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Job Simulator Gets An Actual Game Mechanic

Working nine to Vive

The future historians at Owlchemy Labs have painstakingly researched a fourth profession for their 2050-set virtual reality Job Simulator [official site]; that of Automotive Mechanic. I once had to fix the tyre on my bike* so I feel like I'm well qualified to judge how faithfully they've managed to recreate the experience. I'm going to say it's pretty faithful, right down to the throwing things and the sriracha:

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The car fixer-upper joins "Gourmet Chef", "Office Worker" and "Convenience Store Clerk" on the roster of playable jobs. I had a go with Job Simulator about a year ago and it was really good fun. I only got to be a Gourmet Chef at that particular demo and I behaved really well. Uncharacteristically well.

Like, usually I'm the first person to try and push something over but during Job Simulator I was actively aiming for professionalism. I have no idea what was wrong with me that day. Perhaps it felt more rebellious to actually try to be a chef than to juggle eggs.

God, next time I'm going to make such a mess.

*The tyre did later explode after I went downhill quite fast. And I mean it actually exploded. The bang was terrifyingly loud. To this day I am not sure what happened BUT I fixed the puncture so I'm still counting it as a success.

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Philippa Warr

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Pip wrote for Rock Paper Shotgun between 2014-2017, covering everything from MOBAs, hero brawlers and indie curios. She also had a keen interest in the artistry of video game creation, and was very partial to keeping us informed of the latest developments in British TV show Casualty.