Factorio is an Early Access game on Steam done right, thanks to active development, a modding scene and highly-addictive gameplay. Here’s why you need to check it out. Now.
Steam’s Early Access system usually leaves a sour taste in the mouth of the gamer. What would have been (and still could be) a great platform for developers to share their unique ideas for a new title and to gather feedback from the massive community, is now nothing more than an endless pit of crap. That said, there are a few hidden gems, and Factorio is one of them.
As the game is still in its early stages of development — though it began in 2012 and was originally released on Steam back in 2016 — things will likely change after this review has been published. Unlike other Early Access titles on Steam, the small Prague-based development team is active, and there’s also a growing modding scene.
I’ve poured hundreds of hours into Factorio and now believe it certainly deserves a review ahead of its planned 2017 full release. Here’s why I enjoy managing my own virtual factory.
Factorio is a resource-management and factory-simulation strategy game. The goal is to build up plants that automatically take resources and make products, which takes the burden off you. The endgame is launching a rocket into space, but there’s a whole lot you need to do in order to get there.