08 Sep, 2023
BuildermentBuilderment is a non-stressful factory simulator where we establish long production chains to process raw resources into finished goods, only for them to become part of other, even more complex, chains.
On each play, the game generates a randomized map with several resource deposits. We extract and deliver these resources to processing facilities via conveyor belts. Once done, we transport the final goods to a research lab, where they are used to unlock improvements to our logistics system, and new recipes and facilities.
A lot of the production buildings require us to combine two, three, or even four different resources, which creates a real challenge as we need to carefully plan the layout of our conveyor belts.
Interestingly, we can also build a power network that consists of coal and nuclear plants. The electricity these generate is not required for our facilities to function but let us boost their effectiveness.
Unfortunately, the production rates are all over the place, with some recipes requiring 10 of one resource and 1 of another. This makes creating efficient factory layouts incomprehensibly complex.
In addition, everything costs too much and takes too long to build. Although we have unlimited resources, the extractors fail to deliver them fast enough, and there’s no effective way to transport them from faraway places. Hopefully, this gets tweaked over time.
On the positive side, the game's wiki contains lots of useful factory layouts that can be imported and used as blueprints. Similarly, we can create our own blueprints from pieces of our factory and share them with the world.
Builderment monetizes via iAPs for coins and gems. The latter is used for various cosmetic-only premium items that don’t affect the gameplay. But if you enjoy this high-quality factory simulator, I recommend buying the “Advanced World Settings”, which lets you fine-tune your worlds. The game can easily provide hundreds of hours of entertaining gameplay.
|Release date:||08 Aug, 2023|
|Last updated:||29 Aug, 2023|
|Game size:||175 MB|