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 (284 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
12 of 14 people (86%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
Jack Lumber is a touch based game. You should probably only bother if you have a some ablet/touch device capable of running steam.

This game is based on a similar premise to fruit ninja, but with its own twists. The biggest being you only have one cut, rather than as many as you want per toss. It is for this reason that mouse based play is not exactly the best. It is playable like this, but not to its prime.

The graphics are pretty nice, as are the music and sounds.

There is a fair amount of playtime you can get from this, especially if you attempt to get all the achievements. And if you really want to test yourself, there is an option for infinite looping play until a missed cut.

I would probably recommend getting this game on a mobile device or tablet first, but it is an ok game on computers as well.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
A basic game, clearly designed for touchscreen devices.
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53 of 62 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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32 of 39 people (82%) 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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