Infinifactory is a sandbox puzzle game by Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem and Infiniminer. Build factories that assemble products for your alien overlords, and try not to die in the process.
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Very Positive (29 reviews) - 96% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (798 reviews) - 96% of the 798 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 30, 2015

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Infinifactory is a sandbox puzzle game by Zachtronics, the creators of SpaceChem and Infiniminer. Build factories that assemble products for your alien overlords, and try not to die in the process.

  • LIKE SPACECHEM… IN 3D! Design and run factories in a first-person, fully 3D environment.
  • HISTOGRAMS ARE BACK! Optimize your solutions, and then optimize them more when you see how much better your friends did.
  • VISIT EXOTIC ALIEN LOCALES! Explore a story-driven campaign with 50+ puzzles, audio logs, and more.
  • BLOCKS THAT MOVE! Go beyond the campaign and push the limits of Infinifactory’s next-generation block engine in the sandbox.
  • STEAM WORKSHOP INTEGRATION! Create, share, and play custom puzzles on Steam Workshop.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.9, or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10+, SteamOS
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
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Very Positive (29 reviews)
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The Great Tsar
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Very fun game, one of my top puzzle games. Probably not worth full price though. Buy it if the price is about $10 or lower.
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Meemlrod
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I can tell you, even without knowing you: This game is smarter than you. I don't mean this to insult your inteligence: This game is smarter than the majority of the human population, including me. If you have time off from comprehensably proving string theory correct and you spent your high school days searching for the Higgs Boson, I can wholeheartedly recommend this title. Otherwise, prepare to have your brain burned to a crisp in front of you.
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bob_fish
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Factories are cool. Would recommend. A little easier then spacechem but still pretty hard.
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yazah
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
I love factory games, but this one just failed to hold my attention. There were some good problem solving elements to it, but overall I found the game to be clunky and take too long to build things.
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XeroOl
( 41.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
If you are looking for puzzle games, this is the game for you. I loved every moment of this game. It felt challenging the whole way through. Possibly too challenging for some, but it was just right for me. Do NOT expect this game to be simple. The tutorials are shortened to infographics on the walls near every new mechanic, which I thought was great, but others seem not to like.
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fluffykitten73
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
This game is extremely frustrating, yet extremely fun. Very straight forward game with hilarious back story. The mechanics are simple to learn, but hard to master. Some puzzles that seem simple but become very challenging and rewarding if you overcome the challenge. This game will test your limits of pateience. Some may control their rage and funnel it into puzzle solving energy, others will destory their PC and give up on gaming entirely. Buy this game and find out which person you will become.
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Four Wheeled Wingman
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
I got this game from the Humble Monthly thing basically on accident. I played it briefly, not expecting much. What I got was a phenomenal journey. The puzzles were challenging but fair, always teaching me new ways to do things. When I went back to get better scores on old levels I realized all the things I had learned, just playing the game. I felt brilliant every time I solved anything.
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Klunk Of The Vulture Squadron
( 42.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Pros:
-Fun and challenging
-Love the soundtrack
-Brilliantly dark humour, a bit like in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy: funny, but with a very tragic feel to it
-Very atmospheric in the first half
-Good story progression in the first half
-Puzzles are very satifying to solve

Cons:
I only really have one complaint about this game, and that's the story. It's not a major one, but don't read on if you don't want spoilers.
The story is that the enitre human race has been abducted by aliens who need workers to build factories for them because they're just too lazy to do it themselves (sounds very hitchhiker's, doesn't it?). It's a brilliant set up, the levels feel lonely and desolate, and the only human contact you have is through the audio logs you find on the bodies of people who have died during their abduction. However, the rest of the story doesn't carry on like this. Some humans who have managed to escape get you out aswell, and so you now must build factories to make products that will help with freeing others. This is where the story falls apart a bit (for me at least), as the levels immedietly lose that sense of isolation and the atmosphere just isn't there anymore. It no longer feels like you're the only person left alive, because you can just go back to the hub and talk to other people. I would have prefered it if the story had just kept you working for the overlords; perhaps you get a promotion, or you stay at the same level but learn more and more about the overlords through the experiences of the people you find dead. I don't know, this didn't really ruin the entire game for me, but I just wish the second part of the game was more like the first part, because I loved the atmosphere.

(Note: I haven't finished the game yet, so there may be another change in tone.)

