A short roguelike set in the Wild West, written in 48 hours for CGA Jam.

Play as the righteous Sheriff Boone called to the aid of his sweetheart Amanda, captured by road agents led by the vicious Al Swearengen. Fight off his henchmen with rifles, shotguns, dynamite and molotovs - and if all else fails, you've always got your right hook! Survive the mean streets of the town, face Al at the Gem, and win back your girl!


Touch / Mouse / Trackpad:
Move: Tap/click in a direction to move
Interact: Tap/click on the player to interact
Attack: Tap/click on an enemy
Keyboard & Mouse:
Move: Arrow keys
Interact: Enter
Attack / Inventory: Left-click


You can read more about the development of Tiny Frontier Saga here - but it's still in active development! If you have any suggestions, comments or criticisms you'd like to share with me, please leave a comment below, or get in touch on Twitter @chilly_durango. I'm considering a mobile app release too, and would especially like to hear from mobile users!

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This game is great but it is so hard - would you support a hack for it through ArcadePreHacks?  I can't even use CheatEngine on it anymore.  90% of the time I can't even get to the saloon!

Yeah it's a horror, sorry! Thanks for playing though. Unfortunately this was just a jam game and there won't be any more developments - balancing on the game is terrible, particularly the end-game. To properly test the end-game I added a developer cheat-key that would reload the game from 10 seconds earlier (allowing you to beat the RNG to simulate a 'lucky' run). If I'm completely honest I can't remember whether I even left that key combo in the game, nor can I remember what the combo is.

That’s too bad.  It is a great premise though.  If you could try using Cheat Engine and see if you can find the register for money, that would help me out a lot.  I know I did this in the past but either the present version of Chrome or Cheat Engine isn’t allowing this to work.  Even if you remember the data format for health, money or ammunition that would help (i.e. 2-bytes or 4-bytes, and does the register of ammunition include the bullets in the gun already?).  I used to have a lot of success with Cheat Engine for these simple flash games that are too hard, but this one is baffling to me.  Thanks for replying though - you definitely have talent!

Ha, thanks! Yeah the premise has always been a good one. Side-scrolling roguelike has a real nice feel to it somehow. This is one project I often want to return to and do justice, but now isn't really the time. Regards data formats I have no idea, I'm a filthy non-coder who uses middleware so I am clueless as to what's actually going on under the hood, sorry :(

Do you have the code for this game so I can try and hack it?

I don't think so - it was written in Costruct 2 though so there's no code, per se. Realistically, it only took two or three days to make (IIRC) with me just adding features as they seemed necessary, so it's almost definitely easier/better to just write it from scratch than try and reverse-engineer anything. Thanks for the interest! If you've got any specific questions I can probably answer them still.

Wait, so is this game browser-only? :o

Yes, afraid so. I don't think I even have the source anymore so there won't be a desktop upload either I'm afraid :(

That's okay! I just wasn't expecting it. x3

Love that !

How exactly do you finish the game? I wiped out everyone at the Gem Saloon, and ended up with some figure following me around - wasn't sure if that was Amanda or another villain. The only interaction you have with them is to fight them, though, and after that, nothing happens.

There are some bugs regarding the ending - however you found Amanda! And you now need to return to the start. Sorry she isn't much to look at :(

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Heh. Well, when I return to start, I get a "Fried toast!" you-lost-the-game screen. So definitely some bugs to fix.

Also, after doing that, my progress is saved such that every time I load this page and start the game, I get "Fried toast!" and can't actually play.

GOSHDARNIT! I thought I had that particular bug licked. I'm real sorry, man. If you clear your cache for this page, it should at least allow you to play again. I'm really sorry to everyone who's had this bug, I just can't seem to replicate it any more, and I've tried everything I can think of to fix it 'blindly' :(

Wow! This is really cool. I love the art and color palette. The gameplay itself is a real treat too, as it's simple, but also manages to be interesting. I'd love to see a mobile release of this.

Keep those fingers crossed...

Nice! Love the music

Pretty cool game !

Awesome art !

Thanks - it rides off the back of another tileset of mine, originally made for Tiny Town Saga (that's why I named them similarly). I released the spritesheet, you can grab it here: https://t.co/Ih8yQkeVfc


What a nice thing to do ! I really liked your art style !

Great game. Love the art and the music. yeah a button to skip the intro would be great.

There is one now! Just click / tap anywhere on screen :)

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it is a really cool game, some feedback:

  • a key to jump the first cutscene.
  • some indicators to know where you can move  or where you are shooting at .

Excellent work :D