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Project Description

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Based on a true story, Western Press is the most historically accurate frontier dueling game available for Xbox One, PC and Mac. Probably.


$4.99 (Steam)

Release Date

Mar 23, 2018 (Xbox One)


PC, Mac, Xbox One


Paul Godson and Walk with Kings

Duelists will compete in online or local tournaments of up to 16 players or bots, facing each other in rapid-fire, 1v1 sprints to settle the age-old gaming dispute of who can press a random string of ten buttons the fastest.

Playing the game is incredibly simple: randomised buttons appear on the screen in order from top to bottom; press them fast. A duel is measured in a matter of seconds (and hundredths of a second), and a 16 player tournament often takes only a few minutes. So… how good is your competitor’s controller knowledge, and just how fast are their reaction times? The first to complete the string draws iron, the second eats lead.

With a skill tester mode for solo play, a perfect set-up for community-engaged streamers, a range of animated avatars to choose from–including Guacamelee!’s Juan!–and the ability to create custom local and online tournaments, Western Press may well become the high-intensity party game to settle all disputes, from East to West. Can’t decide whose turn it is to do the dishes? Play for it! Who gets the last donut, or a shout-out on channel? Fastest out of three.


No time to explain – learning to play is simple

Buttons go top to bottom, do them fast. A duel takes seconds, and a 16 player tournament takes minutes. So just how good is your guest list’s controller knowledge, and just how fast are their reactions? Submit your answer in ten buttons or less. (Not less, you’ll lose. Do ten.)

Online and local tournaments

Hold custom tournaments for from two to 16 competitors with any mix of local players, online players and bots. The tournament system works out all the match-ups for you, so you get to just sit back and relax. Until it’s your turn. Then stop relaxing because it’s time for extreme stress.

Stroll down memory lane

Fancy yourself more intellect than athlete? Try Memory Mode, where players must memorise and repeat an ever increasing string of buttons. But make more mistakes than your opponent, and you eat lead.

As easy as A, B, Square, Triangle

Custom settings allow you to control which buttons are used, so combos are as complicated as you’d like them to be. Western Press on PC features prompts for console controllers, keyboard and dance mats.

A test of character

Create a profile and play through the Skill Tester to earn your rank, while simultaneously unlocking some of Western Press’ wild bunch. You start with four playable characters, but you’ll have to earn the other 12 by playing the game. Is there anyone fast enough to unlock Wyatt Hurt?

Steam Workshop support

Create custom characters and environments with your own animations, sounds and taunts. Then share them with the community. Create yourself, your friends, your favourite characters, celebrities, politicians, inanimate objects with faces, whatever!

Like Divekick before it, Western Press is oversimplification at its best
It’s fun, exciting, tense, and has a ton of indie charm
Jordan Biordi, CGMagazine

Under the name Bandit-1, developers Paul Godson and Walk with Kings released Western Press on Steam in 2016. An Xbox One version will release on March 23. Western Press is both parties’ first game.


Under the name Bandit-1

Adam ScobleCreator, Walk with Kings
Jacques MulderCreator, Walk with Kings
Paul GodsonCreator

Surprise Attack Games

Chris WrightManaging Director
Michele PirozziDirector
Aaron BertinettiDirector
Marla FitzsimmonsMarketing Manager
Stephen HellerProducer
Steve GrayBusiness Manager
Fiona MurrayFinance Manager
Drew TaylorCommunications Manager

Press assets:

The screenshots above can be saved directly in 1080p. For a complete press kit, however, please visit the Western Press Presskit() page, here.