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calamity annie: a love story in the old west


click on any of these pretty pictures to see them at their proper size.

pull up a seat for yourself, partner, and i’ll tell you a story. a story of a young lass came tearin’ out of the west with a storm in her heart and the desert in her eyes. she had something to prove, by molly, and hell if she didn’t prove it – pistols at high noon, the way young ones proved themselves those days. a lady after my own heart. went by the name of annie – calamity annie, and you’d know why if you’d been fool enough to get in her way.

this game, calamity annie, was started in texas and finished in new york. annie’s got long legs. the graphics were done in graphicsgale, the music in organya twei, and i put it all together in game maker: meaning that – at least for now – the game needs a windows computer with directx to run. you’ll also need a mouse, since the game is entirely played with it. your mouse is your gun.

download calamity annie for windows or mac

the game’s totally free to download and play, but if you enjoy the game and want to see more like it, i ask that you click on the “donate” button below and make a small donation via paypal. even if you can only spare a buck, that would contribute toward entering annie in independent game festivals like indiecade and the igf. as an incentive, anyone who donates at least a dollar will receive a password that can be entered into the game to unlock nine extra characters.


be sure to tell your friends, enemies, blogs and web forums about calamity annie. stories, after all, live by the telling.

hey, here’s some gameplay footage courtesy tim at indiegames.

32 comments

  1. Tim wrote:

    Do I have to donate again for the additional hombres?

    8/1/2008 at 7:59 pm | permalink
  2. auntie wrote:

    if you really want i guess i can give you the password and you can play my game with secret characters while i starve to death. mr. stingy!

    8/1/2008 at 8:12 pm | permalink
  3. Tim wrote:

    I suppose people still think I own a console or something…

    it’s fine really. save the secret characters for the donaters. :)

    8/1/2008 at 8:45 pm | permalink
  4. auntie wrote:

    oh so now you’re gonna guilt me, eh

    8/1/2008 at 9:13 pm | permalink
  5. manguero wrote:

    this is a delightful game. graphics, mechanics, music, it’s all great. i won’t be too specific (unless you want me to) so that people can discover things on their own.

    at first i found it very difficult, but i soon got used to the mouse’s speed. i’m still not very good at it, i’m not really a twitch gamer… but i enjoyed it nonetheless. my high score so far is… actually, is there a place to view the high score? anyway, i got through the first 10.

    thanks for putting such a charming game out for us to play with :)

    8/2/2008 at 2:18 am | permalink
  6. Chris Wentzel wrote:

    I really enjoyed this game, especially the little touches (which I won’t give away). You’ve earned your dollar.

    8/2/2008 at 10:25 am | permalink
  7. auntie wrote:

    you’ll only see your high score when your game is over.

    in a future version of the game maybe i’ll put it on the data options or title screen too.

    8/2/2008 at 3:01 pm | permalink
  8. :D

    I got to the final showdown with one life left, and think I may have acted a little rashly!

    8/2/2008 at 7:32 pm | permalink
  9. Cherry Venus wrote:

    $1 for calamity jane’s(?) secret code or $10 for “the demon rush”? f*ucking hell i can’t decide poo

    8/2/2008 at 8:26 pm | permalink
  10. Toups wrote:

    anna you are brilliant. have I mentioned this before? well it’s true. you are everything I wish I could be in a game developer. don’t ever stop!!

    8/2/2008 at 9:38 pm | permalink
  11. raigan wrote:

    awesome

    8/3/2008 at 9:31 am | permalink
  12. ags wrote:

    Organya Twei? (I know Organya, but searching for Organya Twei just leads back here.)
    P.S. It should go without saying, but I like the game very much. The names are a lot of fun, as are the cameos.

    8/3/2008 at 10:25 am | permalink
  13. auntie wrote:

    i think it maybe it’s supposed to be organya zwei, or organya 2?

    http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~kiss-me/aji/organya2.html

    it’s a far more friendly and usable version of organya; pixel never intended for the original to be used as a serious composition tool.

    8/3/2008 at 10:58 am | permalink
  14. ags wrote:

    Ah, I half-suspected that was what was meant; thanks for the clarification.

