Denver, Colorado – Indie developer New World Interactive issued a reminder today that the Mac OS X gamers can square off head-to-head against PC gamers in the Beta of their squad-based, competitive shooter INSURGENCY. The Beta version of the game delivers a newly refined level of detail to all gameplay aspects and a vast amount of updated content.

“OS X has become a significant part of our development process,” says Jeremy Blum, developmental lead at New World Interactive. “In the past as a mod, Insurgency was a PC-only experience, but since then we have made a significant effort to provide the Insurgency experience to other gaming communities. Mac is first on the list, with support already provided, and Linux is next.”

INSURGENCY is leading an indie revival of the tactical shooter genre. In the recently launched Beta, players take to the urban streets for intense close-quarters combat, where a team’s survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds in 32-player adversarial combat or in six-player cooperative play.

The new Beta showcases a robust feature set packed with hours of intense tactical shooter goodness. Features include:

* Cross-platform compatibility between Mac and PC players
* 20 Weapons – five of which are new: the M249, RPK, UMP45, M1A1 carbine, and the M4A1
* 8 Fully Updated Maps – including Siege, Uprising, Market, District, Heights, Ministry, Contact and Buhriz.
* Customizable player classes
* Weight-based equipment and gear system
* Team-reinforcing objectives
* Simplified HUD and UI
* Scripting system and SDK to support mods

INSURGENCY’s game modes create a distinctive experience from other first-person-shooters. The title offers four multiplayer game modes (of up to 32 players), and two co-operative game modes with bot support (for up to six players). Capturing objectives prolongs the entire team’s opportunity to achieve victory, while matches often become an epic tug of war as both teams struggle to gain control of all objectives. With full cross-platform play implemented in the Beta, PC and Mac players can now engage each other in competitive campaigns.

INSURGENCY is a tactical, team-based first-person shooter for up to 32-plus players designed for Windows(R)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.

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New World Interactive (“NWI”) is an independent game studio specializing in the development of high quality digital games. NWI uses a community-driven production method, focusing primarily on multiplayer and cooperative games targeted for PC, OS X and Linux. Copyright (C) 2013 New World Interactive. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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