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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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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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Recruits - Development Log #4

Recruits - Development Log #4

1 year ago News 1 comment Report

We have some images and gif's of new features we are adding across the levels of Recruits and especially for the multiplayer map on Steam.

Recruits - Forum DevLog #3

Recruits - Forum DevLog #3

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Development Log No.3 for Recruits on the Road to Steam Early Access.

Recruits - Steam Early Access Teaser

Recruits - Steam Early Access Teaser

1 year ago News 7 comments Report

We have just released a video showing off some of the content that will be in the Early Access build on Steam for 2014.

Recruits - Discourse Forums

Recruits - Discourse Forums

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Recruits is now using a new style of Forum called 'Discourse'

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...
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Chopper Pickup - Wallpaper

Chopper Pickup - Wallpaper

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

Recruits Alpha Demo

Recruits Alpha Demo

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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...

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Tank Battles - Wallpaper

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

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marcoasibal Jun 24 2012 says:

Looks awesome. Kinda reminds me of Magicka. One question though, what kind of other levels will there be? eg urban, arctic, etc.

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3dRobbo Jun 24 2012 replied:

Thanks! Yep, urban, desert, snow, stuff like that are definitely planned. It will all depend on the support we get, so share the love for Recruits :)

It will be fun sneaking around urban areas and driving tanks in the desert.

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fragfest2012 Jun 25 2012 replied:

I especially want to see snow (cool game mechanics come to mind) and of course urban.

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thunderising Jun 4 2012 says:

looking good

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Hezus May 28 2012 says:

Reminds me of Cannon Fodder :) Tracking!

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JoeWho May 26 2012 says:

Looking good!

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Plejadenwolf May 22 2012 says:

Ah thanks for this game! I've really waited for a similar top-down game like Alien Swarm with great physics and graphics. I think that top-down shooters nowadays are unfortunately underestimated.
Will there be all of the multiplayer options also available for singleplayer, too?

Fantastic concept so far!

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theflamingskunk May 22 2012 replied:

Well, our current plans for multiplayer is for their too be 2 different modes, Co-Op and Versus mode. Co-Op will allow for up too 4 player work together too accomplish missions and whatnot. Versus is a more traditional team based combat where each player has their own small squad and are duking it out with the enemy team. The actual logistics for how progression between multiplayer and single player is to be handled is still being worked out. Note however that we are having progression be a big part of the game so that the player can actually see results of effort and time they spend playing the game. Im not sure if that answered your question, if not just let us know!

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Plejadenwolf May 23 2012 replied:

It was more or less the question if there is also a multiplayer skirmish mode or bot support for offline gaming in general. Would be great if this is the case. But these are nice information, too.

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theflamingskunk May 23 2012 replied:

Yes their will be a multiplier Skirmish mode. Most likely we will not be having bots, although the way the single player portion works is that their will be the regular mission based games and also Survival mode where you need to hold off waves of enemies (notice that this will be available online as well). We are trying our best to cater this game to both online and offline experiences, and not leave one in the dust.

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Plejadenwolf May 23 2012 replied:

That's nice to read, thanks for clearing this up. I wish you great sucess and can't await the first release.

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nice game

Jul 26 2012 by KiRGuDu

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