Haarlem, The Netherlands – 25 January 2011 – Today, videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive and UNIGINE Corp., are pleased to announce that the naval strategy game ‘Oil Rush’ for PC, Mac and Linux, has gone gold. The game will be available for digital download starting today on various portals throughout the world. Iceberg Interactive will release the boxed retail version of Oil Rush on 24 February 2012 in the UK, Benelux and Scandinavia, with German speaking territories to follow with a fully localized version on 23 March 2012.
Iceberg CEO Erik Schreuder says: “We are thrilled to see that Oil Rush is now finished and look forward to the multi-platform release on PC, Mac and Linux in the coming days and weeks. Oil Rush is a very addictive and great looking strategy game that gives the genre a boost and a twist at the same time. UNIGINE has already proven a valuable partner for our company and I can surely see us extending our business in the near future, so keep an eye out.”
Oil Rush is a real-time naval strategy game that combines the strategic challenge of a classic RTS with the sheer fun of Tower Defence, while featuring 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.
Earth, post-nuclear war. Melted ice caps have raised the sea level dramatically, changing the face of the planet forever. The last survivors live on the remaining spots of dry land and floating sea platforms. Remnant armies have evolved into rival factions still fighting for power, turning the planet into a massive battlefield, the key to which is oil [a.k.a. black gold ;)].
• 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 is planned for release shortly
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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