GDC 2017: Job Simulator Devs talk VR, AR, and Jobs They Left Out

We caught up with the entire Owlchemy Labs team fresh off winning the Best VR/AR Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC 2017.


Job Simulator is one of the funniest and most unique VR experiences to come out in the last year, and it was no surprise to see Owlchemy Labs win Best VR/AR Title at this year's Game Developers Choice Awards. We caught up with the team shortly after their acceptance speech to talk about the game and other jobs that were left on the cutting room floor. We also were given a super-deep nugget of advice for any VR developer who is trying to balance art style with immersion, "Believability over realism." Congratulations to the team at Owlchemy Labs!

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