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Over 30,000 people are clicking a picture of a Banana on Steam

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Never a dull day on Steam, with there now being a game where all you do is just click a picture of a Banana. Yes, that's it and over 30,000 people are playing it right now.

30,687 at time of writing to be exact, according to SteamDB. Although, playing is perhaps not the right word for this. Loading, clicking a Banana once or twice and then leaving it minimized is probably much more accurate. It's an idle clicker game, one that you're not really supposed to do anything.

So what's the point and why are people doing this? Well, you can thank the Steam Marketplace for that. Inspired by another clicker game called Egg, that has the same idea. The developer even said it's just a worse made version of it on the Steam forum:

It's a free to play game, but it does drop Banana Steam Items every so often and everyone then dumps them onto the Steam Marketplace hoping to make some extra cash, which you can then use to buy Steam games. I had it loaded for only a few minutes and got a fancy looking Dogenana which is worth about £0.13 at time of writing and according to Steam 6,863 were actually sold in the last 24 hours. People are going Bananas over it.

Some of these Bananas are worth a lot like the Crypticnana currently at a lowest listed price of £199.18, and only 25 of them actually exist as items.

It has a Native Linux version, although that didn't actually work for me, but it did work on Proton 9. I'm not suggesting you go play it, because it's ridiculous, but thought it was somewhat amusing to highlight and perhaps you might find it as stupid as I do.

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dpanter May 30
The crippling addiction to virtually touch a digital representation of a banana is still a better love story than Twilight.
Linux_Rocks May 30
elmapul May 30
i'm laughing at doge banana and this:
QuotePeople are going Bananas over it.
Nic264 May 30
Quoteit does drop Banana Steam Items every so often and everyone then dumps them onto the Steam Marketplace hoping to make some extra cash, which you can then use to buy Steam games

So basically all the downsides of the modern usage of NFTs (speculation, dubious valuation, Ponzi scheme) without any of the upsides (decentralization, no vendor lock-in, potentially lower transaction fees).
Pengling May 30
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Hahahahaha, wow. And I thought I was crazy for spending so much time with Placid Plastic Duck Simulator! Banana makes that look a whole lot more interactive.

Still, Dogenana is hilarious, I'll grant them that!
razing32 May 30
How to make money on steam if you not so good at maek gaem.
Step 1 : Make picture of thing
Step 2 : Make to click picture of thing
Step 3 : Make items of thing with lol memez
Step 4 : Sell on marketplace with high rarity
Step 5 : Profit
TightRope May 30
I am going to send this to my wife. This is even more brain dead than the games she plays. She is going to love it.
Salvatos May 30
Quoting: Nic264
Quoteit does drop Banana Steam Items every so often and everyone then dumps them onto the Steam Marketplace hoping to make some extra cash, which you can then use to buy Steam games

So basically all the downsides of the modern usage of NFTs (speculation, dubious valuation, Ponzi scheme) without any of the upsides (decentralization, no vendor lock-in, potentially lower transaction fees).
That's where my mind went as well. Great way to waste electricity if people are leaving their computer on specifically to farm those items.
jkaart May 30
A good game that won't even start for me...
Quoting: Salvatos
Quoting: Nic264
Quoteit does drop Banana Steam Items every so often and everyone then dumps them onto the Steam Marketplace hoping to make some extra cash, which you can then use to buy Steam games

So basically all the downsides of the modern usage of NFTs (speculation, dubious valuation, Ponzi scheme) without any of the upsides (decentralization, no vendor lock-in, potentially lower transaction fees).
That's where my mind went as well. Great way to waste electricity if people are leaving their computer on specifically to farm those items.
I'd say it has an upside that the NFTs don't, though, and it's fundamental: The game is free.
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