Who are we?

Wube Software is a bunch of geeky programmers and artists that bring you Factorio.
Our office is located in Prague, Czech Republic.

Originally "a garage company" of 2 programmers and 1 graphician, with an interesting idea grew to a team of 31 in-house professionals and contributors around the world.

The Founders

Michal Kovařík kovarex

Technology director

Spent his childhood with computer games and programming. He started the project and is the creative heart of the team. Balances his time between programming the game and directing its development.

Tomáš Kozelek slpwnd

Managing director

From the beginning he did many things from programming to managing the company. Nowadays active much less, only in bigger decisions and occasional consulting.

Albert Bertolín Soler glex

Art director www

The artist and illustrator responsible for the visuals in Factorio. Obsessed by details, meanings, and balance; he translates concepts into pixels to give the best player experience.

The Team

Robert Asaftei Twinsen

Programmer, www

Moved from Romania to work on the game. He plays lots of games and likes electronics, RC models and quadcopters. Designed and implemented the circuit network.

Michal Pavelčík Posila


Enjoys a wide range of PC and Console games. Works in the deepest parts of the game engine and rendering systems, and helps make sure the game is playable for as many players as possible.

Robert Eding Rseding91


Works remotely from Michigan, USA. His all-time favorite tasks are performance optimizations. He is very active in the modding community and on the Factorio Discord.

Václav Benč V453000

3D artist

Former OpenTTD player and modder, who found Factorio as his new toy to play with (and now develop). Prefers a systematic approach to his work.

Scott W Klonan

Press, Community & Support manager www

From the UK. He takes care of the public relations, community, and anything business related. In his free time he experiments with the engine and develops mods for the game.

Jitka Říhová

Office & Administration manager

Loves travelling, nature, and Asian food. She assists the team in a large number of ways, including accounting and office matters.

Erik Wellmann Bilka

Wiki admin

Working part-time from Germany while studying CS, handling the organization and administration of the Factorio Wiki.


Operations developer www

A proclaimed Python and Assembly 'Guru'. He develops and manages our mod portal, multiplayer server, and other web services. Owl by night.

Aleš Navrátil Zopa

Graphic designer www

A Graphic designer specializing in corporate design. Working with us on UI and other challenges which arise.

Sławomir Fraś boskid

Programmer & QA Tester

Embedded developer who found breaking Factorio is funnier than playing Factorio.

Ian Macbeth

Sound designer

English Sound Designer, with a special interest in improving player immersion through sound. At weekends, an urban sketcher and painter.

Lubomír Grund Lou


A developer who likes creating stuff, tinkering with simulations and PC games. So far got his hands on electric networks and train mechanics.


Concept artist www

An artist with a keen interest in how things work. Spent most of their life working on various aspects of game development from game design to concept art, 3d modelling, and programming. Has a special talent for visualising complicated systems.

Jerzy Górski

3D artist www

A 3D artist from Poland. He would love to write what he already did for Factorio, but he is busy creating new assets.

Lucas Leme

3D artist

A Brazilian guy that loves Blender. He wishes things in real life also had a 3D gizmo. Works creating and refining Factorio's visual assets.

Jarosław Kolmaga Galileus

3D artist

Self-proclaimed inverse-engineer and machine-spirit disciple. Believes everything in life is better with addition of a few tactically placed jet engines. And cannons.

Fearghall Thomas

3D artist www

Working remotely from the UK, he is primarily responsible for creating materials and terrain. When not at work, he can usually be found practicing archery, climbing rocks, fiddling with electronics, or thinking about the vastness of space.

Claude Metz Therenas

Documentation developer & Writer

Working from Luxembourg to improve documentation in a multitude of ways. Likes to work on mods and pontificate on the Discord. Loves to cook and grill.

Vinzenz Sinapius

Operations developer www

DevOps Dude from Germany. Does everything from planning server racks to integrating auth server bans into Factorio. Has a keen interest in gamedev and indie games.

Tobias Knöschke Tobias1595


Working remotely from Germany. Gamer and hobby programmer since middle school, now fiddling with the game he has been enjoying for years already.

