Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 21, 2012.

Update #5

Video Update #3: New Backers in Our Living Room! And a Mayor!


Watch as Ben and I struggle and fail to pronounce your names correctly in our latest video!

We’re about 2/3 done and the Kickstarter is still going strong.  This is terrific for Boot Hill Heroes since we can use the funding to make a better product for you guys.

As you can see on the Kickstarter page, we’ve updated our budget chart again to show you where that money will be going.  Thanks to your pledges, we’ve now applied to go to PAX Prime this August!  I hope you guys will make it out!

Also, we have some very exciting news that I’m dying to share.  The Mayor prize was claimed by Fraser from Video Games Awesome for his incredibly generous donation of $1000.  Congratulations Fraser!

We still have many $50+ backers who haven’t sent me any pictures.  There’s no rush, but if you want to be featured in our next Kickstarter video, go ahead and send your pictures to and I’ll make a preliminary sprite design for you.

Speaking of which, you can now download these sprites from this directory:

 Find your sprite

Then, check out this thread on VGA where you can show a picture of yourself and your sprite.  I thought others might be curious to see how these sprites are turning out.

 VGA Forum Sprites

You’ll have to register for an account to post, but it’s totally worth it.  VGA is a terrific community for gamers and you’ll be glad to be a part of it.

One more thing, if you message me and I don’t get back to you within 24 hours, please resend the message.  I don’t want to miss anyone’s questions.

Hey, check out some interviews we did recently if you want to know more about Boot Hill Heroes and Experimental Gamer


Indie Games Channel


That’s all for now!  We should have one more video update before the end of the Kickstarter. 

See you then!



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      Creator jakob katz on May 19, 2012

      hey im jakob katz, (sadly wishing i had 50$ for the sprite thing)

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      Creator Bobby Klosak on May 8, 2012


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      Creator JosefGuy on May 8, 2012

      Aw, my little pixely self is adorable. Great job on all of them.

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      Creator Joveth Gonzalez on May 8, 2012

      Awesome! It's a little late, but my name is actually pronounced Joe-veth Gonzalez, not hoveth :)

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      Creator Brian Watzig on May 8, 2012

      lol they said my name, thats all i need to hear, lol

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      Creator Martin Ellis on May 8, 2012

      Can't let Fraser have all the glory, make way for melly!

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      Creator Stephen Dubich on May 8, 2012

      Never mind....working!

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      Creator Stephen Dubich on May 8, 2012

      Video isn't working :(

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    You look kinda pixelated, you NPC! There are a lot of cowtown folk in this game and we'd love for you to be one of them. $50 gets your likeness rendered to a character sprite and plopped into one of the seven towns in the game. You can even have your own name and write your own dialogue - just watch the potty mouth please! You'll also get a color printed copy and digital file (8.5x11) of your NPC so you can show everyone what you'd look like as a 16-bit wild west fella. (Plus previous reward tiers)

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    Want to play Boot Hill Heroes now? For $100 you'll be one of the exclusive few to receive beta access to early versions of Boot Hill Heroes so you can try out this four-player Wild West RPG adventure early. As part of our beta team, we'll be asking you for feedback so you'll have an opportunity to shape the gameplay and make sure it is perfect. (Plus previous reward tiers)

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    NEW! Having your own NPC is good, but where’s he going to live? We’re adding a new town just for our backers called Kickstart Creek, and real estate is available! You will get your own one-room house that you can design based on the different designs and objects we have available. Choose the structure, interior design, and furnishings. We’ll create up to five original objects for you to decorate your house that you request as long as they are appropriate for the setting. Note that Kickstart Creek is not guaranteed to be in the game, in which case you can relocate your house to one of six other towns of your choice. (Plus previous reward tiers – including an NPC in the game who can live at this house)

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    Choose your side: the brave heroes of the Boot Hill Posse or the merciless villains of the Saints-Little gang. A pledge of $250 allows you to design a character to join either group. Your character will play a significant role in the game as either a former member of the original Boot Hill Posse or a member of the Saints-Little gang who just escaped from prison. This is no small reward and we are limiting this one to 20 people (10 for each side). We'll work with you to design your character how you want him or her. You may have quests to assign the player, give them a valuable item, or reveal part of the story. If you're lucky, you might even be a boss fight. (Plus previous reward tiers)

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