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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.


Gun Mute Windows Rowdy Juanita has been reprogrammed to shoot Mute, but this doesn't affect her mood.
Gun Mute Windows Starting the game.
Gun Mute Windows Facing Atomic April.
Gun Mute Windows Mute Lawton falls in battle against Gene.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gun Mute: an IF shoot-em-up" -- Tag-lined title

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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.)
Sciere (813502) added Gun Mute (Windows) on Mar 10, 2008
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