Phoronix: Unigine OilRush Drills Closer To Release
While Unigine Corp has yet to provide any public beta of its forthcoming OilRush strategy game or to even begin the pre-order process for interested Windows and Linux gamers, following our exclusive preview of Unigine OilRush back in December using an early development build available to Unigine Corp partners, we now have an updated build. This new build, which still is only available to Unigine's partners and deemed confidential, now puts OilRush at version 0.54 while running atop the very latest Unigine Engine.
Let us pre-order already, Denis -- you need to let people test this game with a wide variety of distros and hardware combinations before release, so you have a chance to iron out any bugs before you start moving your development team off your released game to another project.
I'm willing to give you full retail price if you'll just let me test it and provide you with what are likely to be informative bug reports on any problems I had. The game looks fantastic and I am ready to give you my money, even if the game I initially download is disappointing in terms of completeness or bugs. I want to help. You're taking the Linux plunge; you deserve it.
The game looks awesome. My only concern is that the units look so small on the screen that you can only see their wake and not the unit itself. I'm concerned this will impact gameplay.
They don't look any smaller then say C&C infantry and such. Guess you could always fall back to a lower resolution, get a bigger monitor or use the zoom function (assuming it has one like all other recent RTS games).