The Oil Blue is an indie action sim set in the near future where you explore the world's oceans in search of oil, landing on abandoned refinery islands and reclaiming them under the watchful eyes of a major energy company. Once you land on an island, you have a set amount of days and oil production targets to hit during your stay. Fire up those old drilling machines and start making oil underwater, watch the oil barrel market and sell at the highest price, repair machines and do it all within the time you’re given…or your employer, the United Oil of Oceania corp., will boot you off the island for a better crew. Sell more barrels to achieve higher ranks and perks, upgrade your machines, and conquer the ocean! See why calls it "...a rich and rewarding experience that’s really unlike any game out there." and says, "The Oil Blue looks great, plays great, and will suck you in for hours at a time." Read More...

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It's that time again - the Xmas Bundle is live and is available at IndieRoyale right now (those with preorders can download or redeem keys at any time).

The six-game Bundle is led off by a multiplayer Windows PC FPS featuring both dinosaurs and Nazis: Dino D-Day! The Steam-ready title, in which you can play both as a velociraptor and as Allied troops, is powered by Valve's Source engine and began its life as a mod.

Next up is Wadjet Eye's The Blackwell Trilogy Remastered, which includes the first three games in the award winning supernatural 2D point-and-click adventure series starring young New York writer Rosangela Blackwell. This specially updated version of the trilogy makes a world premiere in forms including Steam and Desura PC keys, plus a downloadable DRM-free Windows version. The remastered Trilogy includes updated voice acting and a 'five years later' audio commentary track for The Blackwell Legacy, as well as a number of other smaller enhancements.

Also included in the Xmas Bundle is Eets, a cult 2D puzzle platformer for Windows and Mac that was the first ever title from Shank creator Klei Entertainment. Described as Lemmings meets The Incredible Machine, Eets boasts over 100 developer-made puzzles, plus 200+ user-created levels in a bonus pack, and is available for Steam (both PC and Mac) and Desura (PC), as well as in DRM-free PC download form for the first time ever.

Rounding out the initial Bundle titles is Vertigo Games' under-appreciated oil drilling action-sim The Oil Blue. The satirical title has you exploring islands and managing drilling machines, based around objectives set by your employer, the United Oil of Oceania company. It's included in Desura and standalone DRM-free PC versions.

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The Oil Blue released on Desura!

The Oil Blue released on Desura!

4 years ago News 2 comments

Explore the world's oceans in search of oil, landing on abandoned oil outposts to reclaim them!

The Oil Blue Demo

The Oil Blue Demo

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The Oil Blue is an indie action sim where you explore the world's oceans in search of oil, landing on abandoned oil outposts and reclaiming them under...

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SiHy_ Dec 15 2011 says:

This game is really fun! To be completely honest I'm not even sure why it's so compelling. Maybe it's the clank of the machines or the frantic clicking but whatever it is, I like it. Was this designed for a tablet computer originally? If not it would seem like a natural place for it.

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john_silence Nov 18 2012 replied:

Yup, I'd agree with all you wrote.
The game's incredibly addictive and mysterious, mechanical yet never cold.
The UI would lend itself really well to the tablets, the same thing came to my mind.

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torinbaana Dec 15 2011 says:

If anyone could help, I was gifted a key to activate this game.. but I can't find where to apply the key. Even downloaded the demo, no luck.

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Namelessness Apr 11 2013 replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
SiHy_ Dec 15 2011 replied:

Also when I copy/paste the key I usually have to delete the last letter or number and reinput it manually.

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lokuas Dec 15 2011 replied:

Install Desura, if you haven't already>> click on Desura logo (top left corner )>> Tools>> Activate Game...>>Enter your key.

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TheGameSquid Oct 2 2010 says:

This was made with Game Maker? Impressive!

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Templarx2 Jan 2 2012 replied:

This is nothing. You can virtually make anything with this engine. It's way underrated because the quality of game released and the lack of anaemic development since Yoyo took over.

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masternerdguy Dec 15 2011 replied:

It is a real engine, even if it tends to attract certain...demographics of games.

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chubigans Jun 27 2010 says:

Thanks for the comments! And nah, the game was made prior to all the oil spill stuff, though some of it is indeed incorporated into the story.

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tymaxbeta Jun 28 2010 replied:

I think the only bad thing about all this is the timing, the game is so well made, and it's just a shame that this oil spill junk is going to cut some possible buyers, I know I got he game, and great work, the fact that at least someone is using game maker to its true potential is great, keep it up...

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