A complex factory building game with relaxing atmosphere. Build a giant base on a multi-layered map, gather resources, craft and sell items to cats, collect cat data and process it with machine learning to establish Catopia on Mars!
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Very Positive (199) - 85% of the 199 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 18, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“At Luden.io, we develop educational video games because we love games and learning new things. We believe that games can spark curiosity for learning, and fortunately, we are not alone.

While developing our previous games, we've really enjoyed working together with wonderful players from Steam. Thank you for 20,000+ feedback messages, endless fun, and for your emotional support.

We've decided to launch Learning Factory in Early Access and invite you to join our journey to meet new friends, have fun and make the best game we can.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?


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

“Full version:
  • A lot of machine learning models and ways to apply them
  • 40+ hours of gameplay
  • Research tree with 100+ nodes
  • Different biomes
  • 100+ wiki educational articles
  • 5 Story chapters
  • CATopia on Mars
  • Steam Workshop support
  • Cat jetpack

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As for January 2022 we have:
  • 4 machine learning models: Linear Regression, Polynomial Regression, Neural and Deep Neural Networks
  • 10-2
  • 0 hours of gameplay
  • Research tree with 70+ nodes
  • Pre-generated worlds, Scenario Editor and Freeplay Mode
  • 8 types of cats with different needs and wants
  • 30+ educational wiki articles
  • 2 Story chapters
  • Fishing (oh yeah!)

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

“Yes, we'll raise the price for the full release.”

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

  • Join our Discord and participate in weekly votes
  • Translate and edit texts via Crowdin
  • Share Video and Text feedback (you will find all the links inside the game)
  • Write a guide or make explanation videos for other players
  • Create your mods (coming soon)

We'll be happy to give an honorable mention in the credits to all our supporters, thank you very much! Join us and make history!
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“...an adorable factory game about machine learning and cats”
PC Gamer

“...a cute and incredibly likeable introduction into the endlessly, weirdly satisfying world of production logistics”
Hardcore Gamer

“Learning Factory is like Factorio with lots of cats and plenty of automation”

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About This Game

Learning Factory is a relaxing automation game, which lets you concentrate on the most important tasks in the Universe: making cats happy again.

You're a humble genius scientist who gets invited to become the chief engineer at an abandoned Factory on Mars, designed to produce and sell exquisite goods for cats. It was conceived to learn everything about cats and make them happy, but it is desolated now, and cats are leaving Factory Stores unhappy and empty-pawed.

Now you have a chance to continue the research and development of goods that feline hearts long for! Simply follow these steps on your way to a scientific breakthrough:

  • Renovate an abandoned factory on Mars
  • Design and automate production chains
  • Produce and sell exquisite goods to cats
  • Collect and analyze data with Machine Learning
  • Scale and make the factory more efficient
  • Make cats happy!
  • Rebuild the ancient Monument
  • Establish Catopia in the feline society!

Sales at the Factory Stores generate tons of data which is later analyzed by real-life machine learning in order to unlock the in-depth nature of the feline mind.

But hey: no pressure! In this fail-safe environment, the key to success is to keep trying and stay curious. Experiment, optimize, automate - and keep creating a giant cat-catering factory on Mars. Eventually you will find the key to a better future for humans and cats (and also maybe dogs, dogs are kinda ok, too)!

The game is backed up with real Machine Learning, links to handpicked educational videos, and an in-game wiki to be used as learning material.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10 / 11
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.13+
    • Processor: Apple Silicon is supported / Intel 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04+, SteamOS
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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