This game is a lot of fun! There are few games nowadays that make me want to jump into a run right away. Good work! We look forward to the updates that will come. :)
A downloadable game for Windows
Experience the life of a cowboy making the dangerous journey to the west. When a miner is murdered after finding California gold, his spirit seeks to lead others to enact revenge. Every encounter along the way presents a unique challenge with multiple solutions. What will you do if an outlaw camp is in your path? Carefully sneak around, go in guns blazing, or lure a wild bear straight into their midst? This "western roguelite" allows you to choose a Wild West career, load up on supplies, and journey through a randomly generated west filled with glory and hilarious death
- Be the Cowboy You Want - How will you make it west? Shoot everything in sight? sneak past dangerous enemies? Or live off the land and avoid combat all together?
- Sneak, shoot, and stab your way through the Wild West with randomly generated environments like the forest, desert and mountains.
- Manage your food, ammo, bandages, and more in your struggle to survive
- Hours of gameplay, even in Alpha!
- Get cholera, dysentary, broken limbs, and more!
- Scavenge for supplies while you travel the west
- Stop at towns to trade, take on missions, and resupply
- Fight off outlaws
- Bears, wolves, and other critters
- A weather system and day night cycle
- Dead for good! - Permadeath means when you eventually die, there's no coming back. The constant threat of death means every decision adds tension
- Hilarious tombstones when you die
DUSTER EARLY ACCESS
- Automatic updates on itch.io
- Get major announcements first
- Includes future support for Steam
- New content and gameplay with each update
- Play and stream Duster before anyone else
- Your feedback shapes the game!
(designed for XBOX controller!)
- 8 directional movement via dpad, joystick, or arrow keys. Automatically runs after a few steps
- X button - use left hand item (keyboard z)
Y button - use right hand item (keyboard x)
A button - interact (keyboard c)
B Button - back
- Shoulder L button - sneak ( keyboard shift)
Shoulder R button - Dash (keyboard alt)
- Start - inventory (keyboard enter)
Select/back - exit game (keyboard escape)
|Tags||2D, Perma Death, Pixel Art, Procedural Generation, Robots, Roguelike, Steampunk, Western, wild-west|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Gamepad (any)|
|Mentions||itch.io Recommends: Pay what you want ga...|
CLOSED ALPHA ACCESS
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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:
- BIG update - v007, check it out!42 days ago
- v0.0.6 is LIVE! WooJul 02, 2019
- V0.0.5 is LIVE!Mar 28, 2019
- v0.0.4 LIVENov 08, 2018
- V0.03f (edits for or because of PAX!)Sep 29, 2018
- v0.0.3d is live! Check it out at PAX this weekend!Aug 30, 2018
- v0.0.3c is LiveAug 20, 2018
- V0.0.3b LiveAug 13, 2018
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Impressive game for early alpha state i was desperatly seeking for a wild west openworld/freeroam I hope this becomes a blast and on steam that would be great, please never give up such project this is an unrefined gem in refining process ;) Ps i found a bug if you click continue and never played before the game seems frozen/stuck. Cheers !
hey guys!! I am a new player to this website but I have got some advice for you peeps!!😂😂
1)do not mess with me
2)I am the roasting keen and no-one tries to over throw me of my position😉😉
3)lastly,DONT'T,I repeat,DON'T think that anyone can tease me or bully me or anything like that
Thanks!! No pressure
Posted in regards to v0.0.6
What is the point of even prospecting for gold? You don't even get any other towns to trade in once you leave the starting zone. I just used cheat engine to give myself unlimited bandages, food, water, etc. and played through the entire game and have not once found a town. Am I missing something?
There’s about 1 town every map - in the next patch I’ll be making them visible on the map even if you you’re not near it with some updates to prospecting as well
I think I figured out most of the keyboard control, but you need to post them somewhere or get a tutorial working.
Been playing Lost Dutchman Mine on emulated Amiga recently and was wondering what a modern spiritual successor could be like. Never imagined big old robots being in it, though.
This is coming along really nicely, guys.
ha ha Its hilarious that you mention it, because that was a huge inspiration for me as well! Not trying to stay too close to the original though ha ha
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.
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!
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.
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
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Game looks awesome, just won't launch :/
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.
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