Alt-F4 is a weekly blog written and edited entirely by the Factorio community, and features various topics that are relevant to it such as mod spotlights, community showcases, and gameplay columns.

It is a follow-on to the venerable Factorio Friday Facts (‘FFF’), which documented the development process of Factorio for 360 weeks. It expressed the developers beliefs about pricing strategy, guided us through their crazy optimization process, and detailed how a machine design comes to be.

After coming full circle in August 2020 with the proper release of the game, the developers decided to discontinue this habit and take a well-deserved break. The community did not want this tradition to end though, so it picked up the torch and continues on. The focus necessarily shifted from insights into the development to a miscellany of topics that are of interest to the community.


If you want to contribute to this project in any way, be it by submitting your writing, translating the weekly issues, or just hanging out, please join the Discord (or check out GitHub) for more information. We’d love to have you.


Website created by Dr.MagPie, Ypetremann, lovely_santa, Conor_, xthexder, Duck(o), yay and psihius. Hosting graciously provided by the FMMO community. Special thanks to psihius for setting us up!

Some of the assets and styling are the exclusive property of Wube Software, used with their explicit permission.