Factsheet

Developer:
Ostrich Banditos
Based in Utrecht, Netherlands

Release date:
15 January, 2013

Platforms:
Flash

Website:
games.adultswim.com/

Regular Price:

Free

Description

Westerado ain't just a game, it's a game about gettin' revenge on those that do ya wrong, helpin' those in need, and gettin' jackasses to pay you some heed by pullin' your gun out in conversation. It's a game about explorin' the west, chasin' buffalo, shootin bandits, and protectin' carriages. It's a game about the Wild West, in fact it may even be a game about movies about the Wild West. Inspired by the likes of John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Will Smith, this game's got movies runnin' in it's veins. What sets Westerado apart though, is that it's got all kinds of different stories to playthrough, and it's up to you to decide which ones you're gonna follow. Are you gonna run with the bandits, robbing and shooting your way through every situation? Side with the Indians and get them back their rightful land? Or maybe you just wanna spend all your money on the girls at the Haberdashery? Well, whichever movie you wanna make, that's up to you, have fun cowboy!

History

Initially Westerado sprung from the minds of John and Jordi as a just a Western exploration game in the vein of Legend of Zelda meets Cowboyana. Once Jeroen got on board the train really got rolling, and by the end of a college project, there was a playable western world to explore, random guys to shoot, and a saloon to enter.

Features

  • Ride, shoot, and threaten your way through an expansive West, with a new sight around every ridge.
  • The grittiest pixels this side of Montezuma, sizzling in the hot desert sun!
  • A full western soundtrack, featuring live recorded banjos, trumpets, saloon pianos and more!
  • Featuring Gunversations, because there ain't nothin' more western than pullin' out a gun in conversation.
  • You can't be everyone's friend in the West, so you're gonna have to come back multiple times to help them all.

Videos

Westerado - Adult Swim Commercial YouTube

Awards & Recognition

    • "Dutch Game Award - Best Art Direction" Amsterdam, 2013
    • "Dutch Game Award - Best Browser Game" Amsterdam, 2013
    • "IGF Finalist - Student Showcase" San Francisco, 2014

    Selected Articles

      • "I think this is my favorite game from what I’ve played so far this year!"
        - Chris Priestman, IndieStatik
      • "I’ve been listening to the music and imagining stars overhead, the pop and crackle of a campfire, wondering if there really is a life to be had away from my desk? I could be a cowboy."
        - Craig Pearson, Rock,Paper,Shogun
      • "Westerado is a sun-soaked masterpiece of design"
        - Dora, JayIsGames

      About Ostrich Banditos

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      Ostrich Banditos is a five-headed Dutch independent game studio, dedicated to bringing unique & refreshing experiences to tired genres. We previously released High Vaultage and Westerado.

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