The FPS genre isn’t a place that indie developers usually make too much noise, but don’t tell that to New World Interactive. Hoping to provide an alternative to the big budget escapades of the “Call of Duty” and “Battlefield” series, the studio has launched “Insurgency” today on Steam for PC and Mac.
“Insurgency” is a tactical, squad-based shooter with both 32-player multiplayer and six-player co-op support. Its features include 10 different gameplay modes, seven maps, a training level for newbies and multiple customizable and asymmetrical squad roles. Changing gear among the 20 weapons, seven attachments and five ammo types can affect a player’s movement speed and stamina, while 3D VOIP can help coordinate with your team and possibly root out the opposition.
“We’re very excited about the progress we’ve made over the past nine months,” Jeremy Blum, founder and game director of New World Interactive, said in a press release. “Early Access allowed us to build a community and actualize the full potential of our game, that otherwise would not be possible to reach this moment. We are very grateful for our dedicated fans that have remained loyal through this process.”
Blum and his team have a full list of things they want to add to the game after launch, and a Linux version is also in the works. For now, PC and Mac players can get into the action between now and January 28 for the price of $13.49, a 10 percent discount off the regular price of $14.99.
Want more? Well, here’s the “Insurgency” launch trailer for your viewing pleasure:
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