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The Oil Blue
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:21pm
Apr 29 @ 11:18am
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Final update on the Oil Blue (Greenlight)
The Oil Blue Greenlight Update
Release date: Available now for PC!
"It just all looks fantastic - and the sound-scape backs the looks, dealing out a phenomenal mix of calming, watery melodies, with piano scales crashing along as the going gets a little tougher. Put this together with the engaging gameplay and it's sheer gaming bliss.

What I'm trying to tell you is this - I've had a huge amount of fun with The Oil Blue, and with good reason - it's challenging, it's gorgeous and it's by far the most unique experience I've played in a good while. This is something to officially 'be excited about' - I know I am." -Mike Rose,

"The Oil Blue looks great, plays great, and will suck you in for hours at a time."

"...a rich and rewarding experience that’s really unlike any game out there."

“Games like The Oil Blue are always a pleasant surprise. We often expect nothing from them and they deliver an experience that is nothing sort of a joy. Vertigo games should be proud of what they’ve created here, and anyone interested in playing something great should check this out.” -Gamezebo


Game Summary

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. Set in the ocean in the near future, the world's dependency on oil has grown to an even larger amount. It’s up to you and a crew of men to travel the ocean, find abandoned oil drilling islands, and reclaim them for the United Oil of Oceana 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!


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Never Less Jul 5 @ 12:21pm 
So good :D
Theetom1537 Jun 29 @ 3:31pm 
the demo gives an excellent taste of what to expect from the game, really advise anyone spending half hour on the short demo
danalyze Jun 18 @ 7:25am 
Awesome game!Congratulations and bought it through Groupees's SHINYLOOT 5 BUNDLE.Best wishes!
wizard Jun 13 @ 9:09am 
looks interesting....I like background musik!
alwbsok Jun 9 @ 7:32am 
Good. Really surprisingly good. Really easy to learn, really simple to control, but at the same time, very difficult. The gameplay is a couple of minutes of absolute stress, followed by a long satisfied rest to the sounds of ocean crashing. Super fun. Also, for those who object to it on environmentalist grounds, it does not glorify oil, and the game does, in its own subtle way, show environmentalism as part of the game's world. Oil is portrayed as a decaying option, as people are increasingly desperate to find more of it out in the ocean. Try it; you won't regret it.
LieLerie Jun 4 @ 11:30am 
Очень классная игра по первому взгляду, я бы очень хотел увидеть ее в стиме
Munky May 15 @ 5:47pm 
Hard but fun, inspiring storyline, simple grafic yet elegant, beautiful and the music.......hope i get it on steam soon
craigbic Apr 29 @ 8:43pm 
I tried the demo - very fun and the elegant yet simple graphics and effective sound effects really pull you in. Can't wait to get it on Steam. Kudos!
ionutudor2012 Apr 14 @ 4:41pm 
Школьник Apr 8 @ 4:40pm 
Очень понравился стиль в которой выполнена игра а так же атмосфера, хотел бы я в неё поиграть