Vinnie from BlueGiant Interactive stopped by and let me know about a new post-apocalyptic RTS that his company is developing called APOX. Here's the info and a trailer:
APOX is a real-time strategy game set in a near post-apocalyptic, Mad-Max-esque universe.
* Prone, cover, and realistic line-of-fire * Realistic ammo and fuel supply system * Multiplayer games with up to 32 players * Over 100 maps * Map editor * Place soldiers in vehicles to essentially form new unit types
Head over to their website for more screenshots, info, and to sign up for the beta. Stay tuned for the official press release
Update: Here's the press release -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BLUEGIANT INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES APOX - Coming Late 2010 for PC and MAC
Hyderabad, India (September 9th, 2010) – Game developer BlueGiant Interactive today officially announced their upcoming title, APOX. APOX is a real-time strategy game set in a near post-apocalyptic, Mad-Max-esque universe.
“APOX is an RTS game at its core, although it blends in elements of FPS and RPG genres. We introduced FPS concepts like equipping multiple weapons, weapon drops, and limited ammo. We added RPG elements such as experience (veterancy) and giving units a high level of customization. You can put any soldier type into any vehicle type and essentially create dozens of unique unit variations,” said Mark Currie, Lead Designer.
BlueGiant has released a gameplay video which is viewable at the APOX website www.apoxgame.com. APOX is using the open source rendering engine OGRE. The video demonstrates the high level of visual quality that can be achieved with OGRE. “We are really proud of APOX. We are the first Indian studio to make a game of this quality and scale,” said Vinnie Reddy, CEO of BlueGiant.
Key Features of APOX
- Prone, cover, and realistic line-of-fire - Realistic ammo and fuel supply system - Soldiers can be placed in vehicles to create new unit types - Over 100 maps - Map editor for player-designed maps and game modes - Supports multiplayer games with up to 32 players
APOX has community features like online matchmaking, stat tracking, ladders, clan matches, and tournaments. The developers will provide frequent updates to support the player community.
BlueGiant Interactive, an Independent Game Studio based in Hyderabad, India. BlueGiant started in 2008 with its inaugural title, APOX. For more information about BlueGiant, go to www.bluegiantinteractive.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.