Haarlem, The Netherlands – 24 February 2012 – Today videogame published Iceberg Interactive and game developer UNIGINE Corp., announce that their stunning looking and refreshing strategy game “Oil Rush” for PC, Mac and Linux is now available in retail stores in the UK, Ireland and Benelux. The full German localization for the game is currently being completed, with the game slated for release there on March 23rd 2012.
What the press is saying:
"The game appears to be equal parts Waterworld and Command & Conquer, with a nice helping of Battleship and tower defense thrown into the mix for good measure."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun:
"...this is an exceptionally pretty strategy game."
"It doesn’t try to be a traditional RTS like so many others, and with a unique water-based concept, unlocks a variety of opportunities for inventive and original units, technologies and missions. The graphics are, as you would expect, quite literally amazing."
"Once you get into the mode of play that Oil Rush expects from you, it's one of the freshest takes on the strategy genre in a while." (80%)
"I've been playing Oil Rush for a little more than week now and it's been doing a great job of making me feel like I'm playing a new version of an old school RTS, complete with cheesy dialogue, exciting visuals, challenging gameplay, vast tech trees and massive armies. This game has plenty to offer seasoned RTS gamers, but it does not exclude less experienced gamers." (90%)
Oil Rush takes place in a world after a nuclear war, where ice caps have melted, raising the sea level dramatically and changing the face of the planet forever. Scattered across the globe, the last survivors live on the remaining spots of dry land and floating sea platforms. Remnant armies of the past have evolved into rival factions still fighting over power turning the whole world into a massive battlefield, the key to which is oil. Are you up to the task of winning the war that will end all wars? Find out as you play through the 16 missions of a single-player campaign that offers a variety of tactics and environments, from half-flooded jungles to cold northern seas. In these harsh and cruel times, oil is thicker than blood...
- State-of-the-art visuals powered by the UNIGINE engine
- Dynamic and fun gameplay - furious enemies, massive battles, rampant attacks!
- 16 missions of single-player campaign offering variety of tactics and environments, from the half-flooded jungles to icebergs, slowly melting as they float in the cold northern seas.
- 15 maps for multiplayer battles, each with multiple winning strategies
- Multi-player over LAN and Internet
- Multi-platform - Windows/Mac OS X/ Linux (buy once, play everywhere)
- Mod SDK available
‘Oil Rush’ is a real-time naval strategy game that combines the strategic challenge of a classic RTS with the sheer fun of Tower Defense, and features state-of-the-art visuals. The game is based on group control: the player doesn’t have to micro-manage every unit but has control over all important aspects of tactics, strategy and economy. Capture, upgrade and defend floating production platforms and oil rigs. Discover new technologies and send groups of naval and air units into battle to capture enemy platforms and oil rigs.
About UNIGINE Corp.
UNIGINE Corp. is an international company with a long term commitment to bring the best quality products and services to its customers. Over 6 years on the market, the company offers top-notch real-time 3D solutions for video games development, scientific research, simulation, visualization, serious games, virtual reality systems and more. UNIGINE Corp. offices are located in Russia and Czech Republic. The company is also renowned for its performance benchmark products, such as “UNIGINE Heaven benchmark”, the world’s first 3D benchmark with full support for Microsoft DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4. Currently UNIGINE Corp. is working on further development of its 3D engine solution as well of a video game “Oil Rush” for PlayStation 3, PC, Mac and Linux.
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About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive ( www.iceberg-interactive.com) is an independent videogame publisher founded by an international group of games industry veterans, who recognize quality games and their audiences. With key offices in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands, Iceberg has both a firm footing in, and a firm eye on, the vibrant European games market. We know where the market is headed and we adapt. We have partners everywhere. Hence why Iceberg is a great destination for PC game developers looking to bring their products to market, bricks and mortar or digital. Iceberg is currently among the market leaders for the following PC game genres: simulators, adventure, strategy and MMO/action games.
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