Vacation Simulator: Coming to a VR Arcade Near You!

Just in time for summer! The days are getting hotter, bandwidth for activities is increasing, and there’s no better way to spend summer than enjoying a virtual approximation of vacation! We’re excited to announce that Vacation Simulator will be available at VR arcades near you later this month on May 28.

We’re thrilled to bring optimal relaxation to even more fans through VR arcades, and can’t wait to see what adventures you go on!

Read more info in our press release below:

Just in Time for Summer— Owlchemy Labs Brings ‘Vacation Simulator’ to VR Arcades

The follow-up to VR hit ‘Job Simulator’ will release May 28 for LBE on Steam and SpringboardVR

AUSTIN, Texas — May 15, 2019 — Owlchemy Labs today announced plans to release their latest virtual reality (VR) title ‘Vacation Simulator’ for VR arcades on May 28. Commercial licensing options for the studio’s highly-anticipated title will be available for location-based entertainment (LBE) operators on Steam and SpringboardVR.

“With VR, experiencing is believing—VR arcades make it easy for anyone curious about VR to have that pivotal first-time experience,” says Autumn Taylor, Studio Director at Owlchemy Labs. “We are excited to bring Vacation Simulator to VR arcades, and can’t wait to give everyone from die-hard VR fans to first-time players an incredible experience.”

The latest title from the creators of ‘Job Simulator’ and ‘Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality’, Vacation Simulator presents a humorous, fully-interactive experience built from the ground-up for VR. Players explore the vibrant world of Vacation Island and interact with a colorful cast of characters to discover the true meaning of ‘time off’. The game’s Beach, Forest, Mountain, and Resort destinations allow players to experience typical vacation activities with a not-so-typical twist due to robot misinterpretations of human pastimes.

Owlchemy’s first VR game Job Simulator was a launch title for consumer VR headsets in 2016 to commercial success and consistent popularity in VR arcades. The studio hopes to see similar success with Vacation Simulator in the LBE space, and for the continued growth of the consumer VR market in the coming years.

“Our goal at Owlchemy is to make ‘VR for everyone’,” says Devin Reimer, Chief Executive Owl at Owlchemy Labs. “And there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this ridiculous world we’ve created.”

The consumer version of Vacation Simulator is available now on Steam and Oculus, with a planned release for PlayStation VR on June 18, and Oculus Quest this winter 2019.

Vacation Simulator Press Kit:

More information about Vacation Simulator at

About Owlchemy Labs

Owlchemy Labs is a creative studio with a passion for polished and unique VR experiences and games. Founded in 2010 and based out of Austin, TX, we believe that interaction and using your hands is what truly makes virtual reality the most incredible place to build unique content that blows players minds. We love building experiences oozing with style and full to the brim with our unique brand of humor. Our titles include the award-winning VR triple launch title “Job Simulator”, the Emmy-nominated “Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality”, and our upcoming original VR title “Vacation Simulator”. Owlchemy was acquired by Google in 2017, and continues to share VR knowledge with the community as speakers on VR around the world.

More information about Owlchemy Labs can be found at

Join the Owlchemy Labs Discord Community!

Greetings Humans!

Computer Screen: Join the Owlchemy Discord Community

Do you enjoy ‘jobbing’ your heart out in Job Simulator and sharing your passion for the 9-to-5 with other like-minded Humans? Have you mastered ‘time off’ in Vacation Simulator and want to shout about your relaxation journey from the highest peak of Mt. Vacation? Are you just looking for somewhere to talk about your favorite Bot?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, we have the perfectly curated place for you: the official Owlchemy Labs Discord!

Image Link to Join the Owlchemy Discord Community

We recently launched the Owlchemy Discord as a way to bring our community together over our shared love of VR, JOB, VACATION, and Science! 🔬🦉 Our Discord is a great place to see announcements from the developers, join discussions with other community members, and check out fan-created content.

If you’re interested in joining in the fun, head to!

We hope to see you there!  

Vacation Simulator Now Available on Steam and Oculus!

Greetings, Vacationers!

We’ve been eagerly preparing for today— putting in our PTO requests to BossBot, blocking our calendars, and setting our vacation responders— and after two years of development, it’s finally time to VACATION! Vacation Simulator is now available on Steam and Oculus for $29.99!

To get in the vacation state of mind, view the official launch trailer for Vacation Simulator below!

We’re incredibly excited for players to experience vacation their own way and explore the connected world of Vacation Island across our immersion-inspiring destinations: Beach, Forest, Mountain, and Resort!

Whether you choose to spend your vacation days grilling your Perfect Burger, tending to a vibrant garden, pelting snowballs at Bots, or chilling at the stylish Resort…

We’re excited to see all the different ways our players experience VACATION!

Bot Voyage, Humans!


The Voices of Vacation: Announcing Erika Ishii and Jeff Cannata in Vacation Simulator!

Greetings, Humans!

We’re only a week away from the PC launch of Vacation Simulator on April 9th! In case you aren’t already beside yourself with anticipation, we want to introduce you to our incredible voice talent— as the hosts of Vacation Island, they’re going to bring your upcoming TIME OFF experience to life!

Without further ado— we’re excited to announce Erika Ishii as VacationBot and Jeff Cannata as EfficiencyBot!

Erika Ishii as VacationBot

In the game, VacationBot is your cheerful guide to anything and everything vacation. Bursting with energy and contagious excitement, Erika was the perfect fit as Vacation Island’s ambassador of ultimate [RELAXATION]!

You may know her from her work as a host and producer with Geek & Sundry, and acting work in Dream Daddy, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Sailor Moon SuperS (to name a few). We’re positive her engaging performance will be a delight to fans!

Jeff Cannata as EfficiencyBot

For the Human that prefers to maximize their itineraries, The Bureau of Simulations sent EfficiencyBot to track memory-making and keep the simulation sailing smoothly (statistically speaking)! Jeff gives EfficiencyBot the perfect no-nonsense, serious business tone worthy of any middle manager.

You might have heard him in the weekly podcast DLC, the /Filmcast, the Totally Rad Show, and various TV shows including General Hospital, and Shameless. Jeff’s dynamic performance as EfficiencyBot will make players cheer for recreational optimization!

We’re so excited for you all to hear Erika and Jeff in the game channeling their vacation personas with VacationBot and EfficiencyBot. Mark your calendars for April 9th and remember to pack your best vacation attitude— in one week you’ll be soaking up the simulated sunshine with your new Botfriends!


Job Simulator Launching on Oculus Quest this Spring + Vacation Simulator Coming Holiday 2019!

Greetings Humans!

The rumors are true! After much anticipation (and lots of self-control) we’re so excited to announce that Job Simulator will be a launch title for Oculus Quest this Spring 2019!

We’re beyond thrilled to bring Job Simulator to a new audience with the launch of Oculus Quest. It’s been almost 3 years since Job Simulator’s first release, and we’re honored to see how players keep on coming back to the world of JOB. Since 2016, we’ve seen the VR industry grow in ways nobody could have expected, and are honored by the success our fans have given Job Simulator— year after year. Dozens of awards, best-seller lists, and heartwarming fan stories later we are so excited to bring our love of JOB to Oculus Quest.

We can’t wait for you to throw staplers, burn steaks, chug SLUSH-Es, and trick out a sick ride in virtual reality this Spring 2019!

And of course, no JOB is complete without a VACATION to follow— we’re doubly excited to share that Vacation Simulator will also be coming to Oculus Quest later this year in Holiday 2019. We’ll be sharing more about Vacation Simulator’s holiday launch date in the coming months.

Until then— grab your coffee and questionably moldy donuts… and prepare to JOB!!