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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Release Date:
Jun 2, 2016

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May 30

Update #44 - Little Things

Dear oil barons,

Update 44 is not the biggest ever. It fixes a strange gas situation that we've found out about quite late. It turned out that growing gas went extra fast when fast forwarding the game. This has been balanced now. And among others, we've also added the option to use the mouse cursor from your operating system. Here's the full list!

Patchnotes for version 2.0.10
  • Added option to use the native OS cursor ingame.
  • Fixed a drawing issue with oil in pipes if the pipes were built in a specific order.
  • Fixed that text on oil drops in the land auction was scaled twice.
  • Fixed that the land lease would not be repaid and the land lease bonus not applied when stopping a level through the pause menu (contrary to the finances menu).
  • Fixed several inconsistencies in pipe heat and oil to gas conversions between game speeds (this affected the ingame speedup, and did NOT affect 30fps vs 60fps)
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April 20

Update #43 Bugfixes & Balance

Dear non (or sometimes) spillers of oil,

We're still busy fixing bugs left and right, but we also found the time to balance the game a bit better. It's not a big update, but an update nonetheless!

Turmoil changelog for version 2.0.9
In this update we fixed several issues with treasure generation and the treasures marketplace (thanks to the community members who reported it). The prices and availability on the treasures marketplace has also been made a bit more forgiving.

  • Fixed that the buy/sell prices of treasures in the Underground Collection did not properly scale depending on the area they are found in.
  • Fixed that the fog did not rise 2 months faster in The Heat Is On levels as intended.
  • Fixed that one artefact of each area would not spawn in that area, requiring you to buy it on the treasures marketplace every time.

  • Decreased maximum price that treasures are sold at on the Underground treasures market.
  • Increased minimum and maximum price that collectors will offer you on the
  • Underground treasures market.
  • Collectors on the Underground treasures market will no longer offer to sell you treasures that you already own or offer to buy treasures that you do not own.

Quality of life
  • The end-of-level charts now show details when you hover over the appropriate toggle button.

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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.”

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: 150 MB available space
    • OS: 10.13 High Sierra
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Stability on older Mac OS versions can not be guaranteed.
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 and up, or the latest version of SteamOS
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Other Linux distributions will probably also work.

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