A new game that allows you to become an entrepreneurial lumberjack and create a wood products empire is currently in development.

WoodZone, developed by Polish-German studio DeSand, is set to launch on PC in the fourth quarter of 2020, and is described as combining the elements of economic strategy, role-playing game and simulator.

The player will be able to play the role of a lumberjack harvesting wood, a supplier transporting it, or a builder putting it to use.

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Jakub Struś, COO at DeSand, said: “This is the first game with such a comprehensive approach to the wood industry. In WoodZone we combine approachable gameplay with a multitude of different options. The possibilities of tree felling are very extensive, but we pay just as much attention to other spheres of the wood world, including logistics and construction.

“You can take care of transport, management or creating specialised buildings. You can build a big business or focus on climbing the career ladder in another wood products corporation. Virtually everyone will find something for themselves in WoodZone.”

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The procedurally generated world will allow the player to explore different climatic zones, while the modular construction system will let them design their own sawmill, factory, apartment or any other building. The game will also feature a realistic economic system, the developers said.

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WoodZone will be published on PC by Ultimate Games S.A. and Gaming Factory S.A.

Rafał Jelonek, COO at Ultimate Games S.A, added: “WoodZone will debut on PC in Q4 2020, in Early Access, and will be further developed after initial release. This kind of game is a novelty on the market, but when it comes to the gameplay and atmosphere, WoodZone will certainly appeal to fans of such games as Factorio, Satisfactory, Roblox or Farming Simulator.”

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A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign will take place until September 20th, with the minimum goal set to €10,000. Those who choose to support the project will receive access to a playable demo and various extras, the developers said, adding that the collected funds will be spent on further development of the game.

Visit the Kickstarter here.

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