A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

Everyone in the party has died! Nothing beside remains! Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare the lone and level sands stretch far away!

Independence, Missouri was made for the itch.io Mystic Western Game Jam over the course of two weeks. It is based on the classic 1970s educational game The Oregon Trail along with the classic Percy Bysshe Shelley poem Ozymandias.

You can read anything I've written about making Independence, Missouri on my blog. You can view the Independence, Missouri press kit as well.

Independence, Missouri has been written about on Oujevipo, The Austin Chronicle, Warp Door, and Kill Screen.


Independence, Missouri.zip (windows).zip 47 MB
Independence, Missouri (mac).zip 28 MB

Install instructions

= Download & Install =

Download it, then run it, and play it.

= Keyboard controls =

Arrows or WASD to move your view, W to move along paths

= Controller controls =

Left analog stick to move your view, any of the four standard buttons (I hope) to move along paths

= Advice =

Take a little time to contemplate the things you find.


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Interesting. Not having played the game referenced (but only two parodies) I'm sure I don't get it properly but still.