Friday, February 09, 2018

Rise of Industry Early Access Beta Gameplay Preview

I'm playing the early access beta of Rise of Industry, a  business management simulation by Dapper Penguin Studios and Kasedo Games.


Currently, the game features a career mode with progressive building unlocks, a freeplay mode with no unlocks, custom games, and a brief tutorial. All game modes take place on randomized maps, which dramatically increases replay value, as town placement, resource locations, and city needs are different every time. A technology tree is used to unlock new buildings that gather raw resources, farm crops, produce goods, or transport items. The production chains offer many, many options for which goods to manufacture, and choices should be based on the limited, specific city demands. Goods are transported between factories with trucks, which can be sent out from depots to streamline logistics. Rail and boats can be used to transport goods further distances, especially later on when more complex, multi-step goods are being manufactured. Rise of Industry is scheduled for release by the end of 2018.