Gunpoint is a stealth puzzle game that lets you rewire its levels to trick people. This video will explain it.
Windows only for now, hopefully Mac and Linux later.
By Tom Francis. Uses Adaptive Images by Matt Wilcox.
No! Don't tell them my scheme!
There's now a mailing list for people who'd like to be told when it's out, and what we do in future. Join it why not!
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Here's the formal permission bit.
Every aspect of its clever design, laugh-out-loud noir story, tiny but expressive art, and moody music work harmoniously with one another.
A framework for a puzzler that rewards cleverness and convoluted sadism in equal measure. JC Denton would be proud.
Note: If you don’t have admin privileges, choose a different folder than the default ‘Program Files’. Sorry, I’ll get a new version up with a different default.
Unbelievably, Gunpoint is out next Monday, the 3rd of June.
I’ve been working on Gunpoint for three years, and it could be a turning point in my life. If it does well enough, I will quit my job to become a full time game developer. I could make more games like this, hopefully better and more quickly. This would be amazing.
Gunpoint is not really a mass-market thing, but I’ve noticed that it just clicks with some people. If those people are happy to support it in exchange for a few extras, Gunpoint could succeed because of passionate players, rather than just a very large number of players. This would be amazing.
I’ve tried to design the extra goodies so that if this was an indie game I was excited about, like FTL, I’d buy the $30 edition no question. But I know everyone’s circumstances are different, so I’ve made sure the base game is the same for everyone – no exclusive missions or bullshit bonus items.
If you can’t afford to go fancy, you can still do me a huge favour by spreading the word and pointing it out to people who do Let’s Plays and the like. Speaking of which, anyone who does game videos to a decent following (say 1,000 subs or followers), get in touch.
So, what fancy editions? What fancy editions!
Have some facts!
Thanks so much to those who helped Gunpoint by expressing excitement or telling people about it. It would have been much harder without that.
I am now a useless ball of nerves, so I’ll stop here and let you know how it goes. Cheers!
Você já pode testar suas habilidades de espião na demo de Gunpoint: [...] pode comprar Gunpoint no site oficial do jogo ou através do Steam. Ele custa R$ 15 e, pelo que pude curtir na demo, vale cada centavo desse [...]
Tom Francis: Just making this a proper post for future reference - I originally put it up as a static html page that replaces gunpointgame.com. I'll be changing that again for launch.
Brian: Congratulations Tom! Just bought the Exclusive Edition, hope this goes well for you!
Daniel: If I buy Gunpoint on steam, will I automatically get the Mac version when it comes out, or will I need to do something extra for that?
ghosttie: Can't say I appreciate the fact that the price has gone down after I bought it...
Brian: Just played the first few levels, the sound track is amazing!
Maarten Daalder: In what timezone of 'the 3rd of June'?
It's 17:30 where I live (the Netherlands) and the Humble Bundle page is still empty. :(
I had hoped to play it this evening. :)
Lack 26: Congratulations, I've been really impressed by how much work you've put into this project. I've nabbed the special edition on Steam earlier; wish I'd seen the post here first, mind, so you'd have got more of the money.
Chris: Its so cool to see you make it to the (sort of) end! I joined in the competition to come up with some of the art for Gunpoint way back when. Glad I didn't win as it looks brill.
Nice work on the special and exclusive editions, they actually have things I would pay for in them! I'll be nabbing an exclusive copy tomorrow when I'm not going to bed. Congrats!
ComManDerN7: This games is awsome! its funny AND fun! but one question though if i buy i smaller package like the $10 one, can we upgrade at a later point?
Gunpoint launch trailer reminds you it’s out and is excellent | Games Zone: [...] can pick up a copy of Gunpoint through the Humble store or [...]
John Smith: Glad it's finally out, bought it yesterday.. only now installing it, can't wait to try it out. good luck with marketing and sales.. hope u do great!
Hana: For those on Mac or Linux, this runs perfectly on wine. Requires dsound and directmusic from winetricks.
Aaron: If you make a linux release, I will purchase immediately. :) I may still get the windows version since commenter Hana says it works fine with Wine...but please do a proper Linux release anyways! :)
Gunpoint released: here’s the launch trailer and the reason why we’re not reviewing it - Snap VRS Blog Directory: [...] and falling from great heights, has been released and is now available from Steam and the Humble Store in multiple flavours. To mark the occasion, game designer and PC Gamer section editor Tom Francis [...]
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