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Oil's Well

Early Sierra Online game, that was  programmed by Thomas J Mitchell and Bill Sargent. Bill Sargent went on to work on such projects as The Sims, and SimCity 2000. Oil's Well is very similar to the 1982 arcade game Anteater.

The player attempts to manage an oil drilling operation and collect oil, while evading subterranean creatures. The player can advance through eight different levels, using four directional control buttons to move the drill head, and pressing a button to quickly retract it.





Platform : Atari 8 Bit
Format : Cartridge
Publisher : Sierra online
Authors : Thomas J Mitchell and Bill Sargent
Date : 1983

Other Software by Sierra online:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Oil's Well Sierra online Atari 8 Bit Cartridge 1983
Half-Life Sierra Online PC Windows 32-bit PC CD-ROM 1998
Caesar 3 (Sold Out) Sierra Online PC Windows 32-bit PC CD-ROM 1999
Tribes 2 Sierra Online PC Windows 32-bit CD-ROM 2000
Empire Earth Sierra Online PC Windows 32-bit CD-ROM 2001

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH37964. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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