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Gryphonadmin
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"Power Wash Simulator"
 
   Seriously. It's a game where you play as someone who operates a small business, washing things with a pressure washer for hire. There are a variety of nozzles and attachments. There are detergents that work best on different surfaces. There are (occasionally bizarre) text messages from your clients while you're washing their things. There are a lot of whooshing and spattering sound effects.

It is preposterously satisfying.

It's in Steam early access, but appears largely complete, with everything seeming to work like it should; I suspect the gameplay functions are finished, and what they're working on now is mostly adding more jobs (there are already quite a few for what is technically a demo) and equipment (e.g., there's a blank in the store for a washer tier above "heavy duty", but nothing available in it yet).

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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Power Wash Simulator dbrandon Jul-02-21 1
     RE: Power Wash Simulator mdg1 Jul-04-21 2
  RE: Power Wash Simulator Gryphonadmin Jun-09-22 3
     RE: Power Wash Simulator Spectrum Jun-22-22 5
  RE: Power Wash Simulator BZArchermoderator Jun-17-22 4
  RE: Power Wash Simulator MoonEyes Aug-02-22 6
     RE: Power Wash Simulator dbrandon Aug-03-22 7

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dbrandon
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Jul-02-21, 01:45 PM (EDT)
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1. "RE: Power Wash Simulator"
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   https://youtu.be/r-6TeureIlM

A "Let's Try" playthrough, in case anyone wants to see more.

dbrandon


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mdg1
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2. "RE: Power Wash Simulator"
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   Does anyone here know the guy behind "Let's Game It Out"? He'd be into this, I think.

Mario


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Gryphonadmin
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3. "RE: Power Wash Simulator"
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   The jobs keep getting bigger and weirder. I just cleaned the entire platform level of a subway station--central aisle, two platforms, two tunnels, benches, the works. Now I've been hired to clean a giant statue that some archaeologists just found in the desert outside of town.

With a pressure washer.

I'm 97% sure archaeology is not done that way.

In other news, the game has a developing story, which is not immediately obvious during the early missions. Your character lives in a town called Muckingham, which is a suburb of a larger urban area. Because there is a very prominent volcano at the far edge of the skybox, that urban area is called Caldera City, which amuses me every time I see it mentioned in game, since that's the name we made up for the capital of the UF version of the Fire Nation (its name is never mentioned in the actual show).

Caldera City's mayor lives in Muckingham. Or he did before he ran away for obscure reasons that may have had to do with being about to get caught for some sort of fraud, right after hiring the player character to clean his party barge. That job came after you cleaned the town's monster truck, because of course the town has a municipally owned monster truck. It's themed after the mayor's pet cat Ulysses, who has been missing since before the game began and is the subject of much rumor and consternation among various local officials, all of whose offices have been abused by the mayor in the search for his missing pet.

Also, there is a carnival in town in which the various attractions are operated by competitors, all of whom seek to acquire a competitive edge by having those attractions professionally cleaned before the start of the upcoming season. Pressure washing an entire Ferris wheel singlehanded is quite a job, even with a six-story-tall set of scaffolding and a mysterious immunity to falling damage.

This game has a bizarre amount of depth for what it is, and the gameplay remains weirdly satisfying.

--G.
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Eyrie Productions, Unlimited http://www.eyrie-productions.com/
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Spectrum
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5. "RE: Power Wash Simulator"
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   Oh yeah, there's some wacky things going on in the plot in the background. I thought there was an even bigger implication about the mayor's real identity based on his slips in dialogue and maybe that archaeological dig you have to clean.


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BZArchermoderator
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4. "RE: Power Wash Simulator"
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   Katherine LOVES this game. If she has time to play something and isn't working on wiki stuff or coding, this is almost always her relaxation of choice.

I have to admit I am mildly curious about trying it, but it is very satisfying to read a book and relax while your girlfriend plays a white noise generating game and makes happy little observations about the stuff she's doing.

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MoonEyes
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6. "RE: Power Wash Simulator"
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   Today, I watched streamer Cohhcarnage play this. And, I am overwhelmingly tempted to get it myself, just to have a time waster as it were.

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dbrandon
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7. "RE: Power Wash Simulator"
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   >Today, I watched streamer Cohhcarnage play this. And, I am
>overwhelmingly tempted to get it myself, just to have a time waster as
>it were.

I encourage this. I just finished the main storyline (yes, there is a storyline, and although simple it's honestly surprisingly well-done) and I regret none of the hours I've put into scouring the town of Muckingham and its environs.

dbrandon


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