As a Game Jam-conceived browser game, Surgeon Simulator 2013 was merely a proof of concept. Developed in two days by experienced game developers, you QWOPed your way through the delicate procedure of replacing a broken heart, hoping not to kill the patient along the way. As a retail release, Surgeon Simulator 2013, may be the end-all, be-all of gaming history.
This looks like the perfect party game, ideal for a living room. Grabbing a bunch of medical tools (and a bunch that aren’t designed for medical use at all) and applying them to the aid of some poor soul is hilarious every single time.
As developer Bossa would describe it:
You are Nigel Burke… an ordinary guy, with no outstanding skills.
Somehow forced to perform an array of vastly complicated procedures,
using any tools available. Your goal will be to complete every
operation in the quickest time possible, with minimal blood loss!
Revolutionary 1 to 1 finger manipulation control system
Realistic surgical tool physics
Professional voice acting
That last one’s particularly accurate as that retro soundtrack is bumpin’! The game launches tomorrow on Steam for $9.99, although I found no listing at this time, aside from their Greenlight.