Lumberhill is a log-chopping party game, with pandas

Admittedly, I don't know much about chopping trees. So I'm ready to believe the developer of co-op party game Lumberhill when they tell me that being abducted by pterodactyls is as much a part of the lumberjack experience as flannel shirts.

Launching alongside its latest trailer at the PC Gaming show, Lumberhill is to tree-felling what Overcooked was to food prep. Up to four flannel-wearing 'jacks race around a map, solving timber-based challenges such as felling trees, building bridges, and (in a rather odd twist), herding animals. Hey, it's 2021, we've all gotta find side-gigs somewhere.

The other twist, however, is that our 'jacks are being hurtled across time and space, a motley crew of wood-cutters from across history to lay timber together. Different maps will have you fighting pirates, rolling pandas, and fending off pterodactyls. Frankly, I'd be trying to unionise the lumberjack scene if I had to deal with this nonsense.

Lumberhill is out now on Steam.

Natalie Clayton
Features Producer

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.