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Rise of Industry is another success story for indie game developers, after nearly four years in development it has officially left Early Access. I've been very impressed with this one, as it's both highly accessible to make it easy to get into while also having a decent enough level of complexity that it remains fun to play after several hours.

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Like any good tycoon styled game, it's all about managing a good production line. Getting goods speedily from one place to another, while making sure your cash keeps flowing in. The way it's done is quite interesting, with your end-goal to work towards making a prototype. However, outside of the campaign there's also a Scenario mode where you can adjust settings and set your own objectives expanding your possibilities with it.

The release is not the end of the game though, as most people tend to expect games to keep being updated and this time will be no different as they have plenty of updates planned. They also teased in comments on Steam that an expansion may come later with different eras, that could be very interesting with how the game is set up. That's likely much further out though of course but still sounds exciting.

A very good looking game, with a beautiful and quite clear UI but it might not offer enough complexity and goals for some. To see if it's for you, Rise of Industry does even have a demo.

Find it on Humble Store, GOG and Steam.

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Spirimint 7 May 2019 at 10:15 am UTC
Looks like demos are coming back
Looks interessting...hmm... meanwhile

Last edited by Spirimint at 7 May 2019 at 10:16 am UTC
theghost 7 May 2019 at 11:26 am UTC
Will get this soon. Can't get enough of sim games.
ixo 8 May 2019 at 11:59 am UTC
looks good for me, will wait for sale
Hal_Kado 10 May 2019 at 10:21 pm UTC
I've got about 5 hours in. The UI is sometimes a little clunky, and it could use more statistics tools to help you better understand where to invest. Otherwise it's been pretty solid, if your into this type of game and looking for something to play it will scratch that itch, but IMO it might be one to pickup on sale in a few months. Although that could just be me, after suffering from a serious factorio addiction its really hard to move on to something new ;)
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