Water, Water Everywhere, So Let's Go Fight A War

If you've ever wanted to play a video game based on Kevin Costner's Waterworld, only without Kevin Costner being anywhere near it, you should check out upcoming strategy title Oil Rush.

With slick cinematic sequences and a pretty game engine, Oil Rush is an RTS set on a future Earth where global catastrophe has risen ocean levels to the point where the continents are swallowed up, man surviving on platforms built atop the sea.

Of course, we don't breathe a sigh of relief and get on with our lives; there's war and plenty of it, and Oil Rush is a little bit Command & Conquer and a little bit tower defence thrown in for good measure.

Interestingly, it's being developed in-house at Unigine, an engine company, with the team based in, of all places, Siberia.

A PC version is due out this Australian spring for $US20, though Mac, Linux and PS3 editions are also in the pipeline.

Oil Rush [Official Site]


    Looked OK at first, but you're confined to a small pocket of area and get attacked by unexplained enemies.
    It seems to be a 'point & click' strategy game where unit production is dictated by necessity rather than preference/choosing your own way of doing things, the graphics may be very good but Red Alert 2's gameplay is better, despite a few logical errors.

    What makes me wary is that entire trailer somehow gave the idea of a game in no way presented by the gameplay footage.

    It looks interesting, but have to see how it actually plays, seems like they have something to hide.

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