In a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the "Job Simulator" to learn what it was like 'to job'.
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Very Positive (62 reviews) - 82% of the 62 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 5, 2016

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June 29

Huge Performance Improvements! Try It Out!

Hello humans! We've been working tirelessly with Unity and Valve to find a way to help remove performance issues in Job Simulator. Most of our performance stems from being CPU-bound and mid-range i5 CPUs were having trouble keeping up with all of our crazy physics.

We put up a public beta that increased performance for dozens of early testers and now we'd like for everyone to try it out and make sure it's bulletproof before we ship it to every Vive owner! Since there's so many hardware configurations that we can't test ourselves, we simply want to ensure that everyone will have a smooth experience using this new version (which has tons of changes/fixes!)

To get to the beta, right click on Job Simulator, go to Properties, go to the Betas tab, and pull down the list to select the 'perftest' beta. Then play the game and let us know if you find any bugs on the Steam forums!

We'll let the community bang on this for a week and launch it next week if nothing catches on fire! :)

EDIT: This beta has been pushed live so everyone can enjoy the huge performance increases! Enjoy, humans!

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May 3

Job Simulator Update 5/3 - Shorter Human Mode and more fixes!

A quick Job Simulator update!

Shorter Human Mode!!
We've received a ton of requests from some of the less vertically-gifted players to build in a way to reach all of the areas of Job Simulator that may have been previously out of reach. We've delivered!

In the museum, we've added a secret little door under the job kiosk that allows for enabling and disabling Shorter Human Mode.

Full Update List - May 3rd Update
-Options panel with highly requested ‘Shorter Human Mode’ -- enabled near the floor in the Museum!
-Spectator mode able to be enabled from inside the Museum scene
-Fixed mixed reality rendering issue
-Fixed a few cases where the Spectator Mode hand-held camera could be permanently destroyed (will it blend?)
-Fixed rare issue where bite sounds sometimes would not play when an object that could be blown on was near your mouth. Yep.
-Fixed a strange missing reference in automotive
-Fixed items in car trunks exploding wildly

Note: We're still working on fixes to performance issues that some are seeing. We're in the process of updating to the latest Unity to gain some performance with regard to CPU, which we hope will resolve some of the issues on lower end i5 machines.

Owlchemy Labs

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About This Game

A tongue-in-cheek virtual reality experience for HTC Vive. In a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the "Job Simulator" to learn what it was like 'to job'.

Key Features!

  • Throw a stapler at your boss!
  • Learn to 'job' in four not-so historically accurate representations of work life before society was automated by robots!
  • Use your hands to stack, manipulate, throw, and smash physics objects in an inexplicably satisfying way!
  • Aggressively chug coffee and eat questionable food from the trash!
  • Use the confluence of decades of VR research to accurately track your every movement to sub-millimeter precision so that you eat VR donuts, of course!
  • Able to juggle tomatoes in real life? Do it in VR! Unable to juggle? There's no cleanup required in VR!
  • Gain valuable life experience by firing new employees, serving slushy treats, brewing English tea, and ripping apart car engines!
  • Have a comfortable VR experience where vomiting is solely a gameplay mechanic, not a side-effect!

A VR-Only game!

Communicate with the Owlchemy team over Twitter at @OwlchemyLabs

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
    • Processor: CPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: N/A
    • Additional Notes: VR ONLY!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Kids won't quit asking to play it.... this makes it hard to play the games that I want to. ;)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
Grabbed a robots glasses off his face, and sold it back to him... 40 times... 10/10 would recommend
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
One of the best VR expiriences
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2 of 21 people (10%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Want to know what Job Simulator is like but dont have VR?

Just go down to Toys R Us and buy one of those little kitchens for 5 year olds. Pretend to cook eggs for Mrs Wobblybottoms. Throw hotdogs around then pop them in the little oven, turn the plastic timer dial and serve them up for dinner. Ring the bell "Ding Ding, Dinner is ready! Tee hee!"

If you are the type who enjoys Dance Dance revolution or suffered a severe mental breakdown recently, then this is the game for you.
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578 of 743 people (78%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
When I bought the game it looked like a normal pc game with support for VR on the steam store page, but it acctualy is a VR ONLY game. If you don't have VR you cant play the game.... I myself dont have a VR device, so i had to refund the game.. I wish they would make it more easier to see if its a VR only game etc in the future on steam. Anyways cant really review the game so this is more of an warning to others who dont have VR who want to play this game.

edit: They updated store page with a tiny "vr only" in the description.
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356 of 503 people (71%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
EDIT: For those of you pointing out that I only have an hour of gameplay - I have completed 2/4 of the jobs offered, so roughly half of the scripted gameplay.

