WELCOME TO THE SHOT IN THE DARK DEMO!!!

We are in the late stages of development and will be wrapping up soon, but until then enjoy this little teaser of whats to come~ 

Shot in the Dark is a classic western tale of bloody vengeance, forbidden rituals, and teeth in the dark. Take up the gun of the lone bandit as they stop at nothing in the pursuit of vengeance. The only thing standing between the bandit and their quarry are the occult nightmares lurking in the darkness. From demons to cultists and long dead gunslingers, all manner of foes are arrayed against you.

Shot in the Dark offers a unique challenge, combining nail biting pixel perfect platforming with precise point and click shooting. But many of the cruel creatures of the night remain hidden in shadow. The bandit will have to be on the lookout for glowing red eyes, shadows moving through the trees, and figures lurking in the night. Because sometimes the only sign of a demon on your trail is the slight movement of the tall grass. And sometimes all you can do is take a shot in the dark.

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Shot in the Dark Win64 DEMO.zip 73 MB
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Shot in the Dark Win32 DEMO.zip 69 MB
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Shot in the Dark Linux64 DEMO.zip 77 MB
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Shot in the Dark Linux32 DEMO.zip 81 MB
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Shot in the Dark Mac DEMO.zip 87 MB

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maybe you should add an indicator of how many bullets you have left? It wasn't a problem throughout the game but it might be nice as a quality-of-life feature

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This is the best game on itch

bweeeeh I'm gonna go cry for a bit thank you so much :,>

damn this game looks real cool but the control sceme doesn't work for me. i have to use alt-click to aim and click to shoot and i obviously can't to both at the same time, would be real nice to have some alternative control options

Thank you thank you! Would you happen to playing on a mac?

no I am using a hp with chrome OS

Curious to know, what alternate control scheme would you prefer if you don't mind me asking?

being able to aim automatically when I put the mouse on screen. or just having a button to aim like maybe hold shift instead of right click.

I love this game so much! But I'd love it even more if I could move and shoot at the same time. lol

Thank you thank you! That is in fact a setting we were thinking of including!

YAY!

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Amazing game!

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Daw shucks

Thank you so much!   :>

I don't have a mouse, I am playing with the keyboard and trackpad, is there a gamepad support or making the shoot a keyboard button instead of only left click because i can't press both at the same time.

Unfortunately the game is built from the ground up and intended for mouse and keyboard.  Sorry for the inconvenience :<

Never have I needed $10 as badly as this dude clearly does.

haHAA that was a delightful lets play thank you for sharing XD

And yea times are tough my dude, gotta get paaaid

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Pretty nice graphics and hard difficulty. Also, i like shooting system in game and reloding. I think its very good game.


Also chceck out my games and give feedback

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i couldnt finish the tutorial because im ona chromebook and have no mouse. maybe add an alternate button to aim? like maybe "E"? seems like it would be very fun though.

We are currently working on some tweaks for the MAC version, stay tuned for more news!

Im actually on Chrome, but that's ok, since I just didn't have a mouse on me at the time.

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i wana be the very best, like no one ever was! 

to shoot them is my real test, to wipe them out is my cause! 

Demons! 

gotta kill em all! 

(I will travel across the land,
Searching far and wide.
Each demon to massacre!)

