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Duster is a retro Western where you roll a unique character and follow a bird spirit to gold, adventure, and likely hilarious death. Every character you create starts with different bonuses that helps you to and hunt down the corrupt officials, crooked lawmen, and violent outlaws guarding a lost treasure. Be warned, once your dead you’re down for good.

 DUSTER EARLY ACCESS

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  • Get major announcements first
  • Includes future support for Steam
  • New content and gameplay with each update
  • Play and stream Duster before anyone else

GAMEPLAY

Every game is generated uniquely. You’ll find an amazing world filled with poisonous snakes, roaming bandit gangs, giant steam robots, and other drifters out to find the gold first.

  • Seek out and Assassinate ruthless criminals
  • Explore an immense desert that’s unique every time
  • Fight bandits, escape cultists, dodge robots, search caves, pan gold, and survive in the search of cold hard cash
  • Dynamic combat system of stealth, parries, guns, duels, and exciting attacks
  • A perilous desert that kills for good, no saving!

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Early Access key

Get Duster now! You'll have access to the game forever, and get a chance to play it before anyone else. Your feedback at this stage will shape the game as it develops!

You will get access to the following files:

duster-windows_alpha.zip 32 MB
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I enjoyed playing this game anyway, but the experience was very singular.
My first attempts were as a gold miner, and I died of thirst the next day, then I died of hunger...
NB: The doctor is a bastard. If you do not have the money, you can die, he dont care. It's cruel, even if you do not have enough to pay for the care he should still be able to save your life. (sugg: As long as you have the means to pay, he takes the money, but otherwise he can at least save you and leave you with 2 HP.)

The time to learn how to drink and feed, I took over as a farmer. The key is that the farmer can eat grass found everywhere in the desert... Moo !
It was rather random to manage to set a campfire. Even so, I ignite easily. Impossible to cook, so I fed grass and raw meat. Looking for gold seemed too risky for me with all these bandits around. Equipped with a knife rather than a pickaxe, it was far easier to slaughter them and pick up their loot than to work honestly. I had a lot of fun chasing down bandits and accomplish the revenge of ghost. After that, I was able to access his secret mine. I saw that it did not pay as much as to murder peons, so I stopped there.

I dont feel that the game were working properly. Once equipped with a saber and a rifle, I slaughtered everyone by rushing into the pile. Enemies and creatures were rushing at me, but they did not inflict any damage on me. The bosses allowed themselves to be raped for free.

I'm really not convinced that the procedural generation of the map, or the search for gold actually brings something to the game. Terrorize and steal honest people, or re-establish the law and punish bandits is much more fun.
Also, I believe that a unique map, made by hand would be much more interesting. It would be enough to radomize position of  mines, bantits and camp sites. It would be enough if the location of the mines, or the camps of bandits is random. Whether the shape of streams, or the distribution of trees is different at each game brings doesnt really matter.
I did not understand what brings the steampunk aspect. Some NPCs are robots, but that does not make any difference, and it does not seem to matter.

Good visuals and interesting gameplay, but it certainly lacks something.

The 'throw you into the game' style does seem a little difficult in the beginning since most of the stuff is very punishing and there are bugs which can kill your run.

Running absolutely glitches obstacle collision allowing you to run over roofs, fences and water. 

Also the other characters and enemies glitch at times, making them stand in place and become untargetable. Wolves at night when aggro-ed to a town glitch out and start freaking up. Rifle seems wonky and doesn't shoot at times and the food pot is sometimes not for sale in the store, leading to a difficult life.


Overall, its a cool idea and good design, but the bugs can cause the experience to be a little lackluster.

Enjoyed the first 20 mins but then i just started to glitch run for fun since there were barely any rewards.

The game is great. It has good potential. It's simple and straight to the point. I will keep playing it for sure as i want to explore everything it has to offer. 

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This games great! just need more stuff and you're good to go! Also maybe you could make any enemy without a gun flee when they see you fire a shot, I think that'd help the realism as I can't imagine someone charging at me with a stick while I'm madly firing dual pistols

I streamed this last week - here's my highlights! Overall interesting concepts, but needs some work. Interested in seeing how things progress!

This looks awesome! but it wont start

Hopefully the new patch fixes your problem!

The game boots but i cant do anything

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is this using a controller or keyboard? any system specs?

sorry for the bother all i had to do was press z

how do u download a game \

Seems like a fun game! Would love to see more come out of it! I do have a few suggestions though (you don't have to use them just a couple of things i would personally like to see): Of course more items, things such as higher level, or just different types, of guns. Like starting out with a somewhat crappy pistol, but being able to find or buy better guns like a shotgun or a rifle. I would also like to see something like a leveling system, like for things like shooting, fighting, panning for gold, etc. with you getting better at that certain task as you do it. I would also enjoy being able to find different towns other than the starting one, maybe being able to get a horse or something too in order to go between these towns. anywho those are just a couple of ideas i had. As any self respecting old westerner would say, See yuh later dipshit! :P

What are the controls for this game? I figured out Z to start, Arrow keys to move, and C to chat with that dude but that's about it.

when the open the zip there's a file marked "controls" 

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What's up with this: All i did was run the game for the first time, and once i found out what i suppose is the right key to start playing (Z), I pressed it and the game cut straight to what i suppose is a store, but bugged out with question marks as floor, no walls, just a door and a guy that sells me things.

EDIT: I deleted the save file and now it takes me to the desert.

there will be a proper option to restart your game next patch. For now delete the maps in the map folder, don't delete the map folder though 

 Hey! Your game looks awsome! Do you need sound designer for it? I can send to you my portfolio if you like. I would love work on that game! Please contact me via email samyrai_hardcore@mail.ru

Game looks awesome, just won't launch :/

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I am having a problem starting up the game, it takes me to a title screen, but no button or input will start the game.

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is this with keyboard or controller

Press "Z"

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i don't seem to be able to play it when ever i load up the game it brings me to what appears is supposed to be a  title screen and then does nothing else

Press "Z"