A Quick-Fire Game of Cat-and-Mouse Between Righteous Sheriffs and No-Good Outlaws that Puts Detective and Stealth Skills to the Test!
Snail Games — global developer and publisher known for the Ark: Survival Evolved franchise — alongside publishing pardner Wandering Wizard and developer NewGen, are excited to announce West Hunt, a Wild West social deduction game for PC. The game, designed for 1-4 players, will be available June 14, 2022 via Steam Early Access.
“West Hunt has allowed Snail Games to step into new territory with the growing social deduction genre,” said Peter Kang, COO of Snail Games. “The unique blend of mechanics combined with the classic Old West setting is sure to provide tons of hilarious moments, and we can’t wait to see what kind of trouble players get up to in West Hunt.”
West Hunt is set in a small but bustling village in the Old West, filled with kind-hearted folks from all walks of life. But among them hides a wolf in sheep’s clothing, stirring up trouble right under their noses: the Outlaw! Lucky for this one horse town there’s a Sheriff ‘round these parts, with a loaded six-shooter at their hip. After players receive their role, the deadly game of cat-and-mouse begins!
As the Outlaw, players are tasked with completing all their assigned missions before time runs out; bribing the Barman, poisoning the water supply, praying for forgiveness, and other staple Outlaw activities. Completing missions will increase the Outlaw’s notoriety, giving the Sheriff key information to help track them down and put a permanent end to their bad-guy antics. As the Outlaw, players can do optional side missions to reduce their notoriety and blend in with the other villagers. Surely that dancing nun in the bar wouldn’t hurt anybody?
Meanwhile, as the Sheriff, players must carefully observe the behavior of the villagers in town to deduce the identity of the Outlaw and kill them within the time limit. But don’t get trigger happy, as shooting an innocent villager will result in the Outlaw winning the game. As the notoriety of the Outlaw increases, hints such as their last known location, their last completed mission, or uncompleted missions can be collected from mailboxes around the town. Being a Sheriff ain’t easy, but it’s honest work.
Watch the trailer below:
Key Features of West Hunt Include:
- Belly Through the Brush: Dodge Johnny Law with randomized elements every game, including Outlaw skin and Outlaw missions. Sheriff hints are also located in random places each round to even the odds.
- Howdy Pardners!: 1 vs 1 isn’t the only way to play. Team up for 2 vs 2 matches, play against bots, and create unique rules with custom games.
- Quit Yer Yammering: In-game voice chat means Outlaws and Sheriff’s can taunt one another to their heart’s content!
- Best Dressed in the West: Customize the look of the Sheriff, personalize winning and losing emotes, and even get a helper hound to sniff out trouble!
West Hunt will release for PC via Steam Early Access on June 14, 2022, with a full release announcement coming at a later date. Players can wishlist the game today at: https://store.steampowered.
To keep up with all things West Hunt, follow Wandering Wizard on Facebook and Twitter, and visit their official website. Follow Snail Games on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, join their Discord, and visit their official website.
A full press kit, including logos and screenshots, can be found here: https://uberstrategist.link/
About Snail Games
Snail Games has been a pioneer in the digital technology and entertainment industry since it was founded in 2000. The company has developed and published more than 100 digital products – providing entertainment to 150 million users in over 100 countries and regions. In addition to desktop and console titles, Snail Games has recently expanded its scope to include mobile and VR releases and continues to innovate in the areas of software, hardware, and telecommunications. Learn more at https://snail.com.
About Wandering Wizard
Based out of Los Angeles, Wandering Wizard was started in 2019 as a publishing label under Snail Games. They are dedicated to bringing unique, high-quality independent Western games to market, such as Outlaws of the Old West, and the upcoming Expedition Agartha and West Hunt. Learn more at https://wanderingwizard.com.
Alex Handziuk and James Robinson