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Receiver available for free from Humble until 6PM BST

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The free game klaxon is sounding. Should you answer its call within the next seven hours, you'll get a free copy of Wolfire's Receiver. It's a procedurally generated cyberpunk gun sim—modelling a weapon's every available interaction. It's good, and you can get it for nothing from the Humble Store (opens in new tab) .

In Receiver, you track down a series of tapes across randomly generated levels. Between you and them are a number of autonomous threats, from sentry turrets to hovering patrol bots. No big deal, you just need to shoot them, right? Yeah, kind of.

Each separate weapon interaction is mapped to a different key. To reload, you don't just press 'R', but rather a series of keys to eject, discard and replace a magazine. Whereas in most games, guns are a magical conduit for a character's ability to murder up his foes, in Receiver, guns are just a machine to be operated.

Head over to the Humble Store (opens in new tab) to get your free copy. Once redeemed, the game can optionally be activated through Steam.

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.