Tagged: Oil Rush

The Fall Bundle from Indie Royale is now under way for only 4 days !
And 2 of the games in the bundle (from the total of 5), have a native GNU/Linux client !
The games are Oil Rush and Reprisal.
So here is your chance to get those 2 games at a low price.
And if you pay $8 and more, you also get a cool music album called 88:88.

 

About the games
Oil Rush
Oil Rush is a real-time naval strategy game based on group control. It combines the strategic challenge of a classical RTS with the sheer fun of Tower Defence. Fight the naval war between furious armies across the boundless waters of the post-apocalyptic world. Pump the ever-so-precious black gold by oil rigs, capture platforms and destroy the enemy in the sea and in the air. Be ingenious to unlock super technologies and quick to send your squads straight into the heat of the battle!

Reprisal
Created in homage to Populous, Reprisal lets you take control of a tribe, guiding them, building land and making them grow in number. Using special totem powers you can control nature itself unleashing its full fury on anyone that stands in your way. But be warned, other tribes may not take too kindly to your intentions and will put up a fight!

Desktop edition includes:
Enhanced full stereo chip tunes to knod along too, Unlockable challenge islands, Offline local storage and Enhanced full screen display features! It also includes a full standalone PC installer and Mac App version. A minimum screen resolution of 1024 X 768 required.

So go ahead and grab it while it’s hot because time is running out !

Unigine supports GNU/Linux game development with engine license giveaway

Have you ever wanted to develop your dream game with the excellent Unigine engine but didn’t have the money to acquire the license ? now is your chance !

Tomsk, Russia – November 25, 2010 – Unigine Corp. announced a competition to support Linux game development. It will give a free license for its top-notch Unigine engine to an experienced team willing to work on a Linux native game.

Competition Rules
A team is welcomed to participate in the competition if it meets the following criteria:

1. It has released a 3D game or has one in development
2. Team members are experienced in Linux software development
3. It is ready to develop a native Linux 3D game

Submissions (with links to released games, team background info and contacts) are to be sent to licensing@unigine.com. The competition comes to a close on December, 10.

The winner team will get a free binary license on Unigine engine for a single project on PC platform (Windows / Linux) with full access to technical support and updates.

The teams that will take the 2nd and the 3rd place are granted huge discounts on licensing Unigine.

The Idea
I have been using Linux for over than 10 years now and find it a really great platform with a steadily growing market share on desktops. What we see, however, is though this niche market is open to conquer, it severely lacks high-quality 3D games with up-to-date visuals. We are eager to contribute to filling in the gap and boost up Linux game development.

From the very beginning Unigine engine aimed and has been supporting Linux, not to mention our CTO (Alexander Zaprjagaev) is also an experienced Linux developer. Moreover, our internal team is currently working on a cross-platform OilRush game that natively supports Linux. On top of it, we have a bunch of benchmarks (Heaven, Tropics, Sanctuary) released previously for this platform.

That being said, we want to help the seasoned and skillful team to jump-start a Linux game project by providing them with world-class technology completely for free“, commented Denis Shergin, CEO of Unigine Corp.

Unigine Engine
Unigine is a cross-platform (Windows / Linux / PlayStation 3) real-time 3D engine, which unleashes the ultimate power for creating interactive virtual worlds (both modern games and virtual reality systems).

The engine is a complete out-of-the box solution:

  • Photorealistic 3D render
  • Powerful physics module
  • Object-oriented scripting system
  • Full-featured GUI module
  • Sound subsystem
  • A set of flexible tools

High scalability of Unigine engine is ensured by the efficient and well-architected framework supporting multi-core systems. It allows to successfully develop various VR projects and multi-platform games of various genres on its base.
Unigine engine also powers a well-known Heaven Benchmark, which made a big name by showcasing the hottest DirectX 11 technologies with the breathtaking art content.

PS: Xmas season is drawing near so we are slashing all the base prices for licensing Unigine engine: see the updated pricelist.

About Unigine Corp.
Unigine Corp. is an international company focused on top-notch real-time 3D solutions. The development studio is located in Tomsk, Russia. Main activity of Unigine Corp. is development of Unigine™, a cross-platform engine for virtual 3D worlds. Since the project start in 2004, it attracts attention of different companies and groups of independent developers, because Unigine is always on the cutting edge of real-time 3D visualization and physics simulation technologies.

Unigine Corp. is a registered developer of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (previously ATI Technologies Inc.), NVIDIA Corporation and Creative Labs Inc. Being a registered developer the company works closely with hardware vendors in order to provide the best level of performance and stability of its products. The company also has a license to develop tools and middleware for PLAYSTATION®3 platform.

Also Unigine Corp. reports that the development of their upcoming Oil Rush game is going well, but no release date given. (I assume sometime in 2011).

Thanks Reto Schneider, one of the editors of Holarse-Linuxgaming and the owner of the GNU/Linux Fun4Tux gaming shop for the great news.

The creators of the cross platform unigine engine are working on a game that will show what their engine is capable of.
This game is a Real Time Strategy with excellent graphics and it’s called Oil Rush.

Key Features

  • High-end graphics
    Multi-player over LAN and Internet
  • Multi-platform:

Windows
Linux
PlayStation 3

  • Explosive gameplay with rushing swarms of furious enemies
  • Various environments
  • Mod SDK available

Game Play
OilRush is a real-time strategy game based on the group control. It offers mechanics of a classical RTS combined with a Tower Wars genre: control the building and upgrading of production platforms as well as their defence forces, and send battle groups of naval and air units to capture enemy’s platforms and oil rigs.
The game can be played with your friends over LAN or Internet.

Setting
In the post-apocalyptic flooded world there are two things running short: oil and time. The last survivors in a desperate desire to seize control and dominate the enemy have started the naval warfare that made the whole world one large battlefield. In these harsh and cruel times, oil is thicker than blood.

Oil
Oil that is pumped by oil rigs is the main resource in the OilRush world. In exchange for oil you can buy additional defense turrets and make high technology researches.

Oil Rigs
Oil rigs cannot defend themselves. Controlling them is an extremely important and difficult task.

Production Platforms
Platforms build attack units of a specific type. You can also equip them with defense turrets to fight against enemy attacks. Casting special abilities to the platform affects all units close to it.

Units
Battle groups are formed of several unit types: various ships, aircraft and submarines. Choose them wisely since you will be struggling against different kinds of enemy defense.

Technology Tree
Making special technology researches brings you more advanced defense and more powerful attack weaponry, including nukes.

Current State
The game is currently at the end of production stage. Digital release of PC version is planned for Q4 2010.

Screenshots

Video

Links
Oil Rush
unigine

Info At The Phoronix Website