Woodwork Simulator Prototype
A downloadable game for Windows
Welcome to Woodwork Simulator, a new proof-of-concept demo from The Irregular Corporation.
Here at The Irregular Corporation, we’re always playing around with interesting and fun simulation ideas and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to.
Woodwork Simulator is a free, open demo that showcases an initial set of hand tools and the ability to shape and build whatever you like. Saw yourself off a chunk of wood and chisel it into a masterpiece!
Woodwork Simulator gives you the tools to work with wood in remarkably realistic ways. Using a range of hand tools, you’ll be able to saw with accurate precision, chisel to the depth you desire, drill without restraint, plane wood to a smooth finish, or carve intricate designs on the lathe.
We offer 4 modes in the demo; a free build option to make whatever you please and 3x challenge modes to get you comfortable using the tools by recreating furniture to an existing template.
Being a prototype tech demo, please be aware that you may encounter bugs or other performance issues and the game does not represent final release quality.
- Explore your creativity in free-build mode where the only limit is your imagination
- Apply your woodworking prowess in our three challenge modes, building furniture items from existing templates
- Saw, drill, chisel, plane, lathe, sand and glue with incredible precision
- Add the finishing touches to your creations by applying wood oil and a range of paint colours
One of our aims in putting this demo into your hands early is to hear about what you like and what you don’t.
Click the link below to find our feedback form where you can let us know your thoughts.
Fancy sharing your creations with the world? Then use #woodworksim - we can't wait to see all of the awesome designs you make.
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Wish this could be a full release? Click the Steam link above to show your support and Wishlist the game.
An overview of all of the controls can be found within the game’s menu. Similarly, on-screen prompts will guide you on how to use the tools.
For those curious ahead of time…
Movement and camera:
|W, S, A, D||Move forwards, backwards, left and right|
|Mouse Movement||Look around (left, right, up, down)|
When using the tools:
|Middle-mouse (hold)||Pan camera|
|Right-mouse (hold)||Rotate camera|
|Mouse scroll wheel||Zoom in and out|
|W, S, A, D||Rotate/tilt tool|
|Space||Reset a tool back to its starting rotation|
|Mouse Left-Click||Primary Action|
|Mouse Right-Click||Secondary Action|
|F||Create template (from any held piece of wood)|
|R||X-ray mode, preview template inside wood|
|Q||Quick move, hold to drag wood around|
|C||Screenshot (saved to ‘My Pictures’)|
|Left-Shift||Freehand, hold to disable tool assistance|
WAIT, I HAVE QUESTIONS!
Is this a free demo?
Yep, the demo is free to download. We’ve been having a great time playing around with the tools and are really looking forward to seeing what the Itch.io community can do.
- I’ve just built the oak equivalent of the Mona Lisa, can I show off my own creation?
Incredible! Press the ‘C’ key during gameplay to take a snap of your designs (the image will be saved in your default MY PICTURES folder), or grab the camera that's in the workshop and snap that perfect pic.
Be sure to tag us in any posts and use #woodworksim – we’d love to see what people are making.
- I love it! When will it become a full game?
Great question. We think this idea has legs and are considering ways we could expand it out into a full experience. Part of our desire to get this into people’s hands early is to find out how viable the core mechanics are and how much appetite there would be for a full game. If this is right up your alley, let us know!
You can even Wishlist the game on Steam already to register your interest.
- Can I reach out with thoughts and suggestions for where this could go in the future?
Yes, absolutely. We’d love to hear feedback. You can follow this link to a short survey where we’re collecting ideas and thoughts from players.
- What's the best way to discuss the game with others or report issues?
Please join us on Discord and head to the Woodwork section to chat with other players, or reach out to us directly.
- What else is The Irregular Corporation up to? What other games do you have?
We are always working on a range of titles, both for PC and console. Here are the best ways to keep in touch.
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or higher
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Athlon X4 740 (or equivalent)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 (2048 MB) or Radeon R9 285 (2048 MB)
Integrated GPUs may work but are not supported.
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 1 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
|Publisher||The Irregular Corporation|
|Author||The Irregular Corporation|
|Tags||3D, build, Creative, simulator, woodwork|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Links||Steam, Community, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook|
|Mentions||itch.io Recommends: Essays, demos, and g...|
- Download the zipped game folder
- Unzip this file to your desired location
- Once unzipped, run "WWS.exe"
- Note, if prompted, you may need to grant permission to Windows in order to run the game
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Спроба зробити античний військовий корабель. ШАНОВНІ РОЗРОБНИКИ: у грі не вистачає інструменту для вимірювання (лінійки) та станку для розпилу на дошки потрібної товщини.
Trying to make an antique warship. DEAR DEVELOPERS: The game lacks a measuring tool (ruler) and a machine for sawing on boards of the required thickness.
good but I was playing an older version and couldn't use the lathe
I have been having a lot of fun with this game! How else could I with the devs having a track record with fun games!
