Dundee developer releases new game based on Battleships

Digital strategy game OIL is a first foray into the market for fledgling Dundee-based developers Wee Door, formed as part of Abertay University’s Dare Academy competition last year
Digital strategy game OIL is a first foray into the market for fledgling Dundee-based developers Wee Door, formed as part of Abertay University’s Dare Academy competition last year

A Dundee-based developer has released a new game based on the classic Battleships and influenced by Oscar-winning movie There Will Be Blood.

Digital strategy game OIL is a first foray into the market for fledgling Dundee-based developers Wee Door, formed as part of Abertay University’s Dare Academy competition last year and run by Simon Messer and Josh Hale.

Available on mobile devices and TV platforms, the two-player game is based on digging for oil in early 1900s America, described as “Battleships with an oil mining twist”.

Players share the same play space and must employ a strategic mining approach to beat their human or computer opponents across 18 levels.

Simon said: “We were hugely inspired by Battleships and wanted to explore what this classic game would look like with a fundamental change.

“Battleships revolves around two fleets of ships and so it takes place on two separate boards, one for each player.”

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