I love factorio, but it would be a lot harder if it didn't have magic backpressure for everything. Can you imagine all the piles of green chips everywhere if the assembler just kept dumping them until it clogged?
I'm not even saying that it'd be better for interviews if you could turn off that backpressure. You gotta limit these things. I'm just saying, if someone asked me how factorio was different from systems in the real world, that'd be my first example.
Going all the way through a play of factorio would be kind of a long interview, and there seems to me to be some pretty game-specific knowledge there. But I guess you also learn if the person is a good social fit as well.
I only read the first few paragraphs, but I guess they assume that someone has not played the game before? I'm continually surprised at how often we consider something to be domain-general common sense when it is in fact something domain specific that must be learned through experience.
An interview process designed to exclude anyone who does not video game? Tell me you're ageist without saying those words, I guess?
what a f** bs