Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
At the beginning of September there was the announcement from Unigine Corp that they were going to be releasing their first in-house game known as OilRush. The Unigine Engine has been in development for more than five years and has powered some very impressive technology demos / benchmarks, but has not really been utilized in many games yet. There's some games coming atop this engine (including those that won their game development competition), but OilRush is really the first game to set the stage for Unigine on PC, Linux, and PlayStation 3 platforms. OilRush is being released in March of 2011, but we have secured an internal development build of this strategy game to offer you the very first and exclusive preview with a number of screenshots.
From our few hours of testing the 2010-12-18 build, this real-time strategy game is in rather great shape. There are a few unpolished areas and engine bugs left, but nothing serious and they will be worked out before the March release.