Many of you might be familiar with the magic of high-pressure water cleaning gear to remove all the grub and aged dirt from surfaces such as the exterior walls of your house, the pathway, decorative elements in the garden, or even bikes or cars. While it’s not easy work, it’s still loads better than scrubbing everything with your hands and a sponge for hours. There are even “satisfying” videos out there, in which you can just enjoy watching really dirty places being powerwashed but now there’s even a video game with this exact theme. It’s called PowerWash Simulator.
Enter PowerWash Simulator
Fight all that virtual speck and grime and chill to the visual and aurally appealing media as you clean all sorts of objects in the game. PowerWash Simulator has been developed by Square Enix Collective and FuturLab and will be published by Square Enix Ltd. It’s maybe not the pinnacle of storytelling and graphics but it’s great to see developers and publishers trying out new things and thinking outside the box.
The title will be available for PCs running Windows via Steam and the Early Access was released on May 19th. On what date the final version is going to be published, and how different that might become, has not yet been said. Based on the currently posted 1,814 reviews on the Early Access on Steam, the game has been widely recognized by gamers as “very positive” as worded by the Steam metrics for gamer feedback.
An average high-pressure water cleaner costs about $200. They sell the title for about $20, which I found a little bit much for a game that is focused on relaxation and escapism, but on the other hand, it might come cheaper than booking an anger room or some other sort of activity that helps you to relax. Other than that, please check out the video footage and screenshots on the title before you buy it, just to make sure this is what you’re looking for. If not, go for the physical product and get cleaning your house instead. That’s also satisfying. But let’s check into what the developers have to say about this new title.
Thoughts and quotes
The FuturLab founder and creative director James Marsden wrote the following in a press release, “Our original vision for PowerWash Simulator was to expand the game in ways that would appeal to a large audience, with the potential of licensed content. Square Enix Collective is the perfect publishing choice as we share a united vision regarding the future of the game.” … “the creative opportunities that this collaboration opens up for us is incredible, and we’re delighted to be working with such a renowned publisher.”
So perhaps we will see sponsored content or other types of licensed content coming on the roadmap for this game. The head of Square Enix Collective, Phil Elliott, commented, “I knew as soon as I first played a pre-release build of the game, that PowerWash Simulator would become an incredibly satisfying and addictive – yet oddly soothing – experience!” … “We can’t wait to see what people think of the game and look forward to supporting an ever-expanding experience in the years ahead.”
I’ll also add an Early Access launch trailer below, so you can get a better picture of the PowerWash experience.
YouTube: PowerWash Simulator Early Access Launch Trailer
Photo credit: All media shown has been provided by Square Enix and FuturLab for press usage.