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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March 13

Updated to 1.70 Better discount tooltips, In-production stats and bug fixes.



Quite a small patch this time, just to address some items that came up now we have a larger playerbase hammering the game. Here are the changes.

1) [GUI] Word-wrapping works on the blueprint slot names now.



2) [Bug] Fixed bug where it was possible in some circumstances to skip specific slots on the line.
3) [Gfx] Tweaked the animation for polishing paintwork so its scales nicely with the progress of the slot.
4) [Bug] Fixed crash bug when trying to toggle off the upgrade for the maintenance facilities.
5) [GUI] You can now type non english (supported characterset) characters into text edit boxes like company/vehicle name.
6) [GUI] Added an explicit fullscreen button to the resolution picking screen under options to reduce confusion on how to enabled fullscreen.
7) [Sounds] Reduced volume of slot placement sounds.
8) [GUI] Added an extra line in the tooltips to show any applied discounts to the price on cars in the showroom.



9) [GUI] New statistic displayed on vehicle design window: 'in production' to show partly assembled cars of that type.



10) [Bug] Hopefully a fix for the rare 'too many path objects' crash.



We have a list of things we will be working on over the next week or two, including a fix for the financial totals screwing up if they go beyond 2 billion dollars, improvements to the UI to allow changing the order of car production, better explanations for which slot is missing next, and making camera pan speed configurable.

I'm also aware of a bug where music stops after a certain amount of time for some players, and that there is a crash bug relating to the maintenance facility for some players. I'll also be looking into making it easier to copy existing lines at some point, and looking into some code optimisations too.

Eventually we will get working on an expansion too :D

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February 28

Updated to 1.68. Electric upgrades, New Graphics, Conveyor blueprints, Stockpile linking...



Hi there! This is the last feature-update before we come out of Early Access. The next week is likely to just be bug fixing and usability/UI tweaks and fixes. Here is the list of new stuff:

[version 1.68]
1) [GUI] Changed vehicle renaming so it doesn't annoyingly add (1) to a duplicate name until you leave that screen, to prevent driving people MAD.
2) [GUI] Component prices on the finance screen can now be sorted up or down by either name or price.
3) [GUI] Added remappable shortcut key (B) to toggle blueprint mode.
4) [GUI] Redesigned layout of car design screen to accommodate longer languages.
5) [Feature] Added Swedish translation and improved others.



6) [Bug] Fixed bug when adding items to a supply stockpile where some categories would occasionally not be shown.
7) [GUI] Smart junctions now retain their list of designs when switching in/out of design mode, and also add new designs to the default list.
8) [Bug] Fixed crash bug when moving existing paint drying slots.
9) [Feature] You can now move supply stockpiles, and they keep their configuration when moved.
10) [Bug] Fixed bug where if you changed floor textures under office space, then moved existing office facilities, the default office floor texture was not re-set.
11) [Feature] Added researchable make electric motor and make electric powertrain slots.
12) [GUI] Canceling a slot or facility movement action snaps the item back to its old location.
13) [Feature] You now get a brand awareness boost of up to 20% automatically if you have high number of sales over the last four hours.
14) [Bug] Moved slots now remember their import preferences.
15) [Feature] Telling a supply stockpile to copy a specific task's requirements now links it, and it auto-updates to account for new research. Any manual change to the slot breaks the link.



16) [GUI] You can now place down conveyor belts as blueprints.



17) [GUI] The production schedules at the start of each line are now saved if you move that slot.
18) [GUI] Slight gradients on the vehicle design price slider now mark out the different price ranges.
19) [Content] Some new items have been added to various slots, to show gantrys, dashboards, shock absorbers, speedometers,automated platforms & scisssor lifts.



Hope you like the new stuff. feedback most welcome, as are bug reports, we really want a bug-free emergence from Early Access. Many thanks to all your support while the game was in EA. Suggestions for future updates also welcome. if you like the game and have not yet left a review, it is much appreciated!
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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...

...in 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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