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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-Out of date graphics, like you remember from that childhood before you were born!
-Out of date soundtrack, so fabulous you'll want to own it separately!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?)

Enjoy.

Reviews


A decently original game with gorgeous graphics and good music that testes your reflexes as it tells a story



The story was a bit short but, enjoyable none the less. The art style used was unique and kept me interested while playing. The only other criticism I could offer is maybe apply a hot key for the "quick draw" action instead of dragging the mouse down the screen. Over all for a first time player to this game I gotta say well done. I cant stop how much loved the art style of this little game. Good Job! Hopefully a part two in the near future.


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Emptygoddess responds:

You're short but enjoyable!


The skull gunslinger reminds me of death gun from sword art online. Really enjoyed the game good pixel art work and story telling


Emptygoddess responds:

Interesting!


I really love the game idea, and the atmosphere is very nice. I very much enjoyed the backstory in the menus and the observations of the environment. I have a lot of trouble firing my gun correctly, though. You have to jerk the mouse, which makes sense on paper, but becomes a pain in practice. Observing things becomes accidentally pulling and pulling doesn't happen when you're trying to. It's very frustrating. I just can't get it to read me correctly. The first fight took at least fifteen deaths, and I still haven't even gotten a crosshair on the bounty hunter.


Emptygoddess responds:

Sorry it was not working well for you.


The text is unreadable. The concept of this game is really great, but I just didn't get to enjoy it :<

p.s. i didn't "rate this submission" <3


Emptygoddess responds:

Have you tried the steam version? It's free.

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Uploaded
Aug 23, 2017
2:43 AM EDT
Genre
Adventure - Point 'n Click
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