Important: the game is no longer for sale here on Itch. Hop on Steam or GoG. All of you who already purchased it and need to redeem the Steam key, please follow this guide!
Take the reins of a small company and build an industrial and financial empire in this 90s inspired strategy/tycoon game!
Designed with an eye towards both accessibility and depth, Rise of Industry (formerly known as Project Automata) takes inspiration from classic games like Industry Giant, Transport Tycoon, Anno, and Factorio. There’s enough strategic complexity and replayability to satisfy the most experienced lovers of the genre, while its user friendly mechanics ensure that new players will love it as well.
Gather resources by building farms, mines, oil and gas wells and many more. From the most basic materials there will be a wide range of products you can manufacture and ship to towns. Keep the economy moving and keep the masses' needs fulfilled.
Facilitate the transportation of both raw and finished products at every stage of production with the help of roadways, trucks, trains, ships, and even zeppelins, all while building your industrial base (or bases) of operations. Each mode of travel has it's own advantages and drawbacks, and it's up to you to sort the logistic puzzle.
Current and Upcoming Features
- Custom Scenario Editor
- Advanced economic A.I.
- Procedurally generated maps with different biomes
- Complex and engaging supply chain simulation
- Environmental consequences, i.e. pollution, waste, and deforestation
- Modding API and Steam Workshop support
You can see the full roadmap here.
Note: we removed the demo, as we are looking for feedback. Proper feedback can't be given if you're playing on a limited demo.
Installation instructions: simply extract all files and run!
Recommended you play in 1080p and you NEED to update your graphics drivers!
Please use the itch app, as we intend to do updates regularly!
Purchasing the game now will give you a Steam key when released, but only if you sync your game with your itch account, so make sure you create an account and login before purchasing!