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Forty-Niner is an upcoming open-world wild west survival game

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Releasing into Early Access on Steam in 2025 with Native Linux support, developer VowelA recently announced their open-world wild west survival game Forty-Niner.

More: "Begin a journey to the heart of the untamed Wild West during the 1849 Gold Rush. Forty-Niner is a game where survival, role-play depth, and sandbox freedom are combined to create a truly immersive Wild West survival experience. The game invites you to leave a mark and shape your destiny in a dynamically evolving world."

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Game Features:

  • A World Alive with Possibilities - Explore a procedurally generated world teeming with life, vibrant biomes, and dynamic weather conditions.
  • Craft, Fight, and Explore - From deep underground caves to fast-flowing rivers, gather resources, craft weapons, and defend your territory in a land rich with opportunity.
  • Build Your Homestead - Build and personalize your base, from a humble tent to a busy saloon using resources you find all around the world.
  • Dynamic NPC That Shapes Your World - Engage in a world where every NPC has a life and schedule of their own. Compete against other travelers or take a rest in a cozy saloon at night.
  • Solo or Co-op Adventures - Experience the thrill of the Gold Rush alone or join forces with friends, exploring a vast world of endless possibilities.
  • Role-Play Your Way - Choose your path, Cowboy or Native American, each with unique skills and quests, in a rich role-playing experience.
  • Immersive Skill System - Master a rich skill progression system, enhancing your abilities and standing out among other pioneers through quests and challenges.

“As massive fans of open-world survival and crafting games, we’re staking our claim in the genre today with Forty-Niner,” said Stanislav Kryvenko, CEO of VowelA Games. “The Wild West setting provides a wealth of unique elements that really shine in a survival game, and we’re looking forward to letting players experience life on the frontier with our playable demo later this year!”

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I did a take when the guy was swimming underwater with his hat still staying firmly on his head.


^^^ better 49ers. lol
Is it just me or does it look like Valheim but in Wild West? O.o
whizse Apr 5
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If the game offers you the chance to settle down and raise a family, DO NOT name your daughter Clementine! It won't end well!
Minux Apr 6
Quoting: whizseIf the game offers you the chance to settle down and raise a family, DO NOT name your daughter Clementine! It won't end well!

Dolores wouldn't be a good idea either.
Quoting: Purple Library GuyI did a take when the guy was swimming underwater with his hat still staying firmly on his head.

Now I'd like to see the Duke pull that off!

Warning: Nostalgia Ahead!

Spoiler, click me

I have seen every (still-extant) John Wayne movie ever made. Even the ~20 early ones that feel like the exact same movie.

My favorites? Big Jake, North to Alaska, and El Dorado.

Fun Fact: North to Alaska's dialogue was almost entirely off the cuff. The bar fight at the beginning also caused the actors to spend a week getting drenched in real beer every day.

I love westerns, so long as they aren't horror-inspired. I prefer the John Wayne or Audie Murphy type to the Singing Cowboy or Clint Eastwood type.

Any western that gives the 7th cavalry their comeuppance also gets my vote.

The last really good one (that wasn't a remake, prequel, or sequel) was Lonesome Dove.

I would kill for a game set in Tombstone (prior to the murder of Morgan Earp), Deadwood (prior to Bill Hickok's death), or one where I could save the lives of roughly 460,000 people.

Here's an idea: let me play as a Native American, instead of a cowboy for once! No, assassins don't count!

Failing that, I'd at least like a game to let me meet the likes of Chief Joseph or Woman Chief aka. Pine Leaf.

Going back a touch further, Osceola would be a good choice to give players a chance to change one of the greatest acts of perfidy ever. Even Jesup's supporters couldn't deny the sheer villainy in that!

Can you tell that I'm talking myself into writing a script for a game yet?


Last edited by redneckdrow on 7 April 2024 at 12:27 am UTC
Pyretic Apr 6
Once again, I am asking online multiplayer games to offer couch coop :(
Quoting: PyreticOnce again, I am asking online multiplayer games to offer couch coop :(
Tastes differ I guess. I don't care how "Wild West" the game is, I don't want a chicken coop on my couch.
Pyretic Apr 6
Quoting: Purple Library GuyTastes differ I guess. I don't care how "Wild West" the game is, I don't want a chicken coop on my couch.

It sounds like you talk from experience.
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: PyreticOnce again, I am asking online multiplayer games to offer couch coop :(
Tastes differ I guess. I don't care how "Wild West" the game is, I don't want a chicken coop on my couch.

But you could get 60-cents-a-dozen!
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