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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 (Desura.com). 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

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

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

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

2 years ago News 0 comments

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

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Chopper Pickup - Wallpaper

Chopper Pickup - Wallpaper

2 years ago Wallpapers 6 comments

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

Recruits Alpha Demo

Recruits Alpha Demo

3 years ago 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...

Tank Battles - Wallpaper

Tank Battles - Wallpaper

3 years ago Wallpapers 0 comments

1920x1080 Wallpaper of Tanks in Recruits (not game camera). Our Blog www.commotion-games.com

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werk71 Oct 25 2014 says:

Devs never tell community what they are doing, game stinks to play, Multiplayer wont work, and there are 5 test missions that are boring as hell, dont waste money here on this.... they ban you if you say "the game is dead"

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cheesemoo0 Dec 2 2014 replied:

You were given a temporary ban for inflammatory comments not for your opinion.

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neronix17 Aug 1 2014 says:

The logo for this game is pretty much identical to Plex. Looks great though.

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habitdasher#2 Jan 4 2014 says:

hate to sound rude but I have a feeling these guys are out of funds and are relying on the steam release to keep them going. I've had this same version since I made purchase which has been a very long time... that 5 bucks could have gone to a gog sale or three.

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theflamingskunk Mar 1 2014 replied:

We've never had funds in the first place :)! We had a slow down because of various life events, although we are still hard at work (We still have our day jobs!). A majority of the code had to be revisited to support multiplayer, so that has eaten up a lot of the time. Once we go on steam everyone who purchased here will get a key so they can play the steam version online!

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TKAzA Mar 3 2014 replied:

When can we expect the next release? / Greenlight launch?

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Guest Mar 1 2014 replied:

I'm not sure why people dislike my comment though, It's my honest opinion and how I genuinely feel at the time, and it's basically on the mark from what you just told me. It's as if people can't take ANY kind of criticism these days, believe me that was probably the lightest form of it. I probably won't revisit the game though if Steam and multiplayer are the main concern, and When I bought the game I was interested but the novelty has since worn off. I'll probably give the key to a friend and see if they can enjoy the game and what it has to offer. Nothing against you guys by all means.

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dawiec Jan 17 2014 replied:

Yip, I got the release way back and the updates have been minimal.
Looks like it'll be a great game when its finally finished.

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irogue Nov 17 2013 says:

Quote - "After 328 days on Steam's Greenlight, we were successfully Greenlit a few days ago!"

Wow i know valve / steam are lazy and slow but 328 days, lol that is astoundingly slow.

Best of luck with the sales on steam hopefully you guys get the funding you deserve!

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ExecutorTassadar Nov 11 2013 says:

So Recruits disappeared from my Desura collection on purpose? O_o
Still showing up in the client, but not on the web page.

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theflamingskunk Nov 20 2013 replied:

Straight up navy seal mode! Thats a strange issue. If its still occuring you should contact Desura.

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

nice game

Jul 26 2012 by KiRGuDu


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