Think you have what it takes to perform a successful heart surgery? Game developer Bossa Studios is giving you a chance to put your virtual skills to the test.
Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a simple game that’s relatively difficult to master. According to the International Business Times, players take control of a surgeon’s hand as he or she begins the delicate process of heart removal. Each finger is controlled individually, giving gamers complete control over the operation.
While the game isn’t exactly the most realistic depiction of surgery you’re likely to encounter, the concept is still a little stomach-churning. However, it’s likely players will spend a hefty amount of time trying to figure out how to hold the surgical instruments before blood is shed.
ABC News reports that Surgeon Simulator 2013 was created in just 48 hours at the Global Game Jam in San Francisco last weekend.
Developer Tom Jackson said of the game:
“We had a lot of fun just playing with the hand and making gestures. We were pretty sure we had something fun. Although the online response in the last week has been completely overwhelming!”
Jackson added that online response to the game has been overwhelming. In fact, the company intends to move forward with a complete version of Surgeon Simulator 2013 in the near future. Other titles would give players an opportunity to perform dentistry and brain surgery.
According to Forbes, the surgery simulation is so difficult that even the guys who created it haven’t mastered the game yet. The video embedded below shows the developers as they attempt to remove the heart from a virtual patient.
Keep in mind that the gameplay clip does contain blood, graphic imagery, and bodily organs.
If you think you have what it takes to successfully remove a virtual heart, you can play Bossa Studios’ Surgeon Simulator 2013 at the company’s official website.