This game puts the player on the other side of the mid-1970's Oil Crisis. As the Chief Executive of Engulf Oil, you attempt to turn crisis into cash, making your "Windfall Profits."
The player controls parameters such as OPEC Pricing, Dock Workers Salaries, Gas Station Attendant's Salaries, and Gas Station Prices in an attempt to create an optimum economic model. However, the situation my be complicated by price fixing from the other four oil companies or government intervention to minimize a potential oil prices.
Low-res graphics of cars lined up at the gas stations and of oil tankers at the dockyards provide players with real-time feedback on how their economic models affects queue (line) length and demonstrates how an oil crises may occur.
- "Windfall: The Oil Crisis Game" -- Long version of title
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This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by David Mullich (339)
on Sep 02, 2003.