The popular PC simulation game Factorio is now available on the Nintendo Switch family of systems via Nintendo eShop. The game debuted on Steam in 2020 and garnered a number of very positive reviews. The game tasks you with managing, building and creating automated factories, to produce objects of increasing complexity in an infinite 2D world. It’s available for £26 on the eShop and a demo is available, so you can try before you buy. Here are the details of the eShop.

“Factorio is a game in which you build and maintain factories. You will mine resources, research technologies, build infrastructure, automate production, and fight enemies. In the beginning, you will find yourself chopping down trees, mining ores and craft mechanical arms and conveyor belts by hand, but in a short time you can become an industrial powerhouse, with huge solar fields, oil refining and cracking, manufacturing and deployment construction and logistics robots, all for your resource needs, however, this heavy mining of the planet’s resources does not sit well with the locals, so you will need 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. Although the core gameplay is in the form of a free play scenario, it is a range of interesting challenges in the form of scenarios, if you can’t find maps or scenarios you like, you can create your own with the in-game map editor, place entities, enemies and lands like you want.


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