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Production Line, a game from Positech Games where you manage a car factory, will be coming to Steam Early Access on May 18th according to a press release.

Fans of games like Factorio and Big Pharma will probably find something to enjoy in Production Line, a game that’s all about managing the production of cars. Players will design vehicles and then place machines to assemble them for sale. Throughout the course of the game, you’ll have to commit to research and develop new tools to keep pace with AI competitors who are trying to beat you in the business of auto sales. As you get bigger, you’ll have to expand your factory by purchasing adjacent lots and move your machinery around to increase your output. A teaser trailer for the alpha was recently released:

If you’re keen on tracking the development of the game, you can check out the latest devlog released by Positech Games. 25 have been released so far on a weekly schedule, so you’ll be able to get a good insight into the design behind the game. You can also head over to the company’s website for the game to find out more and get the game a bit earlier if you don’t want to wait for it to be available on Steam. Production Line is currently selling for $13 through the Humble Widget. The price of the game will increase to $15.99 once it’s on Steam, so if you’re definitely going to get it and you wanna save a few bucks it’s best to get a move on.

Positech Games is perhaps best known for developing Democracy and Gratuitous Space Battles. Based in the UK, the company has existed as a one-man operation since 1997. Production Line has been in alpha access through Humble Widget pre-orders for the last three months. The game will be made available for purchase in Steam Early Access on May 18, 2017. In the meantime, you can head on over to the game’s Steam Store page and add it to your wishlist.

What do you think of Production Line from what you’ve seen about the game so far? Does it look like the style of game you’d be interested in? How do you think this game will compare to Big Pharma (which was published by Positech Games)? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!