Virtual reality is still maturing as an industry and the funds and time that go into a VR-exclusive game like Job Simulator make it hard to turn a profit. Many studios working on VR titles end up breaking even or losing money, with Oculus and HTC having to inject funds and create in-house studios to make sure a steady stream of games continue to flow for their headsets.
Job Simulator by Owlchemy is one of the VR-exclusive titles that's managed to flourish in the burgeoning market. The light-hearted physics sandbox game has brought in $3 million in sales so far. Owlchemy CEO Alex Swartz believes the game's spectator mode and humor make it work. He went on to say:
"Even in these early days of VR, if you build a quality piece of content, there’s potential for a large audience and solid sales," so reads a press release."
Job Simulator is an excellent introduction to the world of VR. It's non-threatening, colorful, and gives you plenty of opportunities to interact with a multitude of objects in a virtual world. The title is available on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR, so no matter which major platform you have you can give Job Simulator a try.
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One of the best into games for VR, everyone loves it
Definitely want to buy this when the touch gets cheaper and the game is on sale