Shotgun Sunrise is a zombie-riffic vehicular Western of brain-swallowing proportions. Here's how it works.SEVERAL COWBOYS roam in from the outskirts of town (so like 50 meters away from it) in a TRUCK. The truck seats eight.These cowboys have epic dress sense, by the way.These cowboys are called the RESCUERS. They must ACQUIRE THE ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES OF WESTERN POST-APOCALYPTIC LIVING:-Superior firepower-MoonshineIf you are a rescuer, you ride in or drive the truck around Shotgun following your compass to find your objectives. You and your comrades must cooperate in bringing the crate of superior firepower and the barrel of booze back to the truck. If one of you dies (thereby becoming a SURVIVOR as opposed to a RESCUER), you will respawn at a random but almost certainly unsatisfactory position somewhere in the town, armed only with a pistol and your axe, and no hat. To regain your hat, firepower and dignity you must get back to the truck. It is also the obligation of those who still have their hats to assist you in this endeavour.The crate, once attached to the truck, allows you to replenish your ammunition there and to gain the use of the tommygun.The booze, once brought to the truck, allows you to drink deeply and gain up to 125% of your health.After you have acquired both the booze and the firepower, it is just possible that your truck may break down under the strain. Should this happen, you will need to proceed on foot across town to the Shotgun Electrocombobulatory Power Facilitron and find something with which to jumpstart the vehicle.Having done so, you will need to blow town.

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We've received quite a few requests in recent months and years from other mod teams who want to take over Shotgun Sunrise, but we never felt great about giving it to any one of them. A while ago we decided to give it to all of them, and also everyone else, by open-sourcing the mod. It's taken us a little while to get our shit together in order to do so, but it's mostly together now, we think. Certainly there is an archive with our source code and a bunch of other stuff you haven't seen before in it, and that archive is on the internet, and you can download it here at ModDB on our downloads page.

We're happy for you to use everything in that package in your own stuff, as long as you give us credit where appropriate, and differentiate any continuation of the mod you might make from our own work. We still really want to make another, better, Shotgun Sunrise game someday, so that name's taken. If you do want to continue the development of the mod, I humbly suggest you name that project Open Sourcegun Sunrise. Amazing name.

I for one have always greatly regretted not having been able to support this game more, or release a less buggy-and-laggy product from the start. Not being able to work on videogames all the time sucks. We appreciate all the support you've given us, from the 42% of you who rated the mod 10 of out 10 to the 21% who gave it a 1, and everyone in between. Hopefully, this source release, and the ability to play a Shotgun Sunrise game on iOS, make up for it to some degree.

If you're super interested in the process that led to this mod's more-or-less stagnation in spite of being super fun to play, you should go check out the comments on this news post, which you may find informative!

Be prepared: everything in the source package is pretty old, sometimes super old. Those of you who know what you're doing with the Source engine are going to look at some of our stuff and say "holy god that's stupid" and you couldn't be more right. For instance, our solution to making sure the truck never flipped in Shotgun Sunrise was to place its center of gravity 40 feet underground. Good times... good times.

In closing, here are some choice quotes regarding how awesome Shotgun Sunrise is/was.

“Fan-goddamn-tastic…I love this mod so much”
“ Left 4 Dead, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Grand Theft Auto all in one mod”
“...the most amazing Half-Life experience in a very long time”
-Podcast 17

“…probably one of the most hilarious mods I’ve ever played”.
-JoshuaC, creator of TF2’s Arena_Watchtower

"It might be the Citizen Kane of games... and it might also be the Citizen Kane of Citizen Kanes"
-James Benson, animator of Dance Fortress 2, on Vroom!

“…going down the hall to your QA organisation is easy, but the most talented people you’re going to find halfway around the world, developing some crazy… co-op zombie Western.”
-Gabe Newell

Vroom! Updated

Vroom! Updated

4 years ago News 9 comments

The first update for Vroom! is now available on the App Store. Changelog below.

Vroom! released for iPhone and iPad!

Vroom! released for iPhone and iPad!

4 years ago News 3 comments

Get in a big blue truck and run over some zombies in the newest release for iPhone and iPad!

In Shotgun-Sunrise-Related News...

In Shotgun-Sunrise-Related News...

4 years ago News 6 comments

We just submitted a Shotgun Sunrise racing-and-zombie-destroying iPhone/iPad game to the App Store!

Vroom Submitted to App Store! Also, Announced

Vroom Submitted to App Store! Also, Announced

4 years ago News 8 comments

So back in April we decided we'd make an iPhone/iPad game based on our old Half-Life 2 mod from 2008, Shotgun Sunrise. That game is Vroom! And it's just...

Improved Cowboy Model

Improved Cowboy Model

3 years ago Players Model 6 comments

I improved the cowboy model. Yay. drop in /ShotgunSunrise/models/

Gulp and Burps for Health Pickup

Gulp and Burps for Health Pickup

3 years ago Players Audio 2 comments

when you pick up whiskey for health, you can now hear my glorious drinking and burping

Vroom! PC 1.0

Vroom! PC 1.0

3 years ago Full Version 9 comments

We made a PC version of Vroom for kicks. Play it on your personal computer machine! Featuring all the fun of the original, PLUS!?!?!?!?: -Improved graphics...

Shotgun Sunrise Source

Shotgun Sunrise Source

4 years ago Source Code 11 comments

Boom! Shotgun Sunrise source code, map sources, and hopefully all the crap we had mostly done and then never released. IT'S ALL IN THERE DUDES.

Shotgun Sunrise Gun Sound Pack

Shotgun Sunrise Gun Sound Pack

4 years ago Weapons Audio 4 comments

A Shotgun Sunrise Gun Sound pack which adds reload sounds to guns which didnt have reload sounds and new shot sounds.A Shotgun Sunrise Gun Sound pack...

Shotgun Sunrise Example VMF

Shotgun Sunrise Example VMF

6 years ago Mapping Tool 2 comments

For folks who want to make their own maps. The .FGD is in your ShotgunSunrise folder already.

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tfdotm333 Oct 22 2013 says:

do people still play this caues if so ill install it

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yoerips3freak Jul 22 2013 says:

how do you install this? i didn't find anything plz help

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MusicIsMahLife Jul 1 2013 says:

i want to play this game i like zombie games

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Lacabra Jun 30 2013 says:

Hey Shotgun Sunrise fans, here's a video of the long lost second level of Shotgun Sunrise, ss_revolver. Exclusive to Don's Youtube Ecstasy, the up-and-coming new youtube channel all the kids are talking about.

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ClassicalSword Jun 18 2013 says:

This is a really fun and awesome game but sadly no one plays it. (if anyone still plays and wants to play message me!)

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eklitsie Oct 7 2013 replied:

i play it

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LightningMark May 25 2013 says:

There are servers alive??? Pleas ei want to play withfriends :c

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sniperassassin64! May 12 2013 says:

also could u release more objectives

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sniperassassin64! May 12 2013 says:

Please could you release more maps, weapons and enemies I really enjoyed this game and i would like to play more of it keep up the good mods :D

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redkaos Jun 16 2013 replied:

I'm thinking about taking the source and fixing it up, adding some new stuff.

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