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Chris Kavan
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05/07/2022 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Old West and RPG Tropes Makes for a Good Couple

It's always a gamble when you deal with Kickstarter. So many tales of vaporware, broken promises or just outright crooks have turned the once-promising landscape of supporting a hidden gem into a minefield of "buyer beware". Yet not every story ends in disappointment and Boot Hill Heroes (along with its sequel Boot Hill Bounties - and perhaps more titles in the future) is a shining example of what can go right. Experimental Gamer delivered on their promise and has gifted a retro-style, western-themed RPG into our laps - one that supports co-op even - and it is truly a great experience with old-school charm.

Looks and Stuff: Retro is the theme and it is delivered from the pixel graphics to the somewhat off-putting characters portraits to the chip-tune (and very catchy) music. It's all r...

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Nelson Schneider
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08/26/2021 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

It’s Episodic…

“Boot Hill Heroes” (“BHH”) is the inaugural development effort by Experimental Gamer, an almost-one-man Indie studio made up of Dave Welch, someone simply known as ‘Ben,’ plus freelancers. It was initially an April 2012 Kickstarter project, which was fully funded, bringing in more than triple the original funding goal… of… $5000. So with $18K and change, Experimental Gamer set out to create a new classic in the much-loved, but sorely unfashionable 16-bit RPG. As someone who doesn’t follow Kickstarter and its salesmanship of vaporware, I didn’t actually hear about “BHH” until sometime in 2018, after the sequel had been released and the Steam Curator known as ‘Co-Op Cowboys’ gave it their stamp of approval.

Upon seeing a brand new, Wild West themed, 16-bit sty...

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