Gun Mute

aka: Gun Mute: an IF shoot-em-up
Moby ID: 33082


Gun Mute is an interactive fiction game set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic western environment, mixing traditional gunslingers with mutant cyborgs and toxic lakes. The player controls Mute Lawton, a man of few words who wants to prevent Sherrif Clayton from hanging his friend Elias.

The game strays away from similar text adventures by presenting the environment as a series of showdowns against different enemies. Mute can only move forwards and backwards, and the most important actions are drawing a gun, reloading and taking cover. As always, the environment can be examined and there are many actions that provide extra points and a few laughs. Despite the simplistic pretext of actions, each fight requires a different approach.

Mute does not talk, but during conversations he can wave, point, nod or shake his head. The game includes a hint feature for all puzzles, gradually revealing the full solution. Many fights come with alternative paths and solutions.

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Credits (Windows version)

6 People (3 developers, 3 thanks)

Gun Mute by
Developed using the TADS 3 language and library by
Also deserves a mention for his excellent TADS 3 tutorials
Extra special thanks to my lovely beta-testers



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  • Gun Mute
    Download the Windows version of the game, free of charge.
  • Gun Mute
    Download the .t3 version of the game, playable on the Mac using Spatterlight and on Linux using Gargoyle.

Identifiers +

  • MobyGames ID: 33082


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Game added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: Pseudo_Intellectual.

Game added March 12th, 2008. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.