RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open world RPG elements. In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you.
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Release Date: Apr 2, 2015

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September 10

1.35 update released!

Hey Runners,

we wanted to wait a bit longer with the next update but there was a critical bug in the campaign, where you spawned dead in the Vigil Island map after comming back to it. For those concerned, if you want to continue your savegame on this map, you'll have to enter "/warp 0" in the ingame chat to load another map, then "/warp 7" to come back to Vigil Island again.

In this update we also added some more modding support, e.g. you can now have a faction that can't pick up items or interact with the equipment. This was done for the mod "Running with the dead" to have the infected faction to be playable in the next mod update later tonight.
We could also see mods like "Alien vs. Predator" to be possible now that this is implemented. So if any modders are interested, just go for it! ;)

Here is a complete list of the latest changes:

  • campaign: fixed spawn dead issue after winning Vigil Island map and coming back again at a later stage
  • maps: minor fixes here and there
  • modding: added faction awareness also for blast result, e.g. faction_compare="any" (default) or "equal" or "not_equal"
  • modding: added character class parameter "can_use_inventory"
  • modding: added character class parameter "can_use_vehicles"
  • modding: externalized character class parameter "wounded_auto_death_time"
  • modding: added character class parameter "reaction_time_after_choosing_target"
  • AI: added a short reaction time delay for the AI combat in vanilla, slightly helps when popping up around e.g. a building corner
  • dominance: suicide time (by holding stab key) raised from 3 seconds (vanilla) to 6 seconds to avoid punishment dodge abusing
  • fov: fixed online synchronization equipping a weapon out of fov
  • characters: fixed standing behing a deployed cover not facing the right direction after being crouched first

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September 4

1.34 update released!

Hey Runners,

to keep the momentum, we are shipping a new small update which is again basically a small fix update.

Don't forget the PvP FoV session on DominanceEU1 server at 6pm UTC (90 minutes after posting this announcement).

Here is the changelog for 1.34:

  • dominance: resources in Vigil Island map distributed properly
  • dominance: missing mapview mask texture for the map Frozen Canyon added
  • maps: minor fixes here and there
  • characters: changes in how standing against the wall works after being crouched first; helps in fov mode too
  • fov: fixed equipping a weapon out of fov

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Reviews

“Average community rating”
9.5/10 – Desura

“Running with Rifles is the kind of game that you think you know how to play, but after you die a dozen times in a row you'll realize it's not actually about running around with rifles. [...] This ain't no arcade game!”
Co-Optimus

“This game stands out as a truly iconic shooter. With the vast range of gameplay aspects as well as the addictive style and pace, this game is truly one of a kind. War games have been done before, but never to such a free and open extent.”
10/10 – TheSmilingArsonist @ Desura

About This Game

RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down tactical shooter with open-world RPG elements.

In RWR, you join the ranks of an army as a common soldier, just like the thousands around you.

The open world approach lets you define your own path and story in the campaign. Push back the enemy with your comrades or go deep behind enemy lines to sabotage their efforts and loot valuable items.



As you gain experience, you are promoted with higher command over soldiers and equipment. Call in artillery fire missions or paratrooper reinforcements when the situation gets tight! Use your squad to man armed boats, tanks and APC's, or, become the expert lone wolf you always aspired to be - it's up to you!

KEY FEATURES

  • hundreds of locations to explore from trenches to towns, deserts to snowy valleys
  • emergent AI that will question if you're as smart as you think you are
  • realistic cover system
  • dozens of different weapons, support and cover items, radio calls, vehicles
  • side objectives to keep you busy: destroy radio towers and other assets, steal cargo trucks, rescue prisoners
  • 40+ multiplayer support, dedicated servers, coop, PvP, PvPvE
  • speech bubbles!
  • deaths and fails, a lot of them, including your own!
  • ...and of course, mods!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6600, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia Geforce 6800, ATI x800, Intel HD3000 or equivalent with 256MB VRAM - please note that the game is not playable with ATI/AMD proprietary drivers!
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Try out the latest demo to see if the game will run fine for you.
    Recommended:
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
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kingbankai
17.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Love this game. Fun with friends. Fun playing alone. Wish the online used Steamplay or a "not from hipster 2002 set up port forwarding format of multiplayer". But ho hum. Otherwise perfect.
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Silas18301
82.9 hrs
Posted: September 24
So I have a friend I mainly play/ed this game with, he's more of a Frontline-Commander, leading large squads in coordinated attacks against the enemy, while I always Roll Spec-Ops, being behind enemy lines for ages and taking out all the targets like Radio Towers, Water Towers, etc.
This exchange happens on a regular basis:
*We both join a game, I get my gear and dissapear for half an hour behind enemy lines ♥♥♥♥ign with them while he fights a frontline War*
*After that half-hour he starts being pushed back quite badly and we start losing*
Friend: "Silas, We're losing, can you come and help out at the Frontline?"
Me: "Yeah, gimme a minute."
*5 minutes pass*
Me: "Hey, Friend" *drives up in stolen enemy tank, jumps out and runs away behind enemy lines again*
Friend: "... That should help."
*half an hour later*
Friend: "Silas, We're los-... *I roll up in a tank* "... Thanks."
*rinse and repeat*
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Thomas Bazzo
23.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
Briefly, RWR mechanics are amazing. It really feels like you are no hero in the battlefield. You're just another one. Great for top-down lovers, especially because it's not just 'running with rifles'. You gotta know what you're doing, otherwise you'll certainly die more than kill.
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carlosbatata
54.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
For 15$ this game is totally worth it.
With a pretty good campaign;
Fluid gameplay;
Lots of fun and Humor;
Online play;
Really good mods;
and a great support if you experience any problems.
I have 50hours and still want to keep playing

