Insurgency 2 tempts Kickstarter pledges with 8 minutes of gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 09, 2012 2:15pm PDT

While Kickstarter has seen successful campaigns to revive out-of-favor genres like adventure games and classic turn-based RPGs, the tactical FPS hasn't fared so well, with several developers failing to fund one. Undeterred, folks behind Half-Life 2 mod Insurgency have turned to KickStarter to fund a commercial sequel, and released eight minutes of gameplay to sway you.

New World Interactive, lead by Insurgency and Red Orchestra founder Jeremy Blum, is looking for $180,000 in its Kickstarter campaign. They've been working on it since 2011 and have the game in reasonable shape, but want to make it "look as good as it plays." Stretch goals include a Linux version, an escort/ambush mode, and extra maps.

$10 will get you a copy when the game launches, saving $5, while $50 offers beta access and there are the customary vanity insertions for people who cough up huge chunks of change.

31 days into the 60-day campaign, only around $37,000 has been raised, so Insurgency 2 will need a real boost to hit the goal. To that end, here's eight minutes of gameplay supplied to RPS in the hope of inspiring gushing and wallet-opening

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