OilRush Coming to PC, Linux, Looks Stunning
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.