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The oil drilling platform in this game, DeepWell 4, doesn’t actually exist - but the environmental impact of uncontrolled oil releases into our oceans and waterways is all too real. According to the US Department of Energy, approximately 1.3 million gallons of oil are spilled each year. This figure does not take into account major spills and accidents, which increases that number dramatically. The Deepwater Horizon spill took 87 days to seal, spilling 134 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the largest accidental oil spill in history.

Following the Deepwater Horizon, Gulf dolphins suffered from lung disease leading to a massive die-off. In the four years that followed, dolphin birth rates plunged from the normal 80% to just 20%. An estimated 167,000 sea turtles perished. Shrimp and coral populations were hard hit. Birds were fouled and unable to fly.

Wildlife recovery, cleaning, and rehabilitation are often an important part of oil spill response. However wildlife is difficult to find and catch, spills happen over wide areas, and some animals (like whales) are too big to recover. It is simply unrealistic to rescue all wildlife impacted during oil spills. And oil is only one of the challenges facing our oceans. It falls to us to be better stewards of our world, to hold companies accountable, and to create policies that protect our planet. To learn more about safeguarding our oceans and what you can do to help, visit Oceana.org.



VAT / Taxes outside the US

For Canada, EU, UK, and AU/NZ  we will charge applicable taxes in the Pledge Manager; your rewards will be sent duty-free from within your region — there will be no additional customs, VAT, or sales tax added on arrival.

We cannot guarantee customs-friendly shipping outside of these areas. There may be additional duties and/or fees charged by your country's governmental agencies and/or shipping partners. Those fees are solely your responsibility, and we can neither cancel a shipped pledge nor will we pay those fees. In the event that a package is returned or destroyed due to non-payment of such fees, your pledge will be considered fulfilled.





$10 9 claimed

Retailer Deposit (U.S.)

This is a $10 deposit for brick-and-mortar retail stores in the United States. You will be invoiced by Smirk & Dagger for the balance and shipping before the games are shipped.

We will provide both Standard and Deluxe ordering options in the pledge manager and invoice you before the games ship.

*THIS PLEDGE LEVEL IS FOR RETAIL STORES IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY.

Pledge $10
$50 26 claimed

Friends of the Ocean

Get a copy of the game + All Stretch Goals!
Pledge $50
$65 68 claimed

Marine Life Hero

The base game and stretch goals, with full color, wood tile upgrade.

Pledge $65
$135 1 claimed

INTERNATIONAL Retailer Pledge

This is a $10 deposit for your brick-and-mortar retail store outside of the U.S. 

*THIS PLEDGE LEVEL IS FOR INTERNATIONAL RETAIL STORES ONLY.

Pledge $135
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