A relaxing factory building game about the most important thing: making cats happy. Build, craft, optimize and automate production chains, learn to apply machine learning to sales, while creating a giant cat-catering factory on Mars. Wishlist and follow!
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Very Positive (115) - 84% of the 115 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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 to play video games and learn new things. We believe that games can spark curiosity for learning. And happily, we are not alone.

During the development of 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 as 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?

“Year+”

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

“Full version:
  • A lot of Neural Networks-based machine learning models
  • 20+ hours of gameplay
  • Research tree with 100+ nodes
  • Procedurally generated worlds
  • 100+ wiki educational articles
  • 50+ comics

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As for February 2021 we have:
  • Two machine learning models: Linear Regression and Polynomial Regression
  • 4-6 hours of gameplay
  • Research tree with 33 nodes
  • Pre-generated worlds
  • 5 major types of cats
  • 30+ educational wiki articles
  • 19 comics

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!
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Reviews

“...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”
GamingOnLinux

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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: how to make cats happy.

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.

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. 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
  • Get deeper into real Machine Learning and cats



That sounds like a lot of things to do, 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

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.9+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • 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: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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