Two lookouts meet in a desert, far from the sight of their gangs.

With more in common than they could've expected, they scout out a town with rumours of gold.

What will become of this fateful meeting?

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Lookouts is a romance visual novel about two gay trans masc outlaws in the old west, finding refuge in each other, and a little hope for a better life.

With roughly 45,000 words of story and a 5-6 hour reading time, it's a much expanded version of the original jam game we made for the Gay Western Jam. The original jam version can be played here!

Controls: Click or press spacebar to progress/show dialogue. The menu bar will show up in the top right hand corner if you tap/mouse over it.

Loading the game in the browser version may take a while depending on your internet connection. If it looks like it isn't loading, don't worry, it is! Just give it a minute or two.

CW for: gun violence (incl. sound effects), gun death, blood, injury, mild transphobia. None of the injuries are described in great detail but there are some visual aids and allusions/light descriptions.

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Made with love by:

Col (Art and Character Design) @Coldoggo

Hawky (Programming and Story) @ParanoidHawk

Featuring music by the talented Jamie from @fakegamercomics


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If you enjoyed the game and want some extra super cool stuff, consider buying the Gold Edition of Lookouts. If you click the Download Now button, for only 拢5/$6.50 you get a zip file containing:

  • High quality original versions of all the art from the game
  • Exclusive wallpapers for desktop and mobile
  • The full banging OST
  • A bunch of extra original art of doodles and designs by Col
  • Mini comics with the characters (more coming soon!)
  • A development artbook (coming soon!)
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, Android, HTML5
Release date Apr 01, 2022
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(772)
Authorsparanoidhawk, coldoggo
GenreVisual Novel
Made withUnity
TagsFurry, Gay, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Narrative, Queer, Romance, Transgender, Western
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen
AccessibilityOne button, Blind friendly

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Lookouts 32-bit v1.1.zip 70 MB
Lookouts 64-bit v1.1.zip 73 MB
Lookouts Android v1.1.apk 53 MB
LOOKOUTS: GOLD EDITION 313 MB
if you pay 拢5 GBP or more

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This is a really nice game, played it with my sister we both loved 10/10.

by far one of the best visual novels ive read

Im in fucking love with both characters and i rlly wanna see more 

excellent job

I loved this game emenslly!!! The art and story had my hooked and the soundtrack is stunning!! I honestly can't express how much I love your work and characters! Might have to draw these two some time 馃枌
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Hi ! I noticed that this was categorized as blind-friendly. I was wondering how? From a quick test of the in-game browser, I don't see how the dialogue text could be read. Thanks

Hi there! The game has a screen reader feature that can read the text out loud. It should run automatically if it detects a screen reader already in use on the computer, and should enable even if on browser, but probably more reliable on Windows. Would it be helpful if there was a keyboard shortcut to enable the screen reader?

I loved this so so much the only thing I'm mad about is that it ended though that's more of a personal thing I just hate when great stories end it makes me sad

This was the most heartwarming, wholesome, platonic little game I've ever played.
Giving the game a score in the comments is popular here, but I'll just say the numbers can't really express my feelings for this novel.

Sincere thanks for this experience! Looking forward to purchasing the gold edition as soon as I am able to!

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What an incredible job paranoidhawk, Coldoggo, and Fakegamer Comics you guys made something beautiful I research design in general, and in all aspects this game kills it! All of the characters have a unique art style and look to them paired with great and easy to fall in love with character development, plus the game of 21 that you play that actually feels fun to play with a feather at stake that gets lines of dialogue dedicated to it just breathes life into the characters that much more! An easy-to-use save and load system even a way to change the text to A easier you read font if you want and even music made just for this cute game that makes you feel the warmth in the experiences that Robin feels! I could go on and on and on but you get the point this game is A short, sweet, heartwarming, and very well made and hand-crafted game paranoidhawk, Coldoggo, and Fakegamer Comics thank you guys for making such an experience! ( I would buy the Gold Edition and talk more about that but I'm young and my card and all my money are in my wallet and I just lost my wallet last week so when I find it I'll be back to enjoy this some more! ) 

10 out of 10!

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This made me feel happy 10/10

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So is Sherrif nonbinary or is Sherrif just Sherrif?

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yes

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Are you saying Sherrif is both?

proly

This was such a sweet game! Really touched my heart thanks so much for sharing it <3

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literally tysm for the awesome game, i came back from school with headache and yk just HATING LIFE RN but omfg this game already made me feel sm better and its not even an hour yet, its PHENOMENALLLLLLL, ilysm for this<3

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I know my comment will be (probably) lost in a sea of other, rightfully delighted, comments. But holy shit, holy shit! This is so much cooler-better-stunning than I imagined! Genuinely would trade all my mortal belongings to play this all over again. It's just that outstanding.


Wonderful job :>

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omg this is genuinley the cutest little game i've ever played. the happy vibes were off the charts. This game is everything i had been looking for without realising. It has realistic characters and plot's without being too confronting or making the whole focus of the game into one stereotype/issue.Everything was orchestrated perfectly to make the player feel thoroughly immersed in the game <333 loved it 10/10 

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i love the gay cowboys so much

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After playing I think we all need just a little furry and fluffy gay cowboys in our life Azure

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I love the art style and the music too. It's nice to have a story you can relate to. I loved the story and the characters!

