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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Mostly Positive (2,710 reviews) - 78% of the 2,710 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 29, 2013

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"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.

Watch the videos to learn more about our design experiments in this game!

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
155 of 182 people (85%) found this review helpful
156 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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48 of 51 people (94%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
Have you ever died in a game because the safety was on?
Have you ever died in a game because the hammer wasn't pulled back?
Have you ever died in a game because you negected to pull the slide back?
Have you ever died in a game because you inserted a empty magazine into your firearm?
Have you ever died in a game because you failed to fully load your magazine?
Have you ever died in a game because you failed to notice that half of the bullets in your chamber are casings?
This is that game.
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
"I thought I knew how to use a gun." - Every Receiver player ever
"I have a fear of blue lights and beeps" - Every Receiver player ever
"Bullets are more valuable than gold" - Every Receiver player ever

5 stars / 10/10 / Best Game Of The Century / Give Leo The Oscar
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47 of 59 people (80%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
For those with extreme firearms fetishes.
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Please add workshop for custom weapons please
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