What you need to know

  • Woodwork Simulator is an upcoming game about carpentry.
  • You can build whatever you like.
  • There's a pre-alpha test going on right now.
  • You can download a demo for free here.

At Windows Central, we always try to bring you news about major "AAA" games, smaller experiences that can be considered hidden gems, and downright bizarre titles. Well, today, we have a game that takes the cake. This morning, I received a press release for an experience called "Woodwork Simulator" for PC. Now, you might be wondering what this is. If the name didn't give it away, it's a highly-realistic carpentry simulator.

Players will be able to saw, plane, lathe, chisel, glue, and drill their way through projects and finish them off with a selection of oils and paint, showcasing their work through a built-in photography system. It's no joke. If you can't wait to get your hands on Woodwork Simulator, you'll be excited to know that publisher The Irregular Corporation just released a pre-alpha build here. The pre-alpha build features the ability to follow templated build projects, as well as build whatever you can think of, in "Free Build" mode.

Publishing Director of The Irregular Corporation Stuart Morton said the following about the game.

At The Irregular Corporation, we are always looking for new ways to bring real-world passions to the world of video games and with various budding woodworkers on the team this concept was a natural fit for a potential next game. Creating the free-form nature of woodworking in video-game format is tricky work, so we decided to release an early version of the game concept for free... to gather feedback from actual players on what they can create and what they would like to see next from the project.

Are you excited for Woodwork Simulator on PC? Let us know. It's unclear if the game will be treated as a proper simulator, or whether gamers will just fool around in it like Job Simulator. Only time will tell. It's definitely an "out there" project, to say the least.

You can check out the game on Steam right here.

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