A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the supernatural lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees, and boy does he have an axe to grind.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (192 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2013

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July 17

Jack Lumber chops prices as part of Indie Piñata

Jack Lumber is part of a small, hand-curated group of games who have teamed up to cross-promote one another on Steam.

When you're not chopping trees, chop down a piñata with a wooden bat! Indie Piñata

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Reviews

"…what are yew waiting for? Branch out, and give this charming puzzle game a try. Yule won't be sorry."
8.5/10 – Destructoid


“Verdict: Trees suck”
Internet Freaks


"…the game is solid at it’s core. Well built and full of cute animals. What more could you ask for?"
8.75/10 – Subpar Gamers


"The best thing about Jack Lumber is the story under the plaid and flying splinters of wood. Chopping down the forest to see it is great fun."
10/10 – Leviathyn


"You chop logs, and try not to chop beavers. Sometimes, there’s maple syrup."
Penny Arcade


About This Game

A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge. Meet Jack Lumber, the supernatural lumberjack who hates trees, loves animals, and hates trees. Did we say that twice? The guy really hates trees, and boy does he have an axe to grind.

Use the supernatural powers of Jack Lumber to massacre the forest in this time-warping, line-drawing, log-slicing, pun-filled lumberjacking mashup! Bust out your flannel to muster the strength and burlyness to solve the skill and logic puzzles (flannel not actually required).

Fight the forest and make Granny proud! Eff trees!

Key Features

  • Chug the blood of your foes; drink Granny's magical syrups to enhance your log-chopping powers.
  • Stack beards like you'd stack a pile of flapjacks; more beards add more challenge!
  • Poke at the adorable forest animals living in your cabin after you’ve destroyed their forest homes.
  • Unlock Infinitree Mode; chop till you drop!
  • Pining for puns? Yule love the quirky humor and piles of puns packed into Jack Lumber (alliteration is a bonus!)
  • Unlockable missions, player driven challenges, and inventive syrup power-up combos make replaying this game a real tree-t.

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Video card with 64mb of memory
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compliant sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

    Minimum:

    • OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor:Intel Mac
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Video card with 64mb of memory
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection

    Minimum:

    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:1GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Video card with 64mb of memory
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Regrettably, I have to NOT recommend this game with one exception - those who have laptops with a touchscreen will likely have a better time with this Fruit Ninja clone than those who have to use a mouse.

Being a Fruit Ninja clone, quick, precise swipes are necessary, and in the more difficult levels a mouse simply will not do. This leads to very frustrating misses and lower-than-expected scores. I can play this to a much better degree on my laptop's touchscreen, but those are relatively new and not many people have them yet.

The game itself is very cute with a cutout-style art design and some of the levels are very challenging. I don't care if this is an iOS/Android port, and I really wish that people would stop complaining about that like it's a bad thing. (The game as I write this is only $5, for crying out loud!) But unfortunately this is one game where it is better experienced on a touchscreen device.
Posted: October 4
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
"The best thing about Jack Lumber is the story under the plaid and flying splinters of wood. Chopping down the forest to see it is great fun."
10/10 – Leviathyn

Are you serious? 10/10? PERFECT GAME, ZERO FLAWS? I'm sorry but this is definitly anything but. It hardly scratches the surface of a remotley ok game. Story? what story? In this kind of terrible, poorly executed flash rip off, indie piece of garbage, a story is hardly even needed. Sure, you can attempt to make the game world more immersive, but with a story like this why are you even trying in the game development industry?

"…what are yew waiting for? Branch out, and give this charming puzzle game a try. Yule won't be sorry."
8.5/10 – Destructoid

Puzzle game? What are you smoking Destructoid? How in gods name is this a bloody puzzle game? If there's anything puzzling about this game, it's that anyone would actullay consider spending £3.99, almost four of her majesty's British pounds, on a pitiful attempt at a re-skin of a FREE android app.

"…the game is solid at it’s core. Well built and full of cute animals. What more could you ask for?"
8.75/10 – Subpar Gamers

You've got me right there Subpar Gamers... what could be better than those cute animals? Wait a sec... what is that... Is that a- Is that a beaver? UUUUGGGHHH.. Seriously the animals in this game are ugly as sin, I have seen more well designed animals on DeviantArt, and they're usually doin' the nasty.

Overall, I was feeling nice and donated to the Humble Bundle and figured I might as well donate enough to get every game. Boy do I wish I could have not. My only consolation is that I gave every penny of my £4.96 ($8) to charity, and nothing to help fund these D-grade Indie Dev losers.

0/10 Uninstalled within 3 minutes, had to redownload to meet the 5 minute requirement to post this review. Would not recommend.
Posted: October 23
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
On my phone it worked fine and I had fun. But it's even on a pc with touchscreen difficult to play, because it ignores my fingers on the screen many time.
Posted: September 26
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8.1 hrs on record
Fun time waster.
Posted: October 4
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1.3 hrs on record
For a fruit ninja clone, it's actually quite fun. 6.5/10
Posted: October 23
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19 of 33 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
I wood give this a full review, but let me just chop the time in half by not branching out into unwanted verbiage and saying it is, seedless to say, just a fruit ninja clone with a silly story and not much depth behind the trunk. Despite not there being much to root for, I will leaf a score of tree out of five (3/5).

