What Is "Surgeon Simulator"?


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"Surgeon Simulator 2013" is a video game in which players perform surgeries on a patient named Bob. As of May 2015, it is available for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android and PlayStation 4.

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The game is somewhat similar to previous surgery simulation games such as "Life & Death" and "Trauma Center: Under the Knife," but with a more humorous and satirical tone. The game was originally developed in 48 hours for the 2013 Global Game Jam contest, and the designers went on to flesh it out afterwards into a full retail product.

In the game, players perform surgery from a first-person perspective. A mouse or joystick is used to control the player's virtual hand. Individual keys or gamepad buttons represent each of the hand's fingers. Players perform a series of surgeries on the same patient, often under adverse conditions such as in the back of a bouncing ambulance or in zero-gravity.

The game was developed and self-published by Bossa Studios and uses the Unity development engine. The Windows, OS X and Linux versions were released simultaneously in April of 2013, with the remaining ports released throughout 2014. Downloadable content that adds extra surgeries and new features has since been released for all versions.

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