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:
Recent:
Very Positive (25 reviews) - 80% of the 25 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mostly Positive (2,802 reviews) - 78% of the 2,802 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."
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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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (25 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (2,802 reviews)
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Spartan117jm
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
I'm 100% sure this game was never completed or tested.
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Harambe Reborn
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Plot is ♥♥♥♥, game is pretty fun
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Vulcan583
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I'm not going to lie this is a weird game with very little content. Totally worth like $2. The gun mechanics are interesting and should keep you entertained for awhile.
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Vulnerability
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Drones suck but gun mechanics are interesting. Buy on sale
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Leon
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
7DFPS, it's entertaining and requires your attention. Visuals are o.k., but nothing more. (Non-firearm-enthusiatsts be like: "lol how do i reload, i pressed r")

I recommend getting that one mod that gives you a bunch off stuff. lol.
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Corrin
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Product received for free
Horrible, and i got it for free. Do not buy unless you want a game that looks, sounds, and plays like ♥♥♥♥.
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OniiChan Wolfy
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Product received for free
>Walks in a room
"Dont taze me bro"
>Tazerbot ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ it's way over to me
>Tazes the ♥♥♥♥ out of me, continues even though i've been killed already
"WHAT DID I ♥♥♥♥ING SAY, BOTS.
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As Whole
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
In the begining, you learn how to play russian roulette with a turret. Then you start playing it with every corner you go around. Then you start playing chicken with the turrets you shot at but arn't completly sure that you hit. Then you start to discover that there might be a plot to this game, that is where I am.
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A. Jorb
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
get the gun mods for 30 minutes of fun
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Eman
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I really enjoy this and would recommend it to all 10/10 would die again.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Trying to reload
*beep*
"oh no not again"
dies

repeat
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292 of 331 people (88%) found this review helpful
389 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
I was trying to learn how to reload, when a flying bot came out of nowhere and killed me.
I was picking up some bullets, when a flying bot came out of nowhere and killed me.
I was listening to a tape, when a flying bot came out of nowhere and killed me.
I was trying to shoot down a flying bot, when another flying bot came out of nowhere, and killed me again.
10/10
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205 of 233 people (88%) found this review helpful
106 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
This game is punishment for all of our sins against realistic gun mechanics.
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148 of 165 people (90%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2015
Let me put it this way:
To preform a dry reload in Call of Duty: Just empty the mag
To preform a dry reload in Reciever with a M1911:
1.press t
2.Press e
3.press `
4.Press z 8 or 7 times
5.press 1/2/3/4 whereever your gun is
6.Press z
7.Press r
DONE
This game has taught me more about gun mehanics then all the Cods I've played put together.
Sure, it's hard as balls, but it's still an excelent game. You play it, lose, but you WANT to play it again.
I RECOMEND THIS GAME TO RELAXED GAMERS
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188 of 219 people (86%) found this review helpful
194 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 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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170 of 200 people (85%) found this review helpful
170 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
The true horror for COD players begins here.
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115 of 130 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2015
Full sized game with these mechanics please.
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112 of 127 people (88%) found this review helpful
134 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2015
First time playing reciever

*aims gun*
...
*ejects magazine*
*turns on safety*
*switches firing mode*
...
*switches firing mode*
*switches firing mode*
*inserts bullet*
*tries firing*
...
*spends 15 minutes figuring out how to reload
*fires bullet*
...
*realises that he only started with one bullet*
*walks around for a while*
*thinks he can make that jump*
...

10/10 would die from a two foot drop again
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216 of 273 people (79%) found this review helpful
260 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2015
Give it to a COD player and it becomes Suicide Simulator.
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125 of 147 people (85%) found this review helpful
120 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 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 turret 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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