Drill for oil like it's 1899! Turmoil offers players a visually charming, tongue-in-cheek take on the simulation genre inspired by the 19th century oil rush in North America.
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Very Positive (78) - 88% of the 78 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,866) - 89% of the 1,866 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 2, 2016

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November 28, 2017

Update #39 - Bigger Mouse Cursor!

Howdy oil and gas people!

We've just updated the game and it's a tiny one. But we're sure it will make a couple of players very happy. Ever since Turmoil launched, we've received the occasional request to make the mouse cursor more visible. You can now make it bigger in the settings menu with a click of the button. So, that's that!

And while we've got your attention, why don't we update you a little bit about the upcoming dlc? Here are some random teaser facts with exclamation marks!

  • We're close to finishing it! We expect to release it somewhere in the first quarter of 2018.
  • There will be a new village, with a new mayor, and his tips are free!
  • You can find all sorts of interesting treasures in the underground!
  • There's a guy in the Saloon called Philip, and he likes to play cards for money!
  • There will be new in-level mechanics! With magma!
  • You'll see a lot of new faces, but also some familiar ones!
  • The village will have a cat!

Thanks for your attention, expect more news soon!
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September 13, 2017

Update #38 - Audio Fix!

Hi all,

We have a small but important update for you: we were able to fix the Audio Bug that has been hounding us.

When a number of sounds would overlap, problems began to arise, but not for everyone. So we couldn't reproduce it ourselves. That was the tricky part. It happened mostly when scanning while building pipes and when the spillage timer and alarm would go off. A pretty normal state for Turmoil players ;)

Anyway, we think we solved it. Let us know if it happens again and we’ll look into it further. On a side note, welcome to all the new players. A few new videos have gone up on YouTube and we’re getting new players in as a result. Thanks!

Audio Bug. Nuff said.

[EDIT] We've kept the reset audio button in the Pause menu, for if and when it happens again. But we hope you will never need it.
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“Turmoil makes for some of the best fun and strategic game-play in this oil tycoon game.”
9/10 – Fragged Nation

“Turmoil is the epitome of simplicity”
4/5 – HardcoreGamer

“I love it to bits.”

Just Updated

We’ve got another update for you. Today we are adding 4 new languages to the game: Russian, Chinese (simplified), Polish and Brazilian-Portuguese.

About This Game

Turmoil offers players a visually charming, tongue-in-cheek take on the simulation genre inspired by the 19th century oil rush in North America. Get a taste of the rush and rivalry of the time as you earn your way to become a successful oil entrepreneur. As you make money digging up and selling oil, the town will grow along with you.

Lease land at the town auction and search for oil. Build a rig, create an efficient pipe network and bring up the oil to store it in silos. Sell the oil at the best times to maximize profits. Then buy essential upgrades in town to cope with rock, gas and ice. Acquire more town shares than your competitors in a bid to become the new mayor.

  • A campaign where you build your rags-to-riches oil baron career and beat your rivals.
  • Dozens of upgrades and new tools to improve your oil mining operations.
  • Meet the town’s characters in the saloon and make shady business deals.
  • Play single game mode to get one of literally millions of procedurally generated levels and earn as much as you can in one year.
  • Steam Achievements, Badges, Trading Cards and Cloud Saving.
  • Lease land at the town auction and search for oil using a dowser, mole or scanner.
  • Maximize your profits by using natural gas to boost the oil price.
  • Outbid your competitors at the stock auction.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: 2,5 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and up, or the latest version of SteamOS
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Other Linux distributions will probably also work.
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