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Log years: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
games completed in 2016.
(multiple completions of the same game only count once.)
Factorio is a real-time strategy game focused on constructing elaborate automated factories.

log entries

  • 6490
    I played through the first couple of tutorial missions from the campaign. It starts out feeling a bit like building a new base in Warcraft, with your single little peon chopping away at trees and the warmachine slowly ramping up. However, it doesn't take long before you are considering Conveyor Belt routes and efficient placement of Inserters, and it slowly starts feeling more like The Settlers or SimCity.
  • 6491
    Hmm. Apparently, you need a Lab to perform research. Makes sense.
  • 6492
    ...Aaand Labs need electricity. So that's a whole new thing to deal with.
  • 6494
    I have electricity and can research stuff. Logistics seems like a key technology for getting a production up and running.
  • 2016-05-06
  • 6495
    I'm starting to figure out how to place stuff, and I'm rapidly running out of space in the center of my base. I guess I need to move some stuff around soon.
  • 6496
    I need Assembling Machine 2, and require Automation 2 for that.
  • 2016-05-07
  • 6500
    I rebuilt my entire base from scratch to support creating the red and green science stuff. It looks pretty well organized now.
  • 2016-05-09
  • 6519
    I have greatly optimized the production of coal and steel, moved my steam generator away from the factories, and rebuilt a lot of stuff to be able to generate more science materials.
  • 6520
    I couldn't sleep for some reason, and started watching a video stream of my own game of Factorio from earlier that night. It's a great video to fall a sleep to, it's like watching paint dry!
  • 6521
    Now I'm digging for oil. It's a whole thing.
  • 2017-03-20
  • 7589
    • E: craft
    • T: research
    • F: pickup
    • Q: cancel
    • F9: 1:1 zoom
  • 7590
    Oil Refineries produce Petroleum Gas from Crude Oil. Chemical Plants use Petroleum Gas and Water to create Sulphur, which can be combined with Water and Iron Plantes to create Sulfuric Acid, which can be used to create Batteries, used together with Advanced Circuits and more to create Science pack 3. Advanced Circuits require Plastic Bars, which are created from Petroleum Gas and Coal. It's complicated.
  • 7591
    The Factorio wiki entry on Science Pack 3 is pretty helpful.
  • 7592
    This dependency graph could also be useful.
  • 2020-09-09
  • 11119
    Version 1.0 is out now! I tried updating and continuing the game, but got the error: Map version 0.14.22-0 cannot be loaded because it is lower than the minimum input version (0.16.0-0). Time to start over!
  • 2020-09-10
  • 11122
    A few links with hints:
  • 2020-09-11
  • 11123
    I started a new standard game in version 1.0, including attacks from Zerglings ... I mean Biters.
  • 2020-09-15
  • 11152
    Constant Biter attacks forced me to build a wall with turrets around my factory. To build the wall, I created a wall factory and an ammunition factory.

12 games in database, 2 completed (17%). Year range: 1980-2015, median: 1987.
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Atari 8-bit 1983@1591


Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

PC Engine 1993@329


Blazing Lazers

PC Engine 1989@1734


Halo 5: Guardians

Xbox One 2015@1457


Rayxanber III

PC Engine 1992@1174


Shadow of the Beast

PC Engine 1992@1599



Arcade 1987@521


Moon Cresta

Arcade 1980@1610


Fatal Rewind

SEGA Genesis 1991@1718



Amiga 1992@1688



Neo Geo 1995@541



NES 1988@1269

336 games in database, 91 completed (27%). Year range: 1961-2020, median: 2011.


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