First SteamVR game reveal is Job Simulator

By Brenna Hillier, Sunday, 1 March 2015 22:38 GMT

Job Simulator is the first game to be announced specifically for SteamVR, Valve’s virtual reality tech.


Shoot Many Robots and Aaaaa! For the Awesome! developer Owlchemy Labs is the first team to put its hand up and say it’s worked with SteamVR.

In a blog post, the studio unveiled Job Simulator, which will be playable at Valve’s GDC booth from March 4. We don’t know very much about it beyond the video and flavour text below:

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.

According to the game’s website, Job Simulator will be coming to Oculus Rift in addition to SteamVR. Owlchemy has has great success with Oculus Rift over the past two years.

Interestingly, Owlchemy made no mention of HTC’s Vive headset in its post, although it did mention the company’s keynote revealing the tech, which lines up neatly with my theory that there will be multiple SteamVR reveal this week.

Thanks, Polygon.

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