In CEED Universe, at the point where I need to CRAFT the Lantern. I have a functioning factory, and used the Exit Game option last night. Today I load the game, and can do anything I want EXCEPT press "E" at the factory. Doing that, CEED Universe crashes back to dashboard when "E" is pressed. Repeatedly.
So, I built a second factory next to the first one, powered it with 2 built solar panels, pressed "E" for the SECOND factory (avoiding the first factory) and the game plays OK.