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I'm Going In .. quietly

Developers Innerloop talk about how the stealthy approach can benefit you in their first person shooter Project IGI

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Innerloop's "Project IGI" (or "I'm Going In" as it's known to the Americans) is a tactical first person shooter, which features such brain candy as picking locks, hacking computer terminals and avoiding security cameras, as well as blasting every man, woman and child who crosses your path from the face of the Earth. In an interview with Clan-Zone, programmer Anders Dybdahl explained how the enemy reacts to you if you're spotted, and why it's better to stay under cover...

"Say we are looking at an army base, the perimeter is guarded by patrolling guards, security cameras cover the entrances. There are also vehicles, a helicopter gunship and barracks counting more soldiers. As you approach, you are spotted by a patrol. One guard opens fire, the other runs for a security alarm point. The alarm is raised, the resulting alert brings guards out of their barracks to protect key installations, the vehicles, say an APC, starts it's engines and moves towards you, the choppers rotor blades begin turning and it starts to lift off. But if you spotted the security post, slipped in and disabled the security computers, rendering all the cameras inoperative, then you would have a much easier job."

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