Recruits is a squad based top down shooter. Inspired by games like Cannon Fodder, Alien Swarm and Jagged Alliance Recruits puts players on the front lines of the battlefield to accomplish your missions through any means necessary. Fast paced and packed with explosions, Recruits offers a wide variety of features that allow you, and your friends to take command of the action and lead your men to victory.

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This version of the alpha includes a new game mode (survival) in a new desert level.

Posted by 3dRobbo on Sep 6th, 2012

Hey everyone, Recruits Alpha v0.030 is ready to download and play now!

Desura Digital Distribution

The Survival game mode is a new addition to Recruits, so please, we ask that you give us as much feedback as you can in our forums so that for the next update we can improve on this game mode and make it even better.

Post up videos of you playing the survival mode on youtube etc, show us how long you can Survive for!

My current record is:
Wave 7 / Time - 5:34 (I'm a n00b I know)

Changes for Alpha v0.030:

  • Added Survival Game ModeAdded Desert level
  • Added Sprint bar to playerAdded basic stamina
  • Added Carpet Bomb ability
  • Added Chemical Spray ability basics
  • Added minefields
  • Added 'high score' type of display to end screen
  • Added lots more screen resolutions to options
  • Added Total number of Recruits display on main menu
  • Added weapon fire modes to rifles 'X' Burst, single and auto
  • Bug Grenade enemies sometimes display as black
  • Fixed general Player related touch bugs
  • Fixed Player cooldown for sprint
  • Fixed Decal materials on explosions
  • Fixed RPG speed
  • Fixed Sprint while standing still
  • Fixed Default weapons of revive
  • Fixed centre camera code basic
  • Changed enemies to throw grenades
  • Changed Claymore particle

If you haven't already, head over to the game page on Desura to preorder and support Recruits, giving you instant access to the latest alpha version of the game that includes all the features we have been showing. Also vote for us over at our Steam Greenlight page to help us get on steam!

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paulbhc Sep 7 2012 says:

I could not download the exe from the Desura browser but could from Firefox.

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roman9441 Sep 7 2012 says:

:/ awesome update

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ShrikeGFX Sep 7 2012 says:

Every game should have a survival arena mode ;) Is there a video?

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3dRobbo Author
3dRobbo Sep 7 2012 replied:

Not yet, but I'll be making one soon, and hopefully people will make one of them playing also!

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satcom82 Sep 7 2012 says:

People need to vote for this on steam

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3dRobbo Author
3dRobbo Sep 7 2012 replied:

I know! Tell your friends!

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Hezus Sep 8 2012 says:

Survival mode is pretty cool. I held out quite long by using the tank, which makes it quite easy to keep the soldiers at bay. After a while the tank controls started bugging and my turret wouldn't turn anymore.. I was easy prey for the RPG soldiers..

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3dRobbo Author
3dRobbo Sep 8 2012 replied:

Awesome, yea we will look into the tank issues

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[K]rekeris Sep 14 2012 says:

I would love to see this on steam.

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Chosen-One Sep 18 2012 says:


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ceeking Oct 13 2012 says:

do i manually get these updates or does the game automatically update itself?

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