Over the past year, an amazing amount of blood, sweat, tears, and syrup have been put into a project that is finally seeing the light of day today.
Owlchemy’s lumberjack game “Jack Lumber” was just released on the App Store. (You can go and get it right now! Go ahead, we’ll wait. Got it? Super.)
It was an incredible ride working on this game and was by far the most ambitious project Owlchemy has ever worked on. What made it bearable was the incredible team that came together for the game. We’ve been very fortunate to find amazingly dedicated people to share in the production of this game. In the past year, Owlchemy hired two full-timers and brought on a bunch of key people to get this game to the level of polish where we are proud to call it an Owlchemy production. At least 10 people touched this product in some way, which is pretty crazy to think about.
You can look at some of the new Owlchemy additions, and what they would look like if carved into logs, on our about page.
It turns out SEGA was also watching and approached us to publish the game. It’s an incredible honor to be alongside SEGA and to be the first original game that they chose to publish on mobile. As Devin, our lead programmer, said in regards to the SEGA deal, “childhood me would be high-fiving present day me!”
From SEGA’s site:
“We’re excited to announce the formation of a new publishing initiative, called SEGA Alliance. The SEGA Alliance will focus on publishing mobile games made by independent developers, and will provide participating developers with comprehensive marketing and production support as well as creative consultation. SEGA Alliance’s first title, Jack Lumber, developed by Owlchemy Labs, launched today on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch worldwide. Jack Lumber will also be shown in the SEGA booth at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, WA.”
As for the game, Jack Lumber is a supernatural lumberjack whose granny was killed by a tree. Naturally, Jack has sworn to exact revenge on the entire forest.
We have an awesome trailer on our Jack Lumber site.
If you own an iPhone, iPad or know someone who does, please pass this along, and if you can like and share our page on Facebook, that helps too. Any little bit helps, and the more eyes we can get on this game, the better chance we have at it doing well.
Make Granny Proud!