Banana: the ridiculous game going viral on Steam

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There are some incredible-looking games on the horizon, from Doom: The Dark Ages to GTA 6. But judging by the charts on gaming platform Steam over the last few days, some people will play anything. Even a game that simply involves clicking an image of a banana.

Right now, 'Banana' is the no. 2 most played game on Steam, with over 700,000 players. There are no PS5 graphics here, nor Nintendo Switch levels of family-friendly creative ingenuity. No, it's literally a picture of a banana. So why's it so popular? Money, of course. (Fancy playing something a little more, er, considered? Take a look at the best games console deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.