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Hard West

A project in Warsaw, Poland by PlayWay

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Times are hard, people are ruthless and the land is unforgiving in this tactical turn-based western with exploration adventure.
Backers: 4398
Average Pledge Per Backer: $21

Funded: $94,183 of $70,000
Dates: Aug 7th -> Sep 6th (30 days)
Project By: PlayWay
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Latest News

Stretch goal #3 reached: Mac & Linux ports!

September 5th - via:
Thank you! Owing to your constant support and heavy backing, Hard West will be ported to MacOS and Linux :-)  (Read More)

Last stint

September 5th - via:
Hello everyone! First please let us say that we're all here, at CreativeForge, very excited about what happend for the last four weeks. You are amazing and there's no doubt about it. Thanks to you Hard West will become reality. We have reached the... (Read More)

Character progression

September 4th - via:
Dear backers, only 48 hours to go! It's a perfect occasion to spill the beans on the character development in Hard West. This system, among many others, is being designed by Kuba Pałyska, an extremely gifted individual (maker of several flash games... (Read More)

A word on the gameplay loop

September 3rd - via:
We've received several questions about how the tactical combat and world exploration are interconnected, so here's a few more words about the gameplay loop. We hope this update will clear up some confusion about Hard West. Our last video showcased... (Read More)

Character models

September 2nd - via:
Games like Hard West are focused around characters - player avatars, enemies and NPC’s. According to the chosen presentation, they are featured more or less. What we wanted to achieve are beautifully sculpted, recognizable characters that will... (Read More)

Kickstarter Game Developer Haiku Collection

September 2nd - via:
It’s a bit of a tradition that whenever I interview someone for Cliqist I ask them to put together a brief haiku to describe them, their company, or their game. Since we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Cliqist this week I figure it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of them. All the haiku’s were written by the person being interviewed, and are listed in the order in which they appeared on the site. Some are great, some not so much, but each is interesting in its own right. (Read More)

Add-on Reward System

September 1st - via:
I know it might sound boring by now, but again - per backer request, we’re launching an add-on reward system! Pick any pledge level. That’s your starting set of rewards. Then, follow the chart. Click the image to offsite enlarged version, because... (Read More)

Stretch goal #2 reached, stretch goals #4 and #5 revealed!

September 1st - via:
Owing to your backing, Hard West will now feature 2 additional scenarios. That means not 6+ hours of gameplay, but 8+ hours of gameplay! This is a great occasion to reveal 2 more stretch goals. For one, we have received a lof of positive feedback... (Read More)

Inspirations: Deadlands

August 30th - via:
We are very close to the $80’000 stretch goal! Thank you again! When we reach it, there will be 2 additional scenarios in Hard West. This is a very good opportunity to talk a little about Hard West mood and setting inspirations. a blend between the... (Read More)

PayPal donations available

August 29th - via:
Hi guys! For all those who can't pledge through Kickstarter for any reason (and we know that there are many of you), we have prepared an alternative. From now on, you can back Hard West with PayPal. All you need to do is click the link below and... (Read More)

Gameplay footage

August 28th - via:
Dear Backers, many of you have been wondering what Hard West gameplay looks like, or even if the game even exists. Today, we are proud to present to you a first sneak peek into the current state of the game in the form of a gameplay video. We hope... (Read More)

'Hard West' Kickstarter Campaign Successful

August 27th - via:
Times are hard, people are ruthless and the land is unforgiving in Hard West, a tactical turn-based western with exploration adventure. (Read More)

Stretch goal #1 reached: Steam Early Access by the end of October!

August 26th - via:
Extra, extra, read all about it! Hard West will enter the Steam Early Access program by the end of October! This means you will be able to play and voice your concerns quite soon.  Just a reminder: ALL key holders are eligible for early access. It... (Read More)

From the desk of Art Director

August 24th - via:
Allegedly users prefer longer pieces for weekends. So here's a lengthy article in which Remik Nowakowski, CFG Art Director, describes the grand idea. So, without further ado... Undoubtedly, there are many well done, western-themed games, movies and... (Read More)

XCOM-style wild west game, Hard West, is fully funded

August 23rd - via:
A Kickstarter campaign has recently been funded to create a wild west themed game inspired by XCOM and Heroes of Might and Magic. (Read More)

GOAL REACHED! Hard West becomes a reality! Embarassing video number 2 revealed!

August 22nd - via:
Wohooo! Thank you very much for your support! We've just reached the goal (actually, already past it!) and so we've prepared a video on occasion.  (Subs are already in!)  (Read More)

Our first game, Ancient Space, has just been announced

August 21st - via:
Dear backers, Our first project, on which we've worked for, well, some time now, has just been revealed!! It's a moment of great pride for our team. Hopefully, it will also give you an idea of our capability and get us a bit more streetcred :-) Enjoy... (Read More)

Kickstarter Strategy Game Hard West Is Like X-COM in the Old West

August 21st - via:
Batlles can boil down to one shot, one kill. (Read More)

Kickstarter for Hard West promises XCOM style strategy in the weird west

August 21st - via:
There is a metric ton of projects on Kickstarter, so we’re selective in the ones we bring you. Hard West is a concept from CreativeForge games, a team including people who worked on games such as Dead Island and Call of Juarez. They describe it as XCOM: Enemy Unknown – Xbox 360combat in an overworld inspired by Heroes of Might and Magic. Yes, they are getting some of my money. (Read More)

The comic book and physical rewards, a.k.a. the Sweet, Sweet Swag

August 20th - via:
Per popular requests, we’re adding physical rewards for your pleasure and bragging needs. But first of all:The Grand Comic Book and Strategy Guide Giveaway1. All backers who got the early bird tiers (Courier and Prospector) will receive the Digital... (Read More)

Hard West gives tactics, secrets and trickshots to cowboys

August 20th - via:
Old western games often fall into sharpshooter FPS clichés, horseriding romps or shooting gallery distractions. Hard West isn’t one of these things–it’s a turn-based, tactical arena with an undercurrent of RPG and exploration. (Read More)

Only a moment left to back Jotun!

