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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 About.com calls it "...a rich and rewarding experience that’s really unlike any game out there." and JayisGames.com says, "The Oil Blue looks great, plays great, and will suck you in for hours at a time."

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Dec 12, 2011 News
The Oil Blue released on Desura!


The Oil Blue released on Desura!

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

Oct 6, 2011 News
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SiHy_ Dec 15 2011, 4:46pm said:

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, 9:03pm 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, 1:46am said:

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, 11:52am replied: +1 vote     reply to
SiHy_ Dec 15 2011, 2:20pm 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, 4:15am 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, 7:32am said:

This was made with Game Maker? Impressive!

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Templarx2 Jan 2 2012, 11:23am 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, 9:37am replied:

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

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tymaxbeta Jun 28 2010, 7:56pm 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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