    8/3/2008 at 12:26 pm | permalink
  15. coreyh2 wrote:

    The game glitched out once when I played through it 3 times in a row without shutting it down. It also seems to have a memory leak.

    Fun game. :)

    8/4/2008 at 3:38 am | permalink
  16. sharc wrote:

    ran it and after the splash screen my pc crashed. :\

    i’d happily donate but i’d like to, y’know, play it first. is there any kind of compatibility issue you’re aware of? my video card is definitely on its way out.

    8/4/2008 at 12:57 pm | permalink
  17. auntie wrote:

    what’s the glitch? i’d like to fix it for the next release.

    the compatibility issue is game maker. a few people get the same crash and i don’t know why.

    8/4/2008 at 3:21 pm | permalink
  18. coreyh2 wrote:

    It was one of the earlier fights. The visuals got disconnected to the action. I tried to shoot the hombre. It didn’t work. The screen went black. Then I heard a shot and lost a life. Nothing happened after that. Screen was still black.

    I looked at the task manager and it was using a something like 700mb of memory and when I tried to end the process it took a very long time and windows put up one of those send infomation to microsoft crash messages.

    I haven’t played that many game maker games so I don’t know if memory usage is normal.

    I don’t know how reproducible it is. It was the only time I played through it three time in a row without turning off the program.

    8/5/2008 at 1:54 am | permalink
  19. daphny wrote:

    http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/calamity-annie/credits

    WHERE IS MY NAME WHERE IS MY CREDIT

    8/5/2008 at 6:51 am | permalink
  20. L wrote:

    Query: why did you have to break my heart while/by ripping up all of my extra lives?

    That moment shot me down so bad I don’t know if I can get up again.

    8/5/2008 at 1:47 pm | permalink
  21. Valzi wrote:

    I’ve been wanting to try your games for quite a while, but I am unable to get Mighty Jill Off or Calamity Annie to even start. It’s the same behavior in both programs, so I think the trouble is something in common. The splash screen for while the game is loading appears, but then it just shuts down – I think with a bunch of errors. I can’t check to see exactly what the behavior is right now, but I’ll try to update you when I return to my computer (I’m on a public computer at the moment.)

    8/5/2008 at 6:59 pm | permalink
  22. fahdiz wrote:

    “I am unable to get Mighty Jill Off”

    And she’s not happy about it, I can tell you that!

    8/12/2008 at 4:12 pm | permalink
  23. valzi wrote:

    That’s why I’m so ancie to get bug-fixed version! I’m gonna try v.2 now!

    8/13/2008 at 4:54 pm | permalink
  24. valzi wrote:

    No luck. It has a vague “unexpected error” message still. Oh well, I guess I’ll just wait until whenever I have a different computer.

    8/14/2008 at 11:27 pm | permalink
  25. Simon Love wrote:

    Awesome game. I love your personal touch which ‘taints’ everything in the game. We can tell you cared about making it.

    Also, it’s pretty fun but i wish I could shoot the tumbleweed.

    I, obviously hate tumbleweed with a passion.

    8/16/2008 at 1:05 am | permalink
  26. auntie wrote:

    i should have made the tumbleweed come back out and snicker at you when you miss.

    8/16/2008 at 1:40 am | permalink
  27. Isxek wrote:

    I’m having the same “Unexpected error” after the splash screen. It appears to be eating up too much memory for some reason…

    8/16/2008 at 5:06 am | permalink
  28. dal wrote:

    i lov the name

    3/7/2009 at 6:13 pm | permalink
  29. Jamal wrote:

    Hi, how do you donate Auntie? The link appears to be broken or something..

    10/10/2010 at 5:32 am | permalink
  30. auntie wrote:

    oh yeah, the old paypal download link is gone because paypal closed my account. evidently actually using your paypal account to receive money is suspicious behavior. there’s a new donate button on the sidebar that goes through amazon.

    10/11/2010 at 5:18 pm | permalink
  31. Ramsey276 wrote:

    Love the game, even thought I’m bad at this kind of game. As a fellow gamer and designer (gotta work on becoming a PROGRAMMER and then I’ll be in business) I praise and support you… but I think i’m getting blinder since I can’t find any donate link! Please let me know, 1 buck is TOO LITTLE for this game!

    9/28/2011 at 2:08 pm | permalink
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