Following its own successful “Early Access” campaign this March, indie developer New World Interactive (NWI) has joined Steam’s “Early Access” store today with INSURGENCY. This release provides a broader audience of gamers the chance to buy into the intense, tactical first-person shooter at a value price and help shape its development. A brand new teaser trailer is available today for INSURGENCY, which can be purchased for $14.99 (a 25 percent discount) at 11 am PST on Steam, store.steampowered.com/app/
With the Early Access development process, indie developers showcase their games and connect with their community in a new, direct way. INSURGENCY gamers don’t just play the game in its Alpha phase, they buy into the game’s Beta and completed version too. NWI has formed a direct line of communication between development team and community, enabling both sides to discuss and prototype the game’s design in an iterative process.
INSURGENCY is a tactical, team-based first-person shooter for up to 32-plus players designed for Windows®PC, Mac OS X (and later on Linux), using Valve’s Source Engine and distributed through the Steam platform. If the name INSURGENCY sounds familiar, that’s because it’s based on the popular total conversion for Half-Life 2 — Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat — that saw more than a million free downloads and was awarded the ModDB “Player’s Choice Mod of the Year” in 2007.