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y'all really did that "only one bed" trope, didn't you? not mad but i did burst out laughing at 3am cuz i just wasn't expecting it lol

I loved the ending, it's kind of an open ended ending so it lets us players be able to decide what we want to happen after tonight but it also leaves room for a possible sequel. (not saying there will be one but in the future who knows what the creators decide?) 

TLDR; Good game with "one bed" trope and open ended ending. <3

I just found this and you had me at "two gay trans masc outlaws in the old west" I CANNOT WAIT TO PLAY!! :3

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Oh also the artstyle and design direction in this game is phenomenal! I love the limited color palette the characters had compared to the oranges, reds and yellow of most backgrounds! It really made them pop

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Oh my god 馃槶馃槶馃槶 this game was so good i just cant?? I think I'm gonna burst because of the happiness this gave me

10/10

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i love gay people 10/10

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I've never been more sad when a game ended, not because the ending was sad, it was a pretty good ending. I was sad because I wasn't able to spend more time with the characters. I love this :,)

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oh. my. god. I LOVE THIS!! The storyline, the characters, the art, everything is just *chefs kiss*. I was so sad when it ended! but happy that it ended on a good note ^^ also love all the representation in this <3

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I love them I love them so much this makes me so happy thank you for making this im gonna go have a happy cry in the corner for a bit now I love them so much 

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im gonna play it again now, I need to see all the cute things again I love it, I love it so much

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Never commented on a game here before, but this is possibly the best itch.io game I've ever played! I loved all the characters and the story, and it warmed my heart. Thank you so much to everyone who has worked on this wonderful game <3

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this was such a beautiful experience!! i feel so full after playing it?? the art is stunning and the game flows so so well. also, i figured the game takes your name from your pc, but it turns out me and robin have the same name! keep it up <3

Did the author consider putting steam on the shelves?

beautiful beautiful beautiful story ;-;
love this so much

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This game has been on my radar for a long time but I was always kind of uninterested in actually playing due to my experience with similiar games/stories. Once I actually got the courage to open it I was incredibly suprised at first and ecstatic once I reached the ending. I played it with a constant raised eyebrow at what dumb trope might come next but time and time again I was pleasantly suprised.

Take for example the feather he brings back to camp if you win the cardgame, I was 100% sure the big baddie would notice it and the whole plot would descend into somewhere else, but nope!

And the fact that it did not end as a "happy forever after" but instead an actual realisitc conclusion! Talk about immersion! I was on the edge of my seat and emotionally invested throughout the whole experience!

And thank god the sweaty emotionally crippled wounded people did not decide to have sex from out of nowhere.

I know this "review" might have sounded quite negative but you actually inspired me to work on my game when im supposed to be on break due to how simply brilliant this was handled! GOOD FUCKING WORK!

[If it wasnt for the fact that I am dirt poor I would have donated, sry ;(]

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I'm such a big fan of this game! It brought so much comfort and I can't wait until I can buy the Gold Edition. These characters and story are going to stick with me for so long. The creators did such a lovely job and I'm so thankful they gave us this story. 

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This is an amazing vn+game, I loved the characters, the artstyle, and the story sm. The game is like a nice big hug, very warm and sweet. Definitely a huge comfort for me in this trying time.

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I loved this game so much!! Can't stop thinking about the characters and how their story may have continued. It inspired me to make my own game like that and maybe I will try to do that some day!! 

Absolutely love the transmasc representation, as a gay transmasc I really loved the main characters and related to them so much DSADfdsf

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had me on the edge of my seat!! thank you for the subversion of the tragic gay trope, it was incredibly refreshing

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A game that is so unapologetically about queer people finding community and companionship. Loved the story so much, the art style was so unique and the characters were flushed out really well. Western gay cowboys brilliant.

The download link doesn't work for me. Can anyone help

Hi there, what seems to be the issue? Are you downloading in browser or the itchio app? Are you able to download other games from itchio? Happy to help if I can

I'm on browser. I can download other games but not this one for some reason. The link takes me to somewhere else and doesn't load at all, it gives a white screen with a text says 'loading'. But it never loads.  

 the link is this- about:blank 

It never takes me to the proper itch.io installation 

Is this when you click Run game for the browser version or when you click Download Now to try download it? Also what browser are you using (Chrome, Firefox, etc.)?

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this game was so heartwarming and cozy to play, the mood of the writing and art was just so good! thanks for making this wonderful experience

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This game is so cute!

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I loved this game/story. It was a balm to my soul, and I cried (not in a bad way) more than once. I'm so glad I got the Gold Edition; I'll probably play it again on days when I could use the reflective positivity! <3 

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I'm in love with the art style! The chemistry between the characters was amazing and I really enjoyed the story. The part where we played cards was super fun! I liked that dynamic very much. 10/10

happy late pride month everyone

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such a cute game, I absolutely adored it~ the art and music is so good and I'm happy so see more games/stories with this kind of representation:)) 

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