Sunset Rangers is a Western Sandbox in a random open world, with crafting mechanic, base building, questlines and lots of different guns.
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Mixed (53) - 56% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 28, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Sunset Rangers will provide a good western experience, and since it's being developed by a very small indie team, the idea is to use the Early Access system to get feedback, suggestions and bug reports from you, the player. At the same time, we work hard to fix bugs and issues quickly and we try to keep a close relationship with the players, being always present in the discussions page.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It'll be released as soon as it is polished enough to be deemed a finished product.”

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

“The plan is to improve and add questlines, improve NPCs AI and improve the overall experience.

The current build is deemed "Feature Complete", which means we won't add new major features.
From now on we will balance the game, add more questlines, fix bugs, improve the performance, add more content.

But you say you won't add features but will add content? Yes, we'll add items, objects to be build in your base, questlines, etc. But we won't add a whole new feature.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is already Feature Complete, though is still needs testing, balance, bugfixing and performance improvements.

The current features are:
- Random world building with different biomes (desert, dunes, canyons, grasslands), vegetation, cities, forts, abandoned buildings
- Base Building
- Factions, you can ally yourself with different factions
- Reputation, using a Karma system, you can become the Sheriff in the server or the Most Wanted
- Horses, buy a horse in your base and have a mount available anytime
- Questlines
- Random revolvers and rifles, each time you find a gun it's built from random different parts
- Unique (more powerful) guns
- Lots of different ammunition
- Events and PvE: Lots of loots scattered around the world and lots of enemies to kill.
- Survival: Keep everything in check: food satiety, hydration, temperature, while running around in the desert
- Permadeath (with a twist), each player have a stash that he can bury anywhere in the world, if you die, you lose everything, except what's in your stash, but choose carefully where to bury it, because other players can steal your items if they find your stash.
- Different classes giving a different set of starting equipments
- Lots of clothings and equipments
- Friendship mechanic, add your friends, track them in the world, unite and conquer the west!”

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

“We will increase the price as the game gets closer to a final version, eventually reaching the full price intented for the finished product.”

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

“We will collect bug reports, crash reports, suggestions and opinions and use them to polish the game, decide what to add next and properly balance the game.”
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September 21

Changelog for update Alpha 0.16a [Bugfixes] [Performance]

I'm back and I'm preparing some big stuff to populate the servers and breathe life into the game.
All should be ready mid-October.

Events
  • Added new events where a group of union soldiers try to take a confederate fort and vice-versa.

Gameplay
  • Sensibly reduced the amount ot Karma lost when killing union/confederate soldiers.
  • Sensibly increased the view distance of base building structures.
  • Changed city placement algorithm to always enforce a few big cities and then place a few small towns. Old algo was favoring having only small towns.

Performance
  • Big performance improvement related to sending too much base building requests to server.
  • Overall Client performance improvements.

Bugfixes
  • Fixed bug causing NPCs to shoot at the player horse disregarding if the player was from the same faction or not.
  • Fixed bug causing eventual crashes when switching the lamp on/off
  • Fixed bug causing quest tags to show when they shouldn't be visible and vice-versa.
  • Fixed bug causing eventual crashes when switching weapons.
  • Fixed bug causing misinterpretation of player status packets.

AI
  • Improved "Go To Target" algorithm.
  • Improved "Go To Target" strategies.
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August 31

Changelog for update Alpha 0.15b [Quickfix]

Bugfixes
  • Fixed bug causing crash when certain quests start.
  • Added more data to bug report when crashing at launch time.
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About This Game

Welcome to the Wild West where your life is always at the point of a gun! You will be surviving, trading and exploring a remote land with arid deserts, mazes of canyons and disputed towns. You can team up with your friends or try solo against the elements, other players and enemies.

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Sunset Rangers is a Western Sandbox in a random open world, with crafting mechanic, base building, questlines and lots of different guns.

Major Features

  • Randomly generated maps with Cities and Forts spread around, connected by roads, and multiple biomes: Deserts, Dunes, Canyons, and Grasslands.
  • Base Building - Build a base with your friends and have a place to call home.
  • Randomly generated guns with hundreds of possibly body part combinations.
  • Unique guns with special abilities and randomly generated bullets.
  • Events and PvE - Find valuable loot anywhere in the world: inside safes, barrels, dropped by bandits, soldiers, wildlife and monsters.
  • Questlines - Explore the questlines to know more about the lore and immerse yourself in this relentless world.
  • Survive - You’ll need to find food and water while maintaining your temperature in deserts, canyons and other arid lands.
  • Create your own server supporting dozens of players, choose between different map sizes and seeds.
  • If you die, not everything is lost, you can hide valuable items in your stash and bury it in the world. But you’ll have to be cautious where you bury it, because other players can find it and stole your goods!
  • Start the game as a Gunslinger, Blacksmith, Civilian and others classes.
  • Alternate playable characters - Choose between different character skins.
  • Craft guns, clothings, equipments and others items for you.
  • Loot or craft clothings, dress yourself as a Bandit, a Cowboy or a Civil War Soldier.
  • Clean Interface - Open only what you want and place the window where you want, like an interface should be.
  • Wanted - Killing is not free of charges, you will be marked as a Bandit and if you are the biggest killer in the server, you will be the Most Wanted.
  • Friend List - Add your friends to your friend list and play together to conquer the Wild West.

We will be reading the forum nearly every day, we are really open to suggestions and we will take the directions the community think is better. All the Roadmap can be changed if needed.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista
    • Processor: 3.0+ GHz (quad core recommended);
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 7800 series or nVidia GeForce GTX 500 series (DOES NOT SUPPORT INTEL HD GRAPHICS)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel 4770 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD R9 200 series Nvidia GTX 700 series (DOES NOT SUPPORT INTEL HD GRAPHICS)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We recommend running the server on a different computer.
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