FACTORIO

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Development Studio:
Wube Software
2012 / Prague
Genre:
Strategy
Release date:
2020-08-14
Development time (years):
8
Sold copies (2023):
MILLIONS
Number of developers:
30
Languages:
30

The game laid the foundation for the currently popular genre of building strategies in an industrialised environment. The player moves in an infinite 2D world on an alien planet, where he or she must engage his or her imagination and a sense of logistics. At first, the player chops down trees, mines ore and manually builds simple machines. The manual processing of raw materials is quickly replaced by an endless network of conveyor belts connecting multiple production lines. In a short period of time, the player becomes the master of an industrial empire where oil refineries, nuclear power plants and other factory sections are linked by a sophisticated rail network. The automation of all processes involved plays a key role in the successful completion of the game. But beware – the player is not alone on the planet!

  • The Best Known
  • Automatization
  • Space
  • Building

Trivia

The players have spent over 40 000 years in the game.

After its release on Steam, the game reached 99% of positive reviews very quickly, which made it one of the best user-rated game on Steam.

A new species of scorpion was named after this game: Neobuthus factorio. Its discoverer is František Kovařík, the father of one of the game developers.


Development challenges

Raising funds for development at the start.


Awards (selection)

2015 Czech Game of the Year: Technological Contribution in Czech Game Development and Conceptional Contribution in Czech Game Development (CZ, 2016)

CEEGA 2021 (Central & Eastern European Game Awards) - design (Poland, 2021)

Nominations: BAFTA (UK, 2021), Steam Game of the Year (2020) and more


Publisher

Wube Software

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About studio

Wube Software

The studio was founded by programmers Michal Kovařík and Tomáš Kozelek, and Albert Bertolín Soler, a graphic designer. What used to be a business that started in a garage with some intriguing ideas grew to a larger team of in-house professionals and associates from around the world. The company raised part of their finances using the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The studio’s first strategy game Factorio (2015) became a worldwide phenomenon due to its unique system of construction and automated factories. The game garnered a large community of fans. The studio is currently working on expanding the base game - Factorio Space Age.

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