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Rise Up: Andrew Spearin on Insurgency’s victory

By Kieron Gillen on February 8th, 2008.

WAR!

Since Insurgency recently took the first place in the ModDB 2007 awards and we found ourselves bouncing e-mails with this total-conversion of Half-life 2’s Founder and now Senior Advisor, photojournalist Andrew Spearin. We figured it was an opportune time to talk about his feelings of the long route from its conception in 2002 to its triumph five years later. We talk about how how he was inspired when he was serving in the Canadian Army, comparing the games he played to the training he experienced, what’s actually interesting about the concept of realism, what it’d take for him to consider becoming a professional designer and – of course – the actual ModDB competition itself…
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