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Dead Horizon

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Aug 23, 2017 | 2:43 AM EDT
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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-Out of date graphics, like you remember from that childhood before you were born!
-Out of date soundtrack, so fabulous you'll want to own it separately!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:

And over on

The soundtrack is available over here:

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?)




Rated 5 / 5 stars

this game was amazing! the story telling was great and the art was beautiful! I really hope to see more from you!

Emptygoddess responds:

Thank you!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Emptygoddess responds:

You're awesome.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was a brilliant piece of storytelling! I loved the aesthetics of the game as well. But I wish the game communicated more clearly whether my last shot was successful or not (it took me three replays to reach the conclusion that I'd in fact gotten the last guy every time).

Emptygoddess responds:

Only know you if you missed or not.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

that was way too easy

Emptygoddess responds:

You're too easy! thanks for the 5 vote.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I can't believe you played The Journeyman Project. I can't seem to find anyone who knows it. I installed DOSBox and Win 95 in my Windows VM just to play and beat that game again. To me, nothing has really come close.

So you are Matthew Ritter? You seem kind of private, and that's fine. I think people would be curious to hear more of your thoughts on things, considering the tendency of your games to star strong female characters, and the pseudonym Emptygoddess on NG. Sorry if I'm prying too deep. You could very well be an uncredited member of these teams, or Matthew could be a made up identity, but you do type like a female persona as well...

I'm curious why Youtube seems to think Dead Horizon is Horizon Dawn in the walkthrough... Someone (aWalkThroughLife) is definitely a fan of your work!

Anyways, this game was great. Definitely worth the playthrough. It added plenty of value to my life. Just like GRAND ADVENTURE! the biggest addition is the inspiration. I can tell a lot of personal heart goes into the art and the HOW of content and how it's expressed, not just the WHAT. Your games answer questions for me, like, what kind of game could I make if I could spend a lot of time on making them just the way I want, even if that might limit how much I can do?

Someone needs to give you a dedicated team and a bigger budget :)

Emptygoddess responds:

What does a female persona type like?