Indie Hour: Receiver Highlights

This week, Zo and Ed tackle an FPS with some seriously realistic gun mechanics. Will they be able to hone their skills to fight through the deadly world of Receiver?

Discussion

30 comments
starduke
starduke

It looks like a cool game, and one that I'd like to play, but watching you guys play it makes me very glad that most FPS games aren't that realistic.

_Judas_
_Judas_

what?! Wait...how do you get these additional guns?! I only have the Colt .45 in my version :s
@Zorine 

DreamsofGreen
DreamsofGreen

Interesting, so can we assume the main character is possibly unfamiliar with handling guns?

edussz
edussz

As a 3D designer I was going to say "What is up with those ugly models??" But to find out this was made in 7 day.. Damn! Nice job! 
 I like how the revolver moves without the camera moving. And the reload mechanics seems nice, but waaaay to complicated with a lot of buttons. Too bad it is not on Steam. I'll try getting it in the future.
I'd like to see something like this for PS Move, or Kinect 2. 

Rippletonz
Rippletonz

"gun reload simulator."  LOL.  Still makes me want to play it.

snakefantasy10
snakefantasy10

I find it very interesting that mostly triple A game now days are very dumb down while all the game in the indie genre are coming up with really fantastic idea for games 

all the publisher are try to reach that COD sales numbers and it's not working out for them   

aryeec
aryeec

This looks hard has hell.

Demonicstriker
Demonicstriker

yeah that game looks like crap think i would just bust out my old 64 and play some 007 before I would touch that crap but I did end up watching that whole vid Zorinete is smokin but would never work I gotta have my guns and AU no guns law booo.

Dareitus
Dareitus

This game seems like an absolute pain to play. If they made the controls... even somewhat intuitive.... i could picture it being entertaining.

bloody-hell
bloody-hell

@doorselfin David Rosen (the developer) from Wolfire made his code repository from this 3-day game-jam public a while ago (https://github.com/David20321/7dfps), so one could also just download and install the free version of Unity3D (http://unity3d.com/unity/download), check-out his source repository, run a full build and get just about the same game for free I suppose.

Anyways, it's just about 4 EUR at the moment (aka a breakfast), the above would be the "cheap bastard" way.

I for my part got my money's worth of entertainment out of the version I bought a few months ago and keep coming back for more rage-quits.
Definitely worth the money and I'd like to see Wolfire make something "more" with it - perhaps after they've finished Overgrowth.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@starduke Tell me about it. If I had to reload like this in every FPS out there I'd get impatient real fast.

Rippletonz
Rippletonz

@snakefantasy10 Can we PLEASE stop throwing out "COD" every single time we want to make a point about video games and sales numbers?  It doesn't make you look smart, it's getting really old. 

CP2077
CP2077

@snakefantasy10 I love what Indy games are offering its nice to see some new types of game play come out.

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@i_like_pie223 They knew that, they were just making a joke because they had spent so much of the stream dropping things =P

Rippletonz
Rippletonz

@Demonicstriker  Idiot.  The game was made in 7 days by 4 guys.  Of course it's not going to be polished, but it's impressive what they were able to achieve with so little time and resources. 

doorselfin
doorselfin moderator staff

@Dareitus I gotta say, it really started to become second nature after a while.

_Judas_
_Judas_

@Zorine @_Judas_ Ah, yes, thank you. I went to the site via the purchase-confirmation e-mail I got from buying it, and there was a notification of an update. Cool cool cool. Thanks, @Zorine 

snakefantasy10
snakefantasy10

@Rippletonz what you want me to say I'm not try to be smart but let's call a spade a spade here, What other game can you tell me that have that much of a sales figures it's fine if you or anyone who like COD I'm don't dislike anyone who dose it not my type of game that's all 

Rippletonz
Rippletonz

@Demonicstriker You said you watched the whole video, so you should know exactly as much as I do about the game.  This is the first I've heard of it too.  In the video they mention who made the game and how long it took.  Of course it's not as polished as Goldeneye 007 was, but you're missing out on a lot of good games if you take such a close-minded approach.