LinuxGames.com: Rune PreviewApr 11, 2001, 21:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terry 'keerf' Warner)
[ Thanks to Crusader for this link. ]
"Welcome to Rune, a 3D action game developed by Human Head Studios Inc, and ported to Linux by Loki Software . In Rune you take on the character Ragnar the Viking, a young warrior who has just come of age, and must go on a quest to stop Conrack, a cruel chieftain and follower of Loki (Of Viking Legend, not the Loki in California ;)."
"The game itself is built on the Unreal Tournament engine, modified by Human Head Studios: Human Head licensed the UT engine and made several enhancements to it, including a skeletal animation system, a new particle effects system, and an enhanced shadowing system. All in all with these enhancements, the game play is smooth and fluid. With these enhancements comes natural settings, elements/people/creatures that react to their environments and other people. They all add up to a great game."
"The plot in this game (as of mentioned above) is a rich, involving story. It is all set from the beginning of the game, where Ragnar is being named The Odin's Blade. A ceremony set at the villages Rune Stones. The Rune Stones are a circular series of old stones, telling the tales of times past. They also tell the tale of brave warriors, who defended the people. The Rune Stones offer power and protection to the people of the villages."