A factory automation game about machine learning and cats. Renovate a factory, design automated production lines, craft and sell unique goods to cats, and learn how to analyze data with machine learning. Wishlist to stay updated!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (20) - 90% of the 20 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (86) - 83% of the 86 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 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?


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

“Please take a look at our public roadmap to learn more.

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
  • Vote for features in our public roadmap and share your feedback in Steam Discussions and Discord
  • 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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“...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 factory automation game where you are playing as a humble genius engineer obsessed with the ultimate task: to understand cats.

It's easy, really: all you gotta do is create a perfect simulation model of a cat. First, you would just need to collect huge amounts of data about millions of cats and learn how to apply real Machine Learning to it. 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

Didn't we tell you it's a piece of cake? And after that, you might start thinking of building an R&D department, hire a cat scientist, and research more complicated machinery to produce more complicated goods? Or maybe turn Mars into one giant cat studying factory? Oh wait, it’s already happening… Engineering is always absorbing! Especially if it’s about cats.

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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    • 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: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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