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Claustrofactory (Dreams) Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 4 months ago.

Author: Andrea Walney and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Claustrofactory is a time management factory simulation. You build factories on a grid to connect their processes and make products using conveyors and assemblers and pickers. It's an unusual efficiency challenge where the best system will score the highest points.

Play starts with a simple tutorial where each component is explained before moving on to the harder client factory levels. You must please your boss who would rather play golf in his office than do any real work and get onto the scoreboard.

Level steadily get harder with more components and the introduction of elevators so that your factory is built on multiple levels. Doing well requires logic and planning to build the most efficient production line. There is no time clock while you think and build, only the time the factory takes to run is considered, so is a very low pressure game.

For logical thinkers who like building contraptions and working on making things efficient.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 30/11/2021, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Platforms: PS4 and PS5

Genres: Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 21 features

Developer: Aecert Gaming (@AecertGaming)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete. The tutorial section takes between 40 mins to 1 hour, from there you have many more hours of challenge depending on your ability.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.

Rated for younger players in the US where it is ESRB EVERYONE

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The game requires deductive reasoning and planning skills. Played together with a child it's a great way to help them learn how systems work.

Account Rating

Account required for online play that has 7 years old as minimum age. You must be 7 years old to have a PSN account, which is required to play Dreams. To set this up you need permission from a parent or guardian. Unless the parent or guardian specify not to restrict Network Features | Communication and User-Generated Content, or make an exception for Dreams they will only be able to access games and assets created by Media Molecule (rather than games made by the community).

CostsCosts

Claustrofactory

Dreams Store PS5 Free
Dreams Store PS4 Free
 
This is an unusual "subscription" as you only need to purchase the Dreams game once on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, then you can access all the games for free.

This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You need to purchase Dreams to play the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Once you have Dreams the game itself is free via the about link.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Claustrofactory Accessibility Report documents 21 accessibility features:
The is a colour settings option to change primary and secondary colours of the factory pieces but this only affects the built factory scenes and not the creation mode. It also does not affect the floor which is a kaleidoscope of colour.

As with most Dreams games this only saves your progress on fully completed levels.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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