Most people never get a shot at making a difference. If you did... would you miss? -- Dead Horizon is a short and dirty point and click western themed adventure game that's also completely free.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive - 97% of the 37 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (101) - 94% of the 101 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 11, 2017

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August 26

Dead Horizon out on Newgrounds

I have no idea how many of you out there have any idea what Newgrounds is. It's a place where people put up videos and games long before steam or youtube.

A lot of people remember it as that place where cock jokes, homophobia and porn reigned supreme.

It is also a place where if you had flash you could make a video, put it up, and have it looked at by a very active community that would rate it and give detailed feedback on it. It is a place of imagination and demos.

When the internet was young and so was I the gaming systems I had was a mac. The mac couldn't run most games. I was always looking for new or interesting or free games on the early internet. I found Newgrounds. A place where games were coming out that I could play all the time. Most of them were short. Under ten minutes. Shorter than that even. They were wacky, weird, and often just a single idea, screen, puzzle, or mood.

They were experimental and beautiful. Horrific and challenging. Ugly and charming. They took what a computer game could be and stretched it. They played with the concept of genera and art and good taste and they tossed it around like a rag doll. A lot of what I know about game design and a lot of my favorite games came out of this site. I still go looking every now and then and still find things that blow me away.

I think there is value in the short. I think some of the best fiction ever written is in short stories. I think some of the best films of all time are in short films. I think some of the best jokes ever told are one liners. I think there is value to short fiction. A beauty in simplicity. I think that something being short and free doesn't preclude it from being powerful or emotionally connecting with someone.

Newgrounds showed me what games could be. It showed a lot of people on the internet what games could be. That they didn't have to be defined in the ways they had been up to that point. More importantly, it gave people a place to showcase them. To vote and share and express themselves through games at one another.

Dead Horizon wouldn't exist without Newgrounds. In many ways I might not exist without it. If you have a few moments, please go vote on the Newgrounds version of Dead Horizon and then... look at some other things on the site. You might find something surprising.

Good? Bad? Hard to say. Just surprising.

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/698298
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August 23

Linux Patch! Maybe this one works?!

Hey everyone,

I got in contact with some devs over at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/368390/The_Darkside_Detective/

(Which is a great game, go play it, makes this one look like junk!)

And they suggested some fixes. We have released them. Could all of you that have been having problems in Linux check it out? See if maybe now... finally... the game works!

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Reviews

“Every second of this game oozes love and care. It's a short title but it drew me and kept me wrapped up for the entire duration. PLAY THIS GAME.”
Thumbs up – Steam Reviewer - Setsunai

“gotta say this is the first time in a while i can honestly say that a point and click game is truly fun”
5/5 – Newgrounds Reviewer - Nanocon

“My only complaint is I was left wanting more much more. The gameplay although simplistic is addictive and could really work given more varibles and situations.”
GameJolt Reviewer - TabbyD

About This Game


A six shooter is all you have in a world of sand, dust, and blood...

Dead Horizon is a short and dirty point and click adventure game for your home computer system. Play as Bonnie Starr, a former farmgirl turned infamous pistoleer as she attempts to gain redemption at the end of a gun.

Dead Horizon is inspired by the light gun games of old. No, not Area 51, Time Crisis or Virtua Cop. The real old ones, like the original Wild Gunmen, Namco Quick & Crash, and Mad Dog McCree. This game was inspired by those and the developer's own fascination with westerns and their machismo focused story lines on masculinity, murder, and guns. This game has all those things, and more! And it's 100% free! And very, very short.

Features Include:


  • Gameplay only involves the mouse. We've cut out those useless fidgety bits, like keyboards!
  • Out of date graphics, like you remember from that childhood before you were born!
  • Out of date soundtrack, so fabulous you'll want to own it separately!
  • Quickdraw duels with over five dangerous hombres!
  • Classic 4:3 aspect ratio, just for those that missed it!
  • Kill some people that probably deserve it!
  • Learn from the best shootist this side of the sunken desert!
  • Kill some people that maybe don't deserve it!
  • Getting to know whether or not you'd miss!
  • The game is totally free! So free we're not even charging for it!

    The hard sell:


    Dead Horizon takes less than ten minutes to play, but a lot of sweat and a LOT of tears went into making this game. If you take the time to experience this, trust us when we say it is appreciated.

    This game is dedicated to the memory of my grandfather, who had the spirit of a gunslinger.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Almost any
    • Processor: Toaster
    • Memory: 00 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Some kind of card
    • Storage: 112 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Preferably one that produces sound.
    • Additional Notes: Anything that can run unity should be able to run this.
    Recommended:
    • Memory: 00 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Almost any
    • Processor: Toaster
    • Memory: 00 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Some kind of card
    • Storage: 155 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Preferably one that produces sound.
    • Additional Notes: Most machines should run this game just fine.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Almost any
    • Processor: Toaster
    • Memory: 00 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Some kind of card
    • Storage: 154 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Preferably one that produces sound.
    • Additional Notes: Most machines should run this game just fine.

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