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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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2 comments by 3dRobbo on Jan 3rd, 2014

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope it was a good time for you all!

Over these holidays, @Jason and myself have been working hard on getting the 'design' and gameplay aspects of the Recruits Multiplayer and Singleplayer right. I will do a quick summary of the systems we have implemented and do a more in depth write up further down the track.

Management

So, we have been using Trello for this, an online project management software that allows you to create 'cards' and move them around and update information in realtime in the cloud. So far its been great and I think its something we will continue to use instead of Asana, which is what we previously used.

In Game Graphics

Some things we have been doing design wise are new HUD's for in game. So we are sorting out a more simple but yet more informative way of displaying health and recruits name and rank info.Having just the rank and name with the recruit will clear up the play area a bit and allow you to see more when you are fighting.


And by putting this info over on the side of the screen, it allows you to check the status of all of your recruits at anytime you want by pressing TAB.


Gameplay Design

With single and multiplayer we have decided to handle soldier death and recruitment in the following way.

  • You start the game with a Platoon. This platoon is comprised of 8 new low level soldiers (Privates).
  • You then move up to a maximum of 4 soldiers into your Squad. The Squad is what you take into missions.
  • You then control your Squad in game and try to complete the missions.
  • If a soldier dies, they are gone forever and are listed on a memorial wall in the menu.
  • Soldiers who live stay in the squad and are able to fight on other missions.
  • You can then replenish your squad by moving more soldiers from your Platoon to your Squad.
  • In Singleplayer, if you run out of your Platoon soldiers... Game Over
  • In Multiplayer, if you run out of Platoon soldiers, you cannot fight until you have gone back to the menu to replenish them.

So that's the basics of it. In conjunction with this, You earn XP and Cash, which the XP give you soldier ranks and the cash the ability to unlock new items and weapons to use with all your soldiers.Also, soldiers in battle have the ability to earn medals and honors. For example if you are playing and you kill 10 enemies in a row and you revive 3 squad mates and you blow up a tank and save 10 civilians... that might be the right circumstances for a Medal of Honor! 


Which would boost your soldiers stats by a certain amount to make him way harder to kill on the battlefield.

Sorry its a long one, but lots has been happening. Cant wait for the Steam Launch where all of you guys can play this game we have work so hard on!

Head over to our Forums - Forums.recruitsgame.com and put your name down for early Multiplayer testing and also join in on the conversations! Tell us what you think about the game, how it looks, what we can do better, things you want to add! Anything like that helps us make a game that everyone can enjoy.

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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

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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 www.commotion-games.com

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Rossroxx
Rossroxx Oct 6 2011, 2:51pm says:

Read the exclusive IndieBase interview with Marty Green, aka 3dRobbo, find out when we can expect a playable demo, the games plans & directions, and how its currently progressing, plus more @ www.indiebase.co.uk

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3dRobbo
3dRobbo Oct 6 2011, 4:50pm replied:

Just by the way may name is Robert Dukes, not marty green. :)

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RequiemLux
RequiemLux Sep 18 2011, 5:39pm says:

very interesting project

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4Bit
4Bit Aug 15 2011, 1:42pm says:

looks awesome! Good job!

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ken9764
ken9764 Aug 15 2011, 2:26am says:

this game wood look cool on a i pad

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3dRobbo
3dRobbo Sep 2 2011, 11:41pm replied:

We are currently talking about this too :)

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Aug 14 2011, 12:17am says:

I'm definitely looking forward to this, i like top down games very much (on par with the other many camera angles) and hope to see this project succeed and will be tracking

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NoSoldier
NoSoldier Jul 16 2011, 4:31pm says:

Looks interesting... Just one question. Will it be free?

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3dRobbo
3dRobbo Sep 2 2011, 11:40pm replied:

Late Reply... We are hoping to get a free copy out for everyone to play together with, however if you would like extra missions, weapons, campaigns etc you can Buy the full version. But do not worry, we are planning it to be only a couple of bucks :)

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Far-East
Far-East Jul 15 2011, 6:33am says:

This game remind me of gta 2 lol

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