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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.

As players progress through the game they will gain ranks and respect amongst their fellow soldiers, giving them bonus abilities, unlocked items and perks to better defeat their enemies. The main aim for the player is to complete their missions and gain as many kill points as possible. The higher the rank of the player, the more efficient soldier they are, giving the team a better chance of surviving the missions and ultimately the war.

In each level, players will have to move out, saving POW's and civilians, avoiding traps, searching out and killing Enemy Soldiers, destroying enemy buildings and vehicles in order to safely get extracted from the battlefield.

Recruits is an action packed Top Down Shooter that will deliver you and your friends to the front lines of brutal combat situations.

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7 comments by 3dRobbo on Aug 1st, 2014

Hi everyone.

We are happy to announce that Recruits is now available to Steam Early Access!

If you have bought the alpha already you can get your Steam Key on Desura and Indiegamestand right now. People who bought the game through Groupees will be able to get keys in a couple of hours.

You will need to go to your Collection page ( There, you can locate your game and click on the link labeled 'keys' next to it. A window will pop up and provide you with your Steam Key.

Loginto your Indiegamestand account and navigate to your wallet. There you should find your Steam Key.

Groupees Keys are all ready to go now - log into your Groupees profiles, you will see a key under the Build a Greenlight Bundle tab.

We hope everyone enjoys the Early Access of Recruits as much as we do and we hope you leave as much feedback as possible. We are working on getting the Desura version up and running for those Desura players, but this may take some time as our team is VERY small and we need to devote a large chunk of development towards this.

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Chopper Pickup - Wallpaper

Chopper Pickup - Wallpaper

Jan 20, 2013 Wallpapers 6 comments

1920x1200 Wallpaper of Choppers in Recruits (not game camera).

Recruits Alpha Demo

Recruits Alpha Demo

Dec 10, 2012 Demo 0 comments

This demo includes 2 of the missions from the full version alpha. Many features and bug fixes are missing in this demo but it's main purpose is to give...

Tank Battles - Wallpaper

Tank Battles - Wallpaper

Aug 26, 2012 Wallpapers 0 comments

1920x1080 Wallpaper of Tanks in Recruits (not game camera). Our Blog

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ExecutorTassadar Nov 11 2013, 2:40am says:

So Recruits disappeared from my Desura collection on purpose? O_o
Still showing up in the client, but not on the web page.

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theflamingskunk Nov 20 2013, 12:16pm replied:

Straight up navy seal mode! Thats a strange issue. If its still occuring you should contact Desura.

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IronStrIkErX Nov 6 2013, 3:16pm says:

Is the game open world and will there be coop mode? And what about character customization?

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Nov 10 2013, 4:55pm replied:

It wont be open world, but we will have coop modes. Eventually we aim to have character skin and outfit customization.

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OttoNL Oct 7 2013, 7:21am says:

Hey I can't really play this with my Geforce 210 512mb, pixel shader 4.1 unless I play it on minimum.
Do you guys expect it to be running much smoother soon (or atleast when it's done) or are the requirements gonna be pretty high for an indie game?

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Oct 14 2013, 4:48pm replied:

We are always working on improving the performance of the game. We will get it running as best as we can, we do plan to have it working on lower end machines. So keep an eye out for future updates and the Steam release for some better performance tweaks!

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antaig Jul 30 2013, 6:19am says:

Congrats guys, best of luck with the rest of the development!

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bumbum1991 Jul 25 2013, 3:57am says:

Hey, just drop by to congratulate you guys on being Greenlit. Keep up the good work.

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pysiu Jul 25 2013, 3:56am says:

gratz on getting GL, i just hope that doesn`t mean you will ditch Desura like some other games :P

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megaflux Aug 9 2013, 10:05pm replied:

that really is the epitome of douche-baggery. i honestly to this day wish greenlight never happened, considering how inflamatory the steam forums are most indie devs are far better off NOT putting their games on it.

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Jul 26 2013, 12:43am replied:

We aim to update Desura with all the same updates as Steam and any other places we end up distributing the game :)

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pysiu Jul 26 2013, 2:52pm replied:

Greatly appreciated!

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nice game

Jul 26 2012, 7:12am by KiRGuDu

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