Running With Rifles – Top Down Shooter Comes To Linux

Any one reading this who remembers playing the likes of Cannon Fodder & Alien Breed on their Amiga 600 will love Running With Rifles.


Running With Rifles really brings a modern spin to the classic genre of top-down shooters. Rather than try to explain what Running With Rifles is all about, I’ll let the makers of the game, Modulaatio Games explain:

RUNNING WITH RIFLES is a top-down sandbox shooter for PC/Windows, with emphasis on cooperation, squad leading and being a tiny soldier in a big war. The events take place on an open world battlefield divided between two factions, each trying to capture bases from the opposite side until the enemy has been wiped out from the area. The player takes the role of a private and fights along his/her comrades controlled by AI, slowly gaining influence over fellow soldiers through rank promotions from success in battles.

The graphics on Running With Riles are simple yet modern. The game play is very addictive, fun and simple to get to grips with – it’s a classic in the making. Running With Rifles is currently available in Linux as beta with “76% of the complete features working”. You can also purchase the full version for Windows for just £5.99. The Linux full version is expected in the new few days.

Here is a list of some of the games features and a video of the game play…

  • 24/7 servers in Europe and USA supporting 30+ players for multiplayer gameplay
  • 4x 1 km^2 maps with total of 35 bases
  • 1x PvP (no AI) map with 7 bases
  • Hundreds of simultaneous AI soldiers
  • Open world: it’s up to you how you play, the war goes on without you
  • Use cover, crouch and prone, move with others to increase your odds to stay alive
  • Emergent AI that tries hard: they too use cover and rooftops, attempt outflanking
  • Gain experience to get promotions to lead your own squad, unlock abilities
  • A variety of modern weapons
  • Vehicles: jeeps, mobile spawn point trucks and APC’s
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Running With Rifles – Top Down Shooter Comes To Linux
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  • Xut

    ow, this game is awesome! As a huge top down view, coop and multiplayer fan this is exactly what I needed! Thanks for the article.