Winners of Linux game development contest get free Unigine engine licenses

Tomsk, Russia - December 13, 2010 - Unigine Corp. named the winners of the recently launched competition to support Linux game development. All three winning teams are awarded with free licenses for the top-notch Unigine engine to develop a native Linux game.

"The original idea was to award with a free license only the best submission, but we decided that Linux gamers deserve to have as much new titles as we can possibly help to jump-start. All three top teams will get the powerful and versatile technology to pursue their game ideas", commented Denis Shergin, CEO of Unigine Corp.

Winners

Kot-in-Action

Kot-in-Action Creative Artel is a small independent video game developer, a privately owned entity dedicated to creating and producing fun to play video games. It's an international team with members scattered across the USA and the rest of the world. Headquarters are located in Texas, USA.

Games credited:

  • The Prophecy, an episodic singleplayer/co-op shooter (cancelled)
  • Steel Storm, an indie top-down arcade shooter (released)

More details can be found on the official website.

Gamepulp

"We want to create a new puzzle/platform game (with a little adventure) where we will work extensively on graphic design, visual and physical effects (dynamical objects destruction, fluids, interaction betweens Elements, i.e. fire, water, air, ground etc.) to make living and magical environments", said Christophe Houllier, Director of the studio.

Games credited:

More details can be found on the official website.

MED-ART

An international team of game developers experienced in work with modern game engines. Currently the team works on "Anderson2 Rise of Cthulhu" first-person shooter.

Games credited:

More details can be found on the official website.

Unigine Engine

Unigine™ is a multi-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 (RPG, FPS, RTS, MMORPG) on its base.

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.

The company has been Linux-friendly from the very start; it released advanced GPU benchmarks (Heaven, Tropics, Sanctuary) for Linux before and is working on the OilRush strategy game that supports Linux as well. There is a lot of active Linux users and developers in the team, including executives.

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.