Factorio is a game about building and creating automated factories to produce items of increasing complexity, within an infinite 2D world. Use your imagination to design your factory, combine simple elements into ingenious structures, and finally protect it from the creatures who don't really like you.
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We have been working on Factorio for over 4 years. The game is very stable and is highly optimised for prolonged gameplay and creating huge factories. We have sold over 110,000 copies on our website, and we feel now is the right time to release to a wider audience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Our plans for release come as part of an ongoing process, and we are constantly adding new features and content. When we feel the game is complete we will release the full version, and our current estimate is that this will take 8-12 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the full version we hope to have a polished GUI, a multiplayer matching server, integration of mods for players and servers, and a number of other finishing touches and additions to the core gameplay.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game has a very strong content base, rich with interesting mechanics and features. Many players report they are still having fun on their maps even after hundreds of hours of gameplay, alongside multiplayer support, and a dedicated modding community.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price may be increased upon release from early access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community is a vital part of our development process. We announce any planned features far in advance so we have time to read peoples' opinions and comments, and for us to discuss the different points of view players may have. Community suggested ideas are commonly brought up in team discussions, and we value highly the input each individual player can have.”
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July 14

Friday Facts #199 - The story of tile transitions

Hello, version 0.15.30 was released today, and we consider it to be our first 0.15 stable version candidate, as long as no other big bugs appear, we will have 0.15 stable in a week.As the teasing never ends, it is time to show some ongoing work on 0.16 already.

Transport belt optimisations
The transport belt optimisations explained in FFF #176 are now merged in our 0.16 developer branch. I tested it on a megabase factory and the improvement was quite noticeable. The UPS of the whole factory was increased from 25 to 38, the belt update itself runs 5 times faster now. I hope that we can make the game run 2 times faster again before 0.16 is out :)

Water - land transition study
There is a basic problem with the way grass and water terrain interact in Factorio.

The first one is related to the fact that the transition is on the tile of the grass. This means that the whole transition is considered to be a grass tile, which leads to weird looking things like this:

The solution is quite simple, we will just define that the transition is drawn on the water tile instead, something like this:

It will make structures like this impossible:

as the minimum width of one tile of land will make this shape:

This is simple so far, but it creates new problem, as suddenly we need to solve situations like this:

it looks like this in 0.15:

but in next version, we would need to have graphics like this:

Note, that this is just one combination, we would need all the other shapes like "O", "U", "L", and mainly the graphics of the transition suddenly wouldn't have the space of the whole tile, as a possible transition to another terrain can be on the other side.
The solution of the problem is being investigated now by making some graphical experiments, but the possible solutions we see now is:
  • Just make the transition smaller to make it work.
  • Make 2-3 layers of the transition, so they can be combined together nicely.
  • Use our 'tile correction logic' that we hate so much, which would just make this configuration impossible to exist.

The second part of the interview
As some people requested it, we made subtitles of the second part of the interview with me. It is more focused on the technical part of Factorio which might not be entertaining for so many people, but some might still find it interesting.


As always, let us know if you have any thoughts or feedback on our Forum.

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July 14

Factorio 0.15.30 released

Bugfixes
  • Fixed crash related to empty player blueprint shelf. more
  • Fixed crash related to handling focused state of widgets.
  • Fixed possible crash when using font with size 0. more
  • Fixed focus error preventing to access GUI when the game is paused in multiplayer.
  • Fixed a crash when the map can't be saved to disk due to permission errors when joining MP games. more

Modding
  • Added optional "hide_resistances" to entity prototype to control whether resistances should be hidden in description for friendly forces. Default is true.


You can get experimental releases by selecting the 'experimental' beta branch under Factorio's properties in Steam.

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About This Game

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.

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

What people say about Factorio


  • No other game in the history of gaming handles the logistics side of management simulator so perfectly. - Reddit
  • I see conveyor belts when I close my eyes. I may have been binging Factorio lately. - Notch, Mojang
  • Factorio is a super duper awesome game where we use conveyor belts to shoot aliens. - Zisteau, Youtube

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP. (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Dual core 1.5Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Low sprite resolution and Low VRAM usage
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10, 8, 7 (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Quad core 2.5Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: macOS Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion
    • Processor: Dual core 1.5Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Low sprite resolution and Low VRAM usage
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS Sierra, OSX El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion
    • Processor: Quad core 2.5Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux (tarball installation)
    • Processor: Dual core 1.5Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Low sprite resolution and Low VRAM usage
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux (tarball installation)
    • Processor: Quad core 2.5Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB Video memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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