A downloadable game for Windows, Linux, and Android

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You wake up in a desert cemetery one night. You don't remember how you got here, but something feels wrong about the place.

The ground begins to shake and you suddenly find yourself in a fight for your life against a swarm of deadly monsters.

How long can you survive this night of terror?

Game Play

The object of the game is to destroy as many monsters as you can without dying. Destroying all monsters advances you to a new level.

Your character starts with three health points and three blaster charges. You gain one more every five levels you complete. Your blaster recharges automatically.

Be sure to grab the bonus items that appear. They will help you stay alive.


Boot Hill Blaster features fast-paced arcade action, retro/NES-style graphics, and an original chiptune soundtrack – listen now at SoundCloud!


The demo contains the first three levels of the full game, three bonuses, and three monster types.

Windows System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 or better
  • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010) – The necessary files are included in the install process.

Linux System Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 (May work on others)
  • Graphics: Open GL 2.0 compatible or better
  • Depends: libopenal1, libcurl3, libpng12

Android System Requirements

  • OS: Android 4.1 or greater
  • Permissions:
    • Wake lock - prevent phone from sleeping.
    • Read/Write external storage


Programming, art, sound, and music by Adam Biser.


Version 1.5.9 changes:

  • Fixed powerups showing on the main menu when the player dies with a powerup.
  • Try to keep texture seams from showing when fullscreen.
  • Added quit confirmation screen.
  • "Controller" menu renamed "Button Map".
  • Add Controller deadzone menu and slider.
  • Moved sound and music sliders to new menu for Windows.
  • Added deadzone setting.
  • Increased turn tics from 2 to 3.
  • Fixed double-pausing.
  • Fixed infinite loop while generating level 39 causing game to freeze.
  • Added bonus disappear sound.

Version 1.5 changes:

  • Complete overhaul of gameplay and major changes.
  • Windows and Android versions now use the same code.
  • OGG music instead of lo-fi WAV.
  • Game and music pause when game loses focus.
  • New enemies: bat, fireworm, skeleton, eyeball boss.
  • New powerups: time freeze, all-way shooting, rocket, horseshoe.
  • New settings: cave and crypt.
  • New level-based progression.
  • New help information.
  • Compiled using AppGameKit 2.0.21.

Version 1.4.1 changes:

  • Game now resumes correctly when going to/coming from another application. (Android)

Version 1.4 changes:

  • Added another Easter Egg. (Android)
  • Randomized maps. (Android)

Version 1.3 changes:

  • Fixed image loading bug that could cause a lock on the loading screen.
  • Display icons are now set before creating the display.
  • Updated JRE in Windows installer.
  • Mac OS X support was later dropped. This was the final Mac OS X release.
  • This is the last release to use Java.

Version 1.2 changes:

  • Shaders now bind their attributes correctly.
  • High score is now saved from session to session.
  • Ghost path selection was improved.
  • Added Mac OS X version.

Version 1.1 changes:

  • Reduced graphics requirements to OpenGL 2.0.
  • Fixed shader program linking and validation status checks.
  • Pausing no longer randomly causes the game to speed up while paused..
  • The demo version now has music.
  • Added Linux version.
PlatformsWindows, Linux, Android
Release date Oct 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Made withAppGameKit
TagsArcade, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Retro, Western
Average sessionA few minutes


Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

BootHillBlaster-1.5.9-setup.exe 5 MB
boothillblaster_1.5.9_amd64.deb 6 MB
boothillblaster_1.5.9_i386.deb 6 MB
BootHillBlaster-1.5.9.apk 19 MB

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Download demo

BootHillBlaster-1.5.9-demo-setup.exe 4 MB
boothillblasterdemo_1.5.9_amd64.deb 6 MB
boothillblasterdemo_1.5.9_i386.deb 6 MB

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Hello! I really enjoyed your game, it was very fun and challenging as well as having a great score and design! I made a let's play of it here~


I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for checking it out and for sharing your video here.

You're more than welcome!! Good luck on your future projects :)

On what system did you play the game when you made the video? I notice that the game background doesn't clear as it should. (The title background shouldn't be visible at the top at all while playing the game.)

I played it on windows :)

XP, 7, 10? 32-bit, 64-bit?