Rise of Industry Steam Early Access Announced

Posted on 19 Jul 2017

Kasedo Games and Dapper Penguin Studios upcoming 20th century industrialist tycoon strategy game, Rise of Industry, releases a ‘first look’ teaser trailer today, as well as announcing its inevitable launch on Steam Early Access at the beginning of 2018. In this incredibly stylistic building-sim, the players must build a booming industry from scratch by researching, building, trading and gathering resources in order to grow their empire.

With the strategic complexity and depth you’d come to expect with a game like this, Rise of Industry promises simple-to-understand mechanics that will appease new comers to the genre, as well as the most experienced of players. Despite being in Alpha, there is far to much to cover, so take my word for it and check out the Press Release below to absorb all the awesomeness this building-sim title has to offer.

Official Press Release

Industry Giant for the Factorio generation – Rise of Industry announced

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Leicester, UK, 18th July, 2017 –  It’s early 20th century – the second world war will never happen and the world is rife with opportunity for business growth and unimaginable profit. However, only the brave will succeed in this dog-eat-dog environment – are you ready to be the next big business tycoon?

Kasedo Games is thrilled to announce a new digital publishing deal with indie developer Dapper Penguin Studios to bring the studio’s new title, Rise of Industry, to Early Access with a brand new teaser trailer.

Rise of Industry is a strategic tycoon game that puts you in the shoes of an early 20th century industrialist. Build and manage your growing empire in a living, breathing, and procedurally generated world that is constantly evolving and adapting to your playstyle.

As a budding entrepreneur you will build factories, construct efficient transport lines, move raw materials, produce finished goods, and arrange trade with the world’s developing cities, providing them with the resources they need to flourish – for as they grow and prosper, so do you.

Rise of Industry is the pinnacle of what growing in the 90s provided, with endless nights playing tycoon games,” said Alex Mochi, founder and Lead Designer at Dapper Penguin Studios. “We dedicate our very souls to making the best possible simulation games, trying to resurrect a genre that seems forgotten in the last few years and we believe that Rise of Industry will be a great addition to the classics of yesteryear. Now, with the help of the awesome people at Kasedo Games, we can make the game even bigger and better, by taking it to unimaginable heights!”.

Following in the footsteps of classic games such as Transport Tycoon Deluxe and Industry Giant, but improved for modern day, Rise of Industry will sport huge maps containing villages, towns and cities, each with their own agendas and personalities, not only trading with you but also each other as they search for the best deal. Get your relationships wrong and you may need a PR and Marketing campaign to repair the damage – and if that doesn’t work, trade routes might just slam shut.

When we saw Rise of Industry for the first time, we thought it would be a perfect fit for Kasedo Games and exactly the type of project we wanted to be involved with,” said Jonathan Hales, Managing Director at Kasedo Games. “To help take a game with this kind of promise to a wider market is exactly what we’re about as a company and we’re excited as to what the future holds from Early Access and beyond

To keep up-to-date with all the latest Rise of Industry news throughout development and Early Access, follow @RiseofIndustry on Twitter & Facebook.

About Rise of Industry

Designed with an eye towards both accessibility and depth, Rise of Industry has enough strategic complexity and replayability to satisfy the most experienced fans of the genre, while its simple-to-understand mechanics ensure that new players will love it as well.


  • Experience tailored for every player – Specialise in just trading, production, gathering or any combination and research your way to bigger and better things.
  • Use PR & Marketing to gain favour (or repair damage) with your business partners.
  • Choose from over 100 individual products and manage the manufacturing process from harvesting raw materials all the way to delivering the end product to local stores & townspeople?
  • Build and manage a solid transportation network to enable efficient transfer of goods via plentiful trucks, speedy trains and high capacity airships.
  • Be prepared for fierce competition – Advanced town and city A.I., make for an intelligent and changing game world so you won’t be the only one looking for the best deal.
  • Town personalities – adapt a suitable approach for every town or face their economic backlash.
  • Huge, procedurally generated maps mean that you’ll always have room to expand your empire into whether in testing scenarios or sandbox mode where imagination is your only limit.
  • Be quick to adapt to the current business climate with contracts, random events and quests keeping you on your toes and cash flowing in.
  • Go green or go home: pollution, disease and other industrial by-products will eventually await
  • Ever-changing biomes will present different environmental challenges as you aim to make the most out of the map – Lose potential oil reserves as polluted tundra melts into fields or fertile grassland wilts and dies into arid desert.
  • Ready for global domination? Bend and break your friends into economic submission in multiplayer-mode*

*multiplayer mode coming shortly post release

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