There is no world outside the walls of The Factory for the hapless Fingerling. Their pasty-skinned, hairless kind are doomed to be victims, forever at the whim of their machine overlords - the Overseer TVs.
The Overseers ensure the smooth running of The Factory's great machines. Theirs is a domain of clockwork precision and brutal, cold efficiency - married to a nasty demeanour and sarcastic tongue.
But all is not well in the machine... Vermin infest The Factory: happy little rodents called Foodlings. In a triumph of organic life over mechanical the Foodling Horde do everything in their power to thwart The Factory's machines - including coming to the aid of the Fingerling.
Your mission is to help the Fingerling survive the dreaded Danger Balls test rooms and rise up through the ranks of the testing system by utilising the sacrificial Foodling who drop in to aid you.
On the surface of it, it sounds simple - but there's more to overcoming The Factory than just dodging balls: complete the missions you're given and make YOUR Fingerlings stand out from the masses by conquering the rewards systems and racking up unique scores and achievements!
All the while you'll be revealing more of the back story of The Factory and discovering secrets that will rock the foundations of both the Fingerling and the Machines...