Rustler is an open-world, top-down action game paying tribute to the good old GTA style and gameplay, fusing it with a historically inaccurate medieval setting.
The game got developed by Jutsu Games. Jutsu Games specializes in unordinary gameplays, simple graphics, and… maps. The newest production, 911 Operator, is a game about the difficult work of emergency line dispatchers and can be played in any real city in the world. The game has won the prestigious 1st prize at Digital Dragons 2016 for the Best Indie Game. Previous games include Modern Wizards, a location-based mobile RPG. The core team consists of 7 samurais, localized in Warsaw.
Rustler got published by Games Operators and Modus Games and has been out since last week and has a 25% discount on Steam.
Before the release and still now, you can playtest the game over at G.ROUND.
Play as The Guy, whose parents apparently were too lazy to give him a proper name. Experience feudal injustice, inquisition, witch-hunting, and join The Grand Tournament.
Meet valiant, yet incredibly stupid knights. Complete a wide variety of twisted missions and quests, or don’t give a damn about the plot and bring mayhem in the villages and cities.
Choose to go on foot, or by a stolen horse. Fight with a sword or pick a fancy automatic crossbow. All that, spiced up with an inappropriate Monty Python-inspired sense of humor.
Rustler’s world is filled with humor, anachronisms, and pop culture references. Ever been towed for parking in a “NO HORSE ZONE”?
Wanna do some cage fights in Medieval Martial Arts Arena? Or maybe pimp-a-horse a little? How about joining the Round-Earthers sect? It’s all possible in Rustler.
You will participate in a tournament later in the story to prove your worth. And as a poor peasant, you really need to get creative in order to win the Grand Tournament™. Form weird alliances, double-cross your foes, and dig up dinosaur skeletons in a light, easy-to-understand, and hard-to-empathize-with story.
Use swords, spears, turds, and crossbows. Want to get more efficient? Try holy hand grenades or… horses. Nothing’s more deadly than hooves galloping in your direction. Or drifting a cart. There are plenty of ways to kill in Rustler. But don’t forget you still need to escape the police horses!
Weapons will show red on the ground, you just have to be de-mounted and run over them to automatically equip the weapons. You can carry a variety of weapons at once.
For healing the food you can pick up and eat to recover health will show green on the ground.
A bard can be your sweaty personal radio.
Not only will he not leave your side, even in the midst of the bloodiest of conflicts, he will also change the song’s dynamic depending on the action on-screen.
Moreover, you can express a desire to change the tune by punching him in the face.
Other things that you can do include shooting cows into the sky, dress up as a guard or even Death himself, burn entire piles of weed, draw fancy shapes with a plowing cart, survive a full-on guard onslaught after killing half the city…
And that’s only a few of the many crazy things you can do in Rustler.
For accessibility, Rustler has a few settings like enabling V-Sync and you have full control of the button remapping, for the rest, the game doesn’t feature a color-blind mode which could be difficult with the police sirens.
You can find the achievements for Rustler over at their Steam Page Save 25% on Rustler on Steam (steampowered.com).
Watch the live-action trailer here Rustler Live Action Teaser.
And don’t forget to fill in the review and the survey over at G.ROUND.