Here's some gameplay
um the game is trash i cant even play it congrats ya fooled you're self
edit:why does 7zip pop up when i try to even download it now i know im not very good with computers unlike others but i click download and it loads a file i get exsited bcz i want to play a game goddamnit and then i see this: try, save, copy, put in, and some other bulls**t and i click try bcz i thats the only option i have to actually play a GAME and then it says: FAILED no reason found. and i was just done I WANNA DIE.
this is cool, polishing, smoothing controls, getting rid of bugs and uncontrollable tools, performance this could be a really fun game where you take orders and sell, make ones for yourself and stuff
It seemed to be working fine until I started the game and it stopped recieving input from my mouse. Going back to the menu and using it worked fine, just the first person view doesn't work.
I really like this cool game. The limit that can be done at this game with woods is sky. But I can't make a birdhouse :P It's a prototype of the exact game. I'm looking forward the full game :)
Thanks to the creator of the game.
Класна гра з великою кількістю можливостей для втілення власних ідей. Дає зрозуміти особливості повсякденної роботи тесляра. Механіка дещо специфічна, але призвичаїтися можна.
A cool game with a wealth of opportunities to translate your ideas. It gives an understanding of the peculiarities of the daily work of a carpenter. The mechanics are somewhat specific, but you can get used to it.
I had fun. I like making things. A couple of things were wonky, I still had fun. The gluing aspect I think needs to be tweaked a bit. I think would be cool in VR if you guys have the time for that. Maybe some power tools or if no power tools, maybe a continuous cut(like you get the saw in place, you lmb to get the saw started and then physically move the mouse up and down to cut through the wood). Different attachments for the circle cutting thing. That was the hardest for me to use. It would flop sideways but still looked like it was cutting through straight down. It's very thin and I know that irl that thing has several sizes to choose from making that aspect a bit easier. As I say in the video it would be cool to decorate the area you are making all of this, with what you make(i.e. birdhouse outside in a garden, chairs and tables inside the house.) Other than that I can't wait to see the final version of this. <3 Zombi
p.s. I'm sorry for my horrible birdhouse.
This game is really fun I just spent like 2 hours makeing my first table <3
I would love to see some improvement on the glue stuff like it's pretty hard to navigate while in this "attachment mode". As somebody said already more tools would be great maybe some kind of customers ordering custom stuff.
Things to add - Power tools like table saws to make the game not as slow for no reason, reset camera button, redo button, and unlimited undos
Hello, I am trying to download the carpentry game prototype I would love to play it because I have been trying to download it for two days and it does not leave me I do not know why but when I get the .rar to download I try to go to the desk and it does not let me, It is more I try to open from Google and it eliminates me alone, help please take several hours and days trying this, thanks
Was really excited to try this in VR, and then realized that wasn't a tag...
So, the idea is cool, but there are much work to do. As an example, i tried to create a barett sniper rifle, and i can't finish it, because the saw is turning only in 2 axis. And different sizes for dril would be useful too. Good luck with the game, Irregular corp.
Turned out way better than I thought it would, pretty satisfying to put the thing together.
It's me again, i did a minecraft grass block but i can't measure it so whatever,i think you can do so much in this game and i will keep it, very good work with the game
you know, i like games without THE GODDAMN WINZIP, i don't have it
winrar is also very simple and free ,yes the trial says it ends but you can just close the window that says that, you can use it infinite times :)
No reason why not to use 7zip instead, it's actually free and open source, plus it's objectively better.
It takes care of anything winrar does and then some.
it works great -.-
Oof be quiet XxLuceroxX
Files confuse me and i was paranoid about accidently deleting one and having to spend another hour redownloading them or something xD
I was about to make another comment saying I hecked up but jeez
I downloaded it and got a zipped folder. So I went to unzip it and its a bunch of files and such,none say which is used to play the game, tried to unzip them and it wouldnt put them where i said to unzip
hi i liked this very mucho and did an uwu
iam new hi
This is so funny.
Finally someone has done it, I've been wanting a game like this for years, now I can finally build without borders, it's fun to build his real projects but also to create new ones.
This game has potential to keep up the good work.
haven't played but friend has and he says it great
The game is very cool, fun and satisfying maybe i am not so good at it but here, i played a little and did a table
I'm as bad at virtual woodworking as I am in real life
Very good I hope you add more it was a bit finicky but very fun
I built the world's most beautiful birdhouse, all thanks to you!
This was great fun to play! I mean my birdhouse turned out pretty awful but the process was hilarious haha! I struggled to rotate objects I picked up which made it more difficult though. And some random background music would be good too. Keep it up as this is really fun!
why is it not downloading HELP ME!
That kinda happend to me it wouldnt let me press install but i waited like 2 or 1 day(s) and it worked
hyper bien J'adore !!