Factorio Press Release

The Trailers

General overview

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 the Scenario pack, available as free DLC. 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.

Factorio has been in development since 2012. It is our first and so far only game. We deeply care about its quality. That means: Gameplay is the king. No annoying bugs. Optimize for performance. Support and interact with the community. No DRM, pay once, get updates for free.

The game runs on Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux. Check the free demo or buy the game at our webpage

Voice of the Internet

First impressions

Factorio is incredibly good. Nerd3, Youtube preview

This game is mind blowing, genius, and one of, if not the most content rich "early access" games on the market today. Indie Game Riot

What is it all about ?

I am gonna need a lot of belts. Factorio Forums

It turns out to be a complex, industrial, sort of a factory building game... Quill18, Youtube preview

Why do people love it ?

No other game in the history of gaming handles the logistics side of management simulator so perfectly. Reddit

There is something wonderfully pleasing about sitting back and watching your mechanical arms swing about, lifting and transporting your materials onto belts that whisk them to other arms and other factories and other belts. Chris Livingston, RPS

There are still things to improve

Factorio is a super duper awesome game where we use conveyor belts to shoot aliens. Zisteau, YouTuber

Just make sure to keep your addiction under control

factorio.com! I'm trying not to play it, but @JahKob is playing it right next to me. So tempted. Notch on Twitter

why am I so hungry? Its only 10 oclock... wait, of WHICH DAY?!? Factorio Forums

Factorio (meta) facts


The Creators

Wube (read woo-beh) Software is a bunch of geeky developers and artist that bring you Factorio. Our office is located in Prague, Czech republic. Originally "a garage company" of 2 programmers with an interesting idea grew to a team of 18 in-house professionals (13 programmers, 3 artists and 2 support team members) and contributors around the world. The main people behind the project are:

Check profiles of other team members at our team page. Contact: factorio@factorio.com

Our weekly blog - Factorio Friday Facts

Each week we make a blog post about the ongoing development of the game. The articles in the blog range from technical breakdowns, ideas for new features, news about the office etc.

It is our way of keeping in touch with our fans and community.

Articles about us

Factorio: The End Of Management Games By Alec Meer on RockPaperShotgun

The Lighthouse Customer: Factorio By Christopher Livingston on RockPaperShotgun

Factorio - Mind Blowing Strategy, Building and it's only in Alpha on indiegameriot.com

Factorio Alpha Preview on Without The Sarcasm

How a single game trailer turned the tide for Factorio on Gamasutra

Factorio is going to be somebody's dream game by Jordan Devore on destructoid.com

Factorio Trailer Looks Like A Fun Factory, Has Demo by Graham Smith on RockPaperShotgun


Web resources


There are tons of LPs, tutorials and previews on Youtube from various development stages by various youtubers. Check out the video section.


Over the years a lot of people have published video reviews of the game. Below are just some of the more recent examples.

Behind the scenes graphics

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