Modern-day military FPS Insurgency [official site] now has a World War 2 military FPS lurking inside it, like a matryoshka doll made from bullets. Insurgency developers New World Interactive built the foundations of mod Day of Infamy themselves but have opened it up to players to expand it. Yes, obviously it is inspired by Day of Defeat. Infamy required a beta client when it first launched in mid-January, but as of a few days ago it’s compatible with the game’s main branch for everyone to easily play.
If you’ve got Insurgency installed, head on over to the Steam Workshop to download the whole package.
The idea is that all and sundry are invited to make whatever they want, and New World Interactive are overseeing it like a kindly creator. Folks who were making their own WW2 mod, Mud & Blood, have already teamed up to merge their work into Infamy. One map made by a player has already been added to the core package too.
Day of Infamy may be inspired by Day of Defeat, but the development inspiration comes from Epic and the new Unreal Tournament. Here, this livestream talked about plans, and this Trello board shows Infamy stuff in the works. New World Interactive are hoping it’ll liven up the wider Insurgency modding community too.
Given that Insurgency itself started life as a free Half-Life 2 mod, this is all pretty cool.
And here are some moving pictures and noises with just the action:
Ta for the spot, PC Gamer.