OIL is a game about digging for oil in early 1900s America. It’s a two player game that you play against a computer player or with your friend on the same device. OIL is a tense digital board game that plays a lot like battleships with a major oil mining twist! Unlike battleships, in OIL you and your opponent share the same play-space and compete for the same oil. Use your strategic mastery to beat your opponent and show who is the best oil miner! Influenced by the film ‘There Will Be Blood’, OIL focuses on the competition of oil mining in the iconic setting of the American oil boom of the early 1900s.

18 levels for you to unlock on the path to oil mining greatness.
3 tiers of ai difficulty to test your skills against.
Beautiful chilled out soundtrack to immerse you in the world of OIL.
Play against you friend using pass and play to see who’s best.
Portrait or landscape for on-the-go mining.
Simple tap and swipe controls with an intuitive minimalist interface.
Levels which reference scenes from ‘There Will Be Blood’.
No internet connection required to play.

“I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!”

What’s New

Version 1.04

OIL has now been updated for the newest iPhones and iPads. Happy mining and thanks for your patience!

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings


Good But one thing

This game is really fun to play but the US army burst through my door trying to steal my phone because of this app and how it’s named Oil but other than that it’s really cool

Developer Response ,

Thanks for playing and leaving a review!

Clopae ,

Cute, clever and so much fun!

We love everything about this game and, as we’ve learned to play more strategically, it’s just got better and better. We’ve played against each other in the two player version and teamed up against Mr Red in the one player version - just as much fun! The graphics are lovely and, unlike most games, the music is unobtrusive and calm. It is genius of minimalism! Congratulations on a superbly simple, but challenging game guys!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for playing, and thank you for the kind words (:

Ggallenm ,


A nice game but would be 10 times better if you could play between 2 phones, the “game of the day” story suggested the game came to life as a multiplayer, but passing 1 phone around isn’t nearly as fun as having an on going “battleships” style between 2 separate phones. Hoping that feature appears very soon!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for playing and leaving feedback! We're also excited to see what OIL would be like as an online experience and have been thinking about how we would best do that in the future!


541.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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