I totally recommend this game. 10/10
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Hemmels
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 22
A simple pick up and play, mass slaughter point and shoot. Some tactics and various weapons with decent map settings.

However, the whole "campaign" is literally the same mass slaughter, with some "balance" aspect that if you try and sneak around you get quickly overwhelmed.
Doesn't matter which "team" you pick, every time you load the game, it's the same thing. Different wepaon packs make for a slightly different experience, but overall, you've played half an hr, you've played the whole game.
If a grenade is thrown at you proned, you won't survive. So that gets boring quickly.
Some UI issues (again, it's aimed towards just picking up and playing) with no levelling up of individual soldiers ala XCOM (they die too fast here), there's no emotional attachment, so you just throw men into the grinder.
And you keep doing so, until you don't play it anymore.
Definitely not worth the asking price.
Buy it for a £1-2.
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predator
3.5 hrs
Posted: September 22
love this game, but i cant get in now, plz fix.
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xor42
16.4 hrs
Posted: September 21
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Aaron PDX
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 18
Feels unfinished. A great concept for a game buried under an awkward UI and unpolished mechanics.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
This is the funnest little game.

  • Command troops around when you gain rank.
  • Multiplayer with lots of servers.
  • Jack (Art Director) is constantly setting up servers and playing with the community.
  • Frequent updates with a great mod community.
  • Maps are fun to make, and game is really easy to mod for your own server.
  • Dedicated server is Linux (Might have a windows version now, Pasi is a very hard worker.)
  • Pasi did an aawesome job on the controls. You can sit down, and pick this game up with verry little instructions.
  • Few contols to confuse things. Gameplay is very fast and fluid
  • You can Prone, Kneel, and stand shoot just like any 3D shooter worth its weight in salt.
  • This game is soooo much better than Capcom Commando!
  • Lots of servers and people playing


    I was an early adopter of this game. Before Greenlight there was Desura, and the alpha funding program (which I think they are in trouble for not paying Developers.

    Jack and Pasi are really great Developers, and make a wonderful team.

    I made some Vehicles to mod the game, and Pasi put them in the core, and put my name in the credits (Stinky Taco)! Almost everything you see with Wheels is either made by me. (Jack did the APC mesh, and I textured it, and I am not sure which other's I have not played the game for Health reassons in about 6 months now.[Epelepsy].).
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Oh my, If I knew how goo this game was, I would have bought it on release. Amazing top down shooter, reminds me of MAG with the pure chaos that goes in. A must have in my opinion, just found a new favorite game, played most of the night.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
100.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
This game is very underappreciated.
Seriously, a lot more people need to know about this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Great game overall! But is a running simulator if your team keeps moving the spawn truck! xD

1. Run
2. Die
3. Repeat step 1 & 2
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
brilliant and ill get that damned air field one day dont know whyt the greys want it so much.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Do i need to say that this is the best game ever?
Well it is!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
It's like a mini battlefield! There is not much multiplayers servers. Some coop multiplayer servers are there tough and they're fun! The game is really simple. I recommend listening to a tutorial on youtube first and then you are good to go!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
This game is so much fun. How did I not find this game before. Definitely well worth the price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This game reminds me of GTA: Chinatown for some reason.

It's a good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Plays like that one Army Men level with infinitely respawning enemies that I loved so much back in 1998.
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