Recently, Owlchemy Labs has been all over the news. Here’s a bit of a recap of the latest in the world of Owlchemy VR:
Everyone wants a piece of Job Simulator! This was listed in the March 2016 print edition of Consumer Reports, as well as on their website.
Number 4 is quite an honor, and note that #1, #2, and #3 are all free content, while ours is paid. More stats on Google’s official blog.
Top tier press were given 15-minute demos of brand new Job Simulator content in Seattle this week. Press loved their in-depth look at the game and wrote some fantastic previews!
- IGN: http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/01/28/valve-vr-hands-on-with-12-vive-games
- MaximumPC: http://www.maximumpc.com/12-awesome-new-valve-htc-vive-demos-we-played/
- Tested: http://www.tested.com/tech/561994-episode-336-steamvr-developer-showcase-12816/
- Kotaku: http://steamed.kotaku.com/12-steam-vr-games-that-look-cool-even-if-i-didnt-1755793389
- ARS Technica: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/01/vr-games-audioshield-hover-junkers-lead-latest-wave-of-htc-vive-stunners/
- VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/2016/01/31/hands-on-with-owlchemys-silly-job-simulator-virtual-reality-game-for-the-htc-vive/
Kris Graft of Gamasutra wrote up an incredible piece on the design that led to our absurd menu mechanic: eating a burrito to exit levels in Job Simulator. This is definitely among our favorite articles about Owlchemy!
We’re thrilled to be included on a number of 2016 lists when it comes to most anticipated games in VR!
- Fortune: 10 Virtual Reality Games to Watch in 2016
- UploadVR: 35 VR Games We Can’t Wait To Play in 2016
- Red Bull: The amazing VR games we can’t wait to play in 2016
- GizMag: The VR games we can’t wait to play in 2016
Jeff, if you’re reading this, we love you too.
Job Simulator has been one of the most Actually Fun Video Game things I’ve done in VR.
— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) December 5, 2015
We’ll be in Hollywood, CA in February for the Vision Summit! Job Simulator will be demoed on PlayStation VR, Devin and Alex will be speaking on Multiplatform VR Development, and Job Simulator is up for “Best VR Experience” in the Vision Summit Awards! It should be a great show.