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Banana (Clicker Game)

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Updated Jun 14, 2024 at 07:44AM EDT by Philipp.

Added Jun 13, 2024 at 02:58PM EDT by Philipp.

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About

Banana is a clicker and collection video game in which the player has to click on a banana to increase their click number, with players occasionally getting drops of various banana-themed items that can be sold on the Steam Community Market. The game went viral on social media in early June 2024, becoming the third most-played game on Steam, and a developer describing it as a "legal infinite money glitch."

History

On April 23rd, 2024, game developers aaladin66, Pony, Sky and AestheticSpartan released[1] Banana, a free-to-play clicker game that involves the player simply clicking on a banana on a yellowish-green background, with the game measuring the number of clicks the player has made in the current game session (gameplay video shown below).



Notably, every three to 18 hours, the players receive a drop in their Steam inventory: a banana-themed item that cannot be used in the game but can be sold on the Steam Marketplace (example seen below, left). Additionally, users are able to submit designs for banana items on the game's Discord[2] server (example seen below, right). As of June 2nd, 2024, the game's server had over 10,000 members, while the game was downloaded over 650,000 times.[3]


Community Market Buy and sell items with community members for Steam Wallet funds. Showing results for: Banana > NAME 8 Special Golden Banana Banana Crypticnana Banana QUANTITY PRICE ▼ 1 Starting at: $1,377.03 USD Starting at: 5 $789.85 USD Shiny Banana Starting at: 10 Banana $248.09 USD Starynana Banana Diamond Banana Banana 5 12 Starting at: $111.89 USD Starting at: $98.29 USD Sad Hamster Banana 4 Starting at: $89.14 USD Banana Cybernana Banana 12 Starting at: $86.11 USD 10:55 АМ ЛЮТО жрун angry banana 11:10 АМ гоблин младший amnana 11:12 AM FaxMax Nerdana 00 11:13 AM initil detectivenana

On June 13th, the game reached a viral point as it became the third most-played video game on Steam with over 370,000 players, surpassing games such as Apex Legends, Destiny 2 and Grand Theft Auto. However, the developers of the game reported that more than half of the game instances were bot accounts farming item drops.[4]


Most Played → Players 24h Peak COUNTER STRIKE 5 Counter-Strike 2 1,005,052 1,437,125 DOTA 2 Dota 2 614,097 706,718 Banana Banana 339,822 377,153 PUBG BATTLEGROUNDS PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 217,620 661,283 source Source SDK Base 2007 193,595 193,595

Impact

On June 11th, 2024, Polygon published an article about the viral game, with the developer team member Hery describing the game as the "legal infinite money glitch." The article listed examples of rare Banana items being sold for substantial amounts of money on Steam.

On June 13th, multiple users and news accounts reported on the game's virality. On that day, the X[5] account @alphaINTEL made a post about the game being more popular than Apex Legends, which received over 130 reposts and 2,400 likes in one day (shown below).


Apex Legends News @alphaINTEL A game called Banana currently has more players than Apex Legends on Steam It's a game where you click on a banana Top Games By Current Players Current Name Players 1. Counter-Strike 2 1,371,367 PUBG: 2. 605,412 BATTLEGROUNDS 3. Dota 2 549,499 4. Banana 336,966 5. Apex Legends 250,569 12:49 PM · Jun 13, 2024 108.1K Views

Additionally, videos about the game were posted on YouTube and TikTok. As of June 13th, 2024, the official Discord had over 45,000 members.

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Top Comments

lecorbak
lecorbak

I just tried it for like 6 hours.
I won 2 bananas in like 20 minutes then got a third one in like 6 hours.
the best banana I got was worth 0.03 euros.
though, If you're REALLY lucky, you can get a super uper extra rare banana that's worth like 700 euros.
I don't know the probabilities but it's probably like at 1 out of 1000000+ chance it happens.

in the paper, it just feels like mining bitcoin mixed with NFTs.
so there's a chance that this app is used for money laundering, like the rarest bananas being bought with illegal money to be sold back with steam money.
the only thing is that you don't get real money with it anyway, so it would be harder for them to get anything else outside of just free video games on steam.

with this game, steam wins money, the devs win money and the players can win free games or reductions for the future.
the only real cost would be electricity bill.

if you really want to try the game, I would recommend to just farm for 1 or 2 bananas, if you get something really good, cool, if not, just call it a day and stop there.

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