Oh, Job Simulator... I wish I could enjoy you. I can see the appeal, don't get me wrong, but as an avid gamer it just doesn't really do anything for me - even viewing it purely as an experience, I couldn't get into it. I appreciate the humor, the attention to detail, the heart, but... it just doesn't hold my attention, even compared to other experiences. If it were $5, even $10, I could see myself recommending it as an "intro to VR" type experience.

I think the real issue is that the world doesn't respond to your decisions whatsoever. The game comes down to "here's a simple task, now do whatever you want to do, and the game will move onto another task." From what I can tell, the game plays out the same no matter what you do. Let's say it asks you to make a sandwich and you make it out of uncooked bacon, an apple and a CD-Rom and then serve it up... the game moves onto the next task. Whoopie, CD-Rom sandwich and no one cares. Hilarious the first few times, especially with some friends in the room, but after the fifteenth time, it just gets stale.

TL;DR: Good for intro VR, great writing, but your (often funny) decisions are meaningless and the world is unresponsive to them. It's probably not worth the price.

That's my two cents.
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67 of 81 people (83%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
+ Lives up to the "simulator" name
+ Excellent couch party game
+ VR never felt broken / unpolished
+ Great attention to detail
- Really want more than 4 jobs

Overall this a fantastic showcase for VR. When I start letting people come over to play, I'll be using this. I'm normally not interested in physics based sandboxes, but this is more than that. It's really a cartoony simulator, in the vain of farming or truck driving, where you're doing menial tasks. It's awesome.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
My kids (ahem, and me) play this all the time. More jobs please!
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
>Plays cooking simulator
>Make soup
>Make another soup
>Make third soup
>Make soup using all 3 soups
>Get soup, soup and soup soup

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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
Some funny stories from my teen STEM students playing this game:

1. One girl tried to dive through the order window in Gourmet Chef. She slammed headset first into the wall and kind of hurt herself. Everyone was fine, my VIVE was fine. This probably speaks to how immersive the game is.

2. Most students enjoy uncorking two bottles of wine in Gourmet Chef and double chugging virtual wine over their heads. Game is kind of Alcoholic Simulator in this respect, especially when players are more concerned with throwing stuff, making a mess, and goofing around instead of completing objectives.

3. Students all make "OM NOM" sounds when pretending to eat the virtual foods in the games. They think eating the rotten foods is hilarious because it sprays virtual barf eveywhere.

10/10 would recieve free again with order of VIVE. It is the perfect game to introduce people to the interactive parts of VR with, especially if they are not big gamers.
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A Whole 55 Gallons
5.8 hrs
Posted: October 20
its funny how fast your friends become alcoholics when presented with an infinite supply of wine bottles.
would encourage friends to double fist wine bottles again
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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 19
excellent game, still one of the best examples of what room scale vr is capable of.
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9.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
Product received for free
My kids love this game. My 5 year old daughter especially. I did get this with my Vive purchase, so can't complain. I can imagine this kind of game being used for real job training someday, if sofisticated enough.
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6.5 hrs
Posted: October 18
My little cousins and kids LOVE this game. One of their top experiences so far!
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0.9 hrs
Posted: October 13
My favorite VR game so far. Spent hours playing, but wish they created more experiences. Would pay for DLC for this game.
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Freddy Fazbear IRL
16.8 hrs
Posted: October 13
Not very historically correct, but it's funny in this way of job. Its very *exceptional*.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 12
This is a great game to play when you don't want to be super active, and when you want a great laugh. It is one of the best chill games on the Vive. A must have for Vive owners.
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1.9 hrs
Posted: October 10
Product received for free
I don't really like to not recommend a game, but the only reason I have it is it was free.
The developers have done some great stuff, but sadly what is lacking is a GAME.

Amusing banter and commentary
great physics
Lots of different buttons to press and levers to pull
Great atmosphere

Its a button simulator. It's 'Press this button, pull this lever, put this here' over and over and over again. It gets boring fast and has very little if any replay value.

Devs, Please when you make the Rick and Morty version, have there be more GAME than 'Hey look, we have physics and objects around you, pick them up, whee!'
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3.7 hrs
Posted: October 8
This is the most polished VR experience I've had to date. Amazing game, I only wish there was more.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: October 8
Good game to introduce newbies into VR.
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