Hard West Is X-Com Set In The Wild West

By Tim Wee . August 13, 2014 . 11:55pm

Hard West is an upcoming squad-based tactical game set in the Wild West, currently being developed by a group of game industry veterans who previously worked on titles such as Call of Juarez, Dead Island, Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior.


Players will have the opportunity to reenact their favorite shootouts, and with the right skills they can even execute ridiculous tricks such as making bullets ricochet before hitting an adversary, or curving the bullet trajectory just like the assassins in the movie Wanted.


To get the project underway, Poland-based CreativeForge Games is looking for funding in the tune of $70,000 via their Kickstarter campaign and they’re more than halfway there. Hard West is scheduled for a PC release sometime in the second quarter of 2015.

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  • JustThisOne

    Hmmm… I actually don’t really know how to feel about this. I don’t really like any of the games in that list (for different reasons each), but I don’t feel like that should be the sole deterrent. What they’ve got so far seems really interesting, and I like some of the concepts…

    I guess I’ll keep an eye on this…?

    • Luke

      Well it’s not going to be like any of those game looks like. I think they are just mentioning them to show that the developers have worked on serious games before.

  • Limbless

    Xcom in the wild west had me raise an eyebrow, but kickstarter made me lower it.

  • planetofthemage

    Cowboys and Aliens the game?

  • Looks very cool. Sounds good, but I’m not backing any Kickstarters at the moment… and I’ll be honest, I probably would never play this upon release either. It is a good idea, but it’s not for me.

    I want only one “Western game” now, and that’s Wild Arms 6.

  • Alex

    Call of Juarez, Dead Island, Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior.

    Looks like a pretty shaky pedigree. I wouldn’t go anywhere near this.

    • PenguinPlayer

      3 out of 4 of those games are great, depending on which Call of Juarez they’re talking about.

      They’re rough because they’re not as polished as AAA releases, but they’re good games.

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