Greetings fellow industrialists from all of us here at Dapper Penguin Studio. We are very proud to announce that our industrial tycoon game Rise of Industry (formerly known as Project Automata) is shifting into full Alpha!
Yep, you heard us right. We managed to tame the evil robots and fend off the (mostly) evil publishers, to bring you the Alpha in all its industrial goodness. It’s still in alpha, so it still has a few rough edges, but we wanted to give all of our fans and new players a chance to see all the work we’ve put into the game.
What’s With the New Name? We’re glad you asked! Project Automata was always a working name and was never really intended to be the final game title. This is fairly common practice in the industry – Grand Theft Auto was once called Race’n’Chase, Pac-Man was originally titled Puck Man, even the beloved Halo had several bizarre names in development including, our favorite, Monkey Nuts, Blam! So, there you go, a little gaming history and a great answer to the burning question on everyone’s mind. Welcome to Rise of Industry!
If you played last year’s tech demo and want to know what’s new in this build, then read on friends. We have been busy little bees here and, despite some unique challenges, we’ve really made some awesome changes and improvements.
We’ve done a lot of work on the game, but we are far from done. We remain committed to the development of Rise of Industry and we have lots of new features and improvements coming soon. Here is just a taste of what’s on the way:
You can purchase the Alpha version now from our itch.io site using the link to the left or click here. If you’re not quite sure if you want to invest in the game, that’s okay. You can still download and try the demo for free. You’ll find download links for the demo on the same itch.io page as the Alpha. We hope you enjoy the game and choose to support us in developing the best industrial tycoon game in decades.
We want all of our steadfast fans to know how much we truly appreciate your patience and assistance. The game wouldn’t be possible without you. And, to all our new players, welcome, and thanks for stopping by. We hope you will join us on our wacky adventure to make RoI the best game it can be.
We encourage everyone to play the new alpha and let us know what you think. We welcome constructive criticism and we love bug reports since they help us make a better game. Check out the forums and swing on over to our Discord channel to chat us up anytime.
Until next time – Keep building!