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It seems Egg and it's copy Banana have potentially started off another trend on Steam, with games designed for you to farm items to sell on the Steam Market.

Banana continues to explode in "player" counts on Steam, with it hitting an all-time peak of 834,343 only 24 hours ago. Of course, most of those are likely bots and people with multiple Steam accounts trying their luck. Meanwhile, Cats has managed a peak count of 48,668 in the last 24 hours.

Cats released on May 21st and it's using the same basic idea. Give you something super simple, that you can click a few times and run in the background and over time you get special item drops into your Steam Inventory. These items include various styles of cats, sushi and more.

As you can see opening for a few minutes, clicking a few times and it dropped me a few items:

That one selected above as you can see, has been sold almost 100,000 times on the Steam Market. It's completely ridiculous. People are leaning into these like the NFT craze, only with less of the blockchain scam silliness. Here it's just as dumb though, but it's also a seemingly super-simple way for a developer to earn money when they get a % cut (I believe it's 10%) of all Steam Market item sales (Valve get a cut too). So if a developer can hook enough people in (or bots…) it's probably a reasonable amount going into their pocket.

Expect others of this type to come as more developers figure it out. We're likely to see quite a few low-effort attempts, and I imagine we'll gradually see them expand to pull in more people with a couple extra hooks. We've had the explosion of survivor-like bullet heaven games (thanks Vampire Survivors), now we're getting Egg-likes? Just like Vampire Survivors, they're not the first to do them, but they do seem to be the first few to really make it big.

You can find Cats on Steam. It runs with Proton 9, not that I suggest you try it, I just like to cover the absurd things that happen on Steam at times.

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Pengling Jun 18
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Quoting: Purple Library GuyI watched that (at your recommendation). It was spiffing!
I love his videos about exploits in games - they're always hilarious. Do make sure to dig into his channel some more if you liked that one! This Spore one was especially funny!


Last edited by Pengling on 18 June 2024 at 1:25 am UTC
based Jun 18
Quoting: pilkThe increase in the energy bill to keep games like this and Banana constantly running in the background outweigh the amount of money any player's going to make on games like this.

Not an issue as long as mommy's paying the bills
pilk Jun 18
Quoting: basedNot an issue as long as mommy's paying the bills

I mean, I guess. Still though, there's things you can buy and sell other than banana PNGs on the steam marketplace, a TF2 hat or a CS2 skin or something. At least with those, you're going to see what you bought in-game.
based Jun 18
Quoting: pilk
Quoting: basedNot an issue as long as mommy's paying the bills

I mean, I guess. Still though, there's things you can buy and sell other than banana PNGs on the steam marketplace, a TF2 hat or a CS2 skin or something. At least with those, you're going to see what you bought in-game.

I've not played this game, I never will, but honestly if it was like 10 years back and I was a teen still in school this "game" would've probably been a dream-come-true, I'd have this running on as many PCs and accounts as possible, with autoclicker if I need to.
CSGO gives items only to paid customers and it VERY rare, TF2 mainly gives weapons and a crate here-and-there which u manage to sell a year later.

The only game I managed to get cash from was payday 2's "money safe" crates, idk why but some were around a buck, I totally sold those and got games next big sale. (they no longer have those btw)


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