After a successful Kickstarter campaign and probably a seance where someone spoke Jeremy Clarkson's name into a mirror three times, an extensively realistic simulation game about being a car mechanic - rightfully named Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 [official site] - is now out.
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014
5 years ago
6 years ago
Here in the UK we have an annual ritual called the MOT test. Once a year, owners of automobiles over three years old, report to their local garages to have their holiday plans torpedoed, food budgets slashed and Christmases ruined. The oil-smeared cutpurses doing the torpedoing, slashing, and ruining are called 'car mechanics'. This is their game.
A brief history of my car maintenance attempts: 1) Reinserting a loose spark plug cable by hand, then driving 80 miles. This caused one of the engine's valves to meet its maker with such ferocity that the exhaust partially detached while the vehicle was in motion. Apparently, at least. It could have been a double-whammy of coincidence/ineptitude. 2) Topping up the engine oil but forgetting…
For the purposes of this news post, I am going to run with the question that the Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 press release ponders: "Have you ever wondered what’s it like to own a mechanic workshop?" Yes. Yes I have. I long for the nuts, the bolts, the oil changes, and the satisfying clink of metal tools on metal bits. It's everything I've ever dreamed…