NOTICE: the game is currently in Early Alpha and is freely available for people to play with. If you want to report a bug or give an idea feel free to contact me!
Steam Factory is partly a simulation, partly a tycoon game using isometric graphics. It simulates the various workings of a steam plant as well as the various machinery attached to it, while you have to focus on managing both the machinery as the factory finances, products and personnel.
The Early Alpha version 0.1.7 is released, check the 'Download' tab to get it.
Steam and smoke particle FX has been revised, now with proper drawing depth. The GUI has time indication and several tabs added for construction and management of your factory.
The contents of these tabs will be added in coming updates.
The line shafts have also been further polished, hopefully they are bug-free now and a first implementation of an worker NPC, schedules and salaries (though not accessible yet) is featured in this update.
The NPC kind of a slacker but you can tell him to go places :)
The game is still rough around the edges and though I've done my best to test and fix bugs and oddities they may still
happen a lot. Don't hesitate to contact me on social media or through my support mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can build your factory to your liking, taking engineering and safety, costs and practicality in consideration.
The story is that you inherit a small building and some money from your father and with it you plan to start your own factory empire. But all beginnings are humble and so is your first workplace, so you start off the game with a small workshop, eventually growing it into a massive factory.
Of course this comes with all the intricacies of managing a steam plant (watch that pressure!), which at first you'll have to do yourself. Later on in the game you can start hiring engineers and other personnel to do these things for you, at the cost of salaries.
Nothing here yet :)
As the game is still in early development these are just rough indications of what should work at minimum:
- Pentium Core2Duo or AMD equivalent
- 2GB of RAM, more if you use something like Windows 8 or 10
- 50MB harddrive space
- Decent graphics card from around 2013 with 1GB of video RAM
- DirectX 9.0c or later