The Insurgency series is an award-winning series of PC games that began with Source mod Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat. The series is developed and published by New World Interactive (NWI). The games focus unforgivingly lethal online multiplayer infantry combat, with emphasis on tactical, team-based gameplay, rather than traditional FPS games. The Insurgency series has served more than two million players worldwide as of 2014.
Development for the first installment in the series, Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat, started in 2002 when Andrew Spearin decided to create a realistic modern infantry squad-based multiplayer first-person-shooter based on his experiences in the Canadian Army. Key turning points in development came in 2005 when Jeremy Blum, founder of the Red Orchestra mod, joined the team with other former Red Orchestra developers. The project was first publicly released as a Source mod two years later in July 2007.
New World Interactive began development for Insurgency in 2012. The studio launched a Kickstarter campaign seeking $180,000. Unfortunately, it failed, attracting a little over $66,000 in pledges. The timely arrival of Steam's Early Access program, which allows companies to sell unfinished games as a way to fund future development on them, allowed the company to continue working on the game. Insurgency was one of the first games to arrive on the platform after its launch. Insurgency was officially released In January, 2014.
Insurgency: Sandstorm, the third installment of the series is scheduled for release in September of 2018.
- Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat (2007) (Renamed from Operation: Counter-Insurgency)
- Insurgency (2014)
- Insurgency: Sandstorm (2018)
- Insurgency joins Steam Early Access - Game Connect - retrieved December 28, 2014
- Humble Bundle Boosts Insurgency's Community to Over 1,000,000 Players - Steam - retrieved December 28, 2014
- New World Interactive - Kickstarter - retrieved December 27, 2014