Factories are twice as efficient. “You’re going places.”
Factories are twice as efficient. “Cheaper, healthier workforce.”
Factories are twice as efficient. “Slackers will be terminated.”
Factories are twice as efficient. “Gives your cookies a healthy glow.”
Factories are twice as efficient. “A major part of cookie recombobulation.”
Factories are twice as efficient. “A patented process increasing cookie yield two-fold for the same amount of ingredients. Don’t ask how, don’t take pictures, and be sure to wear your protective suit.”
Factories are twice as efficient. “Semi-synthetic organisms don’t slack off, don’t unionize, and have 20% shorter lunch breaks, making them ideal labor fodder.”
Factories are twice as efficient. “Why didn’t we think of this earlier?”
Factories are twice as efficient. “You figured you might get better productivity if you actually told your workers to learn how to work the machines. Sometimes, it’s the little things…”
Purchasing 15 Factories allows for the purchasing of a Grandma upgrade and a new Grandma type.
15 factories and 1 grandma
Grandmas are twice as efficient. Factories gain +1% CpS per 3 grandmas. “A nice worker to manufacture more cookies.”
In Cookie Clicker Classic
Two images from the Classic version, left: icon shown in the store, right: appearance in the middle field
The Factory is the 5th-cheapest item you can purchase. It will give you 20 cookies every 5 seconds. It costs 500 cookies to start and will increase 10% each consecutive purchase.
Purchasing your first Factory increases Grandma output by +1 Cookie per 5 seconds. It will also cause some grandmas to wear blue work suits and yellow hard hats.
You need at least 15 factories to purchase the “Worker Grandmas” upgrade.
Factories will be the first buildings to have their dungeons.
Factories are the first building to reach 1,000,000,000,000,000 (1 quadrillion) at 200 buildings purchased or less.
When you have 50 Factories on the beta (v.1.037 beta), you unlock Dungeons.
The achievement “The incredible machine” likely refers to the series with the same name, “The Incredible Machine“.