Unigine Corp. announces OilRush naval strategy game for Windows, Linux and PS3

Tomsk, Russia - September 1, 2010 - Unigine Corp. announced today OilRush naval strategy game for Windows, Linux and PlayStation 3. The game is based on the proprietary Unigine™ engine and is developed independently by Unigine Corp. internal team starting from 2009.

Gameplay

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 construction 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 rig.

Challenging gameplay takes you through rushing swarms of furious enemies in every battle. The winning requires intellegent branching of technology researches and all the variety of tactics you can employ.

Multiplayer over LAN and Internet is also available in the game.

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 turned the whole world into one large battlefield.

The key of survival in the devastated world is to keep forcing the high-paced advancement of military technologies never ceasing to introduce new types of combat units. In these harsh and cruel times, oil is thicker than blood.

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

High-End Graphics

Strategy game has never been so impressingly photo-realistic, especially considering moderate hardware requirements: the game runs smoothly on middle-end PC and PS3. The visual excellence of OilRush is powered by top-notch render of Unigine engine allowing tons of special effects.

OilRush catches the eye with huge battles, massive explosions and burning wrecks in swirling waters as the sky is streaked with fiery traces of dashing missiles. Ultimately devastating nukes look even more spectacular bringing death to the rest of humanity.

Native Linux Support

Cross-platform Unigine engine enables native Linux version of OilRush filling the gap in modern games available for this platform. Linux version of the game will be released simultaneously with Windows one.

Strategy on Console

OilRush provides console-friendly interface bringing an enticing experience of strategy game to PlayStation 3 users. Despite the ease of controls, the game thrills with blood-boiling dynamics and demand all of your strategic skills.

"We have already shown graphical excellence of our Unigine engine with Heaven benchmark and now we want to showcase flexibility and scalability of our technologies by making a great-looking game with moderate hardware requirements. Moreover, it's very useful for an engine provider to use its own technology: this way we are confident that we deliver to our customers exactly what they need in order to create awesome games. Besides the technology, we want to introduce a dynamic strategy game, especially for platforms lacking this genre: Linux and PS3", commented Denis Shergin, CEO of Unigine Corp.

Release Plans

At the moment the game is at the end of production stage: release on Windows and Linux is planned for Q4 2010. OilRush will be distributed digitally on PC and PSN.

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.