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Learning Factory Review

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Posted: 6 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Learning Factory is a strategy game where you automate an old factory. Unusually, this isn't to make money and conquer the world but a round about approach to understand cats. Peculiar backstory aside, the game tasks you with renovating the factory, designing and automating production chains to produce and sell exquisite goods -- to cats.

The gameplay draws on the popularity of farming processes but introduces more involved and powerful tools to the player. You collect and analyze data with Machine Learning, scale and make the factory more efficient and come up with new ways to make more products.

Along with the drag and drop design, you have all manner of graphs and read-outs at your finger tips. At first it can seem overwhelming, but making use of the handpicked educational videos and in-game learning material, and it soon starts coming together.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Release Date: 18/02/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch

Genres: Puzzle and Strategy

Accessibility: 32 features

Developer: @Luden_io

CommitmentCommitment

Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. There is an educational version of the game that is free to play and has ten lessons designed by educators.
  • Allows kids to practice principles of the engineering design thinking process
  • Comes with workbooks and step-by-step teacher guides
  • One-click lesson setup
  • Aligned with NGSS Engineering Design Standards

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Rating

This game is enjoyed by 13+ year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.


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