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.
More information about Owlchemy Labs can be found at https://owlchemylabs.com