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: Mixed (228 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2013

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"Showed at PAX East 2012 - Because not many games feature lumberjack-themed vengeance tales."

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October 26

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July 17

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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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + 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
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
My television is not a touchscreen.
My computer is not a phone.
This game is probably much more fun on those.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This port is so bad it still has iOS icons.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This game was lame,
Full of unearned fame,
It's really a shame,
That I played this game
It started out tame
But sadly became
An unenjoyable experience
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Jack... Lumber? Are you Serious?! [KAMGUSTA's REVIEW]

I'll begin by saying this is an iOS port, so it was thought for touchscreens. By the way, it works good also with the mouse (not perfectly, but good)! :-)

So... You are Jack Lumber, the lumberjack... Evil pines killed your granny... You'll go out with your mighty axe to seek revenge... exterminating all the logs you'll find... saving your little forest friends... and trying to solve the evil mystery that lies behind (??!)...

It is a nice fruitninja-like game where you have to perpendiculary cut a lot of moving logs (helped by slow time) by moving your mouse cursor! But where the game really shines is in its humor, from the animals' sounds mimicked by mouth by the developers, to the granny that will send you stupid letters from his new "home" and from Illuminati to to a soul mate named Jill Lumber that seeks revenge, too...

LOL!

Best played with Mouse (or iOS)
Recommended Buy Price < 2$
Score 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Play it on your tablet. It's entertaining on a tablet. Not so much with a mouse.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
A fun fruit ninja clone that is sadly crippled by mouse controls being poor. If you have a touch screen, I'd recommend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Draw lines through objects in a specified orientation (along the wood grain) and avoid some objects (animals) within a time limit.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
So excrutitatingly bland and without inspiration I don't even know why people spent actual time to make it. What a waste of time, for both the player and the developer.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I got this game in a humble bundle. It is probably about average but worth an occasional play.
I don't have a problem using a cursor to play and it is made easier by the time slowing. Fruit ninja on the other hand is almost impossible to play with a cursor.

It can get repetitive after a while so is only really worth a short play.

I recommend it but only during a bundle or at a low sale price. It probably isn't worth the full price. Don't be put off by the minority of haters since you may find you quite like it as I did.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I played this on a Surface Pro, which is a tablet computer.
It is really mediocre, and having a stylus feels like cheating, even though this is just your generic "fruit ninja" clone.
You can get a much better "fruit ninja" like game on your phone for much less than the €5 being asked for this game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Easily one of the worst games I've ever played, and a terrible waste of bandwidth spent downloading it. The only reason I got this is because it came with a Humble Bundle. This is Fruit Ninja with wooden logs. Why the HELL would I play a tablet game on my PC? The developers should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this trash.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It's okay.. But quickly gets kinda boring..
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
ios game
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
"Good 8/8"- IGN
Banters play this game to earn some kush from mother nature....
And specially i love to quickscope animals in this game... Plus there is a lot of illuminati symbolism in this game
I recommend it to every xXx_MLG_WoodDanker_xXx
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This game should have stayed at mobile phones and never ever looked even a pc. Price point is realy absurd. Theres no point this Fruit ninja clone to exit. Only good thing it was almos free bee at Humble bundle.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
I have very mixed views on this game, the first thing that springs to mind is that it is a blatant clone of Fruit Ninja (one of my most used apps back when I had an iPhone) with a few added features like a story (I'll get onto that below) and different kinds of logs to chop in different ways (although I find this feature takes away from the game and since the time slows when you click it becomes somewhat easy).

So, the story (I'll use spoiler tags but honestly there isn't much to spoil):
You are a lumberjack named Jack Lumber, your grandma gets pulverised by a tree and you suddenly turn into a hardwood furniture store growing a hateful resentment for trees everywhere, you go chopping logs collecting a variety of animals (that you have undoubtedly destroyed the homes and families of). That's pretty much all I've gathered from my extensive game time.
That's one of the things that makes me dislike this game, it's taken me less than 20 minutes and I feel like I've experienced everything the game has to offer, apart from maybe more than 6 logs being thrown up on screen at once later in the repetitive level system.

This game I would say is actually worth the cost... if it weren't a Fruit Ninja clone.
Use your money more wisely, I wholly advise you to get Fruit Ninja, it's more quirky, more original, and cheaper.

I'd give this game:
Creativity - 3/10
Looks - 6/10
Difficulty - 4/10 (Too easy)
Replayability - 4/10 (Gets old fast)
Total - 4.25/10
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1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I don't mind iOS ports too much, and while I admire the concept Jack Lumber presents (think Fruit Ninja crossed with connect the dots and bullet time), the core gameplay requires a lot of precision and not a lot of room for error, which is a bit of a problem when playing with a mouse. It's easy during the first 3 or 4 levels, but soon after you're required to get through each minichallenge without screwing up, or else your score won't be high enough to advance.

Once the game starts introducing conditions to finish the challenge, such as cutting through misshapen logs or fast spinning ones, the game loses its charm quickly. The time window they give is very brief, and the more that is thrown at you, the less you can keep up. There are options to purchase 1 use items that can give you a slight edge, but none that I have found or unlocked so far gives me anything permanent, nor extend the amount of time I have to cut. If I had this for the systems it was designed for I imagine I would love it. The art style is great, the humor solid, and the nuances an interesting touch. However, it was not meant for the PC, and those who are looking for laidback fun like this game promises will quickly become irritated.

Don't bother, or at the very least, get it on something with a touchscreen.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Really crappy iOS port that's just a worse version of fruit ninja
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Okay game. Worth $2.50.
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Regrettably, I have to NOT recommend this game with one exception - those who have laptops with a touchscreen or a Microsoft Surface will likely have a significantly more enjoyable time with this Fruit Ninja clone than those who have to use a mouse.

Being a Fruit Ninja variant, quick, precise swipes are necessary to maximize your score. As a result, 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 touchscreen laptops are relatively new and not many people have them yet. I've given up playing this on my main PC and will only play it on my touchscreen laptop due to the significant frustration level when (trying to) play this with a mouse.

The game itself is very cute with a cutout-style art design and some of the levels are very challenging even with a touchscreen. The game really is a lot of fun. 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.
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