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Kingdom of Loathing dev reveals West of Loathing

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Stickman MMO Kingdom of Loathing has been going since 2003, and I'm just going to stop and think about how wonderful that is for a moment.

Lovely. But I'm actually here to inform you that its developer Asymmetric Publications has announced a new game: West of Loathing. As you might have guessed from the title, it's set in the West Country, and sees you drinking cider instead of health potions, and...no, wait, it's set in the Wild West. The American one with all the cowboys and the farting and the beans. Here's a teaser trailer:

West of Loathing is being described as an "adventure RPG", and you can see what that means in the above video. Basically, it means dialogue, sidescrolling, turn-based battles, comedy, and other exciting things.

West of Loathing will be out "Early 2017", so says the Greenlight page, and that's entirely too far away.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.