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Platform iOS, Win, Mac, Linux Publisher Sega Developer Owlchemy Labs Release Date 08/16/2012

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Jack Lumber (iOS) review: Axe-identally in love

Jack Lumber is the most charming game about deforestation. Full stop. The line-drawing, wood-chopping simulation is akin to a slow-motion Fruit Ninja. Logs launch onto the screen from every angle. Touching the screen slows the logs, but starts a countdown timer. The player must quickly draw a finger from the top to the bottom of each log without lifting said finger before time expires. The more logs split, the higher the score. Stringing together consecutive cuts, drawing straight lines between logs, and busting special items like barrels of TNT and bottles of maple syrup rewards bonus points. Angular logs, frozen logs, and logs that must be chopped multiple times add layers of difficulty as the game progresses. Occasionally sticky touch controls are trouble too, though hardly enough...

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Humble Bundle: PC and Android 8 offers Anomaly 2, five other games

The latest Humble Bundle is now available with 11 bit Studios' Anomaly 2 and five other games across four different platforms. The Humble Bundle: PC and Android 8 currently offers the following games: Jack Lumber from Owlchemy Labs AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome from Dejobaan Games Gemini Rue from Wadjet Eye Games Little Inferno from Tomorrow Corporation Buyers who pay more than the average price will also receive Anomaly 2 (screenshot above) and Robot Entertainment's Hero Academy. All six games are available on Android, Linux, Mac and Windows PC. As usual, customers can allocate their purchase price as they see fit between the developers of the games, two charity organizations (Child's Play and the Electronic Frontier Foundation) and the Humble Bundle...

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Boston Festival of Indie Games announces 35-game lineup

The Boston Festival of Indie Games, a "celebration of independent game development with emphasis on the New England region," has revealed 35 games to be on-hand September 22nd at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. The festival is free and open to the public, and the 35 games were chosen from a list of over 100. The curation was overseen by MIT's Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, as well as representatives from Zynga Boston, Harmonix, and Fire Hose Games. The festival's games include: Resonance from Wadjet Eye Games Jack Lumber from Owlchemy Labs Dark Scavenger from Psydra Games Photons from Electric Coffee Games Don’t Blow It! from Blue Dinosaurs PWN from 82 Apps Girls Like Robots from Popcannibal LLC Agent Higgs from TestTubeGames Conway’s...

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The Besties Podcast XXV

Good news! The Besties are back for more hijinks, shenanigans and foofaraw. With Griffin still out and about, Dave Tach fills in once again, bringing with him a top-notch game. Also: Chris Plante enjoys tree-related puns and Justin discovers the perils of yogurt sales. Welcome, once again, to The Besties Podcast.

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Sega Alliance launches as a mobile publisher

Sega of America and Europe launched a mobile publishing arm of its business today called Sega Alliance, which will focus on publishing mobile games by independent developers. The new mobile publisher will provide participating developers with marketing and production support, which many independent developers tend to lack due to resource limitations. Sega Alliance launches today with its inaugural game, Jack Lumber, by Boston-based Owlchemy Labs, which is currently available on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. "SEGA has been a major player in the mobile games landscape for years and we've had tremendous success bringing our iconic franchises to smartphones and tablets," said Chris Olson, vice president of digital business at SEGA. "With SEGA Alliance, we're looking forward to sharing that...

Jack Lumber Releases
North America
  • iOS
    • Released 08/16/2012
    • Publisher Sega
    • Developer Owlchemy Labs
    • Score 8
  • Windows
    • Released 04/30/2013
    • Publisher Owlchemy Labs
    • Developer Owlchemy Labs
  • Mac
    • Released 04/30/2013
    • Publisher Owlchemy Labs
    • Developer Owlchemy Labs
  • Linux
    • Released 04/30/2013
    • Publisher Owlchemy Labs
    • Developer Owlchemy Labs
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