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Three years after launching, Asymmetric have given West of Loathing a big anniversary update to get rid of some issues and add in some silly new content. Even their version numbering is ridiculous, with this being update v1.11.11.11.1.

From the creators of the browser-based comedy MMORPG Kingdom of Loathing, don't let the stick figures and super-simple style fool you, this is a great game worthy of your time and it's definitely funny. Easily one of 2017's best indie games. This is where you get to pick a character class between a Cow Puncher, a Beanslinger and a Snake Oiler so you know you're in a for a wild ride right away.

The majority of this new update is just cleaning up some loose ends but there's a few little highlights:

  • Through the miracle of animation, the clown described as flipping his knife by the campfire is now actually depicted flipping his knife by the campfire.
  • There's a new character to chat with at Clooncy's in Frisco.
  • Once you've dealt with Norton, there are now pedestrians wandering in Frisco, and they have a few things to say to you.
  • A bunch of combats now have custom fight backgrounds that more accurately represent their locale. No one ever complained about this, but now that we've brought it to your attention I fully expect to get reports about other places where things look weird.
  • Unity upgrade to Unity 2019.4
  • All known typos have been fixxed, except that one.

Highly recommended if you've not played it yet.

You can pick up West of Loathing on Steam, Stadia and GOG. The build on GOG is currently out of date but they did say it will be rolled out there too when it's had enough testing.

Not seen it before? The original release trailer can be viewed below:

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Pit 11 Aug
Maybe worth noting that it's on sale on GOG at the moment, -42%.
There's however a load of warnings in the user review section that the developers are not updating the game on GOG. So while it is on my wishlist, I'm somewhat reluctant to buy a possibly outdated version...

Would you have any info on that?
Liam Dawe 11 Aug
Quoting: PitMaybe worth noting that it's on sale on GOG at the moment, -42%.
There's however a load of warnings in the user review section that the developers are not updating the game on GOG. So while it is on my wishlist, I'm somewhat reluctant to buy a possibly outdated version...

Would you have any info on that?
After a little confusion because of the silly version numbers (they added more 11s), the GOG version is currently not up to date for any system.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 11 August 2020 at 2:01 pm UTC
flesk 11 Aug
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: PitMaybe worth noting that it's on sale on GOG at the moment, -42%.
There's however a load of warnings in the user review section that the developers are not updating the game on GOG. So while it is on my wishlist, I'm somewhat reluctant to buy a possibly outdated version...

Would you have any info on that?
After a little confusion because of the silly version numbers (they added more 11s), the GOG version is currently not up to date for any system.

The last bullet-point in the announcement mentions that the update will be rolled out on GOG once they've verified that it's stable.
Liam Dawe 11 Aug
Quoting: fleskThe last bullet-point in the announcement mentions that the update will be rolled out on GOG once they've verified that it's stable.
Ah yes, good catch, noted!
Rooster 11 Aug
Looks like after 84 years, they finally put the DLC on GOG too. I'll pick it up when I have time.
Pit 12 Aug
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: fleskThe last bullet-point in the announcement mentions that the update will be rolled out on GOG once they've verified that it's stable.
Ah yes, good catch, noted!

Good news this is :)
So I've now grabbed it from GOG while in sale. Indeed, so far it's version 1_11_11_1i. I hope it doesn't take 'another 84 years' to update
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