Resource processing

Activities concept

Involves processing of resources, converting one resource into another and so forth. Such as ore to ingots, cotton to fabric, flour and water to dough, sugarcane to sugar, etc.


The first video game about Resource processing was released in 1998.

Klei Entertainment, Mojang and Paradox Interactive has published most of these games

Generally things like refining ore into usable ingots, weaving fabric out of cotton, turning flour to dough, smelting tin and copper into bronze, and so forth.

Does NOT include crafting of usable items, construction of vehicles, buildings, or anything such, nor training, constructing or whatever of units. Meaning, this does not produce anything that is directly usable as is by the player.

Does NOT include trading one resource for another.

Parent groups

Resource management, Strategy elements


Windows 15
Linux 12
Mac OS X 4

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