The wild west just got a lot more wild. Fight off steam-powered machines using your arsenal of modified western weapons. Use abilities such as shields and slow motion to get the upper hand and Room-Scale VR to duck, dive, and crawl behind cover.
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Mixed (17 reviews) - 64% of the 17 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 10, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The core mechanics and programming are done and Cogs and Cowboys as it is is a fun game. However, I'd like to keep building on it by adding more content and more varied gameplay over time and I need community feedback to shape it as I do.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“With the core parts of the game done, the additional content is planned to be implemented and the game out of Early Access before the end of 2016.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have more locations and at 9 weapons (plus throwables). Each location will have it's own enemy types. More abilities will be added as well.

  • 9 weapons total (plus throwables - knives, dynamite, tomahawks)
  • 3 locations or more
  • More enemies (dependent on locations)
  • More abilities

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • 6 weapons
  • 2 abilities
  • 2 enemy types
  • 1 location

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may increase after Early Access once all the additional content has been added.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The Community will be looked to for feedback and suggestions during development. Feedback has already changed many core mechanics of the game to be much more user friendly, such as the weapon selection wheel and weapon handling.

In addition, we have a Twitch stream and Discord channel for those in the Community that want to see the behind-the-scenes, talk about games/game development, or just hang out and play games together.
Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/nixtwiz
(Link to Discord server is on the Twitch channel)”
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July 2

Progress Report - Element Burns and Skills

Hello!
Yet another progress report!

Today I added a burn effect for when enemies are killed by elemental burns.
They essentially scream and disintegrate based on the type of element burning them. In the future I'd like to add actual animations for each element type, but for now this will do.

Today I also implemented a basic skill tree. You get skill points with each level up and can increase things like weapon fire rate, reload speed, pistol damage, rifle damage, weapon accuracy, and in the future even more options.

At some point I created a bug causing the large enemy to not actually shoot towards you, so once I fix that and finish setting up the basic skill tree I will push this update for you all to try.

Thanks,
Nick
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June 30

Progress Report Part 2 - New gun in progress

Just did a progress report earlier today but then I started working on this and thought it'd be good to share.

This is the Steam-Powered Gatling Gun Glove.


Imagine having a gatling gun as your hand, and that's what this will be like when you grab it and put your hand (controller) inside.

The canisters on the bottom are water tanks that are used to create steam and make the gun start firing.

The things on the sides are train whistles.
When you start shooting, it'll spin up to speed and the whistles will blow as it unleashes it's firepower. It sounds like being plowed by a train because that's what it feels like.
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About This Game

The wild west just got a lot more wild.

Fight off steam-powered machines literally bent on destroying you. Use your arsenal of modified western weapons to fight back, using abilities such as shields and slow motion to get the upper hand. Use Room-Scale VR to duck and dive behind cover (you may even find yourself rolling and army crawling around to avoid fire). The weapons at your disposal range from scoped revolver snipers to gatling rifles.

Current Progress

  • 6 varied weapons - Double Barrel Sawed Off Shotgun, Lever Action Rifle, Gatling Rifle, Scoped Revolver Sniper Rifle, Heavy Pistol, Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 2 Abilities - Wrist Shield (expands when activated, recharges after taking too much damage), Slow Motion (Dodge enemy fire and line up your shots)
  • 2 Enemies - Small Grunt, Large Golem
  • 1 Location - Town Main Street

Work in Progress

  • More Weapons - At least 3 more weapons, 1 pistol and two shotguns, as well as throwables like dynamite, knives, and tomahawks
  • More Locations - Moving train (fight off steam-powered bandits), Large cage dome (captured by the machine leader, survive as long as you can. May have VS multiplayer later as well)
  • More Enemies - New enemies for each location
  • More Abilities - Based on locations
  • Revision of Current Assets - Making the weapons and scenery look more steampunk

Development/Community

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970/AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980/AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Mixed (17 reviews)
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