Unigine Announces The Three New Linux Games
The winners were announced in this press release. Unfortunately, the press release is light on substance in terms of the Linux game plans for these three indie teams, but we have learned some other information too from Unigine Corp.
The first place winner was Kot-In-Action, which is a distributed game studio with headquarters in Texas. This is the studio behind the Steel Storm arcade shooter series. They already brought Steel Storm to Linux previously. This game was based upon the DarkPlaces engine (the one that's used by Nexuiz/Xonotic) so it will be a huge upgrade for them going from DarkPlaces to Unigine. Kot-In-Action also developed "The Prophecy", but that shooter game was never released.
The Unigine Corp press release doesn't even mention what Kot-In-Action's plans are for using the Unigine Engine. However, according to Unigine's CEO, that's because the game studio has several ideas they are currently thinking about.
The second winner was Gamepulp and they have plans for creating a new puzzle/platform adventure game. They're looking to exploit the Unigine Engine with its extensive graphical capabilities along with physical effects, fluids, and great interaction. Among the obscure games that Gamepulp has worked on to date include Besmashed, Moobox3D, Marguerite, and Versus.
The third winner of a Unigine engine license us MED-ART and they are the game studio that previously worked on the commercial PainKiller: Resurrection game. They are also working on another title called Anderson 2: Rise of Cthulhu. The Unigine page doesn't say what MED-ART's proposal is for using the Unigine game engine, but it sounds like it will be another first person shooter.
There were proposals from approximately 15 game studios to this Linux game competition that was launched by this Russian company late last month.