The Gunk is now available on Steam

The Gunk

Thunderful Publishing and Image & Form have launched The Gunk on Steam.

The Gunk first released on Windows PC via the Microsoft Store, as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, back in December. In the game, players control Rani, a member of a duo of space haulers scraping by in a gritty universe. Rani and her partner think they have hit jackpot when they land on a seemingly undiscovered planet, only to find it infested with a toxic, all-consuming parasitic organism.

Rani must explore the corrupted planet, uncovering details about a lost alien civilization, and the truth behind its downfall. Navigate exotic alien landscapes and use your advanced power glove to cleanse the planet of The Gunk so you can leave alive.

You can find a launch trailer for the Steam version below.

You can find a rundown (via Steam) below:

The Gunk stars Rani, part of our duo of gritty space haulers, struggling to make a buck as they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They came in search of valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot…

As they uncover the dormant secrets of a shattered civilization, they must battle the curse of a toxic gunk parasite, all while getting caught in a spiral of festering mistrust.

Use your trusty Power Glove to reverse the corruption, uncover secrets of old and heal the planet! Experience the evolving relationship of the crew, as you explore this unique planet.

Use your ingenuity as well as your quick reactions to overcome the challenges that await. What stories lay hidden in this mysterious abandoned world?

What does it all mean? What role can Rani play in the fate of this evocative, moody planet? Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.

Uncover the mystery. Cleanse the Gunk. Save the planet.


  • Engaging Exploration: Discover a lush jungle planet with damp caves, venture into the unknown and explore a bygone society.
  • Corruption & Regrowth: Eradicate the gunk, restore nature, and transform the world around you. Employ the revived plant life to delve deeper into this strange and wondrous ecosystem.
  • Intimate Narrative: The narrative is intrinsically linked with the exploration, where our two main characters keep in tight radio contact throughout the game. Fiona Nova lends her voice in a stellar performance as main character Rani.
  • Music & Atmosphere: The Gunk invites you to take the time and listen to its soothing tunes. An explorative atmosphere conveyed through an evocative art style. Kick your feet back and enjoy an adventure like no other!
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