LT Games has announced the launch of their new casual oil drilling tycoon sim Turmoil on iOS and Android. Based on the 19th-century North American oil rush, Turmoil sees players become an oil entrepreneur and mayor, where they will build their empire from scratch while also facing rivals and other obstacles.
Your journey to becoming an oil baron begins with buying an oil-filled piece of land at the city auction. Then bring all the dowsers, moles and scans and uncover all the oil. Bringing it to the surface will require a smart and well-placed net of pipes, which must be transported by carts and stored in silos. The only thing left is to sell it. Now you can wait for the perfect selling price or even raise the price by using natural gas.
A further increase in profits will require upgrades such as new drilling tools and technologies that will make it easier to pierce rocks, efficient treatment to minimize oil spills and techniques that will benefit natural gas pockets. For some profits under the table, head over to the saloon where you can take part in some shady but advantageous deals.
Turmoil will also feature a brand new campaign that adds some challenges and twists to the classic oil drilling. Drilling too much can be risky due to magma that can be encountered, but there are also greater rewards like artifacts that can be traded for cash. Another quick way to make money is to play cards and test your luck in the saloon.
Oil drilling will be performed over several different levels with randomly generated settings. You can play solo or even challenge your friends to see who the biggest oil magnate is. A key aspect of Turmoil is knowing that drilling oil is not the only goal. A successful oil magnate is someone who drills oil, uses the money to outbid rivals at the stock auction and also becomes the mayor who wins the game.
Turmoil can now be downloaded for free in the App Store and Google Play.
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