Factorio Presskit

Press info

We are happy that you are interested in featuring the game on your channel / site. This page should help give you some details, information, and assets, that help you make the best content possible. Let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

You are welcome to use any of the assets, screenshots, and artwork, that you can find on our website. We would recommend checking out our artwork page.

Free preview / review keys

We are giving free game keys to Youtubers and Press to evaluate the game. If your channel/site has a significant following, then contact us by email for the preview copy.
While we do not make the exact requirements known, generally we will only consider active channels that have over 500 views on videos published in the last months.

You can contact us at [email protected].

Monetized videos are alright.
Please always include link to the game website and possibly further information (information about free demo, price of the game, etc.).
Factorio is a slow paced game in the beginning. If you are making a first look / preview video please consider to play the game yourself for some time (couple of hours). That should give you a good overview of what the game is really about (and also some experience :)).

The Trailers

General overview

Factorio is a game in which you build and maintain factories. You will be mining resources, researching technologies, building infrastructure, automating production and fighting enemies.

In the beginning you will find yourself chopping trees, mining ores and crafting mechanical arms and transport belts by hand, but in short time you can become an industrial powerhouse, with huge solar fields, oil refining and cracking, manufacture and deployment of construction and logistic robots, all for your resource needs. However this heavy exploitation of the planet's resources does not sit nicely with the locals, so you will have to be prepared to defend yourself and your machine empire.

Join forces with other players in cooperative Multiplayer, create huge factories, collaborate and delegate tasks between you and your friends. Add mods to increase your enjoyment, from small tweak and helper mods to complete game overhauls, Factorio's ground-up Modding support has allowed content creators from around the world to design interesting and innovative features. While the core gameplay is in the form of the freeplay scenario, there are a range of interesting challenges in the form of the Scenario pack, available as free DLC. If you don't find any maps or scenarios you enjoy, you can create your own with the in-game Map Editor, place down entities, enemies, and terrain in any way you like, and even add your own custom script to make for interesting gameplay.

Factorio has been in development since 2012. It is our first and so far only game. We deeply care about its quality. That means: Gameplay is the king. No annoying bugs. Optimize for performance. Support and interact with the community. No DRM, pay once, get updates for free.

The game runs on Microsoft Windows, macOS and Linux. Check the free demo or buy the game at our webpage

Factorio (meta) facts

  • Game State: Feature complete, very stable, optimized for performance
  • Sales: more than 2,000,000 copies sold in total from Steam and our Website
  • Community: very active and helpful
  • Genre: Simulation / RTS / Building / Management / Tower defense
  • Mode: Singleplayer, Multiplayer
  • Perspective: 2D / 2.1D (45 deg. angle)
  • Platforms: PC only - Windows, macOS, Linux
  • PC Requirements: 8GB RAM, 512MB dedicated video memory
  • Programming Language: C++
  • Game Engine: Custom (made with dedication)
  • Related games: Simcity, Transport Tycoon, Minecraft (with Tekkit mod), Anno series, Dwarf Fortress, Prison Architect, Big Pharma, Rimworld
  • Free Demo: 5 missions with basic game concepts
  • Modding: using Lua, hundreds of actively developed mods
  • Level creation: in-game Map Editor + Lua scripting
  • Multiplayer: build factories with your friends
  • Detailed machine visuals: based on our 3D models made in Blender
  • Custom ambient music: made by Daniel James Taylor
  • Videos: many tutorials, previews and LPs at Youtube and Twitch
  • Development started in May 2012
  • Successful Indiegogo crowdfunding in February 2013
  • Trailer boom in May 2014
  • Wube Software started in September 2014
  • Available on Steam from February 2016
  • Version 1.0: August 14th 2020
  • Game price: $30.00
  • Soundtrack price: $7.00
  • Game purchase includes free future base game updates

The Creators

Wube (read woo-beh) Software is a bunch of geeky developers and artists that bring you Factorio. Our office is located in Prague, Czech republic. Originally "a garage company" of 2 programmers with an interesting idea grew to a team of 16 full time professionals and contributors from around the world. The main people behind the project are:

  • Michal Kovarik, aka Kovarex - Spent his childhood with computer games and programming. He started the project and is the creative heart of the team. Balances his time between programming the game and managing its development.
  • Tomas Kozelek, aka slpwnd - One of the project founders. He did many things from programming to managing the company. Nowadays active much less, only in bigger decisions and occasional consulting.
  • Albert Bertolin, aka glex - Art director and the main artist. He is perfectionist dedicated to giving the game the best factory visuals. Albert's summer passion is sailing in the Mediterranean.

Check profiles of other team members at our about page.

Our blog - Factorio Friday Facts

Each week we made a blog post about the ongoing development of the game. The articles in the blog range from technical breakdowns, ideas for new features, news about the office etc.

It is our way of keeping in touch with our fans and community.

Voice of the Internet

First impressions

Factorio is incredibly good. - Nerd3, Youtube

This game is mind blowing, genius, and one of, if not the most content rich "early access" games on the market today. - Indie Game Riot

What is it all about ?

I am gonna need a lot of belts. - Factorio Forums

It turns out to be a complex, industrial, sort of a factory building game... - Quill18, Youtube

Why do people love it ?

No other game in the history of gaming handles the logistics side of management simulator so perfectly. - Reddit

There is something wonderfully pleasing about sitting back and watching your mechanical arms swing about, lifting and transporting your materials onto belts that whisk them to other arms and other factories and other belts. - Chris Livingston, RockPaperShotgun

Factorio is a super duper awesome game where we use conveyor belts to shoot aliens. - Zisteau, YouTube

Just make sure to keep your addiction under control

factorio.com! I'm trying not to play it, but @JahKob is playing it right next to me. So tempted. - Notch Twitter

why am I so hungry? Its only 10 oclock... wait, of WHICH DAY?!? - Factorio Forums

Articles about us

Factorio: The End Of Management Games By Alec Meer on RockPaperShotgun

The Lighthouse Customer: Factorio By Christopher Livingston on RockPaperShotgun

Factorio - Mind Blowing Strategy, Building and it's only in Alpha on indiegameriot.com

Factorio Alpha Preview on Without The Sarcasm

How a single game trailer turned the tide for Factorio on Gamasutra

Factorio is going to be somebody's dream game by Jordan Devore on destructoid.com

Factorio Trailer Looks Like A Fun Factory, Has Demo by Graham Smith on RockPaperShotgun

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Web resources

Videos

There are tons of LPs, tutorials and previews on Youtube from various development stages by various youtubers. Check out the video section.

Reviews

Over the years a lot of people have published video reviews of the game. Below are just some of the more recent examples.