Receiver was created for the 7-day FPS challenge to explore gun handling mechanics, randomized levels, and unordered storytelling. Armed only with a handgun and an audio cassette player, you must uncover the secrets of the Mindkill in a building complex infested with automated turrets and hovering shock drones.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,631 reviews) - 77% of the 2,631 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 29, 2013

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Reviews

"Successfully reloading a gun for the first time through sheer muscle memory is easily one of the greatest feelings in gaming."
8.5/10 – Destructoid


"Receiver is interesting for two things. One, it focuses on a single weapon, the Colt 1911 A1, and takes it very seriously, using "high detail gun mechanics", which means you can "manipulate each part of the gun independently" (the beginning of the video shows this in action). The second is that it's a randomly-generated shooter that features permanent death. Taking place inside a single building, every time you die, you have to start at the very beginning again, but the entire game world is re-rolled. It's available now for $5, which given the ideas on show, is totally worth it just to check it out."
Kotaku


"Receiver didn’t cast me as some nigh-invincible mass of regenerating muscle. The end result, then, was that I felt exactly how I’d expect Real Me would in a combat situation involving live ammo."
Rock Paper Shotgun

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About This Game

Receiver was created for the 7-day FPS challenge to explore gun handling mechanics, randomized levels, and unordered storytelling. Armed only with a handgun and an audio cassette player, you must uncover the secrets of the Mindkill in a building complex infested with automated turrets and hovering shock drones.

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Key Features

  • Detailed simulations of a Colt 1911 pistol, S&W Model 10 "Victory" revolver, and Glock 17 with full-auto mod
  • Taser robots and machine gun turrets with physically-based damage models
  • Ballistic modeling of ricochets and bullet drop
  • 11 audio tapes to prepare you to defend yourself against the inevitable Mindkill event
  • Become literate in how guns actually operate

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Passmark G3D 250+
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Passmark G3D 1000+
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space

    Minimum:

    • OS:10.6
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Passmark G3D 250+
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • OS:10.6
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Passmark G3D 1000+
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space

    Minimum:

    • OS:Ubuntu 12.10
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Passmark G3D 250+
    • Hard Drive:150 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
125 of 148 people (84%) found this review helpful
122 people found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2015
-find floaty robot
-shoot at floaty robot
-*click*
-oh shiyat
-robot sees me staring blankly at it with an empty magazine
-robot bum rushes at me
-pee my pants a little
-start running away as fast as i can all the while trying to load my gun
-dont have help menu up so idk wtf im doing
-eventually load rounds into my mag
-attempt to put mag in gun and drop the god damn magazine
-indiana jones it and turn around to grab it
-load it in my gun
-blind fire it at the robot without aiming
-hit it and take it out
-holy ♥♥♥♥ that was awesome
-walk down a hallway
-get shot by turret

9 unloaded magazines/10
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71 of 82 people (87%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
The true horror for COD players begins here.
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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2015
Plays CoD, can quickscope fakie 360 noscope.
Plays BF4, can hit a quarter sized button at 1500m.
Plays Receiver, shoots at 1 turrent and realizes this is terrifying; sits in bathtub with no ammo for 30 mins.
11/10 would cry in bathtub from realism again.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
For those with extreme firearms fetishes.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2015
If you're a fan of guns or want to learn how a gun works, how to eject a bullet out of a pistol, How the ballistic's of a pistol bullet works, and so fourth, you may like this game.

Story: Well, when I started out on this game, I had no idea what I was doing, but there are cassets that you can find that will give you the backstory, I found two. So far it has too do with some kind of.. war that will happen.

Gameplay: Simple and bare with mechanics hardly found anywhere else.
You start in a abandoned building with a pistols which ranges from a Colt 1911 pistol, S&W Model 10 "Victory" revolver, and a Glock 10 with full auto mod. Everything is random, your ammo count, placement of ammo, and enemies.
I should mention that ALL enemies make a sound and lights when they spot you.

Enemy types:
Sentries: are stationary, but once they spot you, they fire at you as you would expect.

Drones: These little ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s chase after you once they spot you, choosing to close in at close range to taser you, I have yet to see with with a gun mounted on it.. or destory one.

Challange: Think Dark Souls, but First Person Shooter with mechanics that fit more in a military sim. (Roughly)

Verdict: 8/10 With deep mechanics with the weapon types and detail of how it works. The Enemy types is dissapointing and the variety of weapons is quite lacking. I say it is also quite a good horror game.
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