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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

1 year ago News 2 comments Report

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

1 year ago News 0 comments Report

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

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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...

Tank Battles - Wallpaper

Tank Battles - Wallpaper

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

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doesntbodewell Mar 17 2013 says:

Any chance of this game getting local co-op?

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Mar 17 2013 replied:

Yes we are aiming for it. We are working on Multiplayer setup now :)

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Player_Review Mar 17 2013 says:

Recruits is currently on PWYW as the featured game for the next 96 hours... support the developers and charity:

Thanks for being featured Commotion Games!

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spaceindaver Mar 12 2013 says:

Does this work with a controller? I guess what I'm really asking is whether it plays like a twin-stick shooter, or a mousey RTS.

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Mar 12 2013 replied:

Yep, we have Xbox 360 controller support. You can also rebind any of the game keys and controller buttons in the options menu :)

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spaceindaver Mar 19 2013 replied:

Eeeeexcellent. Thanks! Downloading now!

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Scripty Feb 8 2013 says:

If i had the money id buy this!

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trunks10k Feb 2 2013 says:

I know thuis is still in alpha but the team AI is so dumb.. they dont even listen

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ThreeSon Feb 1 2013 says:

I installed and am playing Recruits using Desura, and yet for some reason, if the Steam client is running then the Steam community starts up with the game. Is this happening for anyone else? I'm running Win7 Pro 64-bit.

Also, if I uninstall the game, does it also remove the UDK from my computer as well? I'm looking to do a "clean" removal so that there are no traces of the game remaining.

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thonexxx Feb 20 2013 replied:

I have the same experience

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Feb 1 2013 replied:

The steam client coming up is strange, I'm sorry I don't know why that would happen.
Yes, if you remove the game there should be no traces, the only thing remaining might be the DirectX update etc that install in order for the game to run.

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ThreeSon Feb 1 2013 replied:

Thanks. It's a little odd, but not a problem.

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

nice game

Jul 26 2012 by KiRGuDu

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