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Project Automata
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Sep 26, 2016 @ 7:47am
Oct 8, 2016 @ 11:04am
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Release date: Alpha in Q4 2016
Project Automata is a strategic tycoon game that puts you in the shoes of an early 20th century industrialist. Grow and manage your empire in a living, breathing, and procedurally generated world that is constantly evolving and adapting to your playstyle.

As an industrial tycoon you will build factories, construct efficient transport lines, move raw resources, produce finished goods, and arrange trade with the world's developing cities, providing them with the materials they need to flourish - for as they grow and prosper, so do you.

Project Automata is designed with an eye towards both accessibility and depth. Taking inspiration from classic games like Transport Tycoon, Anno, Factorio, and Industry Giant, Project Automata has enough strategic complexity and replayability to satisfy the most experienced lovers of the genre, while its simple-to-understand mechanics ensure that new players will love it as well.

Current Features
  • Resource gatherers, factories, and towns
  • Roads and goods transport by truck
  • Trading between towns
  • Original soundtrack
  • Huge, procedurally generated maps using a seed system
  • Sandbox mode that gives you the freedom to build and grow your empire any way you like

Upcoming features
  • Advanced town and city A.I., making for an intelligent and challenging game world.
  • Cooperative and competitive multiplayer
  • Beautiful hand crafted visuals designed to emulate the Art Deco style of the early 20th century.
  • Story driven campaign and scenarios.
  • Different town personalities.
  • Transportation networks including trains, conveyor belts, even airships!
  • Industrial parks that can produce goods on a massive scale.
  • Contracts, random events and quests
  • Pollution, waste, diseases and other industrial by-products you'll have to handle.
  • Different biomes, seasons and time advancement mechanics so that every game is different.
  • Experience tailored for every player. You can specialise in just trading, production, gathering, politics or any combination.

Open Alpha

Don’t just take our word for it, try the game yourself and see what you think. Our Alpha Demo is available now on our website. Please feel free to download and play it to your heart’s content. We hope you love it and will vote for Project Automata on Greenlight!

You can download the demo right here[]. Should that link be unavailable (we have an unreliable host for now), please use this one[].

About the Developer

We are Dapper Penguin Studios and Project Automata is our flagship title. We are very proud of what we have created so far and are looking forward to working closely with the gaming community as we continue to develop this amazing game.

Please contact us with any questions or ideas about the game. We are always open and willing to work with our fans to make the game as good as it can possibly be. Thank you for your support!

Popular Discussions View All (1)
Oct 13, 2016 @ 2:51am
Why vote "no"? We want your feedback!
Alex, Master Penguin
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Alex, Master Penguin  [author] May 30, 2017 @ 2:28pm 
Yes sir! Can't forget about those tuxes!
Alex, Master Penguin  [author] May 24, 2017 @ 10:38am 
Archer May 14, 2017 @ 3:01pm 
Obviously yes!
Alex, Master Penguin  [author] May 5, 2017 @ 11:22pm 
Just letting you guys know that the game development is still very much alive, and we are soon to release. Stay tuned!
Necronomicron Apr 28, 2017 @ 5:57pm 
LOL, stuck in here.
oldeguy Mar 20, 2017 @ 1:15am 
Having beta tested this before the beta became public I can tell you it is a very good and fun game.
danielroxheaps Feb 22, 2017 @ 10:47pm 
How is this multiplayer? And when will this be on Steam?
☜✪Critney✪☞ Nov 25, 2016 @ 4:15am 
I am so looking forward to this. The pre alpha demo plays very well...
Defi Nov 22, 2016 @ 1:36pm 
I like it :)
-[(Master Piglet)]- Nov 6, 2016 @ 2:42am 
Go on with your work!!!!!!:steamhappy: The first gameplay at the ALPHA is great. We need a revival of games like Industry Giant with economically thinking. Greetings from Germany