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Boot Hill Heroes - Wild West Retro RPG with 1-4 Player Co-op

A project in Chicago, IL by David Welch

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Boot Hill Heroes is a 4-player retro RPG set in the American Wild West with influence from spaghetti western film and SNES fantasy RPGs
Backers: 499
Average Pledge Per Backer: $36

Funded: $18,092 of $5,000
Dates: Apr 18th -> May 21st (33 days)
Project By: David Welch
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Latest News

Old West JRPG Boot Hill Heroes Released; Let’s Talk to the Developer

October 10th - via:
Boot Hill Heroes is a game we’ve covered several times here on Cliqist, including a glowing review from Mitchell. The development has had it’s share of ups and down, including nail biting Steam Greelight process; but in the end the development team prevailed. Boot Hill Heroes was released on Steam today, something that must come as a huge relief for both the developers, but also people that have been waiting for the game. We recently had an oppotunity to speak with Writer, Programer, and Artist David Welch about his efforts; here’s what he had to say. (Read More)

Boot Hill Heroes Finally Approaching Greenlight Success

June 24th - via:
RPGs are good fun, and they’re even more fun when you get one to three friends involved in the experience. In addition to that, everything is irrefutably better in the Wild West. Guns? They got em. Hookers? Literally thousands of them. Drinking water? Screw water, there’s alcohol everywhere! It also seems that co-op western RPG Boot Hill Heroes has a wealth of things to offer, and the Gods of Steam Greenlight have finally smiled down upon this Earthbound-inspired gem, because after a mass approval of 75 Greenlight titles on June 11th, Boot Hill Heroes jumped from being almost in the Top 100 to being the 65th game down from the top! (Read More)

Boot Hill Heroes Needs A Hero

March 19th - via:
David Welch of Experimental Gamer isn’t having a great day. What’s wrong exactly? His western RPG Boot Hill Heroes is having a hard time getting on Steam. To be more specific, the games’ Steam Greenlight campaign was going pretty well for a while, and it looked like Steam gamers could find themselves able to purchase the game in no time. At one point the game reached the 60% mark, some solid progress that was the result of over 4,500 gamers giving the game a “Yes” vote. So what happened? I’ll let David fill you in. (Read More)

Interview with Boot Hill Heroes Composer – Jake Kaufman + Download 3 Tracks!

January 16th - via:
Thanks so much to everyone who has supported Boot Hill Heroes on Steam Greenlight! Boot Hill Heroes is a love letter to retro RPG fans and needs love from those fans to climb it's way to the top 100. We've already passed the 30% mark but we have a... (Read More)

Boot Hill Heroes on Steam Greenlight, Copies sent to $100+ Backers

January 12th - via:
It's been a long road so again I must thank every one of you who has stuck it out since the beginning.  Boot Hill Heroes had a big week, with the premiere of the game on the Steam Indie Showcase, and now the premiere of the Boot Hill Heroes Steam... (Read More)

Boot Hill Heroes will be featured in the Steam Indie Showcase!

January 6th - via:
Hey guys!  GreenLight Gaming is doing a massive indie game showcase this weekend featuring over 40 awesome indie games coming to Steam.  Boot Hill Heroes was selected to be one of them!  The plan is to launch the Greenlight page to coincide with... (Read More)

Lots of big news! Plus backer scripts!

September 3rd - via:
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Good news and bad news – Please Read

June 21st - via:
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They're here! Your NPCs in Boot Hill Heroes

June 8th - via:
It’s been a long time since we’ve had an update, but I’m happy to have something interesting to share with you guys. For $50+ backers, the first draft of your NPC characters are done. You can see them all in this enormous image below. They are... (Read More)

PAX East Recap and New Widescreen Support

April 9th - via:
Boot Hill Heroes now in widescreen with new interface and fonts We got a lot of feedback from players after exhibiting Boot Hill Heroes at PAX. One great question people kept asking is why did we decide to use a thinner aspect ratio instead of a... (Read More)

Boot Hill Heroes at PAX East - Booth 127

March 20th - via:
Hey, if you're going to be at PAX East in Boston this weekend, come see us at booth #127. Post a comment if you're going so I know to expect you.  We'll have the game set up for your to play and you can win some free swag like this poster.  ... (Read More)

In-Game Backer Rewards

February 7th - via:
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A long awaited Boot Hill Heroes Update!

January 28th - via:
Howdy partners, it’s about time I wrote an update! Progress is marching along on Boot Hill Heroes. Things are looking good, but we are incredibly busy. We hope to make a major announcement soon. But first, some news items to address. PAX East: ... (Read More)

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