The team at Owlchemy Labs are very proud of their game, Job Simulator which has been a huge hit. They announced that the game has earned in excess of $3 million to date, the game launched back in April 2016. The game has also been watched on YouTube a lot with over a whopping 250 million views thanks to many gamers who have posted videos of their own experiences with the game.
The game has received relatively good reviews with a 71 MetaScore for the Playstation VR version on Metacritic and 68 for the PC version. It has also been very popular on the Sony PSN store where it reached the number 1 position for October and November 2016.
“When we started development of Job Simulator, it was a massive risk to bet it all on a project that could ONLY work in VR, especially with consumer VR hardware productization so far off and ambiguous” says Owlchemy Labs CEO Alex Schwartz. “It’s great to finally see the numbers show that even in such an early market, success can already be found. We’re incredibly proud of the fact that our game has struck a chord with so many players across the globe, both young and old.”
“I think a huge part of Job Simulator’s success comes from how fun it is to just watch someone play around and be silly in VR” says Schwartz. “Tons of people have seen their favorite YouTuber play around in the physics sandbox that is our game, and that’s great for showing everyone how interactive and magical VR can be. These earliest attempts at mixing real-life video footage with virtual reality are the best way to show people what it truly feels like to be inside of a virtual space so we’re letting streamers and content creators easily share VR footage that’s clear, understandable, and ready for mainstream viewers.