The Oil Blue is an indie action-sim that has you drilling for oil in the world's oceans, selling barrels of oil on the market, and exploring new islands once you completed objectives set by your employer, the United Oil of Oceania company. Once you land on an island, you have a set amount of days and oil barrels to make 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 the UOO 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!

You can read the IndieGames.com preview here, which calls it "pure gaming bliss." Enjoy the game!

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33 comments by INtense! on Dec 12th, 2011

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.

Give the gift of indie games this Xmas! Happy holidays to all.

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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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chubigans Creator
chubigans Jun 27 2010, 12:03pm 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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Tajin
Tajin Jun 25 2010, 4:28am says:

A bit weird to see an game such as this one pop up after the latest events regarding oil drilling in the ocean.

Are we going to recreate the ecological disaster on our pcs ?

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tymaxbeta
tymaxbeta Jun 23 2010, 1:15pm says:

Wow, this looks stunning, it's games like these that really show that Game Maker truly is a very powerful tool set capable of even commercial games, you have my track for sure, and I can't wait to play the full game!

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