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 1.2.0

New! You can now change the background color of the text. Your choice of black, white, or sepia.
New! You can change the size of the text, too. Bigger or smaller, it's up to you.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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.

Took my money! Fix this!

Man dog-123

I bought this app a while Ago and I finished the story but i never replayed it, till one day I felt like playing it again and it said to pay $1.99 to get chapters 4-8, so I thought maybe the part I finished was just chapter 3. I was wrong I played it over and it stopped at the part where your about to visit Mason, at this point I was really upset because I wasn't going to spend another $1.99 on a story that I had already finished. You guys should unlock the remaining chapters for everyone who had previously purchased this app before the update. Anyway my review on this is that it isn't the best of the interactive stories that CoG LLC offers the story is too short and is boring and the stats don't matter cause your hardly use your skills also the choices you make really have no control of the story, IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A REALLY GOOD WILD WEST INTERACTIVE STORY GET "TIN STAR".

Felt Rushed


While I've never disliked a CoG story, this one seemed rushed, both to publish and to play. You can choose your race and job, but they make no difference since the story demands your character be a private eye. Similarly, I can't find a way to die or fail to solve the mystery, and the lack of risk is boring.

This game seems like a "quick, write a western, but make it politically correct" type of effort, and it shows. At one point you play cards, have a saloon fight, break up a riot, and sleep with your sweetheart in about five pages of text.

I'd wait on this one until it's cleaned up and expanded. If you love Westerns, wait for a new game.


Choice of Games LLC
39.5 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2013 Choice of Games
  1. Chapters 4 through 8 $2.99


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