Rock Simulator 2014 Is in Development

As if there weren't enough simulators already, you will soon be able to simulate the life of a rock.

Update: In response to the growing buzz surrounding the game, Strange Panther Games has launched an Indiegogo campaign to try to raise money for Rock Simulator 2014's creation. "Rock Simulator is a free-to-play game," the developer explains. "This means we have no money coming to us from the game."

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First there were flight simulators and truck simulators. Then, we got train simulators and ship simulators. Goat Simulator, Car Mechanic Simulator, and Forklift Simulator soon followed.

But the life of a rock has never been simulated in game until now. Yes, Rock Simulator 2014 is currently in development. Right now in the conceptual phase, the game is being made a studio called Strange Panther Games. It's currently on Steam Greenlight for feedback only, and has not progressed toward getting approved to be published on Steam. However, it is in the top 15 most popular concepts on Greenlight.

The developer calls the game a "rock enthusiast's dream." Players will participate in several rock-related activities, including sitting on and rolling down a hill.

"For a long time, there has been one game missing from the market, a genuine rock simulator," the developer says about the game. "I am here for you today to introduce you to Rock Simulator 2014. This simulator is a rock enthusiast's dream. You can watch beautiful rocks in any location in the world. From grass plains to salt flats, there are dozens of hand designed beautiful environments."

Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news about Rock Simulator in the future.

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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339 comments
Death9897
Death9897

When can we get Vibrator Simulator? ;D

bladexdsl
bladexdsl

this is the stupidest thing i've ever heard of in my whole life!!!!!!

whoever is making this has rocks for brains

wearelegion5000
wearelegion5000

Srsly? I imagine this game will be unplayable sober. You will have to get stoned first, and then and only then you may come to the conclusion that it is actually fun.

souprice86
souprice86

will i be able to play as stones in the middle east thrown against a helpless person crowded by bunch of angry bystanders!?

N64ever
N64ever

This is a joke, right?

warrner11
warrner11

what they've failed to mention is that Morgan Freeman, Dwayne Johnson, and Peter Cullen will be narrating for the different types of rock.

Keitha313
Keitha313

Tampon simulator next, please.

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

This thing actually got over a grand in funding....I have no faith in humanity.

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

We desperately need brain.dll not found game

stev69
stev69

This rock looks like it has superior acting skills to "the rock".

pezzott1
pezzott1

They should make this into a MMO.... a bunch of rocks stacked together. Maybe a stone wall expansion?

Attitude2000
Attitude2000

Personally I'm looking forward to rolling down inclines. At least there's nothing to devote dev time to other than realistic physics. And environments, but the modding community can work on that.

Stepn2myworld
Stepn2myworld

If flat, water-skippable rocks are included along with an environment (lake, pond) to skip them in, I'm down.

hyksiu
hyksiu

How about noble gases simulator?

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

Just lost two iq points coming to this article and another undisclosed amount reading the comments.

peanut-butter
peanut-butter

I like how people are taking this joke seriously.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

And when we though things couldn't get any more ridiculous...

cashandchecks
cashandchecks

This is going to be awesome, just imagine watching that little pebble grow into a mountain after 24 trillion hours of game time. I'm stoked.

avand963
avand963

I can't wait to see @dannyodwyer tackle this one in Random Encounter.

itz_sinz
itz_sinz

I thought the last shred of humanity was lost when "Soda Drinker Pro" was announced. 


Apparently I was wrong ...

vadagar1
vadagar1

can we play as different classes of rocks like granite with volcanic skill tree or emerald with jade beam power??!!


also will there be a geomancer class where i can summon my own pebble army?!

4kgamer_lmxxx
4kgamer_lmxxx

Never before we could experience the power of the rocks. The power that can make or break things up. To fall or roll down from heights. The ultimate rocking experience. The game that will literally rock our worlds.


This is the game of the decade. This literally kills TLOU, Titanfall & Mario Kart. This is the gaming of the future!

frozenuxx
frozenuxx

Metacritic scores

Ryse: 60

Knack:54

Goat simulator: 63

Rock simulator: ??

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

IF YOU SMELL, What the ROCK is cooking !!!!!!!!!!!

zyxe
zyxe moderator moderator

@sigbird @hyksiu I'm not sure I would classify farts as "noble" gases; they're definitely not inert...