Holy heck this is madness for a 48 hour jam. Awesome work, the concept's really cool and fun!
Tumbleweed Typo Hunter
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
You are a freelance bounty hunter searching for typos in a spaghetti western world populated entirely by words. In this third-person 3D action shooter/word-game, you must hunt down misspelled words to collect their lucrative bounties.
Made for Pirate Jam Pre-Jam Skirmish 2020 in 48 hours. Theme: Bounty.
Find typos and shoot them to claim their lucrative bounties. Stay alive and keep your business out of bankruptcy by shooting wisely.
There are three towns so far. More to come if there is interest. In each play through, the residents of the towns are randomized.
|Walk||Arrows or WASD|
|Aim / Look||Move mouse|
|Zoom in/out||mouse scroll wheel|
|Secret cheat key to advance to next day/town||Forward Slash (/)|
- Innocent bystanders won't shoot at you unless you've injured them first. Don't piss them off unless you want a big gunfight. Villainous misspelled words will start shooting at you if they think you're shooting at them, whether they're injured or not.
- Use cover, distance, dodging, and grit to stay alive! The words are not very smart, but they will outgun you if you go in guns-blazing and engage them at point-blank-range. Longer words can take more damage.
- If you're unsure if a word has the right spelling, you can always pause the game (Escape key) and check it in a real dictionary. Here's the list of commonly misspelled words used in the game.
- Each time you hit a word with your bullet (an exclamation mark), you damage one of its letters, turning it red. If all the letters in the word are damaged, then it dies. Longer words are tough to kill, but they have trouble with doors and turning around.
- You die if all of your 4 letters are damaged. H-E-R-O.
- The day ends when you die (game over) or deliver all of the bounties.
- Look on the bounties board by the sheriff's office to see how many outstanding bounties there are for the day.
- Look on the town's welcome sign to see the current population.
- If you end up with a negative balance even after delivering all of the bounties for the day, then you go out of business.
- Minimize collateral damage - the costs can add up. Don't shoot innocent bystanders. Don't shoot walls. Every shot costs you one coin also.
- Health care is not free. Each damaged letter of yours costs 50 coins for the doctor to patch you up before you move to the next town.
Third Party Assets
- Music: "Spaghetti Western Theme - Orchestral" by Markus Lindner (CC BY 4.0)
- Sound effects: "Western Audio & Music" by John Leonard French (free from Unity Asset Store)
- Shooting Sound: "FIREARM_Handgun_B_FS92_9mm_Fire_RR1_stereo.wav" by Imphenzia (Royalty Free License, universalsoundfx.com)
- Font: "Bou Western Font" by Bou Fonts (100% free license)
- Font: "Bonzer - San Francisco" by Bonzer (100% free license)
Tools: Unity (2019.2.17f1), Gimp, Blender 2.79
Changes/Fixes in the Post-Submission build (v1.0.3):
- Added a settings menu where you can adjust the camera sensitivity options and camera control settings.
- Fixed the issue with some words appearing on the roof of buildings rather than on the ground.
- Fixed location of welcome sign in West Wanton so that it doesn't intersect with a building.
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Great idea and a good implementation. Really useful to brush up on English spelling. :)
(Gameplay video below but first a mini-review)
I'm late with this video/mini-review, sorry! D:
This game was actually a nice change of pace from the kind of games I've played in the past. Wish it was a bit longer and more variety in the words seen throughout the town but for what it is, it's not too bad.
To be honest, it's a kind of game if I was a teacher for English, I'd have them play this game :D Which is good because all games should be educational and a learning experience for everyone :)
Thanks for the video & suggestions!
I had just won a shootout with NECESARY and then SUPRISE came out of nowhere and shot me in the back. Just brilliant!
This is really cool and makes me realize I'm not as good at spelling as I thought I was :)
Really clever game, great job!
It doesn't work for me,not opening at all!
Are you on mac Catalina?
Good to know! Sorry, I don't have Windows 7 and can't support it. Even Microsoft has stopped supporting it just yesterday. Are you stuck having to use Windows 7 because of a very old computer? Have you tried Windows 10 yet?
Please be safe! Without additional security patches/updates from Microsoft, Windows 7 is going to be a death trap, especially if you're downloading random games from the internet with it.
awesome work, man! 100% not bad stuff
love this game!