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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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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 Creator
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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nakano1987 Jan 11 2013 says:

I bought the alpha and have a few questions for the developers. Can the multiplayer be accessed on this build (the button is not active)? Is it local (with gamepad support) or online only? Will there be some background music in the final game (it's so quiet so I thought it was a bug) and will it be possible to change a character on fly / place them individually?

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Jan 14 2013 replied:

Multiplayer will be available soon, we are currently working on it.
At the moment gamepad is only for singleplayer but it will eventually be for online and local if we have time. And yes hopefully some background music one day :) - Not sure what you mean by placing characters on the fly.

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stalnz Jan 8 2013 says:

Just tried the demo. The second level has great stealth potential if visibility rules will be implemented - seems kinda strange how AI soldiers see me at night in the bushes :)

Another thing is the game manages to use all my GTX 560 gpu and still hits something like 40 fps max with full settings on 1920x1200 (most of U3/UDK games are on 60 easily). I hope it will be better optimized in the final build.

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Jan 9 2013 replied:

Thanks for the feedback. Glad you like it so far.

In regards to FPS, I have optimise the levels to get an extra 10-15 fps on my PC. So in the next update this will be included and should give you some great performance gains.

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outlawdesura Jan 8 2013 replied:

Dynamic Lights was the FPS killer for me

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GossamerSolid Jan 3 2013 says:

Hey there!

I recently received Recruits via the Build a Greenlight bundle.

I installed the game, went to launch it (Recruits_Alpha_v0.035\Binaries\Win32\UDK.exe) and I'm greeted by the Create Profile screen. I try to put anything in that blank and click create, but it says Profile Creation Failed. I cannot get any further than this.

Could anybody help me?

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Jan 3 2013 replied:

The profile saves to a location on your C: drive. C:\Recruits Do you have access to your C: drive or is it called something else. I'll talk to our programmers for you, I'll send you a PM if I get any information that might help. :) Sorry for the inconvience

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GossamerSolid Jan 3 2013 replied:

I don't have a C: drive, that's probably the issue.

May I suggest you never hardcode a location. Make use of windows' documents/mygames location.

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3dRobbo Creator
3dRobbo Jan 3 2013 replied:

Agreed, we are currently working on it :) So it will be fixed in the next update.

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GossamerSolid Jan 3 2013 replied:

Thanks, I appreciate it.

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nice game

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