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The Oil Blue
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Aug 30, 2012 @ 7:21pm
Jan 26, 2016 @ 7:40pm

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"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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Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jan 22, 2015 @ 7:39am
When this come on Steam?
Bunny Fluffy
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Major Munch Oct 1, 2012 @ 9:00pm 
How does this even remotely qualify as an action game?
Cadiun Oct 1, 2012 @ 10:01am 
I think that you chubigans have to talk more of the game and why you believe in it, instead of your story, and unfortunate failure. Very negative posture and don't motivate me in to buying, or voting.
🍁CiciFlower🍁 Sep 26, 2012 @ 8:39pm 
yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes eys yes eys yes yes yes
Firiann Fellshard Sep 22, 2012 @ 1:34pm 
To people who think this looks difficult to understand, or not fun: Each machine is explained very clearly beforehand, and you're not overly punished for not getting it right away. The set of controls available for each one is actually very small, with buttons being either labeled on monitors or the buttons themselves. For most machines, your main priority (besides picking up pockets of oil) is releasing pressure when it builds up, signified by a big red button flashing and a sounding alarm. Not that complicated, and about as frantic as some fast-paced casual games.
Vicky Fox Sep 22, 2012 @ 9:50am 
A bit of a hard to understand control system but seems worth supporting however I don't quite understand your definition of "Fun" either but again, seems like a nice easy way to kill time
kurguru Sep 17, 2012 @ 11:52pm 
I actually got this one for free (torrent) last year but will definitely buy it on Steam once it get 'greenlit'. Awesome games have to be supported!
Porg Wars Sep 16, 2012 @ 5:59am 
The game's tutorial explains itself quite well. I also have it on Desura.....basically it seems like an interactive instructional tool for people who might be interested in getting work in the drilling industry - seeing how many get fired each year after routine oil spills take place.
bledking Sep 14, 2012 @ 1:41pm 
Have this on Desura, really nice atmospheric puzzle/management game. Tons of fun and challenging.
Todrick Bonsworth Sep 9, 2012 @ 4:58pm 
It's hard to understand, but I'll vote for it.
Tyknu Sep 8, 2012 @ 11:30pm 
I don't get it. No thanks.