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 £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
(866 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 £5 GBP or more

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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)

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,

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,

The artstyle of the work is pretty amazing!It exactly deserve 10/10 XD

wholesome cryptids <33 highly reccommend this game!

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gay cowboys reign supreme

I love your style, this game IS really beautiful :)

As a New french translator i would be really happy to localize it in french. Would you bé interested ?

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I genuinely cried. This is a really good game.

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GO PLAY THIS ONE GUYS. It's so worth it I swear

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I love the artstyle - it speaks to my soul, and they're so cute, I love them so much! 

P.S.: the black on white text box is obviously the best color scheme because it makes it look like old films with those text slides.

THIS WAS SO DAMN CUTE IM SO IN LOVE. CONGRATS ON MAKING THIS A WHOLE GAME!!

Cried to this 🙂👍


thank you for this experience it was amazing ^^

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Never knew I'd cry to a story about gay cowboy birds, but here I am

This was such an amazing game, and the art was so incredible too! Thank you for making this and blessing our little gay hearts <3

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I fell in love with the characters, the story, the art. I wish I could experience it for the first time again. Thank you for this wonderful game!

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Really enjoyed it! Highly recommend this game to anyone who enjots visual novels

im going to read this multiple times

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I made an account just to say how much I loved this game. It's incredibly well written and you are all so talented both art and story-wise. The characters were fantastic and the game overall is one of the best visual novels I've ever read.

Thank you for making this game!

great game!!

i-   i forgot that saving was a thing and i made it through about 3 solid hours of it... i lost all of my progress

bruhhhhhh

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i wish gay people were real (sadly they aren't)

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I love this game, I am constantly thinking about it at work, wanting to play it.

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I loved this game, was a nice change of pace for once with the other games ive played!

Also what was that card game called again?

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Vingt-et-un, more commonly known as Blackjack. Vingt-et-un (literally "Twenty-one") is thought to be the French name of the game before Blackjack became widely spread. (Also I just noticed I've been spelling it wrong in-game as vingt-en-un oops lol)

It was something like "Vengt-en-un"? I'm pretty sure it's just blackjack though

thank you two so much 

'course!

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Please, I'm begging you, come out with a sequel for this. This is awesome. Kudos to the amazing and talented people who made this.

Just finished. Really love the game <3

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Very touching and heartwarming. Honestly it made me look into wild wests themes in general. To see this game get a full release was joy to endure through all the hardship that was for our protagonists set up. Soon as I can I will get the Gold edition, I am so curious to see what is behind it all! 

hey just wanted to ask if a mac version will come out?

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fellas, is it gay to be gay? yes, great game and great gaym. im so funny and original

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Beautiful game, no complaints, I love it so much. Would gladly pay to see sequels and what not. Oh my god I love this game so much.

SO CUTE AND GAY... LOVELY.. GORJUSS... IN TEARS...

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This was an absolutely wonderful experience! I have no clue how you made me so attached to a couple of gay dudes trying to live a life. The story is so damn good! It has it's lighthearted moments, moments of bonding, but dem spooks too! Legit the most tensed i've ever been playing a game. The only piece of critism I have is that the game lacks a good UI. It's almost hard to figure out how to exit and save. But that's nitpicking too, the beauty of the game outweighs all of the rest so much more! 

Love the game, hope you devs and artists are doing good, keep it up! <3

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THANK YOU. I WANT TO KISS ALL OF THE MEN AND ALSO SHERIFF.

This was such an amazing experience!! Beautiful writing, well written characters, and incredible art! HAD to make an account just to say this

This is so beautiful, left me crying like a baby

this game has no excuse for being this goo

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This game absolutely melted my heart, the actions between robin and joseph is adorable. What drawed me to this game was the art style. When i saw it was a romance novel i was interested. Im so glad i discovered this game, i need a sequel or some form of after math, maybe a marriage dialog? I dont know, im just glad i played this game. 6/5 stars. ******

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absolutely stunning fantastic game. great art, great character designs, great music. all comes together to enhance and support some excellent and touching writing. i felt so much sincerity and passion in every line, and you made me care about these characters so quickly. on top of everything, you managed to build such a unique tone in this game, which made everything even better. can't give enough praise, gold edition was an instant buy and all the bonuses are super cute. amazing work!!!

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This was such an amasing experience! 10/10 love the gays

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