Let’s be honest, Job Simulator tricked us. With its
combination of immersion and humor, Owlchemy Labs somehow made
us believe that we enjoyed doing mundane tasks in an office
environment. The development didn’t just end up with a solid
addition to the VR ecosystem:
Job Simulator has become the unofficial VR poster child.
It’s one of the VR
market’s best selling games and dominated downloads on PSVR
for all of 2016 — but what if the job in Job
Simulation was inherently more interesting? What if the
job was being a cloned assistant to Rick Sanchez, the most
brilliant scientist of the multiple universes of Rick and
Morty? Does the show’s raunchy and unhinged humor translate?
Rick and Morty, for those unfamiliar, is a hysterical cartoon
on Adult Swim that sees its two lead characters go on
increasingly ridiculous adventures with each new episode. From
a theme park inside a dying hobo to a perfect planet led by
Rick’s hive mind ex-partner, no crazy situation is out of
bounds for this series. Titular character Rick utilizes a
plethora of tools during his journey and that’s where Virtual
Rick-Ality comes into play. You play as a clone of his grandson
Morty and are tasked with assisting the two of them from Rick’s
garage while they embark on an expedition.
Unlike Job Simulator, the tools around you will be largely