Wilmot’s Warehouse Review

Oh great, new items to ruin my organization.

Released: August 29, 2019
Available on: Steam/Switch/iOS
Genre: Warehouse Sim
Developer: Hollow Ponds, Richard Hogg
Publisher: Finji

Wilmot’s Warehouse is a simple game. You basically play a cheerful square named Wilmot who recently got employed at a warehouse. At the start of each round you’ll be getting deliveries of what you’ll be stocking your warehouse with, which are other squares with some art on it to signify what it is. It’s all up to you to decide where these products will go, how it’s organized, and how you interpret what the art is supposed to be for some products where it isn’t as clear. However, you better be quick about it as you’re on limited time here to finish stocking up. Once that phase is complete, you’ll enter service phase. In service phase you’ll be delivering these products to four co-workers, each asking for different things, in a short amount amount of time. So you’ll have to remember where everything generally is and be able to get it and get to the service hatch in time. Of course, having products grouped up by similar type helps. Depending on how quickly you fulfill all the orders, and if you fulfill the orders of co-workers with stars under them, you’ll get stars for your work. Though, remember to clock out or you won’t be able to get as many, or any, of those stars.

And then you start back over on the stocking phase. While you do start with only a handful of products, it slowly increases as you continue playing. At the end of most rounds, you’ll get four new products to sort in. In addition, co-workers will transition into asking for multiple products in various quantities. Making sure everything has its place while still having room to navigate around while holding products certainly gets challenging once you pass the 100 product threshold. Especially when no one is making bulk orders (I had so many wheelchairs man).

Every three rounds, you’ll finally get to the Stock Take phase. You can take it easy here. You don’t get new products, but you’ll be able to choose an upgrade. These help tremendously. Upgrades range from upgrading Wilmot so you can pick up more products and rotate them, to demolishing pillars so you can have more room, to even some optional additions that’ll give you an electrical pal, a map, or an upgrade that lets you see a timelapse of your warehouse. Don’t worry, you can get dungarees too. After you decide whether or not to upgrade, you’ll get a bulk product delivery and be able to sort for as long as you need. Yes, you heard that right. If you need to reorganize or fix stacks that you hastily placed, you can do that without worry before continuing onto the service phase.

Wilmot’s Warehouse continues until you hit 200 products.

If Normal difficulty isn’t challenging enough, you can play on Expert. Expert basically just let you set custom rules. You can lower how much time you have to sort, if you’ll have a timed or no stock take phase, or if you’ll be able to see orders when away from the service hatch. Or you can play with a friend through local/remote play co-op. I didn’t play co-op, but your screen is split. You’ll have less room to look (though it isn’t that much of a problem since products are obscured unless you’re a couple blocks away), but you’ll see what your partner is doing as well as what products are around them.

However, there really isn’t a fail condition or consequences for failing a round. Other than being told that your boss is very disappointed and Wilmot doing a “oh no” face, you only lose out on getting stars (which won’t be a big deal once you get all the upgrades you want). Considering that this is supposed to be a chill game, I’m not too surprised, but I’m a little bit surprised there wasn’t an option where you’d get fired in expert difficulties (or more aspects you can customize to make a run harder).


While Wilmot’s Warehouse is only going to appeal to those that like to organize things, it’s definitely going to be a worthwhile purchase. As there are 500 possible products, every warehouse is going to be different both by what products the warehouse has, how it’s organized, and what the product’s art is interpreted. This game ended up being more addicting than I thought as I constantly went back to it both to further how many products I have and to just relax as I was playing Heart’s Medicine – Doctor’s Oath at the same time, while having quick moments of stress I tried to deliver everything on time and get most products sorted. If you’ve been eying Wilmot’s Warehouse for a while, I definitely recommend picking this up.


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