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, discussions of racism and settler violence. 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 of @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 4.9 out of 5 stars
(956 total ratings)
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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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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what if i dont want it to end馃槶

For anyone who doesn't know, nominations for the Ursa Major Awards are open until February 11 and, if it gets enough nominations, Lookouts could be up for Best Game.

If you were moved by this game and want to see it get recognition, instructions are here:

https://ursamajorawards.org/nominations.htm

put me through mental turmoil frfr
i want what they have

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I honestly have to say this is one of the best free games i have ever played, its entrapping, The story telling and attention to detail on its own made me shed tears, the true emotion and writing into the characters and their lines and body language was so amazing- this game is worth so much more than its listed as, its worth every penny anyone is able to donate and more; 10/10, and although I finished it rather quickly[2hrs], To put it plain I could play it again right away- its even inspired me to try and get over my recent 6 month art block, thank you  dearly readers, writers, and story tellers. -maggot

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Such cute artsyle!THE ARTSTYLE IS SO JUICY AND YUMMY GRGRG 10/10 gameplay!!

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This novel made my eyes teary too, i pick up behavior and scenery from things i take much interest in! And love the writing too

THIS NOVEL IS SO GOOD RGRTGWQBNFHB

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I enjoyed the game a whole lot,both the story and character design are very well made! 10/10 :D

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I love this game the character designs and personalities are so in-depth and real. 10/10 i would die for these gay bois

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I came across this game while downloading the newest update for ClanGen and decided to go in completely blind- I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH. The art style is beautiful and fits the atmosphere of the game perfectly. All the character designs were great and all the representation was nice to see. :] 

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This was by far the cutest queer western game I have ever seen.

The characters are relatable and cute and the art style is BEAUTIFUL. The story has depth, the atmosphere is well-made, the music isn't annoying, and it's overall perfect.

There is also an outstanding representation of minorities here. I also like that this is playable on browser, as I can't download it due to my kind of computer.

10/10 <3

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This game is great, i got my friend into it and we both adore the characters and how cute they are

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This game understood me more than I understand myself.

As a hopeless romantic such as myself, this reinvigorated my self-confidence and helped me appreciate who I am and my identity choices in general.

Also, I would die for Robin. Fight me.

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I love this novel, dear to my heart forever, i wished it was longer though

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OH MY GOD I LOVED THIS GAME SO MUCH

100000/10 /srs

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That was AMAZING! Thank you so much :') <3

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This is so cute, and im not gonna lie I almost cried, so wholesome-

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I played about half way through the game or so with my boyfriend. This game is really good. I love dating sims or visual novels but a lot of them leave me feeling weird or unsatisfied. I have not even finished this one, and it makes me feel so good and warm. SO good in fact, I had to buy the gold edition. I paid $5 more for it because honestly the devs of this deserve to receive love and success for the work of ART they produced. Thank you to the devs for putting this together. And, to anyone reading this comment, this game is good.

after finishing the game, I can say that this has genuinely helped me recenter and figure out what is going on. This has helped me a lot.

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god this is so cute & wholesome! i played this with my girlfriend and we both cried, i expected it to be good at a glance, but it far exceeded my expectations! thank you for making these great t4t gay furry cowboys!

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Ok, I hate the maker of this game because you made all of my other favorite games look like dogshit. You made too good of a game. 999999999999999/.0001. The game is so good you made me question if I should just quit the idea of making games. Thank you, but also, no thank you. (P.S. I am joking this game is awesome and I dont hate this game and it's creator)

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this was so good - I played it beginning to end in a single sitting, sleep be damned. thank you!! 

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what a wonderful journey. thank you <3

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This game made me have so much more confidence and I cannot express how lovely of a story it was. Please understand my enthusiasm when I heard our protagonist go "I call myself a man". Such a simple sentence, with the most impactful placement. I've yet to dispel that moment from my mind. As someone whom trans, this game brings complete joy to my heart. The dialogue is well written with witty choices of annunciation to what really brings the core message together. Each and every townsperson (and future ones) of Clemency was loveable down to the bone. Please take my words with full recognition to how you all have made such a wonderful game. To make something so impactful is not of an easy feat, from me to you, thank you. 
Take care,
Misha

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I have to admit something... I am completely addicted to these two cute fellas.

