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Factorio Launches From Early Access

Factorio

Wube Software have finally released their hit factory management sim, Factorio, from Early Access.

This ambitious factory building game has been in development since 2012, and first released on Steam Early Access in 2016. The game was originally set to release from Early Access over a month from now, but was moved up to avoid competing with the release of Cyberpunk 2077.

In Factorio, players are tasked with establishing intricate, sprawling factories on hostile alien worlds. Gather raw materials and design a complex chain of production using a wide range of automated systems, like conveyor belts and mechanical arms. You will also need to defend your operations from attacks by the planet’s wildlife.

You can find the pair of launch trailers below.

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:


Factorio is a game in which you build and maintain factories. You will be mining resources, researching technologies, building infrastructure, automating production and fighting enemies. In the beginning you will find yourself chopping trees, mining ores and crafting mechanical arms and transport belts by hand, but in short time you can become an industrial powerhouse, with huge solar fields, oil refining and cracking, manufacture and deployment of construction and logistic robots, all for your resource needs. However this heavy exploitation of the planet’s resources does not sit nicely with the locals, so you will have to be prepared to defend yourself and your machine empire.

Join forces with other players in cooperative Multiplayer, create huge factories, collaborate and delegate tasks between you and your friends. Add mods to increase your enjoyment, from small tweak and helper mods to complete game overhauls, Factorio’s ground-up Modding support has allowed content creators from around the world to design interesting and innovative features. While the core gameplay is in the form of the freeplay scenario, there are a range of interesting challenges in the form of Scenarios. If you don’t find any maps or scenarios you enjoy, you can create your own with the in-game Map Editor, place down entities, enemies, and terrain in any way you like, and even add your own custom script to make for interesting gameplay.

Discount Disclaimer: We don’t have any plans to take part in a sale or to reduce the price for the foreseeable future.


Factorio is available now for Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via GOG, and Steam).

Image: Steam

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