Unigine OilRush Game Is Coming To Steam
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming on 22 March 2011 at 01:07 PM EDT. 16 Comments
Unigine's OilRush game has been available for pre-order for a few weeks now (which also grants users access to betas of this real-time strategy game until its June launch), but to date they've sold less than 1,200 copies. Fortunately, there's two major changes to be announced very soon.

As of right now, OilRush has sold just 1139 copies. Most of the copies continue going to Linux users (1016 users) while there's been just 123 sales. They have announced work on a Mac OS X port of OilRush, but it isn't ready quite yet. However, Unigine Corp is preparing to make two more announcements that will hopefully further drive pre-orders.

- Unigine Corp is working on Valve's Steam integration. Existing OilRush orders should seamlessly migrate to Steam.
- When that comes, when ordering OilRush a single key will work across the Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X versions of OilRush. You don't need to buy multiple copies in order to play the same game under different operating systems.

Look for an official announcement in the coming days. Don't forget we're also giving away copies of Unigine OilRush in an easy contest.
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