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 (103 reviews) - 88% of the 103 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (314 reviews) - 84% of the 314 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! :)

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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.

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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

    Minimum:
    • 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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Very Positive (103 reviews)
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parakeet
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Does it really need to be VR because I really want a option that you can play without a steam VR because I don't want to spend money on something like google cardboard and I really want to play it. I download it, I am exided to play it, then it say steam VR is required to play this game. SO please allow people without steam VR to play it.
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Nanofus
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Ridiculously fun. What a time to live in.
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RP
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
great and one of the best experiences I've had in VR. Funny and creative :D
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gogo.zhelev
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
Thanks for wasting 30 dollars this game does not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :,(
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Banana
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
A solid experience, It looks really good through the lenses, Behaves nicely and the interaction is on point, After taking off the headset you get this small "Woah" moment, where you realize how real everything felt.

Graphics and audio come together in a really nice way. No hickups with frame rates in my experience either.

I do reccomend that you make sure that you have set up your Playspace correctly.

Have a blast Human!
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Oldgregg
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Fantastic game very immersive, controls work well. This game is funny and a good way to show off your headset.
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gillion74
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
Got the game for free, thought it was going to be dumb. Surprise it was fun.
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Zapix
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Job simulator... It's one of those games that sounds like a terrible idea, and you probably want to punch the jobless living in their parent's basement dwellers who play this right in their face. I totally understand! Those working, why in the world would anyone want to come home from a day at work and play this?!? WHY?!?

OK, so there's different jobs you can do. They're not that interesting, but you can have some real fun being a total jerk! Your boss (a robot historian of sorts) basically stands there and watches you work, doing meaningless tasks. I don't know about you, but that sounds like the average real life boss. Be a jerk! Throw a donut at his face. Toss a mug of hot coffee at random co workers or customers. Scan hundreds of dollars of stuff for some idiot who only wanted a pack of gum. And here's where it all fall apart. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY! gets mad! No matter how incorrectly I do my job, no matter how much of a total ******* I am, NOBODY GETS MAD!!!!!

That being said, I really do enjoy this game to work at the VR Quick Stop, and basically be Randal. It could be the most satisfying Clerks VR experience available, though there's certainly room for improvement. I mean seriously, I wanted to sell that little robot kid a pack of cigarettes then watch the parent robot freak out, get mad, and storm out! And sadly, no voice input means everything I was saying was all for nothing!

Had a friend of mine watch me playing via broadcasting... Did things that made her go "oh my god!!!!"

Glad this came free with the Vive though, I wouldn't pay $30 for it. $10 at best, and that's pushing it. It was free though, so thumbs up!
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Hastalavista
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Hastalavistagaming played it and its AWESOME
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JT
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Got this as part of the Vive bundle. It's very well made and has engaging content (and good humor). I don't know that I would pay the $30 asking price for it but I could see myself buying this on sale if I was looking for more good VR content to enjoy. I find this as a good go-to VR experienceu when demoing to people who want no-low pressure experiences they can engage with.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
My kids (ahem, and me) play this all the time. More jobs please!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
I dont know why people give this game a negative review.
Maybe they don`t have VR.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
i stole the robber's hat

also sent an innocent woman with no recorded offenses to jail cuz im the best clerk


10/10 better than weed
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Product received for free
I absolutely LOVE this game, it's probably the best vr game out there for 5-12yr olds but that doesn't mean it isn't fun for older people! Most played game and a family favourite
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
When I heard about this title I kind of rolled my eyes. I couldn\'t imagine how performing mundane tasks could be enjoyable, but immediately fell in love with the style and humor. It\'s a great game (or set of games) to play as an introduction to VR, but I don\'t seem myself playing it a whole lot past the first couple weeks of owning the Vive.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Product received for free
Absolutly Awesome.
So much to do and look at, hope more jobs get added!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I loved this game, sorry I emotioned this game! Hopefully more jobs soon!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Forget whatever the game is asking you to do, go and find some small children (must be old enough to talk, but definitely not teenagers. if you lack any of your own consider borrowing some from a family member of friend) and set it up so they can see what you are doing on the monitor and use them as a cheer squad while you just do crazy stuff - much more hillarious that way!

What I just described was my first experience with the Vive, and convinced me to buy this VR headset over the Rift (but due to timing I ended up with both).
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