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PowerWash Simulator simulates the never-ending satisfaction of, well, power washing!

PowerWash Simulator - a player holds up a power washer to observe a beautifully clean house that they’ve washed without incident. Image: FuturLab
Cass Marshall is a news writer focusing on gaming and culture coverage, taking a particular interest in the human stories of the wild world of online games.

Some games offer meticulously programmed enemy AI, terrifying waves of enemies, or an intense plot with twists and turns. PowerWash Simulator, by FuturLab, offers a simpler experience — what if you had a power washer and a dirty house?

Now, that’s the gaming I crave.

If you’ve ever been on some kind of illicit substance while watching infomercials at 2 a.m., you know how divinely satisfying it is to watch footage of someone using a power washer to strip layers of grime and muck off tile, siding, driveway, and brick. It seems to trigger a primal part of the brain, and it feels fantastic.

The big problem, of course, is you have to own a house, and buying one is hard, and expensive. Without that house, you’re pretty much relegated to watching that good footage, and you don’t have much control over its pace.

So, that’s where a game like PowerWash Simulator can truly shine, scratching the kind of itch that previous indie hits like House Flipper also got to. PowerWash Simulator is currently primed for an early access release on Windows PC in sometime before the end of June.