MindRover Port From Loki

June 20th, 2000 by Crusader

Pretty self-explanatory… programmable robots + strategic conflict:


For Immediate Release

Loki and CogniToy Partner to bring MindRover to Linux

Tustin, CA. — June 20, 2000 — Loki Software, Inc. today announces anagreement with CogniToy to bring the highly-acclaimed MindRover: TheEuropa Project to Linux gamers by early fall 2000.

MindRover is an ingenious 3D strategy/programming game that enablesplayers to create autonomous robotic vehicles and compete them in races,battles and sports. Starting with an empty vehicle, gamers add componentssuch as sensors, weapons and engines. Players wire the componentstogether and set their properties using an innovative visual programmingsystem before entering the vehicles in the 3D competitions. Gamers mayalso share their custom robots over email or through website competitions.

Our customers have proven their mettle in other games with fast reflexesand great aim,” said Scott Draeker, president of Loki. “We are nowextremely pleased to present a new challenge. Their creativity andproblem-solving skills will be called to task in this unique andaddictive game.”

About CogniToy

CogniToy was formed in 1997. They are a privately financed independentdeveloper/publisher of “intelligent toys for intelligent minds”.’MindRover: The Europa Project” is their first product, currentlyavailable on Win95/98/NT. For more information visit

About Loki Software, Inc.

Founded in 1998, CA, Loki works with leading game publishers anddevelopers to port their best-selling PC and Macintosh titles to Linux.Loki meets a pent-up need in the Linux community by providingfully-supported, shrink-wrapped games for sale through traditional retailchannels. Other titles from Loki include Quake III Arena, Civilization:Call to Power and Railroad Tycoon II. For more information visit

2 Responses to “MindRover Port From Loki”

  1. RobSeace Says:

    Am I the only one that thinks this sounds
    incredibly cool?? It sounds like a sort of
    combination of a virtual Lego Mindstorms kit, with
    virtual MIT “robot wars”, or something… I will
    DEFINITELY be getting a copy of this, that’s for
    sure… But, I’m just amazed I had never heard
    about (the Windoze version of) this game at ALL,
    prior to this announcement… I follow many
    gaming sites, and haven’t heard a peep about it…
    And, something THIS cool definitely should demand
    some recognition! ;-) I’m tempted to download the
    Windoze demo version they have available, and see
    if “wine” can handle it… ;-) Anyone tried? ;-)

  2. MyAss Says:

    But I never tried botherd to try it, don’t boot into windows much. Will definately try the demo when it comes out for Linux. I also want D3 to be released as well.

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