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LinuxMall.com: Loki to Give Linux Gamers the 'Bot

Jun 21, 2000, 20:38 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greta Durr)

[ Thanks to Greta Durr/LinuxMall.com for this link. ]

"In what may be a robotic coup for Linux users, Loki Software has announced an agreement with CogniToy to bring MindRover:The Europa Project to Linux gamers by Fall, 2000."

"Founded in 1997, CogniToy is a privately financed independent developer and publisher of "intelligent toys for intelligent minds." MindRover is the company's first product. Currently available only for Windows machines, MindRover has so far been immensely popular among a number of gaming sites."

"MindRover is a 3D strategy and programming game in which players create autonomous robotic vehicles for competition in races, battles and sports. According to CogniToy, players start with an empty vehicle and add components such as sensors, weapons and engines; they then wire together the components and utilize their programming skills by setting properties and gearing up for competition."

"The premise of MindRover: The Europa Project is that you're a new arrival on far away-Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, and that you're feeling a little homesick," wrote reviewer Edward Zybul in sharkyextreme.com. "For some reason, the cure for this is to build a bunch of robots out of a wide array of types and components, wire them to work the way you want them to, and turn them loose in competition against other computer- or human-designed vehicles."

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