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Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat is a total conversion mod for Valve Software's Source Engine. Insurgency is a multiplayer, tactical first person shooter, and implements elements of realism, in an attempt to increase player immersion and promote teamwork. The game is primarily set in Iraq, however some maps are set in Afghanistan.
Insurgency is primarily a team-based, multiplayer online shooter focused on tactical, objective-based gameplay. The player can join one of two teams, the US Marines, or their adversaries, the Insurgents. Teams are structured around two squads, with two four-man fireteams in each squad, for a total of 16 maximum players per team. Within this team structure are limited player classes, such as the Rifleman, Support Gunner, and Designated Marksman.
The game has a pseudo-realistic portrayal of the weaponry used. There is no on-screen crosshair and the players must use the iron sights of the game's weapon model to accurately aim the weapon. Shooting "from the hip" is still possible; however, the free-aim system makes this difficult. Weapons are also deadly, with most rifles capable of taking out players with one or two shots to the torso. According to their class, players can also use fragmentation grenades, smoke grenades, and RPGs.
Maps are generally focused on urban warfare, even though there are suburban and outdoor settings.
A key turning point in development came when Jeremy Blum, founder of the Red Orchestra mod, joined the team with other former Red Orchestra developers.
Insurgency received the Player's Choice 2007 Mod of the Year award from ModDB, as well as the "Best Source Mod of 2007" Gold Award from Steamfriends. The current development plans of the mod include the addition of new theatres, and the porting the game to the latest Orange Box engine.