Birch please!
Acorny time.
RelAXE, everything will be just pine.
I planted this review just for you.
I'd think of more, but I am stumped.
:)
Posted: May 7
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Time Played: 4 Hours
100% Achievements

Jack Lumber feels more at home on a touchscreen tablet or phone, but still feels good on pc. Decent fun.

Pros:
Fruit Ninja with logs
Powerups provide interesting gameplay

Cons:
Somewhat short
Posted: May 29
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
This game is an ios game looking for cash on steam. It makes no sense with a cursor. Don't even bother.
Posted: July 7
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3 of 18 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
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1 of 14 people (7%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Lumber Ninja!
Posted: May 13
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0.1 hrs on record
Ever wondered what it would be like to play Fruit Ninja with a mouse, with a neat time slowing mechanic? Well, look no further than Jack Lumber.

Honestly, just another game which is better suited to mobile devices. Not my cup of tea.
Posted: July 15
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1.4 hrs on record
Like an old flash game that you would never want to revisit.
Posted: May 7
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3.2 hrs on record
Have you developed an unprecedented hated of lumber, and love of woodland animals?
Than this is the game for you!
Seriously though, this is a fun game.
Posted: May 29
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1.4 hrs on record
Jack Lumber parece ser, en primera instancia, uno de los tantos derivados de aquel one-hit wonder que fue Ninja Fruit. Pero si uno se sacude los prejuicios y se decide a probar este juego, encontrará en él una jugabilidad rápida, adictiva y con una curva de dificultad justa y necesaria. No sólo se pasa el cursor (o el dedo, en sus versiones móviles) para cortar los troncos que aparecen en la pantalla, sino que cada momento (aprovechando el Modo Leñador que emula una forma de realentización del tiempo) se convierte en una decisión premeditada o espontánea, llevado por la sorpresa de las formas de troncos que aparecen y el movimiento que deberá uno seguir para cortarlos todos (obtniendo, con ello, una placa que mide nuestro desempeño, además de una mayor cantidad de puntos necesarios para comprar mejoras, ya sea estéticas o prácticas).

Los niveles no se generan aleatoriamente, pero retomarlos siempre parecerá como la primera vez. El diseño artístico utilizado, la caricaturización de los personajes (no puedo con el castor coquetón, y sus chistes, que aparece como el primer animal que rescatas), la música alegre y animada, y una elección de colores que no distraen al jugador, y ayudan al ojo a sincronizarse con la velocidad de los troncos.

Obtuve Jack Lumber en un Humble Bundle de tantos que han aparecido. Por realizar el pago promedio, obtuve éste y muchos otros juegos, en sus versiones de PC y de Anndroid. Lamentablemente, mi experencia con las versión móvil no ha sido satisfactoria. La respuesta de un dedo sobre una pantalla táctil no ofrece la misma precisión que al usar un ratón, además de que su tamaño es ínfimo comparado con la pantalla digital que uno usa para la versión de PC. De cualquier forma, la versión es idéntica a su contraparte de PC. No hay nada, en términos del videojuego y no del soporte en el que se juega, que sobre en uno y falte en otro.

Jack Lumber, en comparación con otros juegos que emulan el corte de objetos tridimensionales en planos estáticos, es un producto bien realizado. Su jugabilidad engancha y ofrece la diversión suficiente para el tiempo que seguramente le daremos al jugar ésto.

6.87/10 would cut again
Posted: May 8
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2.7 hrs on record
A game similar to fruit ninja, but with a Canadian theme. It's a mobile port and this shows, but if you're not in the mood for playing something a bit more 'serious', then this is a nice distraction.
Posted: May 2
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2.8 hrs on record
pretty good, playable in short bursts just like fruit ninja.
Posted: June 10
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0.2 hrs on record
uuhhhh this game what even?
Posted: June 11
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1.0 hrs on record
OMG this game is ♥♥♥♥ing amazing. There are casual games, and then there are casual games with FLAIR. Jack Lumber would be one of the latter. GJ whoever made this, for taking such a simple concept and pulling it off with such humour & style! 'Grats m8.
Posted: August 5
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1.3 hrs on record
This game is fun. Picked it up during a humble bundle, You can also get this game on Android and windows phone!
Posted: July 8
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0.2 hrs on record
"A tree killed his granny and now he is out for revenge". What's not to love in that tagline? This is quite obviously an iOS/Android game first & foremost, and quite obviously inspired by Fruit Ninja. Blocks of wood & other stuff get fired up onto the screen & you slash 'em to pieces; the twist is having to do certain pieces of wood in a certain direction & order etc.
All in all, not exactly inspired gameplay, but the presentation & story (yes, story) keep it moving nicely & make it enjoyable. It's quite aware of how basic it is as a game, so the dumb Canadian woodsman presentation takes over to dominate what's basically a maze solving game.

This gets a Woot.
Posted: June 30
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