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I learned about West of Loathing [Steam, Official Site] recently from Twitter and it seems like it could be a pretty amusing game, it release with Linux support on the 10th of August.

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Anyone else's eyes hurt after attempting to watch that? I suppose that's one way to do a trailer...

You will be punching skeletons wearing cowboy hats, customizing your stick-figure character, collecting over 50 hats and hopefully laughing at the jokes.

What's interesting, is that is has a turn-based combat, but it seems like the combat might be optional.

About the game
QuoteSay 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.
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Expalphalog 4 August 2017 at 12:30 pm UTC
I'll wait for some in depth reviews, but this has my attention. I love a good RPG, I find the art style charming, and it's been a long time since I have played a good western.
razing32 4 August 2017 at 1:38 pm UTC
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Is this made by the same people that made Kingdom of Loathing ?
pb 4 August 2017 at 2:33 pm UTC
razing32Is this made by the same people that made Kingdom of Loathing ?

Yes it is. The graphic style, the title - couldn't be a coincidence. It's even advertised on the website: https://www.kingdomofloathing.com/

It's a fun free browser game, for those who don't know. Try it. ;-)
Purple Library Guy 4 August 2017 at 5:39 pm UTC
razing32Is this made by the same people that made Kingdom of Loathing ?

Description says "set in the wild west of the Kingdom of Loathing universe" so I would suspect so.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy at 4 August 2017 at 5:39 pm UTC
Gnurfos 5 August 2017 at 9:21 am UTC
I enjoyed kol's jokes so much, this one will be an instant-buy, and even if it's just half as good, I'll be happy
flesk 5 August 2017 at 4:15 pm UTC
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Years ago, when I was studying, I used to play KOL daily. It was great fun, and apparently still is, according to my wife and friends who still play. I plan on buying a copy as soon as it's released and I have some time on my hands.
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