Ondrej Sekerák Genhis

Programmer www

Studied game engineering in the UK. Loves all aspects of game programming, from gameplay to optimisations to the rendering pipeline. Enjoys cycling in his free time.

Dan Andrus StrangePan

Programmer www

A Californian software engineer turned game developer. Has a sharp sense for code health and a passion to make fun and stable video games.

Ondřej Adamec Don


A computerer interested in game engines, renderers and computer hardware. Enjoys video games, books and bouldering. Lurks.

Karel Petr Pard


A developer that spent most of his career creating database solutions for state administration and big corporations fulfilling his dream of creating products that bring people joy.

Shane Kilduff

3D artist www

A Seattle based artist with a focus on orthographic drawing. Shane spends his free time either drawing dinosaurs in city scapes or trying to optimize his house like Factorio.

David Hrusa


Programmer, game designer and illustrator from Czechia. Enjoys game jamming, top-down design and inventing new ways to bring stylized art techniques into real-time game graphics.


QA Tester

From Ukraine, working on testing and finding all the bugs and ways to improve the game. Enjoys long cycle trips and watching anime.

Caleb Heuer raiguard

Programmer www

Working from the US while studying Computer Science. A prolific Factorio modder and Linux fan. In his free time, he likes to make mods, play the piano, and go snowboarding.

Past team members / Special thanks

Kuba Marek Blue Cube


Worked with us for over 5 years, helped to develop some of the core features and internals of the game.

Daniel James Taylor

Composer & sound designer, www

A freelancer from the UK who tightly cooperated with us. He is responsible for all the music in the game.

Martin Hanzík HanziQ

Operations Developer

Worked with us for nearly 4 years. He took care of the build and deploy systems, macOS issues, and managed the game services and servers.

Ondřej Majerech Oxyd


Took care of the biters and AI behavior in the game, as well a lot of multiplayer and networking systems. Is a Linux (and games for Linux) fan, and handles all manner of Linux specific issues.

Pavel Vlášek

3d artist

Jurek Höefer

3D artist

A 3D artist from Germany. He is a big fan of dystopian and utopian science fiction movies, books and games. He likes designing and modelling fictional vehicles.

Jiří Šebele


During his year and a half at Factorio, Jiří ported the game's engine to SDL, helped rewrite the graphics engine, and maintained macOS compatibility.

Denis Koshman Harkonnen


Competitive programmer from Russia. Heavily optimised some of the core game systems, such as transport belts and decorative entities.

Ernestas Norvaišas Einis

3D artist

A 3D Generalist from Lithuania. Enjoys every part of developing games and is addicted to analyzing other games technology and art.

Tom Mason Wheybags


Is an Irish programmer. He is interested in FOSS, and is the founder / lead developer of the freeablo project

Dan Stevens TOGoS

Programmer www

Worked remotely from Wisconsin, USA. Likes expoloration and factory simulation games. Worked on improvements to the terrain generation.

Dominik Franěk


Worked on fluid network optimizations and GUI programming. A big fan of RPG and RTS games. Enjoys researching and experimenting with AI, robotics, space technologies, and blockchain.

Ben Buckton Abregado

Level designer

With many years of experience using Factorio for education, he worked with us to develop our campaign and tutorial missions.

Dominik Schmaderer

3D artist

Artist from Vienna. Enjoys creating music and art in general. Worked on game and entity visual effects.

Valerii Kuznietsov Soliery

Sound designer www

Sound designer, DJ, Composer, Music lover, Dreamer; Imperfections are our beauty. Worked on the sound design of the game.

Roman Dubrovka c4rt


A microwave engineer from Ukraine. Switched his career as he finds it much more satisfying to code for the favourite game. Enjoys maths, physics, cinema, and video games. Had to leave to serve his country.


Technologies used

Website credits

  • Titillium Web font Copyright (c) 2009-2011 by Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino and students of MA course of Visual design. Some rights reserved.
  • jQuery
  • Font Awesome


One very big thank you goes to the whole Factorio community, namely on the Factorio forums, on Steam, on Reddit, and on Discord.

  • They have been testing experimental versions and found many bugs.
  • They created some great mods for the game.
  • They have been helping out to the people new to the game.
  • They have provided us with ideas, suggestions and feedback.
  • They have translated the game to many languages.