Don't let what I have to say about the story put you off though. This is still a brilliant game and I highly recomend it!
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Wolfizen
( 38.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Even for the price, this game is great. Amazing soundtrack, and exciting levels that really scale well in difficulty.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
One of the best 3D puzzle games I have every played. Trying to figure out how to solve some of the more complex puzzles can be mind blowing, but the feeling that sucess brings make all those hours worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Factories are cool. Would recommend. A little easier then spacechem but still pretty hard.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I got this game from the Humble Monthly thing basically on accident. I played it briefly, not expecting much. What I got was a phenomenal journey. The puzzles were challenging but fair, always teaching me new ways to do things. When I went back to get better scores on old levels I realized all the things I had learned, just playing the game. I felt brilliant every time I solved anything.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Pros:
-Fun and challenging
-Love the soundtrack
-Brilliantly dark humour, a bit like in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy: funny, but with a very tragic feel to it
-Very atmospheric in the first half
-Good story progression in the first half
-Puzzles are very satifying to solve

Cons:
I only really have one complaint about this game, and that's the story. It's not a major one, but don't read on if you don't want spoilers.
The story is that the enitre human race has been abducted by aliens who need workers to build factories for them because they're just too lazy to do it themselves (sounds very hitchhiker's, doesn't it?). It's a brilliant set up, the levels feel lonely and desolate, and the only human contact you have is through the audio logs you find on the bodies of people who have died during their abduction. However, the rest of the story doesn't carry on like this. Some humans who have managed to escape get you out aswell, and so you now must build factories to make products that will help with freeing others. This is where the story falls apart a bit (for me at least), as the levels immedietly lose that sense of isolation and the atmosphere just isn't there anymore. It no longer feels like you're the only person left alive, because you can just go back to the hub and talk to other people. I would have prefered it if the story had just kept you working for the overlords; perhaps you get a promotion, or you stay at the same level but learn more and more about the overlords through the experiences of the people you find dead. I don't know, this didn't really ruin the entire game for me, but I just wish the second part of the game was more like the first part, because I loved the atmosphere.

(Note: I haven't finished the game yet, so there may be another change in tone.)

Don't let what I have to say about the story put you off though. This is still a brilliant game and I highly recomend it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
I can tell you, even without knowing you: This game is smarter than you. I don't mean this to insult your inteligence: This game is smarter than the majority of the human population, including me. If you have time off from comprehensably proving string theory correct and you spent your high school days searching for the Higgs Boson, I can wholeheartedly recommend this title. Otherwise, prepare to have your brain burned to a crisp in front of you.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
One of Zachtronics' previous games, SpaceChem, is probably my favorite puzzle game ever. I was reluctant to try Infinifactory, as I thought it surely couldn't be nearly as good as SpaceChem, and at least the controls would definitely be awkward. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong. The game is smooth and introduces you to new concepts little by little, just like SpaceChem. The optimization challenges are still there, too, so you can compete against your Steam friends. If you liked SpaceChem, you'll like this one as well, no question about it. :)

(Also note that during the Steam Summer Sale 2016, right now, SpaceChem is on a -90% sale, so it's a steal!)
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This game annoys me.

But it's so fun to be annoyed by this game.

That is all.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
60.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Extremely good puzzle game, as I'd expect from the developer. Though it is difficult, especially the last few puzzles, it's still easier than SpaceChem and TIS-100 and the difficulty doesn't ramp up as quickly. It's not as blatantly a programming game as TIS-100, but the more complex the puzzles get the more and more it feels like you're programming.

If you're looking for a challenging, well designed puzzler, you really can't go wrong with Zachtronics.

(Note: finished all levels before reviewing)
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
347 of 362 people (96%) found this review helpful
198 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 30, 2015
How to solve a puzzle in Infinifactory:
1) Look at the output and think, "That's not so hard, let me put this here and that over there."
2) Run your experiment.
3) Swear because it's nowhere near what you thought it would be.
4) Swear again.
5) Come up with a rickety solution that works under one use case but falls apart on others. (This is exactly like some real-world programming!)
6) Marvel as your friends come up with more elegant, faster solutions.
7) Realize that you're having a tremendous time.

I don't know what Zachtronics has against the human brain or why he wants to punish it so, but I encourage his behavior. Great game, they've been very good about expanding it and refining puzzles. Recommended.
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156 of 162 people (96%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2015
It's straightforward. The mechanics are simple. The purpose is clear. There's no confusion as to what you are expected to do and what tools you have to do it.

It's diabolical. The puzzles are sometimes bananas, requiring some pretty twisted logic and lateral thinking. While you strive for a solution, there's a constant nagging feeling that sometimes your solution is just inelegant and you need to do it better.

It's oddly darkly humorous. There's a strange undercurrent of defiance against your alien overlords, from listening to the audio diaries of the project managers who came before you, from resenting the food pellets that drop into your cell when you complete sections of the game.

It's also gorgeous - not so much in graphics, which are perfectly adequate, but in the efficiency of the presentation. No main menu. No weird visual effects cluttering up the screen. No unnecessarily ostentatious setpieces. No splash screen! On load, the game drops you right into where you left, so you can literally load the game and get building. There's a gorgeousness to seeing your machine, your factory do its work, and the satisfaction that comes with it makes the effort all the more worth it.

It's one of the most interesting puzzle games I've ever played, and I'm enjoying it hugely despite not being great at coming up with particularly creative solutions.
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