Our FREE DLC Vacation Simulator: Back to Job is out now on PC (Steam + Oculus) and Oculus Quest! The DLC will land on PlayStation VR this October. If you already own Vacation Simulator on these platforms you will get an update automatically. If for some reason, you haven’t explored the Vacation Simulator you can pick up a copy on Steam, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, or PlayStation VR.
First you Jobbed, then you Vacationed. Now it’s time to join Gig Economy as an illustrious Giglr Independent Contractor! Be your own BossBot as you serve customers at Vacation Island’s Poolside Cabana. Cater to their every whim and watch them experience the joy of [TIME OFF] as you provide them with our trademarked five star service.
So many of the bots you know and love are here, and they need things— from you!
If this Gigpertunity™️ sounds too good to be true and you are concerned there might not be enough gig to keep you fully employed— have no fear! The Giglr Giggorithm™️ is finely tuned to provide a literal endless supply of poolside customers for you to serve.
We have built the [OPTIMAL] Giglr partner environment and cannot wait for you to embark on your self employment journey!
What are you waiting for? It’s time to Job Gig! Fire up the Vacation Simulator and flip that switch today!
We are excited to share that our new free DLC Vacation Simulator: Back to Job is launching Thursday, September 10th on PC (SteamVR + Oculus) and Oculus Quest. The DLC will be available for PlayStation VR this October.
It’s time to become your own BossBot, Human! With all Bots on vacation join the on-demand workforce on Vacation Island as a Giglr Independent Contractor. As a gig associate, you will run the Vacation Island Poolside Cabana with your trusty partner GigBot at your side to help you serve up 5-star service.
Enjoy endless gameplay through an infinite supply of poolside customers for you to serve. Get ready to cook, entertain, advise, and do whatever it takes to help bots experience [MAXIMUM RELAXATION]. Clock-in, Human it’s time to Job Gig!
We are very excited to announce our new free DLC for Vacation Simulator. Introducing…Vacation Simulator: Back to Job! This playful addition to the simulation will be available everywhere you can play Vacation Simulator Fall 2020.
The Gig Economy has arrived in the Vacation Simulator! After hearing great things about [RELAXATION], all Bots have gone on vacation and no one is left to Job. Time to enter the “on-demand” workforce to make the perfect vacation for Bots! That’s right, Humans. It’s time to Job— again!
As a gig associate, you will have the fabulous opportunity to operate the Vacation Simulator poolside Cantina! Fret not human— The Algorithm™ has assigned Gigbot to assist you with your journey as one of our valued partners.
Our Gig network will give you the chance to meet an exciting array of different Bots, all of whom are relying on you to make sure their Vacation Experience is [MAXIMUM VALUE]. Get ready to pull yourself up by the wrist straps, Human. We need you to cook, advise, entertain, and do whatever it takes to provide 5 star service. We know you will gesture right and put the serve in server!
We look forward to working independently contracting with you!
We’re excited to announce that Job Simulator sold over one million units; we have officially gone platinum! Five years ago, during Job Simulator’s humble beginnings in the frozen wilds of Winnipeg, we never imagined creating a platinum hit. We are truly honored that you, our fans, believed in us and in VR. This success shows that there’s a huge audience if you build a great game with the uncompromising vision of “VR for everyone.” We are in awe of how far VR has come and are excited for the future we will all make together! See below for full press release.
Job Simulator Surpasses 1 Million Units Sold! Goes Platinum!
Owlchemy Labs Inc.
January 7, 2020
Austin, TX – Virtual reality industry leader Owlchemy Labs today announced that its flagship multi-platform virtual reality game, Job Simulator, has sold more than 1 million units. This achievement places Owlchemy Labs in rare company, establishing Job Simulator as only the second “made for VR” title to achieve this milestone.
“We first developed Job Simulator as something that could only exist in VR. It was built for hardware that wasn’t yet available to consumers and was a very risky product.” says Owlchemy Labs CEOwl Devin Reimer. “Job Simulator going platinum shows that the consumer VR market is capable of generating huge hits. We’re delighted that Job Simulator has found a diverse audience that enjoys our game.“
Since 2010, Owlchemy Labs has combined its deep love of game design, user experience, narrative, and humor to create compelling experiences for current and next-generation VR platforms. Their original title “Job Simulator” has been hailed as one of the defining VR experiences, debuting as a bundled game with the HTC Vive, as a launch title for Oculus Touch, as a launch title for PlayStation VR, and most recently as a launch title for the Oculus Quest. Since launch it has maintained a position on the top seller charts across platforms. This includes being on the top 10 PSVR games every month since its release on the platform in October 2016, and being the #1 game 3 years in a row.
“We feel that part of the appeal of Job Simulator is how accessible and comfortable the game is to players,” says Reimer. “Whether you’re in the middle of your virtual office cubicle or watching the action from your couch the game speaks to the magic of VR. Our players experiment with something and ‘it just works’—much to the delight of those watching and playing. Building content that has deep interaction in a format that is welcoming to all players creates a mainstream experience that has proven staying power.”
About Owlchemy Labs
Owlchemy Labs is a creative studio with a passion for polished and unique VR experiences and games. Founded in 2010 and based out of Austin, TX, we believe that interaction and using your hands is what truly makes virtual reality the most incredible place to build unique content that blows players minds. We love building experiences oozing with style and full to the brim with our unique brand of humor. Our titles include the award-winning VR quadruple launch title “Job Simulator,” the Emmy-nominated “Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality,” and our latest VR title “Vacation Simulator.” Owlchemy was acquired by Google in 2017, and continues to share VR knowledge with the community as speakers on VR around the world.
Vacation Simulator is officially available on the Oculus Quest! We’ve been working hard to make something special, and we’re delighted that you can all finally enjoy it. Purchase it on the Oculus Quest Store.
The Owls really [SCIENCED] their best on this one to meet the unique requirements of this new hardware. After many experimentations and significant technical wizardry— Vacation Simulator runs beautifully on the Oculus Quest
The game is jam-packed with tons of optimizations that make Vacation Simulator shine on Quest. Here are a couple of the more amusing things we did when working on the game:
When you’re looking at the handheld camera, we increase the “Foveated Rendering” to “Highest.” In other words: more of the screen is rendered at a lower resolution, but since the player’s eye is focused on the camera, they never notice the change (it’s magic!). This is just one of the many tricks we employ that allow you to have the camera on screen and still render at full framerate!
We also created Bob! Bob is our 100% Professional Automated Testing Rig™. Bob help us hold the headset in the center of the playspace while the game jumps from zone to zone looking around and measuring the performance. It even takes the camera out to verify the “worst case”— most technically intensive— scenarios. Just look at this powerful spreadsheet of [METRICS]:
Oh wait! There are no spreadsheets on Vacation!
If you’re still interested, you can read about more optimizations on Twitter!
We’re so excited for you to experience the joys of Vacationing wherever you want!
We’d love to hear all about your simulated [VACATION] on social media. Be sure to use #VacationSimulator so we can check them all out!