Strategically place your headquarters, factories, warehouses, and resource gatherers to make optimal use of the terrain available to you, while leaving the cities on the map with plenty of room to expand themselves.
Trade with the cities you encounter, providing them with the requested resources or products in exchange for resource rewards and persistent buffs to your industrial capability. Unlock new town levels as you satisfy more and more of the growing city's needs, earning yourself greater and greater rewards each time.
Build roadways to facilitate the transportation of both raw and finished materials at every stage of the journey; from resource gatherer to warehouse to factory to the final stop at a city's trade depot, your transportation network is the lifeblood of your industrial empire.
Project Automata is designed with an eye towards both accessibility and depth. Taking inspiration from classic games like Transport Tycoon, Anno, Factorio, and Industry Giant, Project Automata has enough strategic complexity and replayability to satisfy the most experienced lovers of the genre, while its simple-to-understand mechanics ensure that new players will love it as well.