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Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:55 pm
by featherwinglove
olafthecat wrote:I changed that!
Thought it was a bit too egoistic.
EDIT: I meant ego central
Jim Sterling gets away with being dozens of times as egotistical without even calling himself a cat :mrgreen:

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:52 am
by olafthecat
:mrgreen:

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:00 am
by FactorioParadox
I think a while back I heard about it on a Minecraft Subreddit. I then remembered it about a year later and bought it and here we are.

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:07 pm
by olafthecat
The game is similar to Minecraft with the "You can do what ever you want" drawing point.
By this analogy you could compare the launching of the rocket to the killing of the Ender Dragon.
If you like Minecraft YOU WILL love this game, at least up to as point.
If you don't like repeating stuff then this game is not for you.

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:22 am
by leitk
Every year our town has a celebration of our (fairly small) town's history.
Some one built a water wheel model where the only motorized part is the pump for the water.
That got me thinking about water wheels and turbines, so I googled 'steam turbine' or something like that at work, expecting to find history. What I found was factorio, which I couldn't look at until I got home.

I figured any game with with a steam engine was probably something I'd like...

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:30 am
by Adeon Hawkwood
TwentySided blog. Shamus kept mentioning it and it sounded like my sort of game.

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:04 pm
by olafthecat
leitk wrote:Every year our town has a celebration of our (fairly small) town's history.
Some one built a water wheel model where the only motorized part is the pump for the water.
That got me thinking about water wheels and turbines, so I googled 'steam turbine' or something like that at work, expecting to find history. What I found was factorio, which I couldn't look at until I got home.

I figured any game with with a steam engine was probably something I'd like...
I only found stuff about vaping ;)

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:25 am
by SilverWarior
I actually discovered Factorio when I was searching on google for some Factory simulation game similar to Free Enterprise http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/538/F ... prise.html
Now after visiting the Factorio website, reading the description and looking at the old frailer video I wasn't very enthusiastic as it wasn't what I was looking for. But since there was a demo available for free download I gave it a try. Next day I already bought the game even thou it was in early access. That was all the way back in 2013.
And guess what I don't regret that decision. Unlike many early access games that I have bought Factorio hasn't disappointed me ever.

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 am
by oshwatt
A friend told me about it

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:57 pm
by Remen_devil
My cousin told me about it

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:30 am
by Aeternus
Funny that... I was hunting around for "Games like Dungeon Keeper 2" after EA EA'd that game up beyond all salvation (or in it's case, damnation). Which led to Dwarven Fortress and then to Factorio. Being a bit of a builder nut I gave the demo a go. Bought the game a few hours later via the Factorio site... Best ~E20,- I've spent online thus far.

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:13 am
by steinio
Well, i found it on a warez site and played it some minutes.

Got in love instantly and bought it after founding out it costed only 20€ (0.12)

I must mention, that Steam isn't very good in marketing demo versions to tease customers.

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 9:50 am
by Xeanoa
Some friend, I don't recall exactly, introduced me during 0.10 or 0.11.

Intermittently stopped playing and got back into it, every other version.

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:40 pm
by LightspeedLazer
Kan's Factorio stream.

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:42 pm
by Adamo
Through a friend I was working on a research project with... in 2013. :P

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:01 pm
by FredHp
My history with Factorio is the same as my history with Kerbal Space Program and Oxygen Not Included:

I was browsing for some random game of any type, then i saw a Factorio picture.... downloaded it on pirate bay (or another torrent source), played for a few hours... then i bought it on Steam....

Today i have 2016 Hours in Kerbal Space Program, 1288 Hours in Factorio and 1066 in Oxygen Not included.... :P

Re: How did you discover Factorio?

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:27 am
by jaxprog
I was perusing YouTube videos on Arumba’s page viewing how to play Endless Legend. Saw his multiplayer videos playing Factorio with AngelBobs and some Pytech. At first the game didn’t strike me as interesting because the downward "looking at the earth" point of view of the game didn’t draw me in. I’m more into 3D and being able rotate in the 3D environment.

None the less, over the course of a few days of watching Arumba’s Endless Legend videos, my curiosity got the better of me and I switched my attention to his Factorio videos. Watching him and 3 others play fascinated me. Then I found Katherine of Sky and after watching her play from layman’s point of view, I purchased the game and the rest is history.

One of best game purchase in my lifetime. Glad I did. Awesome game!