Land of Strangers

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Land of Strangers
Alpha Project
Developer Aging Minotaur
Theme Wild West, Fantasy, Weird West
Influences Abura Tan, GearHead, Caves of Qud, ADOM, Hoplite, PrincessRL, Ultima Ratio Regum,
Released April 2nd, 2013
Updated December 1st, 2015 (v.8)
Licensing GPL
P. Language Python
Platforms Windows, Linux
Interface Graphical display, Keyboard
Game Length n/a
Official site of Land of Strangers


Overview

Land of Strangers (LoSt) is a Wild West/fantasy game in early development. It is open source, written in Python and packed for Windows and Linux. The game can be downloaded from the project's blog at http://agingminotaur.blogspot.de/

The current release (#9) features the skeleton of a game, including:

  • turnbased tactics on a hexagonal grid
  • context-sensitive, "intuitive" controls :P
  • randomized animal and plant species
  • seamless overworld
  • unusual rules for wounds, time/initiative, gunfighting, cover et al.
  • perks and skills
  • configurable
  • slowly expanding weird west-setting
  • more game planned for the next few releases

Inspirations

The setting of LoSt is only loosely based on historical Panamerica, mixing inspirations from Leone, Peckinpah, Kurosawa, Dead Man, El Topo, Carnivale, Deadwood, Indigenous cultures of the Americas and elsewhere, Deadlands RPG, The Place of Dead Roads, The Return of Post Apocalyptic Cowgirls, Mahabharata, Krazy Kat, Mark of the Mole, Heart of Darkness, and more.

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