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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...

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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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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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Rohan15 Jan 29 2013 says:

Oh sweet, some optimization to the levels and the stealth. :D

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theflamingskunk Jan 29 2013 replied:

We made a few changes to the stealth. However we still have many changes planed codewise to vastly improve it so that it will be an even greater experience!

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greeneyedgirl927 Jan 21 2013 says:

Is this mod set in Vietnam?

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GossamerSolid Jan 23 2013 replied:

This isn't a mod, but I think it is in vietnam.

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nakano1987 Jan 14 2013 says:

Thank you for your replies 3dRobbo! On the fly, I meant that you could change the character your controlling. For example, it could be this way. Hotkey 1 = Character 1, hotkey 2 = Character 2 etc.

I think map editor would be something that would make your game hugely popular, but I understand it's a lot of work.

One more note: It might be more user friendly if mine-like-weapons would work similarly as grenades. A key to switch the mine-type and a key to drop it; not separate keys for dropping different kind of mines.

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theflamingskunk Jan 15 2013 replied:

For The Map Editor... Whilst that deffinatly Would be awesome to add, We are focusing on the game first. We would much rather have a solid game than rely on our Players to make the game for us ;). However I know I love it when games have Modding support so if we ever have the resources available, we will deffinatly look into it.

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nakano1987 Jan 12 2013 says:

I read some replies from your forum:
So split-screen co-op is possible (maybe the screen could split if players walk too far away from each other; well you'll probably know what's the best) and gamepads do work (tested with PS2-controller, though configuring is somewhat annoying).

Some more suggestions: A possibility to prone and climb over building like in JA2. Large buildings you can walk into (note: I have only played first 2 missions and this wans't doable). Map & mission editor would also be tons of fun and definitely would increase the game's popularity.

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3dRobbo Jan 14 2013 replied:

Split screen, yes we will look into this once we have a working public Multiplayer build :)

Yes we will have building you can enter, this is almost set up, it just require myself to create some nice buildings. So look out for in in coming mission updates.

A map editor is a lot of work and might not be possible for this game, but we will look into it for you.

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nice game

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