A futuristic wild west, Warm Gun combines the favorite motifs of the classic western genre with the scraps of an obliterated technocracy. World War III has been fought to the tipping point and ecologists long unheeded cries have been silenced by the grim truth of their predictions. To the last drop of oil have the worlds resources been depleted, and only sporadic traces of modern structure can be sifted in the dust. Time ticks forward but humans must retrace their advancement back, through a history that has already been lived and to the Wild West for the second time around. We have trampled ahead to the past in muddy boots, to the United States of late 19th century. Greeted by the ghost of the wide-open country, the exhausted land is barren too, of all the old dreams we fulfilled beyond our means. This spun western lets you create your own one-of-a-kind characters and unique gangs; choose from weapons new and strange and a wider range.

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Locally tested, gamers approved! We've been hard at work getting our game internally and externally tested, and we were able to record some gameplay footage while we tested. Check it out!

Posted by EmotionalRobot on Nov 27th, 2010

Tempting Fate

Hey IndieDB!
Warm Gun has often been praised for its graphical quality (we love the positive comments!) but we feel the most important aspect to a video game is the fun factor. We've been working for a long time to get the game set up in a playable environment. For those of you that don't know, we can quickly throw down some stats for Warm Gun:

  • 6 Characters
  • 35 Playable Weapons (currently)
  • Character and Weapon Customization
  • 7 Game Types (both standard and unique)
  • 10 Highly Interactive Multiplayer Maps
  • Realistic Artificial Intelligence (for custom games and single player/offline modes)
  • Structured leveling and achievements system
  • Ability to have mutators for dedicated servers (people who host dedicated servers can modify the game's rules)

That's a quick overview of some features we're including with Warm Gun and it has taken quite a long time to really get some of these features feeling as smooth as they look in screenshots. We're still implementing/perfecting this list, but Warm Gun is really starting to get exciting! We're happy to finally say that we've gone through a few rounds of testing and the game reviews have been almost completely positive (with a few awesome constructive responses).

We started with developer-only testing (20-25 people) and then branched it out to local testers (~100 people) in controlled environments. This is no secret, but Emotional Robots' primary goal is to make games that people enjoy playing. We can't even begin to explain the amazing feeling we get when a tester is 'in the moment' and kills someone (or gets killed) and either busts out laughing or screams "NO WAY!"

Those awesome "in-the-moment" experiences are what we live for as players and what we strive to provide as developers. We're going to continue growing our tester base and fine-tuning our game until we release the game early Spring.

That's My Flag!
User Interface is placeholder art.

We've also recently gained the attention and support from a couple other companies, Intel and GameServers, which will allow us to be even more effective developers. Intel's developer tools have been crucial to testing our performance on various graphics cards and processors; allowing us to fine-tune some aspects of our game to handle more concurrency across multiple cores as well as optimize our game for lower-end graphics cards. We've also been able to lower the game's power consumption for those laptop and eco-friendly users. Additionally, testing wouldn't be nearly as smooth without the support from GameServers. Their powerful dedicated servers allow us to upload developer builds and test them instantly, which leaves us to focus on the important things like making our game fun.

Alpha footage - entire interface is placeholder art.

For those that like the idea of Warm Gun, we would REALLY appreciate it if you guys expressed your love by voting in the IOTY contest! If we make the top 50 it will allow us to continue posting juicy updates throughout the contest, so if you guys want to see more make sure you vote for us! Also - feel free to tell us what you'd like to see!

Indie of the Year Awards
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Lord_Mordja Nov 27 2010 says:

Looking good! Any ideas on pricing?

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EmotionalRobot Nov 27 2010 replied:

Pricing is something we'll set then whatever publisher or distributor we hook up with will change, so at this point we don't really want to give you a number that might be something different down the road.

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_zero Nov 27 2010 says:

Reminds me alot of borderlands ?

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medve Nov 27 2010 replied:

has been always fashonable to make games in a post apocalyptic surrounding. hope warm gun will stand out, cause the maps are really good and realistic. feels like a real place, not like in borderlands. the only problem is the weapon/hand animation....uve got my vote warm gun!

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EmotionalRobot Nov 27 2010 replied:

The weapon/hand animations for Preacher and 49er will be replaced soon.

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FredDurscht Nov 27 2010 says:

that looks pretty nice and funny! i want to play it...NOW ! :)

nevertheless i have something to point out: on the screenshot above, the bullet count is imho pretty hard to read, especially if you are in a fast paced battle. should be displayed in red or black or something

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EmotionalRobot Nov 27 2010 replied:

The entire user interface was created by a programmer in about 20 minutes. Programmer art is the best! (But it will all be replaced soon, just don't tell him)

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Allar Nov 27 2010 replied:

At least we somewhat have a UI artist now. xD

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RKotern Nov 27 2010 says:

If i host dedicated servers,i must pay for that?

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EmotionalRobot Author
EmotionalRobot Nov 27 2010 replied:

We will have our own dedicated servers that people can play on, but if you want to host your own server you'll have to pay a server hosting company to rent a server (unless you own one already).

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FK_nero Nov 27 2010 says:

wow following this mod since ut3 and it getting better and better
never get that mod for ut3 too work
i have hope you guys give some demo release some day

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MARiN3 Nov 27 2010 says:

nice game, the trailer is really cool.

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INtense! Nov 27 2010 says:

very impressive guys, you said this update would "bring it" and it most certainly did!

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raymix Nov 27 2010 says:

you got my vote :)

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xXMaNiAcXx Nov 27 2010 says:

Looks amazing!

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CitizenLand Nov 27 2010 says:

been looking forward to this for awhile. Keep up the great work guys.

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evan0605 Nov 27 2010 says:

looks great! Thats what 3 years or so of hard work and dedication will do to an indie game. You guys have a AAA game here!!!

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Kamikazi[Uk] Nov 27 2010 says:

I love the art-style behind it, the gameplay looks abit boring and flat to me. Sometimes can be hard to express in videos though so i could be very wrong.

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