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 (278 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 30, 2013

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Recommended By Curators

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

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
28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
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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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I don't have a bad opinion about this game, but it's because I got it in an humble bundle, and I don't think it's worth its price, basically is a mobile game ported on PC.

I've tried the mobile version (included in the bundle), and it's not bad.
It's something like fruit ninja with slow motion, but it has an original concept, and design.

Anyway, I just don't feel like reccomending it, unless you have a touchscreen PC (I suppose touchscreen funtionalities are supported on PC too, but I'm not sure).
It feels like a mobile game, probably because it's to be played on a mobile phone.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
A basic game, clearly designed for touchscreen devices.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Now, I hate trees, too.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Believe what you read. Same thing every level with not much innovation or change. Not only do you have to beat the levels but you have to get a certain number of stars based on your score to progress, which basically means you can't miss 2 logs, which is utterly dumb based on how finnicky the game works with mouse control. Touchscreen users only.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
half-♥♥♥♥♥ port of fruit ninja, controls are wonky as ♥♥♥♥.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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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51 of 60 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2013
A game like Jack Lumber was meant to be played on portable phones. Its gameplay is so shallow and its price so steep that I just can't recommend this to anyone, even if it is fun for sessions of 10 minutes.

The graphics are clearly upscaled which results in the game occasionally having blurry graphics and the sounds are actually pathetic.

The gameplay is all about cutting up trees, or pieces of lumber actually. You have to cut them up in a certain way and as fast as possible to gain enough points. At the end of a level is an animal that can be rescued by not cutting it up. Succesfully doing this will have the animal appear in your cabin. Unfortunately, it gives you no rewards and they're absolutely pointless.

Play it on your iPhone and you'll have some fun, but playing this on your PC is a waste of money.

[Rating: 60/100]
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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
Game is alot of fun, simply put. It's easy to start but hard to master as it advances. Also a good way to build mouse dexterity.
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
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.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Likely best on a touchscreen but fine with mouse or touchpad. Filled with puns and quirky humour. Easy to pick up but difficult to master, which can get frustrating.
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2014
This game deserved to be 15 levels shorter given the shallow depth of the game concept put forward. The scoring system is almost always irrelevant, and is only rolled out in some of the later levels to stymie what should have been me bulldozing through the repetitive gameplay. If you are someone's mother looking to submerge yourself in a throwaway tablet game PC port, then Jack Lumber is your man.
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2014
Fruit Ninja but logs.
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30 of 48 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
This game just wasn't developed for computers. It's meant to be played on iOS or Android device. It's like fruit ninja in slow motion. If you can get this for less than 2$, then sure, buy it. It's definietly now worth 6$ on computer.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
This port is so bad it still has iOS icons.
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26 of 44 people (59%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7, 2014
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.
:)
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2013
It's kinda like Fruit Ninja with bullet time, oh and you're taking revenge on the trees that killed your granny. Make of that what you will.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 3, 2014
A cheap ugly Fruit Ninja clone. Fruits reskinned as logs, all right.

First of all, this kind of gameplay - slicing stuff by drawing a line - is brilliant on touch devices but bery unfun with a mouse on PC. Second, graphics are crappy, blurry and jagged, they do not skale really well for high-res.

I would not ever buy this, if it wasn't a part of an indie bundle. Totally UNrecommended.
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