Colony and factory simulation game. Alone with your loyal crew, expand a small colony of survivors into an industrial empire! From an abandoned island to vast factories, research labs, and space program. Build, mine, farm, shape terrain, explore, trade, and take care of your settlement!
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (193) - 94% of the 193 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (2,032) - 92% of the 2,032 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 31, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We are a team of two developers with no external funding and we've been passionately working on Captain of Industry for more than 6 years. We believe that we managed to get the game far enough to provide you with an exciting Early Access experience. However, to deliver a full release with all the ideas we have in mind, we need support and feedback from the community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We plan to stay in the early access for 2-3 years. We'd like to use this time to finish and polish the game as well as take the time to incorporate feedback from the community. We want to make sure that we deliver a game that we can be proud of and a game that players will enjoy.”

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

“We are hoping to incorporate following improvements:

  • Advanced space program
  • More mechanics around settlement & population
  • More interactions in exploration & naval battles
  • Improved island generation / multiple islands to build on
  • Increased replayability by offering more ways to play the game
  • Balancing
  • Optimizations
  • More platforms
  • More translations
  • Mod support
  • Achievements
  • More features based on community feedback.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game currently offers enough unique content for more than 100 hours of gameplay. You can pick from 5 maps to play on, manufacture over 150 products using 80+ machines, research over 140 technologies, and terraform fully dynamic terrain with your fleet of excavators. For more detailed description of game features see "About this game" section below.”

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

“We might raise the price of the game slightly as we transition from Early Access to full release.”

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

“We would love to hear feedback, ideas, and bug reports from the community! The best place to reach us is either on our official Discord server or via Steam forum. We have already implemented and re-prioritized many featured based on players feedback so don't hesitate to reach out!”
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About This Game

Captain of Industry is a colony and factory simulation game. Your journey will start with a small crew of survivors on an abandoned island. If you do things right, you'll work your way up towards a self-sufficient colony and will play an important part in the region's industry. But first, in order to survive, you will need to mine raw materials, grow food, build factories, manufacture products, construct vehicles, research new technologies, explore your surroundings, and trade with other islands. If you are successful, you can even start a space program and build rockets! But that's a long and hard way to go...

Manufacture products

Start simple - smelt iron, mix concrete, create construction parts, and grow food. Soon you will be able to expand into crude oil processing, electronics, solar panels, data centers, and even rockets. There are over 150 unique products to explore and work with!

Build vehicles and transport products

Fully automated logistics system ensures that products will always go where they are most needed. Your job is to configure the logistics, build enough trucks to keep things moving, and connect closeby machines with conveyor belts or pipelines for optimized resources transportation.

Build efficient factories

To build a thriving empire you need to be clever. Place machines carefully to connect them more efficiently with conveyor belts or pipes, refine raw resources close to their mining location to save fuel needed for transportation, or upgrade production chains with more efficient machines to save raw resources.

Mine raw resources on fully dynamic terrain

Find the natural riches of your land and use them to expand your empire. Mine coal, iron, copper, gold, or pump underground oil and water! Make open-pit mines to extract valuable ores from underground, or just dump excess rocks into the ocean to create a new land to build on! Remember that no mountain is tall enough for your fleet of excavators!

Farm your land

You need to feed your people by growing potatoes on farms. But this won't be enough. Later, you will be able to grow different crops to make more kinds of food and products. You can also produce fertilizers and use greenhouses to keep up with the food demands.

Research new technologies

Research is a must have! Unlock new buildings and materials and make your factory more efficient. New technologies will change the course of your future.

Explore the world, trade with allies, fight pirates

Repair and upgrade your ship with better engines, armor, and weapons. Explore your surroundings, find refugees, allied settlements to trade with, discover more resources, and be ready for naval battles with pesky pirates!

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU @3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card, GTX 770 2GB
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Note that while we are in the Early Access, the minimum requirements may change
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Quad-core CPU @4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated graphics card, GTX 1660 6GB
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible

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