to an OmniPal, a hologram AI that gives you "a window into the outside world", according to Fictiorama. There will also be endgame content to look forward to, including a fast-forward function and more. If you're a fan of games like the Beholder series or Sam Barlow's Telling Lies, it looks like Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 will be the zoo exhibit for you.
You'll be able to get your state-sponsored hands-on Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099 when it launches in the fall of this year. You won't have to wait that long to get a taste for it, though; the game currently has a demo available as part of the Steam Next Fest. If you're interested, be sure to check that demo out sooner rather than later, as it'll be deleted (like any evidence that you were watching people in Do Not Feed the Monkeys 2099) on June 20th. We'll bring you more on this one as soon as we get it.