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Why decide to join games in development on GOG?

“We have been working on Factorio for over 4 years. The game is very stable and is highly optimised for prolonged gameplay and creating huge factories. We have sold over 110,000 copies on our website, and we feel now is the right time to release to a wider audience.”

Approximately how long will Factorio be in early access?


“Our plans for release come as part of an ongoing process, and we are constantly adding new features and content. When we feel the game is complete we will release the full version, and our current estimate is that this will take 8-12 months.”

What do you plan to change during development?

“In the full version we hope to have a polished GUI, a multiplayer matching server, integration of mods for players and servers, and a number of other finishing touches and additions to the core gameplay.”

What is the current state of Factorio?

“The game has a very strong content base, rich with interesting mechanics and features. Many players report they are still having fun on their maps even after hundreds of hours of gameplay, alongside multiplayer support, and a dedicated modding community.”

Will the price change on release day?


“The price may be increased upon release from early access.”

How can the community participate in the development process?

“The community is a vital part of our development process. We announce any planned features far in advance so we have time to read peoples' opinions and comments, and for us to discuss the different points of view players may have. Community suggested ideas are commonly brought up in team discussions, and we value highly the input each individual player can have.”
Why did a GOG staff member have to make this thread, mostly copying the questions and answers from the Steam Early Access page, rather than a developer doing it? If there's a legitimate reason for this then that's fine, but it gives the impression that the developers won't be present on their own game's GOG forum. For an in-development title, that's kind of important.
Hi there, I think this may be a Question that comes along more often, so I guess I'll put it here.

Is/Will there be a way to get the game on here, if I already bought the steamless version on the website?
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Marioface5: If there's a legitimate reason for this then that's fine, but it gives the impression that the developers won't be present on their own game's GOG forum. For an in-development title, that's kind of important.
Actually, it gives the impression you have never looked at any of the In Dev forums before. Unless, you are talking more about the copy/paste. My impression these are the answers GOG receives from the devs themselves (which are copy/pastes in some cases), but I'm not certain about that.
Post edited June 17, 2016 by Gydion
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Marioface5: If there's a legitimate reason for this then that's fine, but it gives the impression that the developers won't be present on their own game's GOG forum. For an in-development title, that's kind of important.
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Gydion: Actually, it gives the impression you have never looked at any of the In Dev forums before. Unless, you are talking more about the copy/paste. My impression these are the answers GOG receives from the devs themselves (which are copy/pastes in some cases), but I'm not certain about that.
That's so weird. I could have sworn these things were normally posted by developers, but you're right - The only two In-Dev FAQs not posted by GOG staff seem to be the ones for Master of Orion and The Long Dark. Sorry then, my mistake. Thanks for correcting me!
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Marioface5: The only two In-Dev FAQs not posted by GOG staff seem to be the ones for Master of Orion and The Long Dark.
0__o Forgot about them.
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B0SC0: Why decide to join games in development on GOG?

“We have been working on Factorio for over 4 years. The game is very stable and is highly optimised for prolonged gameplay and creating huge factories. We have sold over 110,000 copies on our website, and we feel now is the right time to release to a wider audience.”



congratulations on reaching that high number.




Approximately how long will Factorio be in early access?


“Our plans for release come as part of an ongoing process, and we are constantly adding new features and content. When we feel the game is complete we will release the full version, and our current estimate is that this will take 8-12 months.”

I can understand that, but please remember the perfect game does not yet exist (been gaming for 40 years now so i have seen many games come and go, and see as much companies takenover or just stopping developping
At some point i guess you have to release a 'completed' version and just add things lateron.

What do you plan to change during development?

“In the full version we hope to have a polished GUI, a multiplayer matching server, integration of mods for players and servers, and a number of other finishing touches and additions to the core gameplay.”

What is the current state of Factorio?

“The game has a very strong content base, rich with interesting mechanics and features. Many players report they are still having fun on their maps even after hundreds of hours of gameplay, alongside multiplayer support, and a dedicated modding community.”

modding ? free dlc ? or 3-9 dollars for a simple addon?



Will the price change on release day?


“The price may be increased upon release from early access.”


How much? can you give an estimate on that? 5-10% , or maybe 24.99 ?
The higher the price the larger the expections of the game might become.


How can the community participate in the development process?

“The community is a vital part of our development process. We announce any planned features far in advance so we have time to read peoples' opinions and comments, and for us to discuss the different points of view players may have. Community suggested ideas are commonly brought up in team discussions, and we value highly the input each individual player can have.”
My question: supported resolutions (screens)

i have crt 17inch 1024x768 at 85 hz recommended, max is 1280x768 at75 hz, i cant upgrade to modern hd screens (medical reason) so what if i and maybe other suers would buy the game, and after a while you decide to go HD only? basically i and maybe others will be elft out in the cold cause we cant run that high resolutions, my gpu casn handle it my monitor cant.
So could you please reply on this part, and 1024x768 is not evil or so, many casual developers still support these resolutions and the more screen resolutions supported the larger the audience will be and the sales :D

Think of all AGS games :D, very low system requirements and everyone can run these games :D
How frequently will the game be updating? Is there a roadmap somewhere?
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biomatter: How frequently will the game be updating? Is there a roadmap somewhere?
There are minor updates to the dev version on Steam as well as a weekly report on things to come. The big content updates are a lot less frequent. The next major update is supposed to be 1.0 but it might be pushed back a patch.
Factorio always appeared in recommendations for me, but never tried it on steam. I played the zachtronics titles on steam including their famous infinifactory. This seams like a 2d version of infinifactory from the video trailers. The story also have a space theme like infinifactory but we are mostly on one planet instead of being all over outer space. Might buy it eventually. I like indie titles in general they are more entertaining than so called aaa titles.
Post edited March 24, 2018 by hbarudi
Looks like 0.16 Is stable on STEAM as I saw a few players playing It and I think on GOG will see In about 7 days to 1 month the 0.16 version!
They too (GOG) need to test It so they can go on green.
Post edited March 27, 2018 by adryanusboy