Buckshot Roulette

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A few days ago, developer Mike Klubnika announced a tabletop horror game called Buckshot Roulette, and it quickly spread across various online communities. Here’s why I enjoyed it and why you should consider playing it. At its core, Buckshot Roulette introduces many gamers to the indie game genre, which is rich in unique and creative ideas. After completing the game, my friend and I spent hours on itch.io until the early morning, exploring the world of indie horror games that typically last about 15 minutes. It was a delightful experience.

The gameplay of Buckshot Roulette is akin to Russian roulette. Set in a nightclub, players must defeat an entity known as ‘NEH’ to win money. The game involves a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun and multiple lives. It’s divided into three segments. Each round, players see how many live and blank rounds are loaded into the shotgun. You must decide whether to shoot at your opponent, believing the round is live, or at yourself to continue playing, hoping it’s a blank. Shooting your opponent with a blank round passes the turn to them, while shooting yourself with a live round is, understandably, not ideal.

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