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Dead Horizon

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A six shooter is all you have in a world of sand, dust, and blood...

Dead Horizon is a short and dirty point and click adventure game for your home computer system. Play as Bonnie Starr, a former farmgirl turned infamous pistoleer as she attempts to gain redemption at the end of a gun.

Dead Horizon is inspired by the light gun games of old. No, not Area 51, Time Crisis or Virtua Cop. The real old ones, like the original Wild Gunmen, Namco Quick & Crash, and Mad Dog McCree. This game was inspired by those and the developer's own fascination with westerns and their machismo focused story lines on masculinity, murder, and guns. This game has all those things, and more!

Features Include:

-Gameplay only involves the mouse. We've cut out those useless fidgety bits, like keyboards!
-Out of date graphics, like you remember from that childhood before you were born!
-Out of date soundtrack, so fabulous you'll want to own it separately!
-Quickdraw duels with over five dangerous hombres!
-Classic 4:3 aspect ratio, just for those that missed it!
-Kill some people that probably deserve it!
-Learn from the best shootist this side of the sunken desert!
-Kill some people that maybe don't deserve it!
-Getting to know whether or not you'd miss!

The hard sell:
Dead Horizon takes less than ten minutes to play, but a lot of sweat and a LOT of tears went into making this game. If you take the time to experience this, trust us when we say it is appreciated.

This game is dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, who had the spirit of a gunslinger.

This game is also available over on steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/671700/Dead_Horizon/

And over on itch.io: https://pixelwestern.itch.io/dead-horizon

The soundtrack is available over here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4ikKvq490WCgJtb1fPVAWz

This game runs better as a unity launcher but I wanted to get a Newgrounds version working as I spent a lot of time playing short awesome games on this site. (like the quit in the menu does nothing... because uh... yeah?)


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I wish there was an option to remove the stylization of the text and make it more readable. I understood the story being told, and it's pretty good for an online game, but it took me way too long to read it and that only made the experience worse for me. It's a lot harder to maintain the motivation to finish a game or a story, even a short one like this, when it takes 40 seconds to read a few sentences.

Maybe I'm just an idiot and suck at reading, though. I wouldn't know.

Emptygoddess responds:

It seems to be a bug with some people's computers that causes the text to display wrong. So, I don't think it's you. Sorry about that. REALLY not sure what causes it. Spent a few months trying to figure it out.

very good but it was a short game

Emptygoddess responds:

Short things can be great!

loved it, but aah that cliffhanger! please tell me there's a sequel or something in the works!

Emptygoddess responds:

Who knoooows. If you know someone who wants to fund a sequel, let me know.

I know it's a short game, but i do not care, the game is really awesome.

Emptygoddess responds:

Short things can be good!

The pixel art is awesome, definitely reminds me of lumpytouche's art, the music is also awesome, the story is mysterious and cool, the characters are very well designed and the is great. Overall, great job with this game. I hope you are able to create more of this.

Emptygoddess responds:

I didn't know lumpytouche before you mentioned them. Cool stuff! Thanks.

Credits & Info

4.13 / 5.00

Aug 23, 2017
2:43 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 23, 2017
  • Underdog of the Week August 30, 2017
  • Daily 2nd Place August 24, 2017