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At the time of writing Steam is having a weird little themed sale they’re calling Survival Fest, a nod to the survival crafting game genre in the same way that a giant monster frog blocks all six lanes of the highway you use to get to work, but that’s mine. Have had a great time because if there’s one thing I love more than anything else, it’s woodworking. I’ll pick ’em up in the meadow, I’ll pick ’em up in the forest, I’ll pick ’em up in the single bar If they get a smooth knothole, I can’t stop myself. My wife had to buy all the metal furniture because I keep picking up the wood stuff but jokes on her because I’ll make a rock in an instant when she lets me play in the gravel driveway. And my goodness do I feel served by the survival crafting genre and the wonderful spectrum of woodworking that it offers. But that said, picking up pieces of wood has become so ubiquitous that it alone can no longer carry a game on its own for most people, uncultured bastards that they are, and so the challenge now is to find new gameplay styles that haven’t been done yet. Enriched by adding bits of wood.