It's either you or me,

I know it's my destiny!
demons!
Oh, you're my worst enemy,
In a world i must defend!
demons!
Gotta kill em' all!
(A heart so true,
my courage will pull me through!)
You attack me and I'll kill you,
De-mo-ns!
Gotta kill em' all!
Gotta kill em' all!
Every demon along the way,
With courage I will genocide!
I will battle every day,
To correct their evil ways!
the time is right,
There's no better chance!
gun in hand, i will win the fight,
It's always been my nightmare!
Demons!
Gotta kill em' all!
It's you or me,
I know it's my destiny!
demons!
Oh, you're my worst enemy,
In a world i must defend!
demons!
Gotta kill em' all!
(A heart so true,
my courage will pull me through!)
You attack me and I'll kill you,
De-mo-ns!
Gotta kill em' all!
Gotta kill em' all!
Gotta kill em' all!
Gotta kill em' all!
Gotta kill em' all!
Demons!
Gotta kill em' all!
It's you or me,
I know it's my destiny!
Demons!
Oh, you're my worst enemy,
In a world i must defend!
Demons!
Gotta Kill em' all!
(A heart so true,
my courage will pull me through!)
You attack me and I'll kill you,
De-mo-ns!
Gotta kill em' all!
Gotta kill em' all!
De-mo-ns!

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Omg. I'm crying. 

i assume in a good way lol

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In the best way I assure you XD

Everything about this is so cool! I'm really excited to watch where it goes!!

I really like this game, the simple art is really good and the soundtrack definitly fits. The whole idea is really unique and really refreshing to play compared to all the clones of games out there

The enemys and the combat really make the whole game a fun experience and i cant wait for it to be fully completed:)

super cool

super thank you :>

Haven't had big issues, it's been fun playing. That ending though... so teasing...

Thank you for the lets play and all the feedback! (we really appreciate constructive criticism here at the Possum House) And yea glad you liked it and there is oh so much more to come....


p.s. 

you actually can kill the mirror monsters ;)

What? They can be killed? Hmm... I need my revolver... :)

This game is amazing, I had a lot of fun playing it and it could surely emerge into a complete game with a story behind the gameplay. The game mechanic is original, art style is so beautiful and fits perfectly into the theme, and the color scheme is well chosen (the white, black and red). Can't wait to see the final game!!!

Thank you so much! we are hard at work adding as much as we can before release, currently up to 60 plus levels and shooting for more!

Wow I will surely buy the game on release, it's amazing!!!

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Bugged. I got to the train level and was unable to reload or to shoot.

Nice music. Good theme. Good difficulty progression. I just think you need better controls. You also need a bullet counter.

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Thanks for letting us know! We'll see what we can do about that bug! Glad you liked it and for release we are planning to have an option to toggle the bullet counter on and off. We want the game to be as... challenging as possible >:) 

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Right click to aim, left click to shoot makes it unplayable on a lot of macs. A keyboard button to fire would go a long way.

Can't you enable a right-click in your mouse preferences

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On a mac trackpad you right click with two fingers, at which point it is impossible to simultaneously left click. I could assign right click to a corner of the trackpad, but maybe a game with a mac version shouldn't adopt a default control scheme that requires this to be playable?

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Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we tested it on a few macs on our end but you bring up a very good point. We'll address this to the best of our ability!

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Great game, well done.

thank you thank you :>

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There are some REALLY clever mechanics in this. Can't wait to see the game grow and play the final product!

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AAAAAAH thank you for playing and thank you so much for sharing the lets play! That's too cool

FUN

THANK

Thank you for this awesome experience. Looking forward for update!

Thank you so much for playing! We will be sure to keep you posted!

Me: Oh I click on the enemies to shoot them? No problem!

Also me: DEAR GOD WHERE ARE THEY THE EYES WHY IS IT FOLLOWING ME

gon getcha 

Genius! Awesome demo, insane quality! Good job!

Oh that is awesome, when is the full release?

We are still working that out but sooner than you might think... (Summer 2020)

Oh hey Cooper, good news that was not a bug, that was only the DEMO!!! that big red guy is a sneak peak of whats to come in the final game! so stay tuned!

yess so stoked for this < 3

Okay, I think I just beat the game. I got to the giant red demon, but it booted me to the main menu. Is that boss fight implemented yet, or did I find a bug?

Man, this game was incredible, from what I have played so far. I couldn't get past the level where you are being chased by the reticle and you have to do platforming and stuff, but this game is brilliant, with an awesome soundtrack and great visuals.