August 19th - via:
Here's another game we can wholeheartedly recommend: Jotun. We're big on mixes of epic games and awesome ideas, and apparently so are the devs behind Jotun: "Imagine the mysterious romantic mood of Journey mixed with the scale of the boss fights in... (Read More)

Music inspirations

August 19th - via:
To communicate the mood of Hard West, we're using music. Because as the old Chinese proverb says: a picture is worth a thousand words, and a spotify playlist is worth a gazillion. These are mostly soundtrack pieces. In some cases, it's the whole... (Read More)

Kickstarter: ‘Hard West’ is a paranormal shooter for the strategist

August 17th - via:
When I think ‘old west shooter’, I tend to imagine combat that requires quick reflexes and leaves a high body count. CreativeForge Games’ Hard West follows a different path. The game features tactical gameplay, forcing players to add a bit more strategy to their saloon shoot outs. (Read More)

Behind the scenes - making of a tactical combat level

August 16th - via:
Here’s a sneak peek of the process behind the scenes - making of one of the tactical combat scenes by one of our designers, Damian Wyspiański - a talented individual with a firm grasp on the spatial side of things, who had spent a lot of time in... (Read More)

Check out After Reset RPG

August 15th - via:
If you like Hard West, you should definately go check out After Reset, a sci-fi post-apocalyptic role-playing game. Inspired by original Fallout 1&2, Baldur's Gate and Planescape:Torment.  It features a nonlinear story fit in a post-apocalyptic... (Read More)

Stretch goals

August 14th - via:
We're getting close to our goal, and this calls for stretch goals! Here are the first three: For one, we'll really push it with EA. That's just $5k away from the base goal, but we really want to do it early on. It's a way of saying: we want it; if... (Read More)

A word on the RPG angle

August 13th - via:
The good folks over at pointed out that we should highlight the RPG features clearly.  Since we have a few. Pleae note: I wouldn't dare to call Hard West a full fledged RPG, out of respect for the RPG crème de la crème. (you know what... (Read More)

Combat at a glance

August 11th - via:
Contrary to some opinions, the development of the game has been started, and contrary to some other, it has not yet finished. While actually - it’s exactly where we said it is! :-) Philosophy To avoid misunderstandings, allow me to explain our... (Read More)

Critical urgent update about your major concerns!

August 11th - via:
Many of you have voiced your concerns - here are the answers. What's up with PlayWay and CFG?  First - PlayWay has some finances invested in CFG, and works as a no-problemo publisher-proxy. They're OK with everything we give them, literally. That's... (Read More)

Hard West Kickstarter Offers Turn-Based Cowboy Tactics

August 11th - via:
“In a nutshell, Hard West is a turn-based squad tactical with adventurous world exploration. Think X-Com combat with Heroes of Might and Magic world map.” (Read More)

Woolfe, Hard West, and Hive Jump in This Week’s Kickstarter Picks

August 11th - via:
See what projects are brewing this week at Kickstarter. (Read More)

Kickstarter Week End. What Launched Aug 3 – 9?

August 11th - via:
Every week (starting now at least) we take a brief look at all of the Kickstarter campaigns that launched in the previous week. This isn’t to say that all of these projects are worth your hard earned cash, but with any luck having all of them in one place will make it easier to educate yourself on the projects you’d like to back, and which ones to run from. You’ll find two types of campaigns listed, “featured” and “the rest“. Featured campaigns are those that contain a significant amount of game information, are from known developers, or are significant in some other way. The rest of the games are usually smaller campaigns that are lacking in information, are from unknowns, have unanswered questions, or have not yet stood out for one reason or another. (Read More)

Old west guns

August 9th - via:
Celebrating a round number of 250 backers, here's a bunch of classic guns from Hard West. One thing about the guns is that we resigned from an outline or a sideshot - they don't do justice to the powerful machinery you get to hold. Consider this:... (Read More)

Trailer music

August 9th - via:
We're getting a lot of comments and questions about the trailer music, so it calls for a quick update. The track has been done by one and only Marcin Przybylowicz of Witcher 2 fame. You can listen to it on soundcloud. Bah - download even! Right... (Read More)

DRM-free version confirmed

August 8th - via:
We're happy to announce that per backers' request, the game will be released in a DRM free version as well available for all backers along with the Steam keys.  (Read More)

XCOM Heads to the Old West in Hard West

August 8th - via:
A team made up of experienced artists, programmers, and game designers have banded together, lending each other their varied experience to begin work on a truly unique project, and this project is known only as Hard West. It calls itself a tactical turn-based western that will pull at the very edges of morality and sanity, but gameplay shows combat more intense than any turn-based game I’ve ever seen. This new studio is pulling together a truly AAA experience, with gameplay like XCOM, but a world like you’ve never seen. (Read More)

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