West of Loathing — a slapstick comedy stick-figure wild west adventure role-playing game.
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Very Positive (465 reviews) - 99% of the 465 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 10, 2017

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August 13

Our very first patch (v1.01)

  • Corrected 11 typos (they were not funny)
  • An errant mention of “Christmas” is now the proper “Crimbo”
  • A save-file backup system (every 30 minutes) is now in place in case of save-file corruption.
  • A rudimentary set of alternative keyboard layouts is now supported, accessible from the main menu. Custom arbitrary keybinding is in the works for a subsequent patch. (Thanks for your patience!)
  • Under Linux, locale info is now set to en-US at launch.
  • Fixed a few off-by-one errors on stat checks; we blame math for starting at 0
  • Some choice popups should no longer (rarely) repeat options multiple times if re-triggered (other popups are still being ornery)
  • Special handling has been added for the case where you don’t have permission to write to your own save directory

  • Maxed Menacing Moo messaging made more meaningful
  • The Ol’ One-Two-Three should now live up to its name by actually dealing damage three times
  • Dark Howdy now properly reduces your non-Mysticality stats
  • Goblin spores will no longer reduce enemy stats below 1
  • Navigating the high-level Mastery Cookery crafting menus will now be easier
  • Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo Bill’s attacks are now logged in Nerd Mode
  • Damage calculations and applied effects when shooting at enemies blocked by other enemies should be more sensical
  • Hornswogglin’ ticket-taker clowns will now display actual hornswogglin’

  • A couple random encounters with goblins will no longer reward “0 XP” rewards
  • Milliner bandits should no longer (rarely) become un-accusable
  • The ghost foremen at Jumbleneck Mine should no longer sometimes lock you into an infinite series of fights, each more horrible than the last
  • Fort Memoriam minatures now more accurately describe their capabilities
  • NPC "poker" players will no longer renege on their bets
  • Playing “poker” should now be far more consistent and sensical in general as well
  • A few hats should no longer show up in the final cutscene before you acquire them in-game

  • Buying the crazy horse should no longer sometimes give you the dark horse
  • Old military caps should now drop properly from fights in Fort Alldead
  • A perfect cup of coffee will now improve your life far more than a regular cup of coffee
  • Infernal leather boots no longer allow your Bull Stomps to set defeated enemies on fire
  • Newly-crafted infernal leather hats will now make your attacks set enemies on fire like it says they will
  • Ring of Inconspicuousness will no longer try to sometimes load a non-existent random encounter
  • Extra-venomous bullet oil is now properly craftable (assuming you have all the skills and ingredients)
Note: Typos, etc, on items are only fixed on NEW items created after the patch (Sorry)
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August 10

Polygon review: 9/10

Some highlights from a glowing review in Polygon posted just hours ago:

"There’s no escaping West of Loathing’s relentless humor, but that humor is so warm and clever that it never gets old. The writing aims to subvert its own tropes at all times and in all ways, and there’s simply no way to see all the punchlines coming as a result."

'West of Loathing is a great Western game, and it isn’t even in color. It’s evocative of all the ambitions and moments that make a cowboy story worthwhile and engaging, while at the same time gently mocking the entire affair from start to finish."

"West of Loathing elicits this powerful emotional connection with stick figures. It bonds you to its world with nothing more than doodling and dialogue. There’s a pretty good turn-based adventure game there, under the hood, but West of Loathing’s many strengths are all personal: connections made between developer and player when you both laugh at the same time. Absurdism aside, there’s something fundamentally human and direct baked into the game’s whole design from aesthetic to script."
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Reviews

“West of Loathing's goofy stick figures hide a genuinely deep and hilarious game; [The] humor is so warm and clever that it never gets old.”
9/10 – Polygon

“West of Loathing is a surreal role-playing game with an unapologetically silly sense of humor that would make Mel Brooks proud.”
88/100 – VentureBeat

“Diving into West of Loathing reveals fun gameplay and a cleverly written, and often hilarious, tale of the Wild West.”
8.5/10 – Pixel Related

About This Game

Say howdy to West of Loathing -- a single-player slapstick comedy adventure role-playing game set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe. Traverse snake-infested gulches, punch skeletons wearing cowboy hats, grapple with demon cows, and investigate a wide variety of disgusting spittoons.

Talk your way out of trouble as a silver-tongued Snake Oiler, plumb the refried mysteries of the cosmos as a wise and subtle Beanslinger, or let your fists do the talking as a fierce Cow Puncher. Explore a vast open world and encounter a colorful cast of characters, some of whom are good, many of whom are bad, and a few of whom are ugly.

Features:
  • a sprawling open world, chock full of danger, quests, puzzles, and mysteries
  • lush hand-drawn black and white graphics
  • full stick-figure customization
  • thousands of jokes, gags, and goofs
  • crunchy turn-based combat (but only if you want it)
  • liberal use of the Oxford comma
  • over 50 hats
  • disreputable saloons
  • several gulches
  • a drunk horse
NOTE: characters are not literally colorful (the game is in black and white)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.9+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9+
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 3.6 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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