Steam Daily Deal for Monday, 3/3/2014: Receiver

In Receiver you play the role of a Colt 1911 A1 that has become self-aware and capable of autonomous flight. It’s up to you to navigate a surprisingly aesthetic skyscraper to collect audio tapes that provide info on the story. Picking up audio recordings, you say? Crazy, I know. But this one’s different. They’re not just PDAs or CDs or whatever ancient device they are in Dishonored and Bioshock Infinite. They’re cassettes! Progress!

In Receiver it’s all about permanent death and randomization. Once you die, you start at the beginning of the level and try again. Only the levels and where the enemies lurk will be different each time. Like a roguelike but without the stats. Or the RP. The gimmick of the game is the complexity with which the gun can be handled- it must be manually reloaded and the slide can be pulled back and bullets can pop out and what not.

Gun enthusiast website guns.com approves.

Here’s the deal. It’s $1.50. If you really like guns, go for it. If, like me, you really like distant skyline skyboxes that are unreachable, go for it. Point is, hard to have the buyer’s remorse at these low, low prices. Verdict: BUY IT.

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