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Learning Factory (2021) is a strategy game where you automate an old factory. Unusually, this isn't to make money and conquer the world but a round about approach to understand cats. Peculiar backstory aside, the game tasks you with renovating the factory, designing and automating production chains to produce and sell exquisite goods -- to cats.

The gameplay draws on the popularity of farming processes but introduces more involved and powerful tools to the player. You collect and analyze data with Machine Learning, scale and make the factory more efficient and come up with new ways to make more products.

Along with the drag and drop design, you have all manner of graphs and read-outs at your finger tips. At first it can seem overwhelming, but making use of the handpicked educational videos and in-game learning material, and it soon starts coming together.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Learning Factory 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Strategy game. This is a single-player game.


We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Learning Factory usually costs £10.99.

Learning Factory

Steam Store PC £10.99
Steam Store Mac £10.99
Switch Store Switch -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
There is an educational version of the game that is free to play and has ten lessons designed by educators.
  • Allows kids to practice principles of the engineering design thinking process
  • Comes with workbooks and step-by-step teacher guides
  • One-click lesson setup
  • Aligned with NGSS Engineering Design Standards 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/02/2021

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 32 features

Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels

Developer: Luden io (@Luden_io)

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