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OilRush Coming to PC, Linux, Looks Stunning

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Unigine Corp's upcoming OilRush game combines strategy and tower defense.

Wednesday Unigine Corp. announced OilRush for Windows, Linux, and the PlayStation 3. The game is a visually impressive naval strategy-tower defense hybrid using the company's proprietary engine. Players take control of construction, upgrading production platforms, and upgrading defense forces while capturing enemy oil rigs and platforms using naval and air units.

"Challenging gameplay takes you through rushing swarms of furious enemies in every battle," the company described. "The winning requires intelligent branching of technology researches and all the variety of tactics you can engage. Multiplayer over LAN and Internet is also available in the game."

The OilRush setting takes place in a post-apocalyptic era where water has flooded most of the world. Oil is in high demand. The planet has become a watery battlefield thanks to the last survivors' "desperate desire to seize control and dominate the enemy." The only way to survive is to keep technological progression moving.

Currently OilRush is slated for a Q4 2010 release. The game will be distributed digitally on the PC and through the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 3. The Linux version will be released alongside its PC counterpart, however specific digital distributors were not named.

To see the game in action, check out the YouTube video pasted below.

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OilRush

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    Agges , September 2, 2010 9:27 PM
    Uh stupid coming, is post apocalyptic BP part of the game or DLC later?
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    drhenks , September 2, 2010 9:42 PM
    So...the oil rig explosion today was a publicity stunt???
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    jhansonxi , September 2, 2010 10:12 PM
    Awesome. I'm expecting a 64-bit Linux version since the engine supports it. Hopefully they have Linux/Windows cross-platform multiplayer support. Extending that to PS3 would be nice but that's probably asking a lot.
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    idoln95 , September 2, 2010 9:25 PM
    banshee like helis?
    cool
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    joytech22 , September 2, 2010 9:27 PM
    holy crud! that game has awesome effects! the smoke and fire isn't just some 2D image like other games with this style of gameplay!
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    Agges , September 2, 2010 9:27 PM
    Uh stupid coming, is post apocalyptic BP part of the game or DLC later?
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    Arethel , September 2, 2010 9:31 PM
    I couldn't help but crack up laughing while watching the trailer. I don't know about anyone else but I found all the commotion around the oil platform to be amusing. Lots of little naval and air craft swarming about meanwhile the oil platform is casually continuing about it's business. I'm thinking, "when is the missile coming?" and then right on cue as if from a B rated movie, kaboom!
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    crisisavatar , September 2, 2010 9:32 PM
    The oil incident was indeed an accident no1 could predict, this following is just another random event.
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    Stifle , September 2, 2010 9:41 PM
    Sounds like a very fun LAN party game, also looks fairly demanding on the hardware side.

    On another note, I believe this will become the new training software for the US Navy
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    drhenks , September 2, 2010 9:42 PM
    So...the oil rig explosion today was a publicity stunt???
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    jhansonxi , September 2, 2010 10:12 PM
    Awesome. I'm expecting a 64-bit Linux version since the engine supports it. Hopefully they have Linux/Windows cross-platform multiplayer support. Extending that to PS3 would be nice but that's probably asking a lot.
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    nightcrawl3r , September 2, 2010 10:14 PM
    I love Ungine Engine. If anyone has seen their Heaven Benchmark 2.1 than you know what that engine is capable of.
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    Kelavarus , September 2, 2010 10:34 PM
    Actually, to be honest, for Unigine, the graphics seen here aren't very impressive. They've obviously scaled it back, their engine is capable of much, MUCH more.
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    belardo , September 2, 2010 10:42 PM
    Wow... its almost exactly like BP in real life!
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    eddieroolz , September 2, 2010 10:50 PM
    Honestly this is great. Tower defence with 3D!
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    ravewulf , September 2, 2010 11:04 PM
    crisisavatarThe oil incident was indeed an accident no1 could predict, this following is just another random event.

    It's not that hard to predict when oil companies ignore safety regulations and skimp on safety devices. Not to mention they simply don't have the technology to stop and clean up these spills in a timely manner.
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    popcornmachine , September 2, 2010 11:13 PM
    The idea of the game points out the stupidity of drilling for oil in the ocean.

    Even if it has the best graphics ever, the game does not appeal to me at all. Too bad really. They couldn't think of something better than fighting over oil rigs? Sad.
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    kinggraves , September 2, 2010 11:25 PM
    It sure did take them a long time to make a Waterworld game.
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    BulkZerker , September 2, 2010 11:26 PM
    @ ravewulf

    Wouldn't be that big of an issue if congress would have waited to have their witch hunnt till after the well was sealed. 60 days that well leaked because of the us congress and their interfierance on the matter of actually sealing it. The should have let bp bandaid it. Then demanded that bp cpme up with a perminent solution within 90 days. Less barrels in the ocean is better for rverything even if they had to fix it a thousand times. Also from a logistical standpoint this disaster was unavoidable. There is just no way to prepaire for a spill that size. Its like expecting homeland security to be able to contain the effects of a biological icbm to a single building.

    Now as for this game we need more games like this, it looks awesome! Although its probably being held back by the ps3s very dated gpu and lack of onboard memory. I'm loving the multiplatform support!
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    Anaxamenes , September 3, 2010 12:03 AM
    @BulkZerker

    It's pretty obvious, if you can't handle safety protocols and don't have a plan for when something goes wrong, maybe you shouldn't be allowed to do something that could do catastrophic damage to the entire planet. This is the only habitable planet that we know of, so we might want to be a little bit extra careful with it.

    Anyways, this game looks fun, but I'll wait till they release it on DVD, I like to keep my media at home with me, not just download stuff. The net out here sucks.
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    Trueno07 , September 3, 2010 12:07 AM
    Oil Company = U.S. Goverment. They both sat on their hands because they are equal.
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    touchdowntexas13 , September 3, 2010 12:21 AM
    Cool stuff. As a petroleum engineer, this interests me. I think it might be cool building your own production facilities as long as it has a deeper strategy than just click once and the facility is built.

    Who knows, could be fun.
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    COLGeek , September 3, 2010 1:00 AM
    Not sure based on on the commentary, but this is a game.....right?
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