Rise of Industry
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Developer: Dapper Penguin Studios
Publisher: Kasedo Games
Genres: Simulation, Strategy
As a budding entrepreneur, you will build factories, construct efficient transport lines, move raw materials, produce finished goods, and arrange trade with the world's developing cities, providing them with the resources they need to flourish - for as they grow and prosper, so do you.
Designed with an eye towards both accessibility and depth, Rise of Industry has enough strategic complexity and replayability to satisfy the most experienced fans of the genre, while its simple-to-understand mechanics ensure that new players will love it as well.
Experience tailored for every player - Specialise in just trading, production, gathering or any combination and research your way to bigger and better things.
Use PR & Marketing to gain favour (or repair damage) with your business partners.
Choose from over 100 individual products and manage the manufacturing process from harvesting raw materials all the way to delivering the end product to local stores & townspeople
Build and manage a solid transportation network to enable the efficient transfer of goods via plentiful trucks, speedy trains and high capacity airships.
Be prepared for fierce competition – Advanced town and city A.I., make for an intelligent and changing game world so you won’t be the only one looking for the best deal.
Town personalities – adapt a suitable approach for every town or face their economic backlash.
Huge, procedurally generated maps mean that you’ll always have room to expand your empire into whether in testing scenarios or sandbox mode where imagination is your only limit.
Be quick to adapt to the current business climate with contracts and random events keeping you on your toes and cash flowing in.
Balance environmental impact with productivity, trying to meet your neighbouring town's demands.
Rise of Industry | Release Trailer
Rise of Industry - Early Access Trailer
Rise of Industry | Teaser Trailer
This just wasn’t for me. Ultimately, there’s only so excited I can get by the prospect of being (let’s all say it in Chod’s awed whisper) an entrepreneur. Maybe I’m just becoming more prone to escapism as I age, but there’s just not much of a thrill for me in getting really, really efficient at flogging grape juice and tables to people.
Rise of Industry is fundamentally sound, but it goes from boom to bust too quickly. Poor tutorials make the game hard to get into, and once you do get the hang of things, you'll find the magic is short-lived due to a lack of depth and polish. There is fun to be had with Rise of Industry, but budding tycoons concerned about value may want to invest elsewhere.