Duster is a retro Western where you roll a unique character and follow a bird spirit to gold, adventure, and likely hilarious death. Every character you create starts with different bonuses that helps you to and hunt down the corrupt officials, crooked lawmen, and violent outlaws guarding a lost treasure. Be warned, once your dead you’re down for good!
Every game is generated uniquely. You’ll find an amazing world filled with poisonous snakes, roaming bandit gangs, giant steam robots, and other drifters out to find the gold first.
The core gameplay of duster is to search for and assassinate powerful outlaws in the name of revenge, all while surviving a very harsh world. Poison, disease, bullet, wounds, and more will try to bring you down. You must prevail if you’re to avenge the bird spirit and claim your riches!
You’ll have to make a decision between entering a cave rich in gold, or going to find a source of water before you die of thirst. Drinking water from a running river is clean, but that pool of stagnant water could easily lead to cholera. Stumbling upon a secret bandit hideout could be something to avoid, but you might need to sneak through and deftly defeat its master for a clue. When all else fails there’s always a trusty six shooter to get you out of even the tightest spots.
Combat in Duster is perhaps one of the most intense and fun aspects of the game. Stagnant trade has made ammunition a valuable commodity. Your character must often rely on impressive melee feats in a dynamic combat system. Dodge, parry, even fighting multiple enemies at once. A stealthy backstab is the easiest way to take out an enemy instead of attempting to take them head on. Even with that powerful colt pistol at your side, a long journey out of town could easily see you saving those precious bullets for emergencies and dispatching your enemies the old fashioned way.
In addition to navigation a harsh western landscape and fighting dynamic battles, there are a multitude of fun ways to gather resources in this game. You might start out with the safest route of panning the river for gold and slowly amass enough wealth for bigger adventures. Players may attempt to go cave spelunking to find valuable deposits of gold while avoiding nests of snakes and scorpions. If you’re feeling lucky, you can go out guns glazing to take down bandits for gold!
THE GAME IS CURRENTLY IN ALPHA