The year 2010 is proving to be a real goldmine as far as Linux gaming is concerned. Almost a month back, we reported the release of 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' and 'And Yet It Moves' for Linux. Now Unigine OilRush RTS game joins the fray and announces its Linux version.
Unigine is generally a Linux-friendly company and Unigine OilRush is their new creation. Here is a short description of the game by the developers themselves.
OilRush is a real-time strategy game based on the group control. It offers mechanics of a classical RTS combined with a Tower Wars genre: control construction and upgrading of production platforms as well as their defence forces, and send battle groups of naval and air units to capture enemy's platforms and oil rigs.
Challenging gameplay takes you through rushing swarms of furious enemies in every battle. 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.
According to Phoronix, if Valve doesn't release the native Linux Steam client this year, OilRush may just be the biggest Linux game of the year. The release of this game is expected to happen in the last quarter of 2010. Oilrush-game.com is the website where you could find more screenshots and trailer and very soon, the game itself. [via phoronix]