Niche Spotlight – Shotgun Farmers

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Today’s Spotlight is Shotgun Farmers, a colorful and quirky multiplayer shooter by Megastorm Games.

Shotgun Farmers‘ big gimmick is that there are no reloads, but missed shots grow into guns. Players can pick up the gun plants immediately, or let them mature to get a gun with more ammo in it. The game supports up to 10 players in a match, and also features bots. You can watch a trailer for the game above.

Shotgun Farmers is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam for $9.99.

Here’s a rundown of the game:

Shotgun Farmers is the first-person multiplayer shooter where missed shots grow guns. Reloading isn’t an option, so grab one of the deadly crops planted by earlier missed shots. Shot at by a sniper? Well they just planted you your very own sniper gun to fire back with! Harvest weapon plants quickly for more ammo or let them grow for a larger clip.

Key Features:

  • ONLINE & OFFLINE – Play online with up to 10 players per match, in public lobbies and private password protected rooms. Looking to practice? Shotgun Farmers includes full bot integration so you can sharpen your farming skills offline against bots or team up with the AI to fill out your roster online.
  • GAME MODES – Battle enemy farmers in different game modes that change the way you play. Chase a chicken around the map in Chicken Run, steal the enemy’s prized pig in Capture The Pig, defend the scarecrow in King of the Crow, and more!
  • COSMETICS – Level up your farmer and complete challenges to unlock over 100 cosmetics, including hats, shovel skins, costumes, and emotes!
  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – Join our Discord community to find new farmers to challenge, take part in community events, and pitch us your idea for the next crazy vegetable you think we should turn into a weapon. We take community feedback ideas very seriously. Come join us and you might see your ideas in the game someday! https://discord.gg/j3PrESH

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.