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Tactical FPS 'Insurgency' Now Available on Linux In Beta Form, Woohoo

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I have been waiting for Insurgency to come to Linux for over two years, and I'm glad to see the developers start to really make a push for us.

You can only play with people also playing the beta (not many), so you may want to hold off unless you plan to test it and report bugs.

My limited experience so far has been pretty good, in-game it performs very well on the highest settings and seems to be silky smooth. I have seen others have problems with black screens and other issues, so your mileage will vary right now.

The developers are asking for feedback on their forum post here.

About the game
Take to the streets for intense close quarters combat, where a team's survival depends upon securing crucial strongholds and destroying enemy supply in this multiplayer and cooperative Source Engine based experience. The follow-up game to the award-winning Source mod, Insurgency is highly competitive and unforgivingly lethal, striking a balance between one-life gameplay and prolonged action.

The game is now available to buy on Steam, and download it, but you must opt into the beta. It's a 4.4GB download, so it's not exactly a very long download either.

I am very, very pleased to see them begin to deliver! I love more tactical FPS games, as I'm not a big fan of super fast paced FPS games, and I imagine I'm not alone. Article taken from
Tags: Action, Beta, FPS, Steam
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evergreen 23 October 2015 at 3:08 pm UTC
I'm sooooo happy!!!!!

Last edited by evergreen on 23 October 2015 at 3:09 pm UTC
niarbeht 23 October 2015 at 10:19 pm UTC
I think this is the part where I start flailing my arms wildly in the air. Arma 3 is on Linux. Insurgency is on Linux. CS:GO is on Linux. AAPG is coming to Linux. WHAT MAD WORLD IS THIS?

Last edited by niarbeht on 23 October 2015 at 10:20 pm UTC
Madeanaccounttocomment 24 October 2015 at 2:54 am UTC
I just read on a forum that this game is a lot like Socom II.... I am foaming at the mouth now. Socom II was my crack as a teenager. I spent so much time glued to a recliner playing Socom II on an old 32" tv and loved every damn minute. If they can make this game work well enough on a Steam Controller to the point that it's not a handicap I think that there will be a permanent indent in my couch from where I sit.
Xpander 25 October 2015 at 8:10 am UTC
gameplay video (a bit late with that, busy with real life stuff):

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