Saddle up and defend the town of Willow Creek from nefarious outlaws and city slickers! It all starts when a rancher's daughter goes missing, and it ends at the showdown at Willow Creek, where greed, lust, science, and Mother Nature will face off at high noon.

Showdown at Willow Creek is an interactive western mystery novel where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--but powered by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Gamble, seduce, brawl, or shoot your way through Willow Creek, where gunslingers make the laws and everybody has secrets. Will you romance the gambler or the soiled dove (or both)? Will you side with the scientists bringing electricity to the Old West, or with a tribe of Native American Utes? Will you unravel the conspiracy that threatens to tear the town apart, or will you light the fuse to blow it all sky high?

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Unidraconus ,


Not a bad little story. I'm not much for westerns but I enjoyed this story. It's a shame it has so far received poor reviews that don't seem very informative or fair. Over all this game is 3 stars but if your new to choice games and not too familiar with westerns or are into them, you will like this read more so, I rated it 4 stars. Plus 4 stars seems more fair for the quality.
I'm not into westerns and I thought the story was too short and very predictable/typical for its genre.

gghbxfjj ,

The game

The game starts out with you creating the world of your character and you get a choice of a romantic interest. Except the game doesn’t tell you much about them besides their profession and gender despite the great emphasis the rest of the game puts on race. Your partners are not built for you to learn about in any way only to be fluff text if you do desire there is no depth to them you’re better off with just your horse and gun. The plan for the dam sounded so unrealistic that I had hoped it was true and the main plot of the story wasn’t oh hey I don’t understand science this looks evil. The ending only tells the reader that things will go back to the way they were before, how boring I wanted my actions to change something besides mason being in a court case. Honestly I’m a bit salty the game didn’t tell me what happened to Aaron, did the doctor on the train even save him? Also money doesn’t matter at all spend all you want you have no end to your coffers. This was not worth the price.

nessbeet ,

Loved it!

The story kept me on the edge of my seat at all times. The characters are what really make the mystery work. They're written in a way that makes them come alive. The choices you make actually matter in solving the mystery; your approach can either help you in the investigation or lose valuable information. The only problem I have with it is that there's no sequel.


Choice of Games LLC
49.9 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
In-App Purchases
  1. Chapters 4 through 8 $2.99


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