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Steam VR’s first game simulates work

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Job sim

It’s early on a Monday morning and somehow I don’t feel entirely awake despite already downing one cup of coffee. I’m going through the motions of working, but it feels almost like an out of body experience. Now we can simulate what it’s like to work thanks to the power of Virtual Reality and Job Simulator.

Up on the screen during the HTC and Valve announcement of their VR headset was the Owlchemy Labs logo. Exciting stuff for them, as detailed in their own post about it. But it’s the description of the game that has me highly amused and entertained.

The year is 2050.
Robots cook, clean, service, and rule organize the world with precision and speed. Human occupations are now memories of the past; long gone are the blue collar jobs that ran the old world. Humans raised in our perfect automated society must not forget their useless ancient ancestors and history.
This is why Job Bot was born. Job Bot created Job Simulator to teach humans what it is ‘to job’. All praise to Job Bot, for he is the keeper of human history.

It looks like more of a proof of concept than a complete idea of gameplay, but it’s still rather entertaining. Why not make an immersive game that seems like a weird cross between Surgeon Simulator and Cooking Mama? The game seems bizarre and hilarious, which is probably exactly what the Valve VR will need to get people excited from start.

I really need to experience some higher quality VR. I get such bad simulator sickness from indie first person games – despite all the work I did to overcome my first-person nausea, I still get it if the resolution or frame rates aren’t high enough. I’d love to give the Valve VR headset a tech demo, but I’m just worried it would end in my best The Exorcist impression.

Last Updated: March 2, 2015


  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    March 2, 2015 at 11:34

    Hopefully you can also glide gracefully across the tiled floor on your office chair.


    • RinceThis

      March 2, 2015 at 11:58

      Don’t you do that already?


      • Pariah

        March 2, 2015 at 12:00

        Slide, maybe. Gracefully? O_o


      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        March 2, 2015 at 12:01

        Yes, but think how much better it’ll be to do that in VR!


  2. HairyEwok

    March 2, 2015 at 11:35

    So now I can play a game about work on weekends when i’m suppose to relax. Joy…… They could use this for schools though. Teach the kiddies about work out there.


    • Kikmi

      March 2, 2015 at 11:36

      I really dig that idea. Could actually start making career advise useful.


      • Pariah

        March 2, 2015 at 11:37

        “Look kids. Instead of getting a real job, you can go and make a game about working in a real job!”


        • Hammersteyn

          March 2, 2015 at 11:40

          Just like parliament


          • Splooshypooh

            March 2, 2015 at 11:47


  3. RinceThis

    March 2, 2015 at 11:58

    I want the virtual steak!


  4. AfricanTimeZA

    March 2, 2015 at 12:09

    i am already good in pretending to work, my boss says i have got that down to a tee


  5. Uberutang

    March 2, 2015 at 13:48

    I have a better job simulator. Open reddit. Browse. That is all.


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