Game idea & concept by Peter Börner, Thomas Kruza, Tobias Richter, A. Graf von der Schulenburg and Holger Gehrmann. Coding by Peter Börner, Thomas Kruza and A. Graf von der Schulenburg. Graphics by Tobias Richter. Music by Karsten Obarski. Translations by Rachel Gauntlett.
 Published in the U.S. in 1990, BLACK GOLD was originally released in Europe some months earlier in 1989 as OIL IMPERIUM.