Knife Gun Bomb: A Social Game about Assassinating your Friends


Now available and free to play on the Google Play store is Knife Gun Bomb, Melbourne-based studio League of Monkeys’ social RPG game that allows you to let off some steam by ‘assassinating’ your Facebook friends. The game, which requires you to log in via a Facebook account, lets you use your mobile’s camera device to take creative photos of your friends, and then virtually ‘assassinate’ them with a growing selection of weapons including knives, guns, and bombs.

knife gun bomb 1To get started, players must create a match and send their friends an invitation. The default mode is Free For All, where you assassinate enemies until one person reaches the kill limit, emerging victorious. Mimicking the traditional News Feed associated with Facebook accounts is a ‘Kill Report Feed’, which provides opportunities to review successful and failed assassinations, and study your enemies’ strategies and favorite weapons to gain the upper hand during battle.

You can also carry out your assassinations in secret, protecting your identity and keeping your enemies guessing. Players have the option of ‘liking’ or leaving a comment on assassinations, remaining true to the spirit of social media. There will also be a Wanted list, ranking players based on how many kills they have achieved, and a Bounty board detailing how much you can earn when taking out specific enemies.

A network connection is required to play Knife Gun Bomb, which you can play for free on Android devices today. For more information on Knife Gun Bomb, make sure to follow League of Monkeys on Twitter and like the official Facebook page. What do you think about Knife Gun Bomb? Do we need more interactive social games that blend into everyday life? Let us know in the comments section below.  

A keen retrogamer who grew up playing classics like Prince of Persia, Aladdin, and Diddy Kong Racing, Katrina believes that digital games are not just fun, but a great way to learn. These days she enjoys studying Japanese language acquisition, and designing her own games.