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Oystrygods Gaggin Oil God

By nick

Ian Bogost announces his and Persuasive Games’ new Arcade Wire game, Oil God.

Wrath + Balance of Power = Oil God

You are an Oil God! Wreak havoc on the world's oil supplies by unleashing war and disaster. Bend governments and economies to your will to alter trade practices. Your goal? Double consumer gasoline prices in five years using whatever means necessary: start wars, overthrow leaders, spawn natural disasters & even beckon the assistance of extra-terrestrial overlords. The game explores the relationship between gas prices, geopolitics, and oil profits.

Rumor has it that Ian's original game idea, Crack God, was deemed too controversial and not newsworthy enough by his editor.

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