Quick or Dead is a dueling game that uses the Kinect sensor to give players the opportunity to play against each other directly, creating the real feelings of doubt, anxiety, and excitement of a duel. Players face each other and wait for the sound of a heartbeat to cease. Players strike a pose, using a gun motion, whip motion, or dodge motion with to try to defeat each other. Players play best-of five duels, and the heartbeat timer increases as the intensity of the duel increases.
When one player is defeated, the game re-sets for new players who continue the fight for control of the town.
If you don't have a Kinect, you can still play the game. Just use keys Q-A-Z for The Sheriff and O-K-M for the Outlaw, for Whip, Gun, and Dodge actions, respectively.