Bossa Studios’ Surgeon Simulator 2013 is now available for purchase on Steam.
The game gives players a chance to attempt a little armchair surgery. The title allows folks to step into the shoes of Nigel Burke, a wannabe surgeon who probably needs a bit more practice before picking up a scalpel and removing his patient’s internal organs.
The original version of Surgeon Simulator was limited to a heart transplant. However, the full-blown version of the game on Steam gives players an opportunity to try their hand at a number of different scenarios.
Part of the game’s appeal is that it’s incredibly difficult to play. Since each finger is controlled individually, doing something as simple as picking up the scalpel can take some practice. However, half the fun is the hilarity that ensues when the operation goes completely wrong.
The original game was developed by the folks at Bossa Studios during the 2013 Global Game Jam in San Francisco last January. Developer Tom Jackson said even the people who created Surgeon Simulator 2013 have difficulty playing 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!” he explained earlier this year.
Although the full retail version of the game is now available for purchase, Bossa Studios isn’t going to rest on its laurels. The developers said they intend to create games based around dentistry and brain surgery.
Gameplay video has been included below. Keep in mind that the clip is a little graphic, so viewer discretion is advised.
People who decide to take the plunge on the simulation can expect a handful of different stages — including the incredibly difficult ambulance mode — as well as a ton of Easter Eggs and secrets. More information about the game can be found at Steam.
Are you planning to purchase a copy of Surgeon Simulator 2013?