Factori is a free idle puzzle game demo for Mac where you build a window factory over a grid of lines. Much like Legbreaker and Painting Lacy, it has puzzle elements you’ll have to solve to progress to the next level. In the free demo, you’ll have a few stages available before you need to buy the full game to access the full content.
The aim of the game is to build factories that will craft letters of the alphabet. You’ll start with an easy letter before moving onto others with greater complexity. The factories have specific functions, but you’ll need to learn to reflect, bend or rotate if you want to succeed.
The game mechanics of factori include building factories that you’ll place on a grid to form letters. You’ll unlock recipes that you can use for future stages, while you can also attempt to make words. The recipes are placed within a book where you can review your achievements and how you crafted some of the more challenging letters.
While the puzzle elements of factori are entertaining and will keep you busy, there’s no storyline to keep you engaged. Much like a real-time strategy game, you’ll simply place factories and figure out which will work best to make the letter that you need. It’s a complicated learning program that will give you bragging rights when you eventually complete the more challenging words.
Compete with others
There are three scoring metrics in factori that determine how successful you are in creating your letters. You can try to master each of these in an attempt to beat your personal best score. It also lets you measure yourself against other players if you have a competitive nature. You can check the posted scores and try to improve yours.
Build letters and words
Factori may seem like an easy puzzle game at first, but you’ll find it more challenging with the complicated letters. You’ll appreciate the alphabet more when you’re done, and it’s a good educational foundation for children, whether learning the alphabet or how to place machinery down to compile products.