Crap, I really wish they were turned into marketable plushies... that would be a dream come true lol.

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Would love to see some fan games for this! Im left wondering what happens after the game.. Damn you and your great storytelling!!

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no im not crying youre crying

Thank You...this is what i'm looking for...

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MY SOULLLLL I LOVE ITTTTTT I WISH I DID NOT FINISH IT ITS SO GOOOOOOOD

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this game is too good to be free, but the fact that it's free makes this game much much better

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Understand, I'm strait as cold iron, BUT...

Its really good, like really good for a trans story.

I really only checked it out due to its incredicble art, but im not even done and its just, great.

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1000000/10

This is the best story game I've ever played, I stayed up all night playing this.

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Did i just stay up until five in the morning to play the cutest game ever?? HELL YES I DID! ok i loved the appreciation for the quaker religion because awhile back i did a ton of research on them because it was super interesting especially since not a lot of people know about them but they had such a big impact on early america and also how culturally accepting they were compared to literally everyone else at the time so i loved this little piece of rep i got to see for them despite me personally being atheist i hope this sort of mindset of the quakers can become more mainstream because its honestly so refreshing. sorry this is just my stream of consciousness as i said its 5 am and im just all hopped up on that gay cowboy brainrot so yeah. anyways this is so good, please make more games??? or else????

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Gay cowboy brainrot!!

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Gosh darn, these are the two cutest fellers' I ever did see. Can never go wrong with gay cowboys 100/10 

I adore the art and the music so much! <3

Every single time I replay this game my silly gay mind always initially interprets the hardness of Joseph's clothes to something else... 

And I don't know why, but Robin's sprite of him pulling out a gun is so adorable for literally no reason. But then again, I gushed over every single scene when Robin and Joseph were on the screen at the same time. 

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This game!I love the writing, Love the art and I love the everything else!!! I genuinely enjoyed this game and the characters,I was literally at the edge of my seat during that scene with Curly.


11/10

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this game is adorable and i stayed up til' 3am playing it a couple days back but fell asleep in my chair like 2 minutes after I finished it while thinking about the ending and forgot to review it

11/10

such a great game, with lovable characters, relationships, a beautiful art style, and a great climax and emotional resolution. the way the two main characters met and slowly became closer and closer throughout the story was lovely, and I just clicked on it cuz it looked cool without reading any comments, and about when the second interview-thingy with the turtle was over and they were about to start playing cards, i called it that these two were boutta' be in love. adorable, 11/10.

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I'm just going to copy and paste my review here:

105/100

You know that aching feeling that you get when you finish playing a video game? That feeling has never been stronger since the first time I've played Spiritfarer

Everything about this visual novel works. The soundtrack, the actual story, the characters, and particularly the art design. 

I really don't know what to say about the art design--it's just that good. Unlike other visual novels I've read, this one stands out in particular since the very stylized characters blend perfectly into the background. Every single character has their own unique personality--other than the generic gang members of course--and all of their designs are worth simping over. I'm truly at a loss for words: I was fully enraptured in the story. Like any other good game, my only complaint would be that it is too short. But then again, anything is too short when it gives you the time of your life. The only real nitpick I have would be the character sprites having no feet when sliding in or out of frame (unless if that was on purpose--which I would respect lol.)

I'd love for there to be a sequel or spin-off series starring the characters in this story. All that there is to do now is to buy the gold edition and to do what anyone who's invested in a piece of media does--draw fanart.

If I could compare this game to something, I would compare it to Brokeback Mountain without the tragic gays trope and just better overall although I'm particularly biased towards Lookouts since, well, gay furry cowboys being fluffy and adorable. Need I say more? Play it!! 

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gay cowboys sharing a blanket, 10/10.

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Well, that was definetly rollercoaster of emotions. Loved every pixel of it.
(music was really awesome too)

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wow, i finished the game, that was alot to take in,

i clicked on this expecting a short game, abd instead i got a heart melting story, you did a amazing job,

thank you for this wonderful game,

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lovely game, i have not finished it yet, i was recording and ive had to stop! for a free browser game there sure is a ton of story! and i hope you have a great time and publish greater titles,

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The artstyle of the work is pretty amazing锛両t exactly deserve 10/10 XD

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