Factorio

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Factorio expansion goal is to feel “as big an addition as the whole vanilla game”

One year after announcing a paid expansion for Factorio, the developers still haven’t revealed much of what it’ll bring. But they have now confirmed something that might not be big but is large: they plan for the expansion to feel as big as the whole base game all over again. Factorio is not a small game, so that’s an impressive plan. Read more

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Prison Architect’s developers almost made a 3D Factorio in 2017

Introversion Software, the makers of Prison Architect, have been making a video series about all the prototypes they’ve created and scrapped over the past several years. This month’s prototype is ‘Minecraft Factory’ or ‘Voxel Factory’, an attempt in 2017 to make a Factorio-like game out of Minecraft-style blocks. You can watch a video where they demonstrate the prototype and why they binned the idea – and then you can buy and play it, if you like, with all the money going to charity. Read more