Land your crew of survivors on an abandoned island and survive! Mine raw materials, grow food, build factories, manufacture products, research new tech, and trade with others. Become an industrial superpower! But this is no easy task, you will be put to the test to keep your settlement alive.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (140) - 92% of the 140 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (5,230) - 94% of the 5,230 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

Your journey will start on an abandoned island with a small crew of loyal workers. In order to survive, you will need to mine raw materials from the earth, grow food, build factories, manufacture products, construct vehicles, research new technologies, explore your surroundings, and trade with other islands. If you do things right, you'll work your way up towards an industrial superpower and you can even start a space program! But this is no easy task and you will be put to the test to keep your settlement alive.

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

Logistics systems ensure that trucks will automatically deliver products where they are most needed. You can configure the logistics to make it more efficient. Don’t forget to build enough trucks or upgrade existing ones to keep things moving!

Build conveyor belts and pipes

Use conveyor belts and pipes to route products efficiently and relieve stress on truck-based logistics. The transport system supports vertical stacking and auto-pathing for easy placement. Balancers and sorters also help organize your assembly lines by providing priority and sorting functionalities.

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!

Additionally, the dynamic terrain system allows you to create access to various levels of elevation throughout your island. Dig or dump terrain to create slopes between hard to reach places so that you can have the most efficient path for your vehicles.

Farm your land

You need to feed your people by growing simple crops such as potatoes. Later, you will be able to grow more advanced crops such as wheat or soybeans and process them to make more kinds of food and products. You can also produce fertilizers and use greenhouses to keep up with the food demands.

Grow your settlement and provide for your people

To staff your factories, farms, and vehicles, you need people, and lots of them. Build housing and provide essentials to your citizens such as food, water, electricity, healthcare, and household goods. Population will grow on its own depending on their health and happiness, but you can also recruit and rescue populations on the world map to help aid your island.

Build complex oil and chemical refineries

Break crude oil down into different usable fractions using multiple refining stages. With the ability to stack pipes you can create compact and scalable plants that can make all the oil-based products you will need for your growing empire.

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. Your factory will grow more efficient and advanced with over 140 technologies to unlock.

Import and export resources to and from your island

Establish shipping lanes with cargo ships to fill the gaps in your production by bringing in various products such as crude oil, wood, or quartz. While the resources on your island may be limited, the world is not! Later you will be also able to establish shipping contracts with other islands for periodic exchange of goods.

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!

Get to space!

Research and develop your way to space flight. Launch a rocket as a true test of your settlement’s accomplishments.

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: 2 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
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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