Production line is the new car factory management/simulation/tycoon game that pushes your organisational and entrepreneurship skills to the limit. Can you build the ultimate optimised, free-flowing car production line whilst beating the competition and still turn a profit?
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Release Date:
May 18, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We believe that sandbox-style construction/tycoon games of this nature benefit particularly well from crowd-sourcing input in terms of design and features. Some of the best ideas often come from members of the community and we want to ensure we are making a game you want to play, not just one that we enjoy the challenge of making.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the game to be in Early Access for at least six months, possibly much longer, depending on how players react to the content in the game and what bugs or balancing issues we encounter!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Ultimately what we are building here is a complex and content-rich tycoon game based on a car factory, and we would like to cover as much of that topic as possible. We do not yet have a full implementation of competitors or marketing / advertising, nor do we have all the content in the game we would like to have (including extra car body types and new engine types such as hybrid and electric).”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is fully playable and has multiple maps, a map editor and some achievements. It has placeholder music and some of the GUI is also placeholder in terms of style. We currently only support PC and only in English, and the game is not balanced completely. Some planned features such as marketing have not been implemented yet. We also do not have all of our achievements in the game yet, and all the sound effects are also placeholder. Its been available direct from us outside of EA though, so the game is already playable by the thousands of alpha testers.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We definitely intend for the price to reflect the state of the game, and anticipate a higher price when leaving early access. The current price is set to represent the current game, not the anticipated final product.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have forums on our website, as well as here where we will actively be soliciting feedback from players. We also have a system built into the game where players vote on developer priorities in each build of the game, which we use as guidance for knowing what is important to you. In addition we do weekly video blogs detailing changes and work on the game (at the time of writing we are up to 22 videos), and also maintain a blog, reddit, facebook page and twitter account. Feedback and suggestions are very welcome.”
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February 12

Updated to 1.67. Movable slots, Key re-mapping, Player Guide & more

Hi everyone! A quick update before we add swedish translation and translations for the new in-game playerguide. Hope you like these fixes and improvements to the game:

[version 1.67]
1) [Bug] Fixed building zone unlock costs all being zero.
2) [GUI] Conveyor placement now cancels if it would make the player bankrupt
3) [GUI] Changed R&D screen to ensure connections to items not currently on screen are still visible to avoid confusion.
4) [Feature] Added a new in-game player guide (F1 or ? button) to explain game to new players. Also launchable from the main menu.

5) [GUI] Some extra tutorial windows have been added to explain demolishing items and the canceling of the resource conveyor placement tool.
6) [Bug] Fixed display-only bug where the component cost of vehicles with some options (like red leather seats) was miscalculated on the car design screen.
7) [Feature] new icon at top right of a slots window allows you to reposition that slot at no cost.

8) [GUI] New button with a car icon on the features window lets you re-launch the post-research screen to assign features to designs.

9) [GFX] The rear window is now applied visually to the vehicle when the other windows are fitted now, instead of when the windscreen gets fitter.
10) [Feature] Camera controls can be remapped using a new option on the options screen.

Hope you like these changes. We have now raised the price to $24.99, as we get closer towards the release out of early access. We also plan to add a few more remappable keys, and maybe improve some aspoects of the GUI before release, please vote on the priorities from within the game.
Thanks for your support, it is much appreciated!
BTW the latest developer video blog showing off some of these features can be found here:

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January 28

Updated to 1.66. Events system, Car hood opening, Faster Imports & More

Hi everyone. This new update marks us declaring that the game is now BETA. That means we are not planning any more major new features pre-release (although we are very likely to continue updating the game post-release).
This also means we will be shifting direction more towards bug fixes, tweaks and improvements to stuff like the tutorial.

PLUS WE ARE PLANNING ON RAISING THE PRICE. (We cannot do this until 12th Feb, which is when it will go to $24.95).

Here are the changes in the new version released today:

1) [Bug] Fixed some graphical glitches with overhead conveyors appearing behind things they were in front of, and vice versa.
2) [Feature] Added new 'world events' to the game which start in the late game and affect prices / demand / features etc.

3) [GUI] Research queue names are now cropped to elipsis (...) rather than word wrapped, which caused issues in German.
4) [Feature] cars now open their hood/bonnet (or trunk/boot for sports cars) to have engines worked on.

5) [Bug] Fixed some mixing or badly translated text in various locations.
6) [Bug] Doubled memory pool for routes to prevent this error: "Too many Path Objects requested!"
7) [Bug] You can no longer change the floor texture of floors 'outside' the factory zones.
8) [Content] Potential, unbuilt export slots now show a shuttered slot rather than just a gap.
9) [Content] New researchable 'type 2' resource importer speeds up resource importing by 20% (also stacks with general speed upgrade research).
10) [Bug] Fixed rare crash bug on launching the production manager screen.
11) [Content] Lots more wall texture options!

12) [Content] New wall-clocks for sales dept, world map for shipping department and animated CNC milling machine for engine block manufacture slot.

Hope you like these new changes. Don't forget to tell your friends who may be thinking of getting the game that the price goes up soon!
If you have any feedback on this update please let me know. Like I say, we are mostly looking to tweak, balance and improve the tutorial at this point.

Thanks to everyone who continue to support the game, it is much appreciated, this game would not be as good as it is without the supportive community here and on our website, reddit etc.
BTW our latest developer video blog is here:

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About This Game

Production line is the new car factory management/simulation/tycoon game that pushes your organisational and entrepreneurship skills to the limit. Can you build the ultimate optimised, free-flowing car production line whilst beating the competition and still turn a profit?

A modern car factory is a near perfect example of efficiency, process-management and flow. A massive army of precision-controlled robots dance to a milimeter-perfect ballet of engineering excellence with perfect timing. Components snake along conveyor belts to a 'just-in-time' ordering system that leaves no pauses, no delay, no confusion or congestion. Nothing exists but the perfect flowing efficiency of high tech car construction... theory.

In practice, of course, life is not so simple. When you get to grips with your first factory design, it certainly will not feel in a state of pure flow...or profit for that matter. Making a handful of built-to-order cars and breaking even is one thing...but competing with the big multinationals and churning out thousands of cars for the mass market is a whole new ballgame.
To win market share from the big companies you are going to need planning, an appreciation of future technology, a careful eye on your bottom line, and an ability to design a factory layout that makes use of every square meter, and cuts production costs per car to the absolute minimum. Have you got what it takes to win?

Production line is the new car factory management/simulation/tycoon game from Positech Games, the developers of Democracy & Gratuitous Space Battles, and publishers of Big Pharma. This game is designed to appeal to the efficiency geek in all of us, the person who cannot help but organize things for maximum performance. The closet entrepreneur, the stats-geek, Is that you? if so...welcome to your dream game (we hope!)

The key to understanding production line is the division of labor and the merits of purpose-built machinery. At the start, your factory will be small and the individual slots on your production line will carry out large complex tasks (like fitting the car body). As you research better methods, and earn the funds to expand, you will continue to subdivide those slots into smaller (and faster) production areas which keep the flow of new vehicles flowing smoothly. At the same time, product design researchers will be working out how to enhance your cars with new technologies such as automatic headlights, power steering, bluetooth phone support and voice recognition.

its a race to be productive AND a race to be profitable. Are you ready to compete?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: intel i5 1.6GHZ
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: intel HD3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any
    • OS: Windows 7,8,10
    • Processor: intel i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: intel HD4000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: any

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