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OilRush now available for pre-order; to be released in June

A little while ago we reported on an upcoming PC game called OilRush, a action-RTS-tower defense game that's takes place on a future Earth where you have to defend oil rigs out in the ocean against attackers. The development team for the game is the same team that also makes the Unigine game graphics engine.

This week the developers announced that it is taking pre-orders for OilRush for $19.95 in both Windows and Linux versions. The price will allow players to access free beta versions before the game's full release along with exclusive "game related materials". OilRush is currently scheduled for its official launch in June 2011.

Interview: Unigine co-founder chats about OilRush

What do you do when you have a 3D game graphics engine that you want to show off? As we have seen from companies like Epic Games, id Software and Valve you can take that engine and also make great games with it. That's the approach that the Russia-based Unigine is doing with the upcoming game OilRush.

The title, which is currently scheduled for release later this year, takes a new spin on the RTS genre as players control units that fight to control deep sea oil rigs. Big Download got Unigine co-founder and CEO Denis Shergin to give us some more info about its plans for OilRush.

OilRush announced

Earlier this year we reported on an upcoming game called Primal Carnage, a game that was licening the use of the Uniengine game graphics engine. This week Uniengine announced that the team is now working on its own internally developed game, a real time naval strategy title called OilRush (and yes that is how it's spelled).

The game, set in a post-apocalyptic world that is flooded, the game combines elements of RTS and tower defense games as players try to control water-based oil rigs from attacking forces. Players can set up platforms to defend the oil rigs which are under attack by fleets of ships, subs and aircraft. The game will also have LAN and online multiplayer and allows players to advanced through a tech tree of new weapons, including (thank you) nukes. OilRush is due out by the end of 2010. You can check out a trailer for the game after the jump.

[Via Blue's News]

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