Games Like Factorio

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Koub wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:32 pm
Heavy inspiration is heavy. I guess that's the price to pay when one creates a game so good and innovative that it gives birth to a new genre bearing the game's name.
Doom-like, Diablo-like, ... Now, people create "Factorio-like" games.
Yeap. But it's OK, I think, in my way of looking at things. This is pure flattery. They are at least decent enough to steal and not just borrow.

Would be nice if they coughed up some royalties tho. Got to underwrite factorio expansion kit somehow!

As for Dyson Sphere Program, I was initially extremely excited when I saw this, but after some review I have to say while it looks like all idea and no execution.

it looks more original concept wise than satisfactory, which is good. I mean, they're not just bloating on 3d graphics.

But I really didn't see anything particularly interesting or new in terms of game play. Just a lot of fancy graphics.

That said, I think they are onto the right idea (universe scale!), but I doubt they will have budget or talent to do it correctly. Too much obsession with eye candy and not enough with mechanics.

If I were them, I'd suggest forgetting everything they knew about factorio and pull some a bunch of hard sci books off the shelves. There's some really great universe building stories out there which they could start looking at for new ideas.

I think some kind of combination of starcraft and civ would be what I'd go for, RTS and PVE but with the civilization / economy building aspect on a universe scale.

To be frank, DSP seems like someone had a very cool idea for a game and then some well meaning idiot came along and said "oh can we make it like factorio??"


I mean seriously:
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At least they are wise enough to utilize isometric and not fps, I'll give them that.
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I'd like to play Rim world. Is it difficult?

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Hoodier wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:22 am
I'd like to play Rim world. Is it difficult?
It has a "peaceful" mode where you don't get raided. There are still a few minor threats (e.g. the occasional angry animal attack), but nothing that can't easily be dealt with, especially if you're playing in the default mode (three colonists starting out with some weapons and equipment).

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blazespinnaker wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:31 am

Yeap. But it's OK, I think, in my way of looking at things. This is pure flattery. They are at least decent enough to steal and not just borrow.

Would be nice if they coughed up some royalties tho. Got to underwrite factorio expansion kit somehow!

As for Dyson Sphere Program, I was initially extremely excited when I saw this, but after some review I have to say while it looks like all idea and no execution.
The basic idea of Factorio is so realistic that it is impossible to avoid in logistic games. Processing machines, conveyor belts, fluid pipes, robotic hands, drones, trains. etc. It is like car games. There is million car race games too, which are practically very similar.

In my opinion better thing in DSP compared to Factorio is more different biomes. DSP does not utilise possibilities well, for example use temperature, radiation and atmospheric effects to entities into account, but different planets have different resources and you are rewarded if you explore and make logistics from further away. There is also rare resources unlike Factorio, in which every raw materials is about as valuable (very abundant at normal settings). Dyson sphere program has also 3D.

But Factorio has liquids, automation controls, trains, defense aspects and far better building tools (blueprints). It gives also more options to different games, like railworlds, defense weighted games etc. Dyson Sphere Program is a good game, in my opinion worth of its price, but I probably never play more than 2 or 3 games, if devs will not bring something new content and much better tools to build large factories. I am now at endgame phase of my first game (150 h), wait that I get Dyson sphere around B-class stars completed.

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Hannu wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:55 am
blazespinnaker wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:31 am

Yeap. But it's OK, I think, in my way of looking at things. This is pure flattery. They are at least decent enough to steal and not just borrow.

Would be nice if they coughed up some royalties tho. Got to underwrite factorio expansion kit somehow!

As for Dyson Sphere Program, I was initially extremely excited when I saw this, but after some review I have to say while it looks like all idea and no execution.
The basic idea of Factorio is so realistic that it is impossible to avoid in logistic games. Processing machines, conveyor belts, fluid pipes, robotic hands, drones, trains. etc. It is like car games. There is million car race games too, which are practically very similar.

In my opinion better thing in DSP compared to Factorio is more different biomes. DSP does not utilise possibilities well, for example use temperature, radiation and atmospheric effects to entities into account, but different planets have different resources and you are rewarded if you explore and make logistics from further away. There is also rare resources unlike Factorio, in which every raw materials is about as valuable (very abundant at normal settings). Dyson sphere program has also 3D.

But Factorio has liquids, automation controls, trains, defense aspects and far better building tools (blueprints). It gives also more options to different games, like railworlds, defense weighted games etc. Dyson Sphere Program is a good game, in my opinion worth of its price, but I probably never play more than 2 or 3 games, if devs will not bring something new content and much better tools to build large factories. I am now at endgame phase of my first game (150 h), wait that I get Dyson sphere around B-class stars completed.
Realism and detail in 2021 is a basic requirement for games, in my opinion. It is extremely problematic to come up with a completely new plot, but it is possible to think over the details. And another cool thing is that there is a choice of development in the game. Factorio is good in this regard, although there is something to improve, in my opinion. There are no boundaries for perfection.

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