West of Loathing — a slapstick comedy stick-figure wild west adventure role-playing game.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (35) - 91% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Overwhelmingly Positive (2,453) - 97% of the 2,453 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 10, 2017

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August 24

Patch Me, I'm Dreaming (v1.11)

  • This patch is live for Windows, Mac, and Linux (which means that Linux now has controller support)
  • The game should run in Windows XP again, probably
  • Macs with Retina displays should now display the game at a reasonable size instead of in a tiny baby window
  • Changed the setting from "blend" to "liquefy" so the game should load faster and have a smoother texture if you try to drink it

  • Controller UI elements should now hide themselves if you start using the mouse or keyboard to play
  • The Character/Skill screen will use the original layout on PC when using keyboard or mouse instead of a controller
  • We the developers resolve that in order form a more perfect game, the list of screen sizes should no longer list the same resolution multiple times
  • Options screen tooltips are no longer mostly off-screen in non-16:9 resolution windows
  • Scrolling the map with WASD is back to being a peppy and enjoyable experience for all ages
  • Several places* that you could clip through the scenery and walk behind the world should no longer allow that (Clippy, you're drunk, go home)

  • If you’ve unlocked Ruthless as a perk (but not Honorable) you should now be able to select that perk when skipping the Prologue
  • The post office’s “infinite sauté knives” promotion has ended
  • Silver (and silver plated) weapons should now (finally) actually do extra damage versus demonic creatures
  • Grace should no longer exhort you to collect a goblet if you’ve already tossed it into a bottomless pit
  • The portion of the Necromancer quest line that involves the Ley Line diagram should now work more intuitively
  • The portion of the El Vibrato quest line that involves taking a keystone to the Lost Dutch Oven Mine has been clarified and is a bit more friendly
  • Fixed some bugs that we introduced while fixing other bugs
  • Corrected no typos... Could we have caught them all? Time to consult our typokedex!
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August 10

Can't Believe It's Been a Year Patch (v1.10)

Out now for Windows and Mac, and coming very soon to Linux, it's version 1.10!

Major updates:
  • We've added controller support! The game should notice if you are trying to use a controller and update your UI as appropriate. We've tested a variety of Playstation and Xbox controllers on Windows and Mac — let us know if your Steel Battalion control rig isn't working and we'll see if we can support that too.

  • On the back-end we updated to a new version of Unity. We tested the game in-house, but this is a significant upgrade and there might be new bugs that we missed. Please report anything wonky that you find and we’ll look into it ASAP!

Captain updates:
  • West of Loathing takes up even less drive space than it used to, with the minor trade-off of slightly longer load times here and there

  • Night mode can be disabled with the launch option “--reset-nightmode”

  • Big Spleen is now correctly marked as a perk, so it doesn't have a useless [+] next to it on the skill screen

  • The XP costs for increasing Grit to levels 10 and 11 have been corrected, they were at odds with Gumption and Glamour before

Lieutenant updates:
  • Fixed typos, more than we cared to count (maybe... 42?)

  • Removed the worst 11 jokes, added 11 different, potentially worse, jokes

  • The combat music has been rebalanced; combat balance has not been remusiced

  • Punching an opponent with your bare (or brass-covered) fists will now make a sound, which is also logically sound

  • You can now hear it (glug glug!) when your character consumes booze

  • You can no longer be doubly Ruthless, and it’s a little easier to be Honorable

  • Wimpy Fricker is now a good shot with his right hand and a terrible shot with his left

  • The Hostler will no longer offer to sell you a horse until you’ve learned the locations of his lost horses

  • The lockbox in Orehole Mine is now clearer about how it should be opened

  • Skeletons in the prologue can no longer be poisoned

  • Rattlesnakes will now actually bite you instead of just slithering (hopping?) up to you and immediately turning away again

  • The pyrobove in Susie’s basement will no longer make noises once it has been dispatched

  • Pete’s leveling up encounters will no longer sometimes prevent you from ever seeing other one-time encounters

  • Your pardner will no longer have a non-response when you are looking for barbed wire and you ask them about sidequests

  • The House-in-the-Desert Gang can now be Outfoxed or Intimidated out of their weapons

  • The Pickle Factory Activation Lever should no longer sometimes lock you out of acquiring the Wanted: Alive achievement

  • The Goblin Gulch jeweler encounter will now only happen once per character, and won’t sometimes prevent you from ever encountering the Goblin Gulch juggler

  • Gary will no longer join in a fight against a goblin who is trying to sell you driftwood sculptures

  • Numerous other small bug fixes that we failed to write down
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“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

“I found it damn near impossible to play this game without a stupid grin glued to my face at all times.”
9/10 – Destructoid

“West of Loathing is a wonderfully written RPG adventure, both fun and funny from its opening credits to whenever it is you decide you've probably read every last word in the game and realize, regretfully, that you've finished.”
88/100 – PC Gamer

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.

  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • 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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