Attention all gaming enthusiasts and factory obsessives! Do you know that feeling of getting lost in the perfect game, when time seems to fly by and you’re completely immersed in a world of your own creation? That’s what it’s like to play Factorio, the critically acclaimed strategy game where players build and manage their own factories, create supply chains, and automate everything from mining to production.
But let’s face it – no matter how much we love Factorio, we can’t play it all day, every day. Eventually, we’ll need something new to satiate our hunger for strategy and logistics. That’s why we’ve put together this article on games like Factorio. Whether you’re a veteran player or new to the genre, we’ve got you covered with a list of games that will keep you strategizing, managing resources, and automating to your heart’s content. So get ready to explore new worlds, build epic structures, and conquer your enemies with our hand-picked selection of games that will scratch that Factorio itch!
Satisfactory is a computer game in the construction and management simulation genre, developed and released in early access by Swedish studio Coffee Stain Studios for Microsoft Windows in 2019. The player controls a lone engineer dropped on an alien planet with a first-person view. There he must mine natural resources and build increasingly complex factories to produce various products. The game includes the construction of a space elevator, with which the character sends the manufactured items into orbit and explores the planet in search of new resources and deposits.
The player assumes the role of an engineer who has been sent to the planet MASSAGE-2(AB)b via landing capsule with orders to “colonize” it, i.e. to build a factory complex for FICSIT on the planet; the player has a choice of four starting locations: meadows, rocky desert, desert with dunes or northern forest; this influences the availability of resources the player can reach and the amount of flat land to build factories.
Dyson Sphere Program
Dyson Sphere Program is a factory simulation game developed by Youthcat Studio and released for Microsoft Windows in January 2021 in early access. The player controls a mech moving between planets and leading resource extraction on them, creating production chains. The ultimate goal of the game is to build Dyson’s sphere.
Build the most efficient intergalactic factory in the space simulation strategy game Dyson Sphere Program! Harness the power of stars, collect resources, plan and design production lines and develop your interstellar factory from a small space workshop to a galaxy-wide industrial empire.
Mindustry is a multiplatform PC game that combines real-time strategy with Tower Defense. The game was created by Anuke in 3 days specifically for the GDL – Metal Monstrosity Jam competition, where it took first place.
The player controls an airship that can build and destroy structures and shoot. The goal of the game is to last the longest number of waves and run as many resources as possible. There is a circle on the map, the so-called “annihilation zone”, from the center of the circle works out, and you can not build in it. The game has many maps, on each map the availability and number of resources and the strength of the enemies are different. There are resources on the map: copper, lead, sand, etc. To extract them, you need to build storms, there are several types. The redhead has to be delivered to the core with the help of a conveyor belt. There are many turrets of different kinds in the game, they need to be charged with different resources to attack the enemies.
Techtonica is a first-person factory building game set beneath the surface of an alien planet. Work alone or in co-op to build factories, gather resources, research new technologies, mold the destructible terrain, establish a base of operations, and uncover long-forgotten secrets.
The environment in the game belongs to the sci-fi style, and the following features can be highlighted: casual game, strategy, automation, resource management, base building, simulation, science fiction, city building, sandbox, first person, construction, crafting, management, co-op, multi-player, single player, adventure, network co-op, exploration, colorful. You will have access to game modes such as “single player”, “multi-player” and “cooperative play”.
Automation Station is a strategy, sandbox, logic and simulation game developed by Scott Daley for the PC platform. Explore a mysterious planet, harvest and refine resources, discover new technology, and craft machines, and set up automated factories.
The environment in the game belongs to the sci-fi style, and the following features can be highlighted: casual game, indie, automation, sandbox, single player, construction, simulation, base building, crafting, resource management, strategy, open world, sci-fi, management, early access, research, logic, puzzle, city building, third person. You will have access to game modes such as single-player.
Astroneer is a computer game developed by System Era Softworks. Astroneer is a sci-fi sandbox game that asks players to colonize planets, build structures, and mine resources as astronauts. Astroneer was released on December 16, 2016 on the early access systems – Steam Early Access for Windows and Game Preview for Xbox One. On February 6, 2019, the full version of the game was released on Windows and Xbox One, and on November 15, 2019, it was released on PlayStation 4.
According to the game’s plot, there is a space “gold rush” going on in the twenty-fifth century – humanity is exploring deep space. In Astroneer there is no storyline, but there is a goal – to activate the cores of the planets and get into the unknown. The player can use a special tool to change the relief of planets, satellites, and collect various minerals. The accumulated resources can be used to create new tools, vehicles and modules for building bases.
Mindustry is a Tower Defense game with a strong mix of strategies. You will have to mine resources, build factories and defensive structures, and fight for survival. You play as the ship in charge of building, “taking care” of the base and defending the assembly lines. The game includes both single-player and cross-platform multiplayer – network play.
Game Features :
24 built-in maps, half of which are dedicated to the campaign
campaign with a full-fledged technology tree and map progression
4 kinds of powerful bosses
transportation systems for fluids, energy and other resources
19 types of drones, air and ground units
Over 120 blocks in the tech tree
Over 75 kinds of natural blocks
Cross-platform multiplayer with support for both local (LAN) networks and dedicated servers
Map editor with a wide range of features and tools.
Automation Empire is a simulation game based on efficiency and expansion. Start from scratch and create a huge interconnected industrial network of factories and machines. Efficient resource transportation will be essential to your success as an automation engineer.
Use all the tools you have access to, including mine carts, drones, trucks, trains, and cargo rockets. Use your ingenuity and creativity to plan an efficient logistical network of machines to create a mechanical production superorganism. Build and operate a huge industrial network of factories, mines, and farms. Use a fleet of trains, trucks and robotic drones. In the age of automation, efficiency is survival.
Nova Islands is a game about building factories and managing islands. A balance between conducting combat, exploring the territory, and increasing efficiency. Explore your newfound planet, uncover its secrets, and make it your new home.
Your task is to build a new home on this distant planet using all sorts of resources, such as wood and stones, as well as unknown rare minerals. Each new building you unlock unlocks new possibilities. Start small and learn how they can work more efficiently and make your life easier. A big part of the game is about turning “hard work” into “smart work.” You start by creating materials manually and then discover more and more levels of automation. Your bots are one of the main tools for this.
Colony Survival is a first-person real-time strategy voxel game created by Pipliz. In it, the player(s) (colonizers) establish colonies, defend their populaces from monsters, and develop their societies. It is cooperatively multiplayer, in that colonies can be collaboratively constructed and defended.
Build your own colony in a voxel world. Command guards, farmers, miners and other colonists. Defend your colony against the horde of monsters that attacks every night. Both colonists and monsters can find their way into your world. Build bridges, tunnels, stairs, overpasses and underpasses to make sure your colonists get where they want to go, and monsters don’t.
Stardew Valley is a farming simulation computer game with RPG elements, developed by game designer Eric Baron and published by Chucklefish Games for Microsoft Windows in 2016. The game was later ported to macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android platforms.
Stardew Valley is a farming simulation game reminiscent of the Harvest Moon series. In the beginning, the player creates a playable character by choosing a name, gender, and appearance. According to the story, the character, an office worker, receives an inheritance from his dead farmer grandfather: a plot of land and a house in Stardew Valley. The player can choose one of five possible farm options according to his preferences: for example, on a map with a river flowing next to the farm, he gets additional fishing opportunities.