SEGA Announces the SEGA Alliance: ‘Jack Lumber’ Launches First

You may recall our report a while back of indie title Jack Lumber by Owlchemy Labs. Well the good news is it has just recently launched on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, but that’s not all. Jack Lumber is the now officially the first title off the ranks of Sega’s new publishing initiative for independent mobile developers, branded the Sega Alliance.

This new program allows SEGA to not only aid developers in publishing their titles but also provide marketing, production and creative support. While no other partnerships have been announced as yet, Alex Schwartz, Chief Scientist at Owlchemy Labs, believes the joint venture allows the team to introduce the game to a much wider audience than originally anticipated. That can only be a good thing for sure.

Jack Lumber itself sees the supernatural hero chopping his way through various levels of action, though without the typical IOS style swiping along the touch screen like, say, Fruit Ninja. Instead, you must draw your way through logs of the forests, taking advantage of Jack’s unique abilities in order to avenge the death of his granny.

You can purchase Jack Lumber via the iTunes store right now with a special discounted launch price of $0.99. The game will also be on show at SEGA’s booth at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in Seattle, WA. For more info on the SEGA Alliance, you can visit SEGA’s official blog right here. You can also check out more info on the game via it’s official website or via Owlchemy Labs’ Facebook page.