Don’t Die in the West is an open-world cowboy-life RPG for 1-4 players. Start a new life on the prairie, explore the frontier, and build a ranch of your own. As you avenge the untimely demise of your uncle, will you become a heroic cowboy or a notorious outlaw?
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (23) - 86% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (217) - 76% of the 217 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 9, 2023

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Why Early Access?

“We are making a game that is set in a comedic and entirely fictional version of the wild west where you can live, thrive, and go on adventures full of western tropes and hijinks. We greatly value your feedback and it will have a big impact on the development of 'Don't Die in the West.' By first releasing the game in early access we can get vital feedback, continue to improve, and ultimately work together with the community to make the game the best cowboy adventure game it can be.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to take our time and make sure the game is really good, so we'll keep listening to what the community says and work on the game until we think it has reached a form where we are happy to call it 1.0. We have a rough plan for how we imagine the game could turn out, but we will definitely change things based on your feedback.”

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

“We are constantly working on expanding the world of Don't Die in the West with new quests, biomes, characters, and cowboy activities. We have a ton of features we want to add, but we also want to hear from you what you think is most important. We have a “living roadmap” that you can find on the store page that outlines some of the features we want to add, and a rough timeline of their release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In Don't Die in the West, you have the freedom to pursue many different goals. You can choose to be a notorious outlaw who solves every problem with a revolver or a heroic cowboy who helps those less fortunate. The decision is up to you. By playing the game during Early Access, you can experience many of the features that will go into the full game release such as building a ranch, crafting tools and weapons, fighting rival gangs, helping the townsfolk in Tumbleville by completing their quests, exploring the dangerous mineshafts, and much more.”

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

“We don’t have any definitive plans for this at the moment, but most likely the game will see a small increase in price by the end of Early Access to reflect the broadened scope and feature set of the game.”

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

“We are using our Discord server as our main community channel. If you have any ideas for the game or want to tell us what you think about it, you can use Discord to do that. You can put your ideas in the #feature_suggestions channel and bugs in the #bug-reports channel.
In addition, we are active on the Steam Community Forum so if you are opposed to using Discord, you can share your thoughts there.”
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About This Game

Don’t Die in the West is an open-world cowboy-life RPG for 1-4 players. Start a new life on the prairie, explore the frontier, and build a ranch of your own. Explore the open prairie, the ramshackle town Tumbleville and the definitely-not-haunted mineshafts. Craft adventuring gear and tools, deadly six shooters, dynamite and a saddle for your mustang. Build a big beautiful ranch or a massive hideout for your gang.

Adventure through the beautifully cruel world of the old west. Visit the local town of Tumbleville and ask for the latest rumors from Nellie the Saloon owner. Gritt Corp. is expanding their evil oil empire to the west of town and the Dawson gang keeps robbing the stage coaches. Word has it there’s a wise (and possibly crazy) hermit living on top of the mountain - he might know more about their whereabouts. Travel by foot or lasso a wild stallion to make it your trusty steed. Whoa there!

Few things are as important for a cowboy, as building up a reputation. Your choices and actions have consequences so it’s up to you how you want to be remembered. As the friendliest gun in the west or as a notorious and brutal desperado? A traveling journalist has settled down in Tumbleville to document history as it unfolds. If you make an impression, your legend will be told for years to come.

Gather resources across the plains and turn it into weapons, clothes and equipment needed to thrive in the west. Venture down the mineshafts and dig for hidden treasure and discover the rarest and most valuable resources. Hunt wild game for food or shoot some potatoes to make a stew - there’s no problem a revolver can’t solve.

A cowpoke like you need a place to hang up your spurs after a long day of adventure. Build the ranch of your dreams and outfit it with a workshop for crafting, a stable for your horses, a whiskey distillery and even a card table. There’s plenty of open space to expand your homestead.

Play as a lone ranger or team up with up to 3 other players to form a gang. Work together to gather resources and build the finest hideout in the west. Take on the biggest and baddest outlaws with your fellow cowboys, and share a horse to ride tandem into the sunset.

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System Requirements

    • OS: Win 10
    • Processor: i5/Ryzen 5 - 2ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 660
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • OS: Win 10
    • Processor: i5/Ryzen 5 - 2.